Rebekah is Senior Research Analyst at the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). She was project manager for the recent Commission on the Role of Housing in the Future of Care and Support, funded by the Dunhill Medical Trust. Rebekah is an experienced researcher in adult social care, drawing on a wide range of research methods. Rebekah’s interest in social care began when she started working in care homes for older adults and she has over 10 years of experience working in care homes and in adult education setting for adults with learning support needs. She went on to complete a PhD looking at the emotion work of care staff. Prior to joining SCIE in 2019 she was a Senior Research Fellow at the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods. As well as working on a range of methodological projects, and training impact assessments she worked and led on a number of care home research projects; specifically on apprenticeships in care settings and co-authoring an NIHR-funded research methods guide on undertaking research in care homes. At SCIE, she has managed a wide range of research and evidence projects, including for DHSC, Social Care Wales and the Northern Ireland Government. She has also produced guidance and learning materials on subjects including opening adult day care, dementia, care homes, home care and young carers’ breaks.
- Adult social care research, impact and policy
- Housing and community
- Research methods, including evaluation and co-production
Recent projects and publications:
- Sharon Stevens, Rebekah Luff and Sheila Fish (2022) Sexual incidents in adults social care settings; evidence review briefing
- Ewan King, Rebekah Luff, Sanah Sheikh and Fiona Templeton (2021) A place we can call home: A vision and a roadmap for providing more options for housing with care and support for older people.
- The Commission on the Role of Housing in the Future of Care and Support (2021) website including survey, cost benefit analysis, examples of promising practice and sector mapping.
- Fiona Templeton, Deanne Mitchell and Rebekah Luff (2021) Review of evidence relating to unpaid carers’ needs assessments in Wales