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History Staff Research Seminar

Date: 4 February 2009 Time: 5.00 pm

Dr Sally Sheard (Division of Public Health/History of Medicine, University of Liverpool): 'The role of special advisers in health and social policy formation in twentieth century Britain'.

This paper will focus on the 'lives' of Brian Abel-Smith (1926-1996), a health economist and political adviser, who after his seminal research with Claude Guillebaud on the cost of the British National Health Service in 1956, served as a special adviser to Richard Crossman, Barbara Castle, David Ennals and Peter Shore. His research collaborations, especially with Richard Titmuss and Peter Townsend, stimulated some of the most innovative policies to address issues such as poverty, levels of social security benefits and pensions.

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Organising departments and research centres: Applied Social Science, Division of Health Research, Economics, History

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