Katharine Schulmann


Previous position
Intern at the Pan American Health Organization in the Noncommunicable Diseases and Disabilities Unit
Research Analyst at Abt Associates in the Social and Economic Policy Division

M.Sc. Global Health and Anthropology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
B.A. English Literature, Davidson College, North Carolina, USA

English (mother tongue), Hungarian, German, Spanish

Contact details
European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Berggasse 17, A-1090 Wien
Tel: +43-1-319 45 05-76
Fax: +43-1-319 45 05-19 Email:

Research interests
  • Care regimes and social protection systems
  • Ageing and long-term care
  • Care and support for people with dementia and their families
  • Rights of older people
  • Health and social care workforce migration

Towards a rights-based approach to long-term care in Europe: Building an index of rights-based policies for older people, financed by Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Sweden, 2016-2018.

Age-friendly Region: New models to improve quality of life across the Austrian-Hungarian borders, financed by the EU – European Regional Development Fund, 2017-2019.

Mobilising the potential of active ageing in Europe (MoPAct), financed by the European Commission, Seventh Framework Programme and the TOP.EU Programme of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, 2013-2017.

Community Care for People with Dementia: A Handbook for Policymakers, financed by the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Sweden, 2015-2016.

‘Good care’ from the perspective of care workers, financed by the Vienna Chamber of Labour, 2014-2015.

Impacts of the Crisis on Access to Health Care Services in Portugal, financed by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 2013-2014.

Social Situation Observatory – Research Note on Access to Long-Term Care Services, financed by the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, 2013-2016.

Selected Publications
  • Schulmann, K., Ilinca, S., & Leichsenring, K. (2017) Community care for people with dementia: A handbook for policymakers. European Centre, Vienna.
  • Schulmann, K., Leichsenring, K., Casanova, G., Lamura, G., Ghenţa, M., Matei, A., Mladen, L., Naegele, G., Schulze, S., Széman, Z., Tróbert, M. & Paat-Ahi, G. (2016) Potentials for active ageing by social innovation in long-term care and social support. MOPACT Policy Brief, Work Package 8.
  • Schulmann, K., Gasior, K., Fuchs, M. & Leichsenring, K. (2016) The view from within: “good” care from the perspective of care professionals – lessons from an explorative study. Policy Brief 02/2016. Vienna, European Centre.
  • Schmidt, A.E., Ilinca, S., Schulmann, K., Rodrigues, R., Principi, A., Barbabella, F., Sowa, A. et al. (2016) Fit for caring: factors associated with informal care provision by older caregivers with and without multimorbidity, European Journal of Ageing, 13, 103-113.
  • Principi, A., Galenkamp, H., Papa, R., Socci, M., Suanet, B., Schmidt, A. E., Schulmann, K. et al. (2016) Do predictors of volunteering in older age differ by health status? European Journal of Ageing, 13, 91-102.
  • Leichsenring, K. & Schulmann, K. (eds.) (2016) Potentials for Social Innovation in Social Support and Long-Term Care: A Policy Paper Series. MOPACT Report #8.4. Vienna et al.: European Centre et al.
  • Schulmann, K. (2016) Re-orienting Europe’s long-term care systems towards a community-based care model: The potential for social innovation. In, K. Leichsenring & K. Schulmann (eds.), Potentials for Social Innovation in Social Support and Long-Term Care: A Policy Paper Series. MOPACT Report #8.4. Vienna et al.: European Centre et al.
  • Ilinca, S., Schulmann, K. & Rodrigues, R. (2015) State of the Art Review on ICT-enabled Social Innovation in Prevention, Health Promotion and Rehabilitation. Report commissioned by JRC-IPTS. Vienna & Sevilla: European Centre & European Commission JRC-IPTS.
  • Leichsenring, K., Schulmann, K., Gasior, K. & Fuchs, M. (2015) Gute Pflege aus Sicht der Beschaftigten – Bedingungen, Ziele und Perspektiven der Qualitätsverbesserung in der Langzeitpflege (Good care from the perspective of care professionals – Conditions, objectives and perspectives for quality improvement in long-term care). Study commissioned by the Vienna Chamber of Labour. Schulmann, K., Leichsenring, K. et al. (2015) A Qualitative Inventory of the Key Drivers of Social Innovation in the Delivery of Social Support and Long-Term Care. MOPACT Report #8.3. Vienna et al.: European Centre et al.
  • Rodrigues, R. & Schulmann, K. (2014) Impacts of the crisis on access to healthcare services: Country report on Portugal. Report commissioned by Eurofound. Dublin: Eurofound.
  • Rodrigues, R., Schulmann, K., Schmidt, A., Kalavrezou, N., Matsaganis, M. (2013) The indirect costs of LTC, Research Note 8/2013. Report commissioned by the European Commission Social Situation Monitor. Brussels: EC.

Selected Presentations
  • Schulmann, K., Leichsenring K., Gasior, K. and Fuchs, M. (2016) Presentation at the International Long-term Care Policy Network Conference: ‘How do care professionals define “good” quality long-term care? Lessons from an Austrian explorative study’, September, London.
  • Schulmann, K. & Leichsenring, K. (2016) Presentation at the 2016 Social Policy Association Conference: ‘Social innovation and long-term care in Europe: investigating its potential and highlighting limitations’, July, Belfast.
  • Schulmann, K., Ilinca, S. & Rodrigues, R. (2016) Presentation at the East Network 2016 Workshop: ‘State of the art in ICT-enabled social innovations in prevention, health promotion and rehabilitation’, June, Budapest.
  • Schulmann, K., Rodrigues, & Zólyomi, E. (2015) Presentation at the European Network for Social Policy Analysis (ESPAnet) Conference: ‘Access to healthcare in Portugal in the aftermath of the financial crisis’, September, Odense.

CV Katharine Schulmann
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