In memoriam: Bob Deacon


We are saddened to hear of the passing of Bob Deacon, Honorary Professor of Global Social Policy at the University of York, and Emeritus Professor of International Social Policy at the University of Sheffield. Bob was a giant of global and regional social policy research, and an enthusiastic advocate for its importance in international and global fora.

Bob made a number of contributions to ISSC activities, most recently acting as a reviewer and author of the 2016 World Social Science Report.

Bob was also a very active contributor to CROP (Comparative Research on Poverty Programme) and a former member of its Scientific Steering Committee. 

A website has been created for friends and colleagues to honour his memory.