The Institute offers an opportunity for academics to spend time interacting with researchers at OISP. The majority of our visitors are supported from funding bodies and visits have ranged from a few days to a full academic year.
Professor Neil Gilbert (Chemin Professor of Social Welfare, School of Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley) - April - June 2010. Research interests: Family welfare and poverty; the changing structure of social services in the British welfare state.
Professor Jorge Garces (Director, Polibienestar Reserch Institute, Unviersity of Valencia), July 2010. Research interests: European social policies; Disabilities; Elderly people and chronically ill people.
Professor Estrella Dura Ferrandis (Senior Lecturer, University of Valencia), July 2010. Research interests: European social policies; Chronically ill people.
Dr Teresa Piconto Novales (Senior Lecturer, University of Zaragoza), August 2010. Research interests: Family breakdown; The best interest of the child.
Dr Anna Rotkirch (Special researcher and Head of Family Studies, Population Research Institute, University of Helsinki), Sep 2010 - June 2011. Research interests: Childbearing incentives; Gender, fertility and social policies in Europe.
Professor J P Roos (Professor of Social Policy, University of Helsinki), Oct 2010 - June 2011. Research interests: Generational transfers in the Welfare State; Autobiographies; Evolutionary social science.
Professor Sangeun Lee (Department of Social Welfare, SoongSil University, Seoul), Jan 2011- Jan 2012. Research interests: Poverty Policy; Old Age Pensions; Program Evaluation; Comparing social welfare systems in UK, USA and Asian countries.
Professor Enrique B Arranz Freijo (University of the Basque Country), April - May 2011. Research interests: Family context and child development; Family intervention; Parenting training.
Professor Lih-Rong Wang (National Taiwan University), August 2011 - June 2012. Research interests: Social policy and social well-being/social quality; Discrimination and diversity; Comparative social policy.