Carl came to King's in May 2017, after completing his PhD examining the politics of children's services reform at Durham University. He is a member of the research team for the ESRC funded project investigating the effectiveness of inter-agency working between schools and children’s services in relation to safeguarding and child protection. Prior to his PhD research, he worked in a variety of policy roles in education and children's services at three different London local authorities.
Carl is also working on a book titled ‘The Politics of Children’s Services Reform: Re-examining Two Decades of Policy Change (1997-2020)’. The books’ key themes will include:
- The party politics of children’s services reform
- The impact of serious case reviews and public inquiries on policy
- The influence of the social work profession and NGOs on policy
- The re-organisation of local children’s services
Papers and publications include:
Carl Purcell (2016) 'The Politics of Policy-Making: Children's Services Reform (1997-2015). PhD thesis available at: http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/11919/
Carl Purcell (2014) ‘The Politics of Social Policy Reform: The Role of the Labour Treasury in the Development of Children’s Social Services Reform (1997-2010).’ Social Policy Association Conference, Sheffield: July 2014.
Carl Purcell (2013) ‘Why Parties and Policies Matter and Networks Don’t: A Case Study of the Children’s Services Policy Process.’ Policy and Politics Conference, Bristol: September 2013
Carl Purcell and Danny S. L. Chow (2011) ‘The Reorganization of Children’s Social Services in England. Public Money and Management. Vol.31(6): 403-410
Carl Purcell and Danny S. L. Chow (2010) ‘Instability of Archetypes: The Case of Children’s Services in England.’ European Academy of Management Conference, Rome: May 2010.
Carl Purcell: ORCID iD | Research Profile at King's
Purcell, C., 9 Oct 2020, In : British Journal of Social Work. Research output: Contribution to journal - Book/Film/Article review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcaa184
Purcell, C., 29 Apr 2020, Bristol: Policy Press, Bristol. 232 p. Research output: Book/Report - Book
Baginsky, M., Driscoll, J., Manthorpe, J. & Purcell, C., 2019, In : Educational Research. 61, 4, p. 469-481 13 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/00131881.2019.1677167
Purcell, C. A., 2014, (Unpublished) Social Policy Association Conference, Sheffield. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Conference paper
Purcell, C. A., 2013, (Unpublished) Policy and Politics Conference, Bristol. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Conference paper
Purcell, C. A., 1 May 2010, (Unpublished) European Academy of Management Conference, Rome. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Conference paper
Purcell, C. A. & Chow, D. S. L., 2011, In : PUBLIC MONEY AND MANAGEMENT. 31, 6, p. 403-410 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article