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Sue Yeandle is Professor of Sociology and Director, CIRCLE (Centre for International Research on Care, Labour & Equalities), University of Sheffield, UK. Her research focuses on policies and practices which affect caring roles throughout the life course and includes carers and their support needs; the paid care workforce; the role of technology in systems of care and support; and comparative international analysis of policy on care, carers and caring. Sue led AKTIVE, a UK academic-industry collaboration on telecare use by older people and its impact on those caring for them, in 2011-14.

Sue is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Care and Caring, a new journal being launched by Policy Press in 2017. She was ARK Atlantic Philanthropies Fellow, Queens Belfast and Ulster Universities in 2015, has held visiting positions in Australia, Canada and Finland, and is a partner in the SSHRC-funded project Gender, Migration and the Work of Care, University of Toronto. Sue participated in the UK Government’s Task and Finish Group on Carers in Employment, 2012-13; advised on the Prime Minister’s Review of the National Carers’ Strategy, 2007-08, and was Special Adviser, House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry on Carers, 2007-08.

Sue’s recent publications include Combining Paid Work and Family Care: policies and experiences in international perspective (2013, Policy Press, ed. with T Kröger) and the AKTIVE working papers: www.aktive.org.uk. Her next book, Making Caring Matter: the mobilisation of carers and its impact on policy-making around the world, is due in 2018.