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Professor Saul Becker

Prof Saul Becker is Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Birmingham, Head of the College of Social Sciences, and a member of the University Executive Board. In his PVC role he is responsible for the leadership and management of all portfolios in a College with nearly 900 staff and nearly 10,000 students spread across four Schools (Government and Society, Social Policy, Education, and Birmingham Business School). He has University-wide thematic responsibilities that include leading on Civic Engagement; Brexit Planning; and ‘Engagement for Impact’. Saul is an active researcher and passionate advocate for public engagement, with over 50 externally funded research projects as Principal Investigator (total value £2.5m); 330 publications (including 18 books); and over 210 conference papers most as invited keynote speaker. He is regarded as the world leader for research on ‘young carers’ – children who provide (unpaid) care to ill, disabled and other family members. Saul is also a qualified and registered Social Worker.

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