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Saul Becker

Professor of Social Policy & Social Work and Assistant PVC Internationalisation, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Saul Becker is Head of the School of Sociology and Social Policy (which includes the Centre for Social Work) and Professor of Social Policy and Social Work at The University of Nottingham.

He has held Chairs at the University of Birmingham (Professor of Social Care & Health, 2005-06) and Loughborough University (Professor of Social Policy & Social Care, 2001-05).

Saul has been awarded and has managed 50 externally funded research grants and contracts with a total value in excess of £2 million. Awarding bodies have included Research Councils (ESRC), Government Departments (DSS, DWP, DoH, DCSF), Local Authorities, Health Authorities/Care Trusts, Charities and Charitable Trusts (including the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Princess Royal Trust for Carers, Carers Trust, Big Lottery, Community Fund, Gulbenkian Foundation, etc), as well as various other organisations and service providers.

Saul has over 330 publications and nearly 200 conference papers, most of the latter as invited keynote speaker. Please visit www.saulbecker.co.uk for full details of all his publications and research awards, including free access to many of his publications.

Saul is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is also an experienced and registered social worker with the General Social Care Council. He is the Founding Series Editor for The Policy Press Understanding Welfare best-selling book series, which now has over 30 texts in print. He is a member of the Social Work and Social Policy sub-panel for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

He was the Chairperson of the UK Social Policy Association (SPA) for four years (2004-08) and he was an SPA Executive member for thirteen years (1995-2008).

Within the University, Saul is the Academic Lead and Chair of the University's interdisciplinary Children and Childhood Network (which includes 100 academics from 24 Schools and Departments, including 30 professors); and Academic Lead for the Health and Well-being Theme of Impact: The Nottingham Campaign. He also Chairs and Leads on the development of the University's Research Leadership Programme for senior academics. He is a member of the Research and Knowledge Transfer Board; the University's Strategic Development Fund; and the Campaign Strategy Group for Impact: The Nottingham Campaign.

Research Summary

• Saul has extensive experience and expertise in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods and evaluation research, including the development of psychometric instruments and outcome measurement… read more

Selected Publications

Current Research

• Saul has extensive experience and expertise in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods and evaluation research, including the development of psychometric instruments and outcome measurement tools for young and adult carers used internationally.

• Saul is a member of the Social Work and Social Policy sub-panel for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), and is a co-editor (with Alan Bryman and Harry Ferguson) of an international best-selling textbook on Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work (published by The Policy Press, 2004 and 2012).

• Many of his funded studies have focused on informal family carers, especially children who are caregivers ('young carers'), a research area in which Saul is recognized internationally as the world leader. He has advised Governments, policy makers and practitioners in the UK and internationally on young carers issues and his work has informed the development of policy and law in a number of countries. He also works closely with practitioner and service user (young carers) networks.

• Saul has also researched and published extensively and broadly in other social policy and social work areas, including: poverty and social exclusion; social security; health and healthcare; personal social services; social work and poverty; children in need; children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; therapeutic horticulture; research methods for social policy and social work.

• He currently supervises 10 PhD students.

Past Research

For details of Saul's past research and publications please see www.saulbecker.co.uk and select 'Downloads' for printable publications.

Future Research

Future research will include: children (young carers) caring for parents with palliative care needs; very young carers; children caring for parents who misuse alcohol or drugs; how to define 'inappropriate' caring roles; international comparisons of young carers and interventions; evaluations.

