Post-graduate conference: Contested Continuities: health and welfare in the Big Society, 20th January 2011

Post Graduate and early career researchers are invited to contribute and participate in a free One day Conference at Cardiff University.
The Conference will invite researchers in the broad fields of health and welfare, to consider their work in the light of current political and policy developments, addressing issues of continuity, change and contested understandings with the new policy rhetoric and practice.
Two key note speakers will address the conference:

Professor Gareth Williams, Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Ethics (CISHE)
Professor Janet Newman, Open University.

Travel subsidies of up to a maximum of £40 are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Abstracts are invited from doctoral and post doctoral researchers that reflect on current research in the light of emerging public policy themes. Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words and be forwarded to contestedcontinuities@cf.ac.uk by 12 noon 29th November 2010.
The Conference is being hosted by Cardiff University School of Social Science and has received funding from the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness (FSHI), Social Policy Association, the Social Policy Research Group at Cardiff University, The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Methods and Data (WISERD) and is being supported by Vitae.
Register by using the attached forms or visiting http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/socsi/newsandevents/events/20012011.html