Dr Helen Bolderson
Honorary Research Fellow
About Dr Helen Bolderson
Helen Bolderson has thirty years' experience as a researcher in the field of social policy. She has held research grants from the UK Social Science Research Council [SSRC] (1972), SSRC/ DFG (1977, 1979), Nuffield (1983, 1985), Commission for Racial Equality (1989), Economic and Social Research Council (1990-1), Department of Social Security (1991-2; 1995-6), Department of Health (1994-7), and the European Commission. (2000-2002).
She has published in the Journal of Social Policy (1974; 1980; 1988), Policy and Politics (1982; 1985), the Journal of Social Welfare Law (1985; 1988) and co-authored papers in the European Journal of Political Research (1995) Benefits (1995; 1998) International Social Security Review (1996) and the Journal of Public Policy (1999).
- Social Security, Disability and Rehabilitation: Conflicts in the Development of Social Policy (1991)
- (with Francesca Gains) Crossing National Frontiers (1993)
- (with Deborah Mabbett) Social Policy and Social Security in Australia, Britain and the USA (1991) and Delivering Social Security: A Cross-National Study (1997)
- Three co-authored chapters in edited books have dealt with issues of discrimination (2002), with migrants' rights (1993) and with methods of comparative, cross-national, research (2002).
- Her report written for the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture on Mental Health Services in Kosovo was published in February 2004.
- The Ethics of Welfare Provision for Migrants: A Case for Equal Treatment and the Repositioning of Welfare, Journal of Social Policy (2011) Vol 40, No 2, pp.219-235
- Helen Bolderson is currently working on an analytical history of UK asylum policies, 1905-2005. In 2005 she completed a short course in International Rights Law and Practice run by the Centre of Human Rights at the London School of Economics. Her chapter on the exclusion of vulnerable groups from equal access to social security is published in Riedel, Eibe (ed) (2007) Social Security as a Right: Drafting a General Comment on Article 9 ICESCR - Some Challenges (Springer).
- The Ethics of Welfare Provision for Migrants: A Case for Equal Treatment and the Repositioning of Welfare, Journal of Social Policy (2011) Vol 40, No 2, pp.219-235 (© Cambridge University Press)