Dr Edward Brunsdon

School of Social Policy

Contact details

School of Social Policy/IASS
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Edward Brunsdon is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Policy and an Associate Member of the Centre for Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) in the Institute of Applied Social Studies, School of Social Policy.


• Ph.D. Philosophy, London Guildhall University
• BA (Hons) Sociology, University of London


Edward has wide-ranging research experience of UK social and human resource management policy. His recent work has focused on pensions, workplace savings and occupational welfare. He has taught a range of undergraduate and postgraduate social policy and HRM courses and supervised numerous dissertations. His teaching specialisms are in political economy, remuneration and workplace benefits and occupational welfare.


Edward’s research interests include UK and European pensions; workplace savings and employee welfare.

Other activities

  • Past Executive Committee member of the Social Policy Association.
  • Past co-editor of Social Policy Review
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


Brunsdon, E. (2012) ‘Occupational welfare’ in P. Alcock, M. May and S. Wright (eds.) The Student’s Companion to Social Policy, 4th edition, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell (with M. May)

Brunsdon, E. (2012) The Student’s Companion to Social Policy Website, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell [comprising: ‘A Guide to Key Sources on UK Social Policy’; ‘A Guide to Key Sources on European and International Welfare Systems’; ‘Career Opportunities and Postgraduate Study in Social Policy,’ ‘Managing Assignments in Social Policy’ and ‘Illustrations of Essay and Report Writing’; A Glossary and Helpsheets] (with M. May).

Brunsdon, E. (2011) ‘The debate about public sector occupational pension reform’, in C. Holden, M. Kilkey and G. Ramia (ed.s) Social Policy Review 23, Bristol: Policy Press (with M. May).