Nadia Brookes

Senior Research Fellow

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Research Interests

I am a Senior Research Fellow at the PSSRU within the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR). I joined the Unit in 2008 to work on the Unit Costs in Criminal Justice project funded by the Ministry of Justice. Since then, I have worked on a number of European, national and local research projects funded for example by the NIHR School for Social Care Research, European Commission FP7 programme and the Norwegian Research Council. I have a BA in Applied Community Studies and MSc in Social Research and Evaluation, I am currently in the final year of a social policy doctorate looking at the nature, extent and process of innovation in adult social care.

Before coming to Kent, I held a number of senior research roles outside of academia. I was a Research and Development Manager in the NHS conducting, facilitating and supporting research, Senior Research Officer at the Home Office where I led a £1.3 million programme of research evaluating interventions relating to prostitution/sex work, and Research Manager at the Centre for Public Innovation, London. My first research projects were in public health (substance misuse and sexual health) and as part of a team working on a national evaluation of drug treatment in prisons.

My research interests focus on social care, health, service delivery and outcomes in a mixed economy context. I have a particular interest in innovation in public services, for example, I have been involved in European comparative research about local innovations in welfare areas. My research in social care has recently focused on community-based models of support, providing evidence about potential service options for providers, commissioners, policy makers and the public. I am also interested in public involvement in research and different evaluation methodologies.

ORCID ID 0000-0002-6661-2814

Nadia Brookes' Publications

Journal Articles

Journal Article

What Shapes National Responses to EU Public Procurement Policy? The Case of Health and Social Services in Norway, Germany and England (2020)

Signe Bock Segaard, Nadia Brookes, Joachim Benedikt Pahl

Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration 24

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Journal Article

Older people receiving family-based support in the community: A survey of quality of life amongst users of ‘Shared Lives’ in England (2017)

Callaghan L, Brookes N, Palmer S

Health and Social Care in the Community

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Journal Article

Implementation of a community-based approach to dementia care in England: Understanding the experiences of staff (2016)

Brookes N

Journal of Social Service Research

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‘I live with other people and not alone’: a survey of the views and experiences of older people using Shared Lives (adult placement) (2016)

Brookes N, Palmer S, Callaghan L

Working with Older People 20, 3, 179-186

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Journal Article

Personalisation and innovation in a cold financial climate (2015)

Brookes N, Callaghan L, Netten A, Fox D

British Journal of Social Work 45, 1, 86-103

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Journal Article

What next for Shared Lives? Family-based support as a potential option for older people (2013)

Brookes N, Callaghan L

Journal of Care Services Management 7, 3, 87-94

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Book Sections

Book Section

Birmingham: A “Locality Approach” to Combating Worklessness (2016)

Brookes N, Kendall J, Mitton L

Springer

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Birmingham: The Youth Employment and Enterprise Rehearsal Project (2016)

Brookes N, Kendall J, Mitton L

Springer

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Birmingham, Priority to Economics, Social Innovation at the Margins (2016)

Brookes N, Kendall J, Mitton L

Springer

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Book Section

Personalisation and innovation of social services in a cold financial climate (2015)

Brookes N

Bononia University Press

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Book Section

Shared Lives – improving understanding of the costs of family-based support (2014)

Brookes N, Callaghan L

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DP or working papers

DP or working paper

Developing an outcome measurement tool for Shared Lives (2015)

Callaghan L, Brookes N, Palmer S

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DP or working paper

Unit Costs in Criminal Justice (2013)

Brookes N, Barrett B, Netten A, Knapp E

PSSRU Discussion Paper 2855, University of Kent

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Blogs

Blog

Third sector – measuring impact, enhancing visibility? (2015)

Brookes N

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