Professor Alan Deacon


I am an Emeritus Professor of Social Policy. I am also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Academician of the Academy of the Social Sciences, and have received a Special Recognition Award from the Social Policy Association in 2012.

In recent years, the focus of my work has been upon the current debates about the future direction of welfare reform in Britain and the United States. My last book, Perspectives on Welfare (2002) examined the assumptions about human nature and motivation that underpin these debates, and I have subsequently extended this analysis to the Conservative-led Coalition in the UK.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>