2015 Conference

Belfast Met

SPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE, JULY 2015

2015 Social Policy Association Annual Conference

Belfast Metropolitan College, Titanic Quarter, Belfast

6th-8th July 2015

Conference Theme: ‘Social Policy in the Spotlight: Change, Continuity and Challenge’.

Plenary speakers:

Mary O’Hara, author of ‘Austerity Bites’ (Policy Press, 2014), is an award-winning journalist based in Los Angeles, writing about health, poverty and social justice in the US and the UK.

Jane Jenson is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Montreal, where she holds the Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Governance. This plenary is sponsored by the Journal of Social Policy.

Colin Crouch is Professor Emeritus, University of Warwick and External Scientific Member, Max-Planck-InstitutfürGesellschaftsforschung, Cologne.

David Donnison is Professor Emeritus in Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow, having worked at the Universities of Manchester, Toronto, the L.S.E., and Glasgow. He has published extensively in the areas of social Policy and Urban Studies including, most recently, ‘Speaking to Power’ (Policy Press, 2009).

Highlights of the 2015 conference

Conference programme and abstracts

To see video highlights of the plenaries, see here

For the Twitter story board of the conference, see here

Photo gallery of the conference

Television coverage of the conference