Kai Leichsenring

Executive Director

Kai Leichsenring


DPhil (Dr. phil.) in Political Sciences and Communication Research, University of Vienna (Austria)


German (mother tongue), English, French, Italian


Phone: +43 1 319 45 05-12
E-mail: leichsenring@euro.centre.org


Comparative social policy, integrated care, ageing & society, new public management and social services, quality improvement in health and social care, long-term care systems: their identity, policies, structures, pathways, management and resources, people - and their links with the health system


  • Leichsenring, K. (2017). The Austrian Welfare State System: With Special Reference to the Long-term Care System. In: Aspalter, C. (Ed.), The Routledge International Handbook to Welfare State Systems (pp. 258-273). Milton Park (UK): Routledge.

  • Schulmann, K., Ilinca, S. & Leichsenring, K. (2017). Community care for people with dementia: A handbook for policymakers, EURO.CENTRE.REPORT 10. Vienna: European Centre.

  • Leichsenring, K., Schulmann, K., Gasior, K. & Fuchs, M. (2016). The view from within: “Good” care from the perspective of care professionals – lessons from an explorative study. Policy Brief 2/2016. Vienna: European Centre.

  • Winkelmann, J., Schmidt, A.E. & Leichsenring, K. (2015). Regulating migrants as a low-cost solution: The formalisation of a dual care labour market in Austria. In: Morel, N. & Carbonnier, C. (Eds.), At your service? The political economy of household services in Europe (pp. 172-195). Basingstoke (UK): Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Schmidt, A.E., Winkelmann, J., Rodrigues, R. & Leichsenring, K. (2015). Lessons for regulating informal markets and implications for quality assurance – the case of migrant carers in Austria. Ageing & Society, March 2015; available on CJO 2015 doi:10.1017/S0144686X1500001X: 1-23.

  • Leichsenring, K., Billings, J. & Nies, H. (Eds.) (2013). Long-term care in Europe – Improving policy and practice. Basingstoke (UK): Palgrave Macmillan.