Keynote Speakers

Confirmed speakers in the order they will appear in the programme.

Colin Lindsay

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Professor Colin Lindsay is Chair of Work and Employment Studies at the University of Strathclyde. He holds Masters degrees in political science and social policy analysis, and a Doctorate in employment studies. He has been researching employability and labour market activation for more than twenty years. He has published more than fifty articles, books and book chapters on employability and labour market studies. His work has appeared in leading journals such as: Public Administration Review; Journal of Social Policy; Work, Employment & Society; and Public Administration. He has edited special issues of four journals: Environment and Planning C; Policy & Politics; Policy Studies; and Social Policy & Administration. He is a member of the Editorial Team for Social Policy & Administration. His latest co-edited book is “New Perspectives on Health, Disability, Welfare and the Labour Market’ (Blackwell, 2015).

Faïz Gallouj

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Faïz Gallouj is Professor of Economics at the University of Lille (France), responsible for the “Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship” research programme and Director of a Master Degree in innovation and entrepreneurship. His main field of research is innovation and performance in the (public and private) service sector. He is the Editor of the European Review of Service Economics and Management. He has published 155 papers in scientific journals and books and is the author or editor of 17 books on innovation in services, including “The Handbook of Innovation in Services” (Edward Elgar, 2010), “Services and Innovation” (Edward Elgar, 2015), “A Research Agenda for Service Innovation” (Edward Elgar, 2018).

Kjetil A. van der Wel

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is Professor of Social Policy at Oslo Metropolitan University. He has conducted research on social inequalities in health, health-related and socioeconomic inequalities in employment, poverty, social exclusion and welfare attitudes. He has in particular focussed on comparative analyses of the role of social protection policies in these issues, and is currently leading two large Nordic research projects. Recent publications include "European health inequality through the Great Recession: Social policy matters" (Sociology of Health and Illness, 2018), "Success and failure in narrowing the disability employment gap: comparing levels and trends across Europe 2002–2014" (BMC Public Health, 2017) and "The bigger the worse? A comparative study of the welfare state and employment commitment" (Work, Employment and Society, 2015).

Mirella Minkman

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Mirella is a Professor at the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands (TIAS Business School) on the chair Innovation of the organisation and governance of integrated long term care. Her PhD research was in health sciences and focused about the organisation and development of integrated care. Next to her professorship at the University she is the Director of Research & Innovation at Vilans, which is the Center of Expertise for Long-Term Care in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Vilans is a well known knowledge institute that bridges science, policy and practice and executes large scale implementation programs.

Mirella is also the Vice Chair and secretary of the Executive Board of the International Foundation for Integrated Care. See The foundation aims at increasing the development and application of integrated care worldwide by multiple programs, conferences, training, the International Journal and other knowledge management.

Mirella is also member of a number of (national) advisory boards or expert committees. Specific areas of interest and expertise are:
• Organisational models of integrated care and long term care
• Multi-level collaboration processes and outcomes
• Governance of networks, collaborations and transformation to network organisations
• Scale of organising care (local, regional, national)
• Ownership, autonomy and accountability for (quality) of care
• Cross-sectoral integration of care, welfare, education, labour
• Participation in decision-making and co-creation

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