Dr Stephen Allan

Research Fellow

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Research Interests

Stephen is a social and health care economist with a particular interest in the English care homes market for older people. Stephen’s recent research includes: analysing the impact of competition and its effects on price, quality and closure; explaining care home fees and differences between private and public payers; analysing the impact of funding reforms on the care homes market; and examining the impact of staffing on care home quality.

Stephen is currently involved in the following projects:

  • The Economics of social and health care research unit (ESHCRU), a Department of Health Policy Research Unit. This research, which is led by the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York, also involves PSSRU at Kent and LSE. http://www.eshcru.ac.uk

  • The influence of home care on delayed transfers of care. This is a NIHR School for Social Care Research project, which is led by Dr. Karen Jones at PSSRU at Kent, also involves colleagues at the Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of York.

  • Improving Care Home Quality by Staff. This NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research project, led by the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, also involves the University of Sussex and PSSRU at Kent.

  • Business and Local Government Data Research Centre. This ESRC project is led by the University of Essex, and also involves colleagues at the University of East Anglia, and PSSRU at Kent and LSE. http://www.blgdataresearch.org/

Stephen Allan's Publications