Dr Louise Brown appointed as a NICE Social Care Fellow
6 April 2011
Dr Louise Brown, from the Department of Social & Policy Sciences, has been appointed as a NICE Social Care Fellow.
The National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) provides guidance, sets quality standards and makes recommendations to the NHS and local authorities on new and existing treatments and procedures; NICE has recently had its remit extended from health to include social care.
Dr Brown's recent work as a Trustee with the Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE), her role as a social work educator and over 15 years experience of undertaking research in this field will contribute greatly to the new work that NICE needs to undertake.
Dr Brown said: "I see this as a great opportunity, rather than just a challenge, for both NICE and those working in social care to make use of the expertise and reputation that NICE have established in raising standards in practice.
"We have some way to go in developing our evidence-base in social care and I am delighted to be given the opportunity to contribute to this process and to assist NICE with the development of their social care work programme."
Jane Millar, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) said: "Making a difference to policy and practice is something we value in our research at the University. Louise's appointment to NICE is a recognition of her excellent research contribution, as well as a reflection of that commitment."
The part-time appointment is for three years from 1 April 2011 and Louise will remain based at the University of Bath during this time.