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Professor Nicola Yeates

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Professor of Social Policy
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Hist, Rel St, Soc, SP&C
  • Social Policy & Criminology
  • n.yeates

Professional biography

I am Professor of Social Policy in the Department of Social Policy and Criminology. I gained my PhD at Bristol University in 1995 under the supervision of Professor Peter Townsend. After working at University College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast, I joined The Open University in 2005.

Professional and Academic Affiliations

Judge, Prospect International Social Policy Think Tank awards

Chair, Sociology and Social Policy panel, The Undergraduate Awards

Current Responsibilities

I am the PostGraduate Coordinator for Social Policy and Criminology, and welcome enquiries from prospective students seeking to undertake research into social policy and/or criminology at advanced level.
 

 

Research interests

I am interested in transnationalisation and globalisation as social processes, together with their impacts on, and implications for, social policy as a field of academic teaching and research and as a political practice of state and non-state actors. An on-going theme in my work is how social diversity, divisions and inequalities are constructed, manifested and contested through diverse trans-border social processes.

Recent areas of interest include globalisation(s) 'from above' and 'from below', including the development of global and regional governance and its relationship to national social systems, state and non-state strategies of internationalisation, including labour migration, family formation, health and social protection, and the development of transnational social, advocacy and policy networks. Many of my recent publications are on the relationship between international migration and social and health care ('global care chains'), global social policy, and regional social governance.

My research publications can be viewed at The Open University's Open Research Online or on my publications profile on this site. My publications are widely reprinted and translated.

Selected Publications:

Sole-authored books:

Globalizing care economies

 

Edited books:

Understanding global social policyThe Global Social Policy ReaderWorld Regional Social Policy

Recent grants: 

Teaching interests

PhD supervision and examining

I warmly welcome enquiries and proposals from prospective students who are interested in and enthusiastic about researching any aspect of social policy at advanced level. I would be happy to supervise research projects on subjects such as global and regional governance, social citizenship, welfare state dynamics and change, international organisations, international migration, international development, social care, health provision, social protection, work and employment, poverty, social exclusion and social inequality. I have a successful track record of supervising MPhil and Phd students to completion. PhD students include:

  • Alois Nyanhete: The role of international mobile remittances in promoting financial inclusion and development: a Zimbabwean case study

  • Sarah Hadfield: The Effects of Precarious Work on Youth Transitions

  • Freda Owusu: Critical money transfer linkages: transnational livelihoods and prospects for private remitters of funds from the UK to Ghana and Nigeria

  • Mike Zapp: The Globalization of Education Policy: the Diffusion of Lifelong Learning Models and the Role of International Organizations in Non-OECD Countries

I am an experienced supervisor and examiner of doctoral theses, and have been External Examiner for PhD students registered at universities in the UK, Germany, Ireland and Australia. 

Undergraduate and taught Masters courses

Welfare, Crime and Society (DD208), including series co-editorship (with S Neal) of three interlinked course books Social Justice, Security and Community (McGraw Hill)

I convene, write, and edit leading research-based student textbooks on various aspects of social policy, welfare and development in global and international contexts. I am a regular contributor to the leading student-focused social policy texts, such as The Student’s Companion to Social Policy (5th edition, 2016, Wiley), Social Policy (4th edition, 2014, Oxford University Press), the Understanding Welfare series (The Policy Press/Bristol University Press), and Handbook on Social Policy and Development (Edward Elgar 2019).

I am an experienced External Examiner and have worked with several universities’ undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes taught in the UK and overseas. I have also advised on curriculum development in international and comparative social policy and development for UK universities and on various courses for UK and overseas universities.

Impact and engagement

Blogs and Policy Briefs:

