Professor Saul Becker, Provost of the University of Sussex, has been researching and working with young carers for almost three decades. His 50 research studies, 500 publications and presentations, have had a direct impact on public awareness, laws, policies, services and practices in many countries. His work has exposed the impact that caring can have on children’s lives, psycho-social development, education, and their transitions to adulthood and employment. He is regarded internationally as the world leader in young carers research and as a passionate communicator and advocate for young carers. Professor Becker’s work focuses on ‘making an impact, for a better world’ – using research evidence through public engagement to deliver better policies and services to support young carers and their families. His focus is on the global as well as the local.