  • BECKER, S., BRYMAN, A. and FERGUSON, H., eds., 2012. Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, methods and approaches 2E. The Policy Press.
  • JOSEPH, S., BECKER, S. and BECKER, F., 2012. Manual for Measures of Caring Activities and Outcomes for Children and Young People Carers Trust, London. (13 9780853582533)
  • 2012. 'Methods and approaches in social policy research'. In: The Student's Companion to Social Policy 4E. 12-18
  • BECKER, S. and BRYMAN, A., 2012. 'Policy Research'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 12-17
  • BECKER, S. and BRYMAN, A., 2012. 'Evidence' and other 'ways of knowing'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 23-28
  • BECKER, S. and BRYMAN, A., 2012. 'Evidence-based policy and practice'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 28-50
  • BECKER, S. and BRYMAN, A., 2012. 'Modelling the research process'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 50-54
  • BECKER, S. and BRYMAN, A., 2012. 'The conduct and management of research: ethics and rigour'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 56-58
  • BECKER, S. and BRYMAN, A., 2012. 'Codes of ethics'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 61-69
  • BRYMAN, A. and BECKER, S., 2012. 'Formulating research ideas'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 94-99
  • BRYMAN, A. and BECKER, S., 2012. 'Conducting a literature review'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 99-106
  • BRYMAN, A. and BECKER, S., 2012. 'The nature of quantitative and qualitative research'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 120-126
  • BRYMAN, A. and BECKER, S., 2012. 'The debate about quantitative and qualitative research'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 126-128
  • BRYMAN, A. and BECKER, S., 2012. 'Combining quantitative and qualititative research'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 128-133
  • BRYMAN, A. and BECKER, S., 2012. 'Being prepared: managing particular research methods'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 134-135
  • BRYMAN, A. and BECKER, S., 2012. 'Quantitative research'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 212-216
  • BRYMAN, A. and BECKER, S., 2012. 'Research design'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 216-226
  • BRYMAN, A. and BECKER, S., 2012. 'Overview of methods for collecting and coding quantitative data'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. 234-235
  • BRYMAN, A. and BECKER, S., 2012. 'Structured observation'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 252-256
  • BRYMAN, A. and BECKER, S., 2012. 'Qualitative research'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 274-278
  • BRYMAN, A., 2012. 'Cross-sectional design and longitudinal design'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 282-285
  • BRYMAN, A., 2012. 'Cross-sectional design and longitudinal design'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 282-285
  • BRYMAN, A. and BECKER, S., 2012. 'Overview of the main research methods and sources of data in qualitative social policy and social work research'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 290-291
  • BRYMAN, A. and BECKER, S., 2012. 'Analysing qualitative data: an overview'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 332-334
  • BECKER, S. and BRYMAN, A., 2012. 'Dissemination and knowledge transfer as part of the research process'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 360-367
  • BECKER, S. and BRYMAN, A., 2012. 'Ten questions to inform dissemination and knowledge transfer'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press.
  • BECKER, S. and BRYMAN, A., 2012. 'Making an impact'. In: Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches 2E. The Policy Press. 386-388
  • BECKER, S. and MACPHERSON, S., 2012. 'Cash counsel: the art of the possible' Social Work Today. 16-18
  • ELWICK, H. and BECKER, S., 2011. Emergency Schemes for Carers in Britain: Results of a National Survey
  • SILBURN, R., ELWICK, H. and BECKER, S., 2011. Nottinghamshire Carers' Breaks Demonstrator Site 2010-2011: The Local Evaluation Report The School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham.
  • BECKER, S., JOSEPH, S., BEAUMONT, M., ELWICK, H., MADZIVA, R. and BECKER, F., 2011. Devon Young Carers Evaluation - Outcomes of Young Carers Support Services for Devon Consortium 2009-2011, Final Report Young Carers International, University of Nottingham.
  • BECKER, S., JOSEPH, S., BEAUMONT, M., ELWICK, H., MADZIVA, R. and BECKER, F., 2011. The Princess Royal Trust for Carers/Comic Relief Young Carers Grants Programme 2008-2011, Final Evaluation Report The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, London.
  • BECKER, S., 2011. 'Informal family carers'. In: Social Work: An Introduction to Contemporary Practice 2E. 426-455
  • BECKER, S., SEMPIK, J. and BRYMAN, A., 2010. Advocates, agnostics and adversaries: researchers’ perceptions of service user involvement in social policy research Social Policy and Society. 9(3), 355-366
  • ELWICK, H., JOSEPH, S., BECKER, S. and BECKER, F., 2010. Manual for the Adult Carer Quality of Life Questionnaire (AC-Qol) The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, London. (13 978085382748)
