Ágnes has a background in social policy and social care. She received a degree in social policy from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary and went on to study International Relations and European Studies at the Central European University. From 2001 she worked as a civil servant for the Hungarian government and moved to the United Kingdom in 2006.
Ágnes completed her PhD in Community Care at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent in 2011. Her doctoral dissertation explored deinstitutionalisation and community living for adults with intellectual disabilities in Hungary. Ágnes has been working for the Quality and Outcomes of Person-Centred Care Research Unit (QORU) at the University of Kent since 2011 and she was involved in a variety projects, including international research. She is predominantly a qualitative researcher with an interest in quality of care, user experiences and outcomes, and comparative policy research in social care with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe.
Ágnes is working with Professor Shereen in the ESRC-funded Sustainable Care programme examining wellbeing and migrant labour in the UK home care sector.
Ágnes Turnpenny on Researchgate