Dr. Matt Bennett teaches Data Analysis for Social Impact as part of the NPL program. He is Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE) at the University of Sheffield, UK.
Matt’s expertise is in inequalities and wellbeing outcomes of care, prosocial behavior and social diversity. He is Co-Investigator in the ESRC ‘Sustainable Care’ and NIHR ‘Achieving Closure’ programs that look at the cost and contributions of care and the impact of care home closures. He is also Principle Investigator on an ESRC award that looks at the impact of diversity on stress (allostatic load) and wellbeing. His expertise is in linking and analyzing large-scale surveys and administrative datasets using advanced statistical methods (multilevel, panel and structural equation models). Matt’s social care research (both academic and co-produced with Carers UK) has consistently featured in the media nationally and has been debated in the House of Lords. Matt works with local councils and politicians in the UK to improve the lives of unpaid carers. He also works with Professor Peter Frumkin as Assistant Director of the Social Impact Fellowship, that brings together some of the top doctoral researchers in the world working in the area of voluntary sector and non-profit studies. He is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Social Policy and the International Journal of Care and Caring.