NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care

Who's who

Stephen Goulder, Director, NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care

Stephen is responsible for ensuring that SCIE operates efficiently and effectively, and manages the Finance, Facilities, IT, Digital Development and HR teams. He is also the Company Secretary and provides support to the Chair of the Board of Trustees. Since January 2017, Stephen has been Director of the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care (NCCSC), based at SCIE. Before joining SCIE, Stephen was Director of Corporate Services at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. Stephen has also been Deputy Chief Executive of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for three years and spent ten years in senior Hospital Management posts in the NHS. Stephen was educated at Imperial College London and the Cass Business School at City University.

Carolyn Denne, Head of  Delivery and Implementation Support

Carolyn leads on the delivery and continuous improvement of the dissemination, adoption and project management functions within the NCCSC. She is responsible for strategic level planning and liaison with NICE, SCIE and partners, helping to ensure that key stakeholders who commission, provide and use adults' and children's services know about and contribute to NICE guidance and quality standards for social care and can make best use of them to improve quality. Carolyn was previously Head of Service Quality for Adults at SCIE.

Beth Anderson, Head of Research & Information

Beth leads the planning and delivery of NCCSC's guidance development work. She has strategic responsibility for implementing and quality assuring the Collaborating Centre’s methods, liaising with NICE, SCIE and partners to ensure that guidance is based on the best available evidence, using rigorous, transparent processes. Beth also manages SCIE's research function, leading a team of analysts and information specialists. She was previously the Interim Joint Head of Children's Services at SCIE.

NCCSC Partners

The NCCSC is hosted by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and partners.

SCIE logo NICE awarded the contract to host the NCCSC to the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). The NCCSC is based at SCIE’s offices and SCIE employees deliver a range of roles for the NCCSC. SCIE leads on all areas of the Centre’s work, in collaboration with its partners.
EPPI Centre logo

Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre) which is part of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London. The EPPI-Centre provides expertise in systematic review and information science and will deliver evidence reviews in support of guidance development.

PSSRU logo Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Kent. PSSRU leads and advises on economic issues and undertakes economic evaluation and modeling.
Research in Practice (RIP). RIP brings current sector knowledge and expertise in the implementation of research findings and supports NCCSC work on dissemination and adoption.
RIPFA logo Research in Practice for Adults (RIPfA). RIPfA brings current sector knowledge and expertise in the implementation of research findings and supports NCCSC work on dissemination and adoption.