BA (Surrey), MA (Durham), PhD (Durham)
I joined the Department of Social Policy and Social Work in October 2005 and currently teach on the online Masters in Public Policy and Management programmes. I teach a variety of module including Comparative Social Policy; Globalization and Social Policy and Policy Analysis and Process. Immediately prior to this I worked in the Departments of Sociology and Social Policy at the Universities of Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne. I hold an MA and a PhD in Comparative social policy (University of Durham) with the latter exploring the interface between globalisation and domestic institutional reform in Malaysia.
Supervision interests: Comparative social policy; Political economy of welfare; Pensions policy in East and Southeast Asia; Historical institutionalism/path dependency; Public policy analysis.
PhD students: Min Chul Hwang
Caraher, K. ‘Past policies, current arrangements: the enduring influence of British colonial social policy in Malaysia and Hong Kong’ in Izuhara, M. (ed) (forthcoming) Handbook on East Asian Social Policy, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
Caraher, K. and Snell, C. (eds) (2012) Government, Public Policy and Management: A Reader vol 2. SPSW Publishing, York.
Caraher, K. and Snell, C. (eds) (2010) Government, Public Policy and Management: A Reader vol 1. SPSW Publishing, York.
Caraher, K. (2003) 'Malaysia: Approaches to Income Security in Old Age', Social Policy and Society, 2 (4): 295-304.
Dr Kevin Caraher