  • BECKER, S., 2010. 'For love, not money: Children's unpaid care work in modern Britian'. In: Childhood and Violence in the Western Tradition 209-215
  • JOSEPH, S, BECKER, F and & BECKER, S, 2009. Manual for Measures of Caring Activities and Outcomes for children and Young People
  • EVANS, R. and BECKER, S., 2009. Children caring for parents with HIV and AIDS: global issues and policy responses Policy Press.
  • BECKER, F. and BECKER, S., 2009. Comic Relief and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers Young Carers Grants Programme 2006-10: Final Evaluation Report
  • BECKER, F., BECKER, S. and JOSEPH, S., 2009. Comic Relief and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers Young Carers Grants Programme 2009-11. Interim Report
  • JOSEPH, S., BECKER, S. and BECKER, F., 2009. Manual for Measures of Caring Activities and Outcomes for Children and Young People (13 9780853582533)
  • SILBURN, R. and BECKER, S., 2009. 'Life beyond work? Safety nets and "security for those who cannot" work'. In: Understanding Social Security 2nd edition. The Policy Press. 55-73
  • 2008. Service Needs and Delivery Following the Onset of Caring Amongst Children and Young Adults: Evidence Based Review At: The Commission for Rural Communities, Cheltenham
  • BECKER, S. and BURFORD, G., 2008. Think Family: A Literature Review of Whole Family Approaches (0711504814)
  • BECKER, S., 2008. 'Methods and approaches in social policy research'. In: The Student's Companion to Social Policy 3rd edition. Blackwell Publishing. 11-18
  • BECKER, S., 2008. 'Informal family carers'. In: Social Work: An Introduction to Contemporary Practice Pearson Longman. 431-460
  • BECKER, S., 2008. 'Informal family carers'. In: Social Work: An Introduction to Contemporary Practice Pearson Longman. 431-460
  • BECKER, F. and BECKER, S., 2008. Young adult carers in the UK: experiences, needs and services for carers aged 16-24 Princess Royal Trust for Carers.
  • BRYMAN, A., BECKER, S. and SEMPIK, J., 2008. Quality criteria for quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research: a view from social policy International Journal of Social Research Methodology: Theory and Practice. 11(4), 261-276
  • SEMPIK, J and BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2007. 'The quality of research evidence in social policy: Consensus and dissension among researchers' Evidence & Policy: A journal of research, debate and practice. 3(3), 407-423 (In Press.)
  • BECKER, S and HUGHES, N. AND BEIRENS, H, eds., 2007. Carers' Assessment in Coventry: Content, Process and Outcomes School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham.
  • EVANS, R. AND BECKER, S., 2007. Hidden Young Carers: The Experiences, Needs and Resilience of Children Caring for Parents and Relatives with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania and the UK: Stakeholder Report Executive Summary School of Sociology and Social Policy.
  • EVANS, R. AND BECKER, S., 2007. Hidden Young Carers: The Experiences, Needs and Resilience of Children Caring for Parents and Relatives with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania and the UK: Stakeholder Report School of Sociology and Social Policy.
  • BECKER, F. AND BECKER, S., 2007. Comic Relief and the Princess Royal Trust for Carers Young Carers Grants Programme 2006: Interim Evaluation Report School of Sociology and Social Policy.
  • FOX, A and BECKER, F. AND BECKER, S., 2007. 'Does every young carers matter?: What does Every Child Matters mean for young carers?' Childright. 16-19
  • BECKER, S., 2007. Hidden young carers: the experiences, needs and resilience of caring for parents and relatives with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania and the UK: Full Research Report
  • BECKER, S and BRYMAN, A. AND SEMPIK, J., 2006. Defining 'Quality' in Social Policy Research: Views, Perceptions and a Framework for Discussion Social Policy Association.
  • SEMPIK, J., ALDRIDGE, J. and BECKER, S., 2005. Health, well-being and social inclusion: therapeutic horticulture in the UK Bristol: The Policy Press.
  • BECKER, S, BECKER, F, SILBURN, R and SILBURN, P. AND SEMPIK, J, eds., 2005. Carers' Assessments in Nottinghamshire: Content, Process and Outcomes Nottinghamshire Social Services Department.
  • SEMPIK, J and ALDRIDGE, J. AND BECKER, S, 2005. Growing Together: A Practice Guide to Promoting Social Inclusion Through Gardening and Horticulture The Policy Press.
  • SEMPIK, J and ALDRIDGE, J. AND BECKER, S., 2005. 'In touch with the earth' Mental Health Today. 23-26
  • DEARDEN, C. AND BECKER, S, 2005. 'Growing up caring: young carers and vulnerability to social exclusion'. In: BARRY, M., ed., Youth Policy and Social Inclusion: Critical Debates with Young People Routledge. 251-269
  • BIBBY, A. AND BECKER, S, 2005. 'Young carers and public policy'. In: HENDRICK, H, ed., Child Welfare and Social Policy: An Essential Reader The Policy Press. 385-403
  • SEMPIK, J ALDRIDGE, J, AND BECKER, S, 2005. Health, Well-being and Social Inclusion: Therapeutic Horticulture in the UK The Policy Press.
  • BECKER, S., ed., 2004. Improving behaviour through therapeutic approaches: research into practice in Nottingham City Learning Support Units Nottingham: Excellence in Cities.
  • BECKER, S., 2004. 'Saul Becker the new chair of SPA SPA News. 9
