Roy Sainsbury

BA (Hons) (Leeds); PhD (Edinburgh)

  •  Professor of Social Policy

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Profile

Areas of Expertise

  • Welfare to work
  • Social security and the labour market
  • Sickness and disabiility benefits
  • Social security fraud
  • Administration and delivery of benefits - benefit simplification
  • Decision making and appeals

Social Policy Advisory Positions

  • Treasurer, Foundation for International Studies on Social Security (FISS)
  • Member of the DWP Fit for Work Evaluation Expert Advisory Group
  • Member of the DWP Universal Credit Research Evaluation Advisory Group
  • Member of editorial board for the Journal of Social Security Law
  • Member of editorial board for the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

Academic biography

Professor Sainsbury has been researching welfare and benefits for over twenty years here at York and was instrumental in the development of ideas and policies surrounding the concept of Universal Credit. His current research is looking at three trials of support for sick and disabled people of working age. He worked in the Social Policy Research Unit as a qualitative researcher for many years, becoming the lead of the Welfare and Employment Group and finally the Director of SPRU from 2014 - 2016.

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Contact details

Roy Sainsbury
Professor of Social Policy
Social Policy and Social Work
Room: A/B/130

Tel: +44 (0) 1904 321975