Jonathan Bradshaw CBE

Jonathan Bradshaw

Jonathan Bradshaw is Professor of Social Policy at the University of York (Emeritus). He was the founding Director of the Social Policy Research Unit. He helped to establish the York Branch of CPAG in 1968. The branch set up a welfare rights stall in York market, which evolved into the Welfare Benefits Unit, which is still the second tier welfare rights service for York and North Yorkshire. He was Chair of its Management Committee for over 40 years. He served previously on the CPAG national executive for ten years or so in the late 1960s and 1970s.

His main research interests are in child poverty and more recently child well-being. Most recently he has been collaborating with The Children's Society on a series of studies of the subjective well-being of children. He was made CBE for services to child poverty and is a Fellow of the British Academy.

Over the years he has contributed to Poverty journal, and his most recently edited book is The well-being of children in the United Kingdom published by Policy Press in July 2011. He is the UK coordinator of the European Social Policy Network. He was appointed Chair of CPAG's Policy Committee in 2013.

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