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'Ten questions to inform dissemination'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 371-382
  • BECKER, S. AND DEARDEN, C, 2004. 'Carers' Research Matters.
  • BECKER, S, 2004. 'What research criteria should we use to judge whether a therapeutic intervention is effective?'. In: BECKER, S, ed., Improving Behaviour Through Therapeutic Approaches: Research into Practice in Nottingham City Learning Support Units Excellence in Cities. 51-53
  • BECKER, S and MCCROSSEN, V. AND SEMPIK, J, 2004. 'Mapping therapeutic services and approaches in Nottingham City secondary schools'. In: BECKER, S, ed., Improving Behaviour through Therapeutic Approaches: Research into Practice in Nottingham City Learning Support Units Excellence in Cities. 5-11
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'The effective management of policy research'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 329-332
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'Evaluating sources for a literature review'. In: BECKER, S . AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 76-77
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'Writing a literature review'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 69-73
  • BECKER, S, 2004. 'Policy-orientated research'. In: LEWIS-BECK, M and BRYMAN, A AND FUTING LIAO, T, eds., The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks. 830-831
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'Making a difference'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 382-385
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'Research design: an overview'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 253-254
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'Research, policy and practice'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 19-39
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'Codes of ethics'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 332-336
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'Integrating quantitative and qualitative research'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 98-101
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'Quantitative research'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 181-186
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'Managing particular research methods'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 337-338
  • BECKER, S. WITH LAWRIES, S., 2004. 'An A-Z of therapeutic approaches for pupils with challenging behaviour: A review of the research evidence on "what works" in secondary schools'. In: BECKER, S, ed., Improving Behaviour Through Therapeutic Approaches: Research into Practice in Nottingham City Learning Support Units Excellence in Cities. 55-88
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'Cross-sectional design and longitudinal design'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 257-261
  • BECKER, S., 2004. 'Personal Choice' SPA News. 20
  • BECKER, S and MCCROSSEN, V. AND WATERSTONE, C, 2004. 'Therapeutic approaches in LSUs: from research to practice'. In: BECKER, S, ed., Improving Behaviour Through Therapeutic Approaches: Research into Practice in Nottingham City Learning Support Units Excellence in Cities. 43-47
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'The nature of quantitative and qualitative research'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 89-95
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A., ed., 2004. Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press and Social Policy Association.
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'Dissemination as part of the research process'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 361-365
  • BECKER, S., 2004. 'Carers' Research Matters: August special issue. 5-10
  • DEARDEN, C. AND BECKER, S, ed., 2004. Young Carers in the UK: The 2004 Report Carers UK.
  • BECKER, S., 2004. 'Guidance on what is meant by, and how to recognise, "challenging behaviour" and "emotional and behavioural difficulties". In: BECKER, S., ed., Improving Behaviour Through Therapeutic Approaches: Research into Practice in Nottingham City Learning Support Units Excellence in Cities. 49-50
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'The debate about quantitative and qualitative research'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 95-98
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'Policy Research'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 13-18
  • BECKER, S and MCCROSSEN, V. AND WATERSTONE, C, 2004. 'Learning support units and the Therapeutic Approaches Project in Nottingham'. In: BECKER, S., ed., Improving Behaviour Through Therpaeutic Approaches: Research into Practice in Nottingham City learning Support Units Excellence in Cities. 1-4
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'Research design: an overview'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 253-254
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A., 2004. 'Modelling the policy research process'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A., ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy& Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 59 - 63
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'Formulating research ideas'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 66-68
