Needs Researchers


  Ryan Watkins

rwatkins@gwu.edu www.RyanRWatkins.com
Professor, George Washington University

Research areas: needs assessment, evaluation, instructional design

Select publications:

"A Guide to Assessing Needs"
Watkins, R., West Meiers, M. and Visser, Y. (2012). A Guide to Assessing Needs: Tools for collecting information, making decisions, and achieving development results. Washington, DC: World Bank. Available in print, or free online.

"Needs: Defining what you are assessing"
Watkins, R., & Kavale, J. (2014). Needs: Defining what you are assessing. In J. W. Altschuld & R. Watkins (Eds.), Needs assessment: Trends and a view toward the future. New Directions for Evaluation, 144, 19–31.
 
Des Gasper

Professor Academic Staff Unit, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

Research areas: Human development theories, development ethics and public policy

Select publications:

"Human Needs and Well-Being"

Des Gasper (2009). Human Needs and Well-Being. In Handbook of Economics and Ethics, J. Peil & I. van Staveren (eds.) Ch. 46, pp. 348-357, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
 
Gillian Brock

Professor of Philosophy, University of Auckland (New Zealand)

Fulbright Award in 2005. Joint winner of the 2014 Amartya Sen Prize.

Research areas: Ethics, political and social philosophy, and several applied ethics fields. Global justice and intersection of philosophy and public policy.

Select publications:

“Needs and Distributive Justice.”

Brock, Gillian (2013). “Needs and Distributive Justice.” In J. Gaus and F. D’Agostino, Eds, Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy. Routledge.

"Necessary Goods: Our Responsibilities to Meet Others' Needs.“

Brock, Gillian (ed.) (1998), Necessary Goods: Our Responsibilities to Meet Others' Needs, Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield. Connolly, William E. (1983)
 
Kennon M. Sheldon

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Missouri (US)

Research areas: Effect of personal goals to growth, development, and well-being. Human thriving, social dilemas and creativity.

Select publications:

"Psychological needs and subjective well-being in social groups.“

Sheldon, K.M. & Bettencourt, B. A. (2002). Psychological needs and subjective well-being in social groups. British Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 25-38.

"What's satisfying about satisfying events? Comparing ten candidate psychological needs.“

Sheldon, K.M., Elliot, A.J., Kim, Y., & Kasser, T. (2001). What's satisfying about satisfying events? Comparing ten candidate psychological needs. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80, 325-339.
 
Heidi Keller

Professor, University of Osnabrück (Germany)

Research areas: Culture, learning and development, cross-cultural psychology.

Select publications:

Different faces of attachment

Otto, H., & Keller, H. (Hrsg.) (2014), Different faces of attachment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Development – The culture–specific solution of universal developmental tasks.

Keller, H., & Kärtner, J. (2013). Development – The culture–specific solution of universal developmental tasks. In M. L. Gelfand, C.-Y., Chiu, & Hong, Y. Y. (Eds.), Advances in culture and psychology, Vol. 3 (pp. 63–116). Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press.

 
Roger McCain

Professor at Drexel University (US)

Research areas:Game theory, strategy and value research, public policy, cognitive economics

Select publications:

"Why Need is “An Idea We Cannot Do Without” in Economics

McCain, Roger, Why Need is “An Idea We Cannot Do Without” in Economics. FORUM FOR SOCIAL ECONOMICS 43(2) · DECEMBER 2013

 
Richard Ryan

Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Education, University of Rochester (US)

Research areas: Cross-cultural importance of human needs for autonomy and relatedness, the sources of within-person variability in vitality, and the characteristics and consequences of eudaimonia. Motivation research.

Select publications:

"What humans need: Flourishing in Aristotelian philosophy and Self-Determination Theory."

Ryan,R.M., Curren, R.R., & Deci, E.L. (2013). What humans need: Flourishing in Aristotelian philosophy and Self-Determination Theory. In A.A. Waterman (Ed.), The best within us: Positive psychology perspectives on eudaimonic functioning (pp. 57-75). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

"On psychological growth and vilnerability: Basic psychological need satisfaction and need frustration as a unifying principle.“

Vansteenkiste, M., & Ryan, R.M. (2013). On psychological growth and vilnerability: Basic psychological need satisfaction and need frustration as a unifying principle. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. doi:10.1037/a0032359

 
Hartley Dean

Professor at Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) 

Research areas:Welfare; poverty, human need and social justice; the survival strategies of marginalised social groups; welfare rights and citizenship

Select publications:

"Needs and rights: reconceptualising social citizenship as a global phenomenon."


Dean, Hartley (2013) The translation of needs into rights: reconceptualising social citizenship as a global phenomenon International Journal of Social Welfare, 22 (S1). 32-49. ISSN 1369-6866

"Reflections on human needs and social rights: towards global social responsibility?"


Dean, Hartley (2011) Reflections on human needs and social rights: towards global social responsibility?. In: Institute for World Society Studies, 14 June 2011, University of Bielefeld, Germany

 
Vera Grebenec

Assistant Professor at Faculty of Social Work, Uiversity of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Research areas: Social work, needss assessment in communities, harm reduction, ethics of inclusion

Select publications:

"Understanding the Needs of Older People: Shifting Toward More Community Based Responses."

