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26 April 2024

At the NIHR School for Social Care Research Conference 2024

The Unit was a strong presence at the annual conference in Birmingham

Researchers and colleagues at a conference
At the Birmingham conference, 25 April 2024 (left to right): Kalpa Kharicha, Tiffeny James, Caroline Norrie, Carolin Hess, Annette Boaz, Jess Harris, Nicole Steils, Jen Owen, John Woolham, Christina Newton.

Several Unit researchers were at this year's NIHR School for Social Care Research conference, held on 24-25 April in Birmingham – reporting on School-funded studies at the Unit, hearing about the findings of others, and chairing sessions.

In the mental health session on Wednesday, Jen Owen discussed: Decluttering the homes of people with hoarding behaviours: Local authority commissioning,professional practices, and user experiences.

On Thursday, we reported findings from the following studies:

Senior Research Fellow Kalpa Kharicha chaired the session on social care support and Unit Director Professor Annette Boaz chaired the session on older people.

The School, this year, moves from the LSE to its new host institution, the University of York.

School-funded work at the Unit | Conference webpage


As part of its dissemination purpose, the Unit has commissioned a series of animations for its SSCR-funded studies, the first of which – on Dementia Champions (4min 30sec, YouTube) – was launched at the conference.

In this story

Annette Boaz

Professor of Health and Social Care

Mary Baginsky

Reader in Social Care

Nicole Steils

Research Fellow

Jennifer Owen

Research Associate

Jess Harris

Research Fellow

Caroline Norrie

Senior Research Fellow

John Woolham

Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Kalpa Kharicha

Senior Research Fellow

Carolin Hess

PhD student

Christina Newton

PCIE Advisory Group member