Peter Alcock

Director, Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham


Pete Alcock is Professor of Social Policy and Administration at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has been teaching and researching in social policy for over thirty years. He is author and editor of a number of books on social policy including Social Policy in Britain 3e, Understanding Poverty 3e, The Student’s Companion to Social Policy 3e, and The Blackwell Dictionary of Social Policy. Since September 2008 he has been Director of the ESRC Third Sector Research Centre, the UK centre for academic research on third sector organisation, policy and practice.