Publications

International healthcare worker migration in Asia Pacific: International policy responses (2018-04)
Yeates, Nicola and Pillinger, Jane
Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 59(1) (pp. 92-106)
On the Transnational Dialectics of Solidarity and Care (2018-03-01)
Yeates, Nicola
Social Politics, 25(1) (pp. 20-26)
Introduction – Managing Welfare Expectations and Social Change: Policy Responses in Asia (2017-11)
Mok, Ka Ho; Kühner, Stefan and Yeates, Nicola
Social Policy & Administration, 51(6) (pp. 845-856)
100 key research questions for the post-2015 development agenda (2016-01)
Oldekop, Johan A.; Fontana, Lorenza B.; Grugel, Jean; Roughton, Nicole; Adu-Ampong, Emmanuel A.; Bird, Gemma K.; Dorgan, Alex; Vera Espinoza, Marcia A.; Wallin, Sara; Hammett, Daniel; Agbarakwe, Esther; Agrawal, Arun; Asylbekova, Nurgul; Azkoul, Clarissa; Bardsley, Craig; Bebbington, Anthony J.; Carvalho, Savio; Chopra, Deepta; Christopoulos, Stamatios; Crewe, Emma; Dop, Marie-Claude; Fischer, Joern; Gerretsen, Daan; Glennie, Jonathan; Gois, William; Gondwe, Mtinkheni; Harrison, Lizz A.; Hujo, Katja; Keen, Mark; Laserna, Roberto; Miggiano, Luca; Mistry, Sarah; Morgan, Rosemary J.; Raftree, Linda L.; Rhind, Duncan; Rodrigues, Thiago; Roschnik, Sonia; Senkubuge, Flavia; Thornton, Ian; Trace, Simon; Ore, Teresa; Valdés, René Mauricio; Vira, Bhaskar; Yeates, Nicola and Sutherland, William J.
Development Policy Review, 34(1) (pp. 55-82)
Locating regional health policy: Institutions, politics, and practices (2015-12)
Riggirozzi, Pia and Yeates, Nicola
Global Social Policy, 15(3) (pp. 212-228)
International governmental organisations and global youth unemployment: the normative and ideational foundations of policy discourses (2014-07)
Fergusson, Ross and Yeates, Nicola
Policy & Politics, 42(3) (pp. 439-458)
Global care chains: a state-of-the-art review and future directions in care transnationalization research (2012-04)
Yeates, Nicola
Global Networks, 12(2) (pp. 135-154)
The Irish Catholic Female Religious and the Transnationalisation of Care: An Historical Perspective (2011-11-01)
Yeates, Nicola
Irish Journal of Sociology, 19(2) (pp. 77-93)
Going global: the transnationalization of care (2011-07)
Yeates, Nicola
Development and Change, 42(4) (pp. 1109-1130)
The globalisation of nurse migration: policy issues and responses (2010-12)
Yeates, Nicola
International Labour Review, 149(4) (pp. 423-440)
Editorial Introduction: Conditional cash transfers (2009-08)
Yeates, Nicola
Global Social Policy, 9(2) (pp. 163-165)
Migration and nursing in Ireland: An internationalist history (2009-07)
Yeates, Nicola
Translocations: Migration and Social Change, 5(1)
Production for export: the role of the state in the development and operation of global care chains (2009)
Yeates, Nicola
Population, Space and Place, 15(2) (pp. 175-187)
The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS): what’s in it for social security? (2005-01)
Yeates, Nicola
International Social Security Review, 58(1) (pp. 3-22)
Global Care Chains: critical reflections and lines of enquiry (2004-09)
Yeates, Nicola
International Feminist Journal of Politics, 6(3) (pp. 369-391)
A Dialogue with 'global care chain' analysis: nurse migration in the Irish context (2004)
Yeates, Nicola
Feminist Review, 77(1) (pp. 79-95)
Common origins, different paths: adaptation and change in social security in Britain and Ireland (2003-01)
Daly, Mary and Yeates, Nicola
Policy and Politics, 31(1) (pp. 85-97)
Globalization and social policy: from global neoliberal hegemony to global political pluralism (2002-04)
Yeates, Nicola
Global Social Policy, 2(1) (pp. 69-91)
Globalizing care economies and migrant workers: Explorations in global care chains (2009-01)
Yeates, Nicola
ISBN : 978-0-230-00534-1 | Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan | Published : Basingstoke, UK
Globalization and social policy (2001-08)
Yeates, Nicola
ISBN : 761968024 | Publisher : Sage Publications Ltd | Published : London, UK
Making social policy internationally: a participatory research perspective (2018-06-11)
Yeates, Nicola and Amaya, Ana B.
In: Beresford, Peter and Carr, Sarah eds. Social Policy First Hand: an international introduction to participatory social welfare (pp. 147-160)
ISBN : 978-1447332350 | Publisher : The Policy Press