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'Evidence and Knowledge'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 40-59
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'Using the published literature to understand social policy issues'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 74-75
  • BECKER, S AND BRYMAN, A, 2004. 'Research design'. In: BECKER, S, AND BRYMAN, A, ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 186-195
  • BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A., 2004. 'Qualitative research'. In: BECKER, S. AND BRYMAN, A., ed., Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches The Policy Press. 248-253
  • DEARDEN, C. AND BECKER, S., 2004. Young Carers and Education Carers UK.
  • ALDRIDGE, J. and BECKER, S., 2003. Children caring for parents with mental illness: perspectives of young carers, parents and professionals Bristol: The Policy Press.
  • BECKER, S, 2003. "'Security for those who cannot": Labour's neglected welfare principle'. In: MILLAR, J, ed., Understanding Social Security: Issues for Policy and Practice The Policy Press. 103-122
  • ALDRIDGE, J. AND BECKER, S., 2003. 'Children who Care' Zero2Ninteen. 24-25
  • BECKER, S and SEMPIK, J. AND MCCROSSEN, V, eds., 2003. Mapping Therapeutic Service Provision and Approaches Used by Learning Support Units in Nottingham City Secondary Schools: First report - LSU Managers' Perceptions Centre for Child and Family Research and Nottingham City Education Department.
  • BECKER, S, 2003. Foreword. In: MILLAR, J, ed., Understanding Social Security: Issues for Policy and Practice The Policy Press. 20-21
  • BECKER, S. AND ALDRIDGE, J, 2003. 'Carers' Research Matters. 13-18
  • BECKER, S, 2003. Foreword. In: GLENNERSTER, H, ed., Understanding the Finance of Welfare: What Welfare Costs and How to Pay for It The Policy Press. 13-15
  • BECKER, S, 2003. 'Carers' Research Matters. 11-16
  • SEMPIK, J and ALDRIDGE, J. AND BECKER, S, eds., 2003. Social and Therapeutic Horticulture: Evidence and Messages from Research Thrive.
  • BECKER, S., 2002. 'Carers' Research Matters: Special Issue. 5-10
  • BECKER, S., 2002. 'Carers' Research Matters. 14, 5-10
  • BECKER, S, 2002. 'Social Services'. In: POLNAY, L, ed., Community Paediatrics 3rd ed. Churchill Livingstone. 229-239
  • DEARDEN, C. WITH BECKER, S, 2002. 'Statistical Profiles of Young Carers' Evidence.
  • DOBSON, B, NICHOLSON, D and BECKER, S. AND DEARDEN, C, eds., 2002. Caring and Learning: An Evaluation of the PSS Wirral Young Carers Homework Club Centre for Child and Family Research.
  • POLNAY, L, BECKER, S, ALDRIDGE, J and DEARDEN, C. AND LONG, J, 2002. 'Health inequalities'. In: POLNAY, L, ed., Community Paediatrics 3rd ed. Churchill Livingstone. 323-348
  • BECKER, S., 2002. 'Carers' Research Matters. 13, 11-16
  • DEARDEN, C. WITH BECKER, S., 2002. 'Young Carers Project' Evidence.
  • BECKER, S., 2001. 'New Labour and Social Policy' SPA News. 12
  • BECKER, S, 2001. 'Hello and Goodbye' SPA News. 52
  • BECKER, S, 2001. 'Carers' Research Matters. 9-12
  • ALDRIDGE, J. AND BECKER, S, 2001. 'Children who care: Rights and Wrongs in Debate and Policy on Young Carers'. In: FRANKLIN, B, ed., The New Handbook of Children's Rights: Comparative Policy and Practice Routledge. 208-222
  • BECKER, S, 2001. 'Carers' Research Matters. 17-20
  • BECKER, S., 2001. 'Carers' Research Matters International. 27-32
  • DEARDEN, C. AND BECKER, S, 2001. 'Young carers: Needs, Rights and Assessments'. In: HORWATH, J, ed., The Child's World: Assessing Children in Need Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 221-233
  • BECKER, S, DEARDEN, C, AND ALDRIDGE, J, 2001. Hidden Hands: International Perspectives on Children's work and Labour. In: MIZEN,P, POLE, C AND BOLTON, A, ed., Children's Labour of love? Young carers and care work Falmer Press. 70 - 87
  • BIBBY, A. and BECKER, S., eds., 2000. Young Carers in their own words Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
  • BECKER, S., DEARDEN, C. and ALDRIDGE, J., 2000. 'Young carers in the UK: research, policy and practice' Research, Policy and Planning. 8(2), 13-22
  • BECKER, S., DEARDEN, C. and ALDRIDGE, J., 2000. 'Young carers in the UK: research, policy and practice' Research, Policy and Planning. 8(2), 13-22
  • BECKER, S., 2000. 'Carers and indicators of vulnerability to social exclusion' Benefits. April/May, 1-4
  • DEARDEN, C. and BECKER, S., 2000. Sheffield Young Carers Project: The Final Evaluation (0 907 274 25 0)
  • DEARDEN, C. and BECKER, S., 2000. Growing Up Caring: Vulnerability and Transitition to Adulthood - Young Carers' Experiences (0 86155 233 4)
  • BECKER, S and SILBURN, R, 1999. We're In This Together: Conversations With Families In Caring Relationships London : Carers National Association.
  • BECKER, S., 1999. 'les enfants qui prennent soin d'un membre de la famille, malade ou handicape, a la maison: les jeunes auxiliaires de vie Royaume-Uni' Handicap. 17-32
  • ALDRIDGE, J. and BECKER, S., 1999. 'Children as carers: the impact of parental illness and disability on children's caring roles' Journal of Family Therapy. 21 (3), 303-320
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  • BECKER, S., 1997. Responding to Poverty: The Politics of Cash and Care Longman.
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