Welcome to the ReValuing Care Network Blog

The ReValuing Care Network is a research network funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The key aim of the network is to create open spaces (both physical and virtual) to facilitate discussion and dialogue about how we think about care. The ReValuing Care Network aims to bring together academics, activists and advocates with an interest in ‘care’ in its many forms and locations. We are committed to creating opportunities for open dialogue between academics and activists, advocates and others working in the third sector to improve the way that care is understood and valued in our society.

This website is a key aspect of the way that the network can develop, and if you are here, and interested, then we invite you to join the network so that you can take part in all of the discussions. Information about network members is displayed on your member profile on the site. To join, all you need to do is fill in the membership form, and you will have full access to all areas of the site.

On the website, we have a discussion forum, where members can discuss their work, their ideas, continue conversations started at physical events and so on. The forum is private, so you have to be a member and logged in to see it.

We also have this Blog. The ReValuing Care Blog is an open publishing space where any network member (whether you are an academic, activist, advocate, health or social care professional or whatever!) can post relevant news, views, links, events, or anything else that you can fit into a Blog post. All members will be given Blog author rights, so you will be able to post your contributions yourself. The ReValuing Care Project Team will act as editors of the blog, so if you don’t see your post go up straight away, it will be because one of use has to approve it. The reason for having this human intervention is primarily to prevent spam on the blog. Unlike the forum, the Blog is a public webpage, and so anyone surfing the web can see your posts, though only network members can also comment on blog posts.

What are you waiting for? Join us today, and get sharing!

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About Rosie Harding

Prof Rosie Harding is Professor of Law and Society at the University of Birmingham. Rosie studied for an LLB at the University of Edinburgh, an LLM at Keele University and a PhD at the University of Kent. She was PI on the AHRC-funded phase of the ReValuing Care Network. Her research explores the place of law in everyday life with a particular focus on the recognition and regulation of caring and intimate relationships. Her broader research interests are in family law, healthcare law, disability law and gender, sexuality and law. She is the author of Duties to Care: Dementia, Relationality and Law (2017, Cambridge University Press) and Regulating Sexuality (2011, Routledge winner of the 2011 Hart-SLSA Book Prize and Early Career Prizes), and editor of ReValuing Care in Theory, Law and Policy: Cycles and Connections (2017, Routledge, with Ruth Fletcher & Chris Beasley), Law and Sexuality (2016, Routledge Critical Concepts in Law), and Ageing and Sexualities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2016, Ashgate; 2016, Routledge, with Elizabeth Peel). Rosie is a 2016/17 British Academy Mid-Career Fellow, working on ‘Everyday Decisions: Interrogating the interface between mental capacity and legal capacity’.  She founded and co-ordinated CentreLGS PECANS (http://www.clgs-pecans.org.uk/), from 2004-2011. PECANS is an international and interdisciplinary network of early career scholars working in the law, gender and sexuality field. PECANS was funded by the AHRC CentreLGS from 2004-2009, and the ESRC from 2009-2011.

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