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Grampian Chair of Public Policy, Robert Gordon University

Paul Spicker writes on social policy. His research has included studies related to benefit delivery systems, the care of old people, psychiatric patients, housing management and local anti-poverty strategy. He has also been a consultant on social welfare in practice, working for a range of agencies at local, national and international levels.


  • 2000–present
    Director, Centre for Public Policy and ManagementGrampian Chair of Public Policy, Robert Gordon University


    London School of Economics, MSc(Econ), PhD


  • 2013
    Reclaiming Individualism, Policy Press
  • 2011
    How social security works, Policy Press
  • 2008
    Social policy, Policy Press
  • 2007
    The idea of poverty, Policy Press
  • 2006
    Policy analysis for practice, Policy Press
  • 2000
    The welfare state, Sage