School of Social and Political Science

Dr Markus Ketola

Job Title

Senior Lecturer in Global and International Social Policy

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Markus Ketola

Room number

2.27

Building (Address)

Chrystal Macmillan Building

Street (Address)

15a George Square

City (Address)

Edinburgh

Country (Address)

UK

Background

I am a senior lecturer in Global and International Social Policy. My current research interests are broadly located in civil society studies, particularly the role of NGOs in the design and delivery of social policy and the relationships between supranational actors and NGOs and the transnational aspects of NGO work. I'm is also interested in the impact of populism on social policy in general and policy narratives in particular.

I joined the School of Social and Political Studies in 2019. Prior to this I worked at Ulster University and the London School of Economics. I completed my PhD at the LSE in 2010, in the Department of Social Policy. My current research interests are broadly located in civil society studies, particularly  the role of NGOs in Social Policy and the relationships between supranational actors and NGOs and the transnational aspects of NGO work. I am also interested in the impact of populism on social policy in general and policy narratives in particular.

During my time at Ulster I served as the Research Director for the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences managing the REF2021 submission for UoA20 and as Director of both the North East Doctoral Training Partnerships (NINE DTP) and the DTA3/COFUND Marie Skoldowska-Curie PhD Fellowships Programme.

I have been a member of the Social Policy Association's Executive Committee since 2015 and I am the current Honorary Secretary of the SPA.

Research interests

Research interests

Populism, Non-governmental organisations, civil society, international social policy, Policy narratives, Northern Ireland, European Union, Turkey, Europeanization, Climate change

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