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Saul Becker (born 20 April 1960) FAcSS is a British academic and social scientist renowned for his work on Young carers and considered as the world leader in the field. He is author of Young Carers and their families.[1] He is currently the deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex, U.K[2].


Early life and educationEdit

Becker is a graduate of Rossall School. In addition to being a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences he holds a BA, MA, CQSW, PhD, RSW and FRSA.


Becker previously held chairs at the universities of Birmingham, Loughborough and Nottingham. He was pro-vice-chancellor at the University of Birmingham from 2014 till 2017. [3] He is an academician and Fellow of the UK's Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts[4].

Becker is known as highly funded researcher and academic, spending £500k in research awards during the academic year 2015/16. [5]

Becker is a registered social worker.


Becker is a prolific author with over 330 publications (including 18 books) and over 210 conference papers, most as invited keynote speaker.[6]

He is also the chair of the UK Social Policy Association and the founding series editor for the Policy Press Understanding Welfare book series.


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  2. ^ "Saul Becker: mental health advocate, cake enthusiast and your new Deputy VC". The Badger Online. December 11, 2017.
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  4. ^ Saul Becker (1997). Responding to Poverty: The Politics of Cash and Care. ISBN 9780582243224.
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