Grebenc V.: Understanding the Needs of Older People: Shifting Toward More Community Based Responses. Rev. soc. polit., god. 21, br. 2, str. 133-160, Zagreb 2014 doi: 10.3935/rsp.v21i2.1187

 
Stephanie Moore

Assistant Professor, Online Learning Coordinator, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia (US)

Research areas:Education, ethics, teaching of social responsibility, change management, needs assessment.

Select publications:

"Ethics of Educational Technology."

Ethics of Educational Technology. In J. M. Spector, et al. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology (pp. 113-127). 2013

"Ethics by Design: Strategic Thinking and Planning for Exemplary Performance, Responsible Results, and Societal Accountability "

Morre, S. (2013) Ethics by Design: Strategic Thinking and Planning for Exemplary Performance, Responsible Results, and Societal Accountability. HRD Press. 

 
Michael Dover

Associate College Lecturer, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Cleveland State University (US) and Editor, Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping (www.rnoph.org)

Research areas:

Human needs, social policy, unanticipated consequences, moral hazards, incremental and fundamental social change, mixed economy, pragmatism.

Select publications:

Human Needs: Overview

Dover, M. A. (2015a, in press). Human needs: Overview. In C. Franklin (Ed.), The encyclopedia of social work (Electronic ed.). New York: Oxford University Press and National Association of Social Workers.

Dover, M. A., & Joseph, B. H. R. (2008). Human needs: Overview. In T. Mizrahi & L. Davis (Eds.), The encyclopedia of social work (20th ed., pp. 398-406). New York: Oxford University Press and National Association of Social Workers

Human Needs: An Annotated Bibliography

Michael A. Dover (2015, forthcoming): Michael A. Dover, "Human Needs: An Annotated Bibliography", Oxford Bibliography Online: Social Work.  Edward Mullen, Editor.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Michael A. Dover (2010, April): Michael A. Dover, "Human Needs: An Annotated Bibliography", Oxford Bibliography Online: Social Work.  Edward Mullen, Editor.  New York: Oxford University Press.

 
Jolanta Kavale

Associated Researcher at Bielefeld Center for Education and Capability Research, Bielefeld University (Germany)

Research areas: Needs Assessment for Human and Organizational Development, Career as Human Accomplishment
 

Selected publications:

"Needs: Defining what you are assessing"

Watkins, R., & Kavale, J. (2014). Needs: Defining what you are assessing. In J. W. Altschuld & R. Watkins (Eds.), Needs assessment: Trends and a view toward the future. New Directions for Evaluation, 144, 19–31.

"Needs and Needs Assessment in Career Guidance and Counsellng"

Kavale, J. (2012). Needs and Needs Assessment in Career Guidance and Counselling: Lack of Scientific Exploration and Justification? Indian Journal of Career and Livelihood Planning. 1(1). pp. 28-35.


 
Andrew Stevens

Professor of Public Health at the University of Birmingham (UK)

Research areas: Public health, epidemiology, and biostatistics

Select publications:

4 volumes of Health Care Needs Assessment Series
 
(published 1994, 2001, 2004 and 2007)
, and the Advanced Handbook of Methods in Evidence Based Healthcare.

"Needs assessment, needs assessment".

Stevens, A. and Gabbay, J. (1991) Needs assessment, needs assessment, Health Trends, 23, 20-23


 

Stephen McLeod

Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Liverpool

Research areas: Philosophy of need, history of philosophy (analytic philosophy, Locke), epistemology (modality, need), metaphysics (essentialism, modality), philosophy of language.

Select publications: 

‘Knowledge of Need’, International Journal of Philosophical Studies 19 (2011): 211–230.

‘Absolute Biological Needs’, Bioethics 28 (2014): 293–301. 

 
Alex Korolev

Research Fellow, National University of Singapore 

Research Areas: International Relations Theory and Comparative Politics, Russia’s Foreign Policy and China-Russia relations, Political Transition in former socialist countries, Politics of Social Reforms, and Theory and Practice of democracy

Select publications:

Korolev, A. (Winter 2015). Needs/wants Dichotomy and Regime Responsiveness,”. Critical Review: A Journal of Politics & Society, 27(1), 23-48.



 
Ian Gough

Visiting Professor, CASE (Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion), London School of Economics

Emeritus Professor, University of Bath


Select publications:


A Theory of Human Need, with L.Doyal (1991) Macmillan Press Ltd.

Climate change and sustainable welfare: the centrality of human needs. Cambridge Journal of Economics 2015.

Economic institutions and the satisfaction of human needs (1994), Journal of Economic Issues, 28 (1): 25-66.





 

Sarah Clark Miller

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Penn State University

Select publications:

The Ethics of Need: Agency, Dignity, and Obligation. (2012) Routledge.
 

 Kelly Pratt

Owner of Persist, a company in Bendigo, Australia

Master of Peace and Conflict Studies
University of Sydn

 
 
Anders Herlitz


Post Doc in the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Select publications:

Measuring needs for priority setting in healthcare planning and policy (2016), Journal of Social Science and Medicine