The Anti-Globalisation Movement: Coalition and Division (2017)
Yeates, Nicola and MacSheoin, Tomas
In: Sen, Jai ed. The Movements of Movements Part 2 : Rethinking Our Dance. Challenging Empires
ISBN : 978-1-62963-380-0 | Publisher : OpenWord/PM Press | Published : Delhi/Oakland, California
The socialisation of regionalism and the regionalisation of social policy: contexts, imperatives and challenges (2014-05)
Yeates, Nicola
In: Kaasch, Alexandra and Stubbs, Paul eds. Transformations in Global and Regional Social Policies (pp. 17-43)
ISBN : 978-1-137-28730-4 | Publisher : Palgrave | Published : Basingstoke
Global contexts and challenges of building a regional governance of social policy: implications for South America (2014-03)
Yeates, Nicola
In: Vivares, Ernesto ed. Exploring the New South American Regionalism (NSAR). International Political Economy of New Regionalisms (pp. 147-162)
ISBN : 978-1-4094-6959-9 | Publisher : Ashgate | Published : Farnham
Global care chains: bringing in transnational reproductive labourer households (2014)
Yeates, Nicola
In: Dunaway, Wilma A. ed. Gendered Commodity Chains: Seeing Women’s Work and Households in Global Production (pp. 175-189)
ISBN : 9780804787949 | Publisher : Stanford University Press | Published : Standford, CA
Radicalising social policy in the 21st century: a global approach (2011-10)
Yeates, Nicola and Deacon, Bob
In: Walker, Alan; Sinfield, Adrian and Walker, Carol eds. Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice (pp. 257-274)
ISBN : 9781847427144 | Publisher : The Policy Press | Published : Bristol
Ireland’s contributions to the global health care crises (2011-04)
Yeates, Nicola
In: fanning, Bryan and munck, Ronaldo eds. Globalization, migration and social transformation: Ireland in Europe and the World (pp. 35-50)
ISBN : 9781409411277 | Publisher : Ashgate | Published : Farnham, UK
From welfare state to international welfare (2010-01-25)
Yeates, Nicola
In: Walker, Alan; Gordon, David; Levitas, Ruth; Phillimore, Peter; Salomon, Margot and Yeates, Nicola eds. The Peter Townsend Reader
ISBN : 9781847424044 | Publisher : The Policy Press | Published : Bristol
Women and the anti-globalisation movement (2010)
Mac Sheoin, Tomas and Yeates, Nicola
In: Dasgupta, Samir; Braun, Yvonne; Driskell, Robyn and Yeates, Nicola eds. Women's Encounters wth Globalization
ISBN : 9788190884181 | Publisher : Frontpage | Published : London
Policing the anti-globalisation protests: patterns and variations in state responses (2009)
Mac Sheoin, Tomás and Yeates, Nicola
In: Dasgupta, Samir and Pieterse, Jan Nederveen eds. The Politics of Globalization (pp. 197-241)
ISBN : 9788178299471 | Publisher : Sage | Published : New Delhi
The evolving context of world-regional social policy: bilateralism and trans-regionalism (2009)
Yeates, Nicola; Macovei, Maria and van Langenhove, Luk
In: Deacon, Bob; Macovei, Maria; van Langenhove, Luk and Yeates, Nicola eds. World-regional Social Policy and Global Governance: New Research and Policy Agendas in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America (pp. 191-212)
Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Globalisation, regionalism and social policy (2009)
Yeates, Nicola and Deacon, Bob
In: Deacon, Bob; Macovei, Maria; van Langenhove, Luk and Yeates, Nicola eds. World-regional Social Policy and Global Governance: New Research and Policy Agendas in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America
ISBN : 9780415456593 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London/New York
Women's migration, social reproduction and care (2008-12-15)
Yeates, Nicola
In: Razavi, Shahra ed. The Gendered Impacts of Liberalization: Towards "Embedded Liberalism"?. Routledge/UNRISD Research in Gender and Development (pp. 219-243)
ISBN : 978-0-415-95650-5 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon, UK
Global inequality, poverty and wealth (2008-06)
Yeates, Nicola
In: Ridge, Tess and Wright, Sharon eds. Understanding inequality, poverty and wealth: Policies and prospects. Understanding welfare: Social issues, policy and practice (pp. 81-101)
ISBN : 9781861349156 | Publisher : Policy Press | Published : Bristol, UK
Here to stay? Migrant health workers in Ireland (2008)
Yeates, Nicola
In: Connell, John ed. The International Migration of Health Workers (pp. 62-76)
