Dr Rod Hick
Lecturer in Social Policy
- +44(0) 29 2087 4957
- 1.15, Glamorgan Building
I joined Cardiff University in January 2013 as a Lecturer in Social Policy. I teach Social Policy at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and am the Social and Public Policy team co-ordinator.
Prior to joining Cardiff University, I completed my doctorate at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:
- Poverty and inequality
- Social security
- Comparative welfare state change
If you are interested in undertaking a PhD with me and work in these areas, please do get in touch (preferably with a 1 or 2 page proposal).
Editorial Board memberships:
- Journal of Social Policy - Jan 2015 – present
- Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy Oct 2012 – present
I am also a member of the Associate Editorial Board of Sociological Research Online (since March 2013).
For further information please visit my personal website.
- Social Policy Association
- Human Development and Capability Association
I teach Social Policy at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At present, I make contributions to:
SI0236 - Introduction to Social and Public Policy (Stage 1)
SI0077 - Poverty, Social Policy and Income Maintenance (Stage 2, Convener)
SI0247 - International and Comparative Social and Public Policy (Stage 3, Convener)
- Participative Citizenship (M level)
- Research and Evidence-based Policy and Practice (Professional Doctorate, Convenor)
My primary research interests are:
- the conceptualisation, measurement and analysis of poverty and deprivation;
- the capability approach;
- social security, and
- comparative welfare state studies.
Principal Investigator, 'Retrenching Social Security in Ireland: The role of the IMF as a policy actor, 2010-2013', British Academy Small Grants Scheme, £2,373, 2014. [ongoing]
Team Leader and Principal Investigator, Independent Review on the Commissioning and Provision of Social Services to Older People in the City & County of Swansea, City & County of Swansea, £25,629, 2014. [completed]
'The politics of UK Government welfare reform', Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) [internal Cardiff University competition for funding for research assistance], £1,360. 2014. [completed]
'Poverty as Capability Deprivation: Employing the capability approach as the basis for conceptualising and measuring poverty and deprivation', Economic and Social Research Council +3 quota PhD Studentship with additional Advanced Quantitative Methods stipend, £65k, ESRC, 2008. [completed]