Dr Stephen Allan

Research Fellow

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Research Interests

I am a 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 2010 and initially worked on projects within the Economics of Social and Health Care Policy Research Unit (ESHCRU). I have subsequently worked on, or am still involved in, a number of national research projects funded by NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme, Health Foundation and NIHR School for Social Care Research (SSCR). I am currently a co-investigator in the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Adult Social Care (ASCRU) which is led by Dr. José-Luis Fernandez at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC), London School of Economics.

As a social and health care economist I have particular interest in both market and labour force issues in social care. My research includes: the relationship between staffing factors and social care quality; exploring care home prices and the potential reasons for differences between private and public fees; the influence of the supply of social care on Delayed Transfers of Care; analysing the impact of competition and its effects on price, quality and closure in both care homes and domiciliary care markets; and analysing the impact of funding reforms on the care homes market.

My Google Scholar profile can be found here.

Stephen Allan's Publications

Journal Articles

Journal Article

Encouraging managers of care homes for older adults to participate in research (2019)

Smith N, Towers AM, Collins G, Palmer S, Allan S, Beecham J

Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

Emerald Publishing

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Journal Article

A cross-sectional study exploring the relationship between regulator quality ratings and care home residents’ quality of life in England (2019)

Towers A, Palmer S, Smith N, Collins G, Allan S,

BMC, Springer Nature

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Journal Article

The determinants of care home closure (2015)

Allan S, Forder J

Health Economics 24, S1, 132-145

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Journal Article

The impact of competition on quality and prices in the English care homes market (2014)

Forder J, Allan S

Journal of Health Economics 34, 1, 73-83

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Research Summaries

Research Summary

Explaining the fees gap between funding types in the English care homes market (2017)

Allan S, Gousia K, Forder J

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Research Summary

The impact of workforce composition and characteristics on English care home quality. (2017)

Allan S, Vadean F

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Research Summary

The effects of minimum wage policy on the long-term care sector (2017)

Vadean F, Allan S

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DP or working papers

DP or working paper

Price and quality across English care homes: Evidence from a secret shopper survey (2018)

Allan S

PSSRU Discussion Paper 2945, University of Kent

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DP or working paper

The effects of minimum wage policy on the long-term care sector (2017)

Vadean F, Allan S

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DP or working paper

The impact of workforce composition and characteristics on English care home quality (2017)

Allan S, Vadean F

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DP or working paper

Explaining the fees gap between funding types in the English care homes market (2017)

Allan S, Gousia K, Forder J

ESHCRU working paper 2934

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DP or working paper

Care Markets in England: Lessons from Research (2012)

Forder J, Allan S

PSSRU Discussion Paper 2815, University of Kent

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DP or working paper

Competition in the Care Homes Market (2011)

Forder J, Allan S

PSSRU Discussion Paper 2814, University of Kent

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