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Andrew Harding

Research Associate

Andrew Harding

Furness Building



Tel: +44 1524 592847

Research overview

I have been published and cited across health, social policy, medical journals and policy reports/working papers.

I have a long standing interest around economic, agency, consumer theory, and the role of markets in welfare. In the context of increased marketisation of welfare, I am particularly interested in market structures and the extent to which welfare users are active consumer agents. Within this wide field of interest, through my work I have built up an interest in welfare provision for older people.


I'm a Research Associate at Lancaster University attached to the NIHR-ESRC 'Neighbourhoods and Dementia' project. My primary role is on work programme 3, which is seeking to identify a core outcome set (COS) for non-pharmacological community interventions for people living with dementia.

Prior to my role at Lancaster I worked in the Faculty of Health & Social Science at Bournemouth University. Alongside my role at Lancaster I'm currently writing up a PhD through Bournemouth University on the efficacy of a telephone housing options service for older people. My PhD study reflects my wider interest in citizen-consumer-agency theory in relation to welfare and the use of markets in welfare provision.

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