ISBN : 415956234 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Nannies, nurses and nuns: broadening the scope of global care chain analysis (2005-04)
Yeates, Nicola
In: Kofman, Eleonore and Parvarti, Raghuram eds. Feminist review, labour migrations: women on the move. Feminist review (77) (pp. 79-95)
ISBN : 1403941416 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : UK
Understanding Global Social Policy (2nd ed) (2014-04)
Yeates, Nicola ed.
Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice
ISBN : 978-1-44731-023-5 | Publisher : The Policy Press | Published : Bristol
World-Regional Social Policy and Global Governance: New Research and Policy Agendas in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America (2009-10-26)
Deacon, Bob; Macovei, Maria Cristina; Van Langenhove, Luk and Yeates, Nicola eds.
Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics
ISBN : 9780415456593 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London
The Global Social Policy Reader (2009-06-19)
Yeates, Nicola and Holden, Chris eds.
ISBN : 9781847423771 | Publisher : Policy Press | Published : Bristol
Social Justice: Welfare, Crime and Society (2008-07)
Newman, Janet and Yeates, Nicola eds.
ISBN : 9780335229307 | Publisher : Open University Press | Published : UK
Understanding Global Social Policy (2008-06)
Yeates, Nicola ed.
Understanding welfare: Social issues, policy and practice
ISBN : 978-1-86134-943-9 | Publisher : Policy Press | Published : Bristol, UK
Global Approaches to Social Policy: A Survey of Analytical Methods (2018-01-31)
Yeates, Nicola
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva.
Beyond the Nation State: How Can Regional Social Policy Contribute to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? (2017-11-30)
Yeates, Nicola
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva.
Social Policy & Administration, Vol. 51, Issue 6. Regional Issue: Managing Welfare Expectations and Social Change: Policy Responses in Asia (2017-11)
Mok, K.H.; Kuhner, S. and Yeates, N.
Wiley
Southern regionalisms, Global agendas: Innovating inclusive access to health, medicines and social protection in a context of social inequity (2017-09-02)
Yeates, Nicola
The Open University, Milton Keynes.
Regionalismos de los países del hemisferio sur, agendas Globales: Modernizar el acceso inclusivo a salud, medicamentos y protección social en un contexto de inequidad social (2017-09-02)
Yeates, Nicola
The Open University, Milton Keynes.
Measuring Regional Policy Change and Pro-Poor Health Policy Success: A PRARI Toolkit of Indicators for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) (2015-12-01)
Amaya, Ana B.; Choge, Isaac; De Lombaerde, Philippe; Kingah, Stephen; Longwe, Samuel; Mhehe, Enock Anthony; Moeti, Themba; Mookodi, Lillian; Luwabelwa, Mubita; Nyika, Ponesai and Phirinyane, Molefe
The Open University, Milton Keynes.
Measuring the Progress and Success of Regional Health Policies: PRARI Toolkit of Indicators for the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) (2015-12-01)
Amaya, Ana B.; Cabral, Cesar R.; Clavell, Elena; Coitiño, Andrés; De Lombaerde, Philippe; Giler, Gustavo; Faria, Mariana; Herrero, M. Belén; Kingah, Stephen; López Ramos, Santiago; Luna, Cristina; Riggirozzi, Pía; Rojas Mattos, Marcelo; Pippo, Tomás; Tobar, Katherine and Ueleres, José
The Open University, Milton Keynes.
Regional Health Governance and Diplomacy: Journal of Global Social Policy Special Issue 15(3) (2015-11-05)
Yeates, Nicola and Riggirozzi, Pia
Sage
A Hundred Key Questions for the Post-2015 Development Agenda (2015-02)
Yeates, Nicola
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development-Sheffield Institute for International Development, UNRISD, Palais Des Nations.
Human Resources for Health Migration: global policy responses, initiatives, and emerging issues (2013-11)
Yeates, Nicola and Pillinger, Jane
Open University, Milton Keynes.
Special Issue of Global Social Policy: The social policy dimensions of world-regionalism (2007-12)
Yeates, Nicola
Sage, London, UK.
Globalisation, regionalism and social policy: framing the debate (2006-04)
Yeates, Nicola and Deacon, Bob
United Nations University Centre for Comparative Regional Integration Studies, Bruges, Belgium.
Poverty reduction and regional integration (PRARI) data ()
Yeates, Nicola
UKDS

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