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Associate Professor Chris Dayson BA (Hons), MA

Associate Professor


Summary

Chris is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Economic and Social Research and 'Healthy and Active 100' research theme lead in the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre.

About

Chris's research focuses on local voluntary and community action and contribution it makes to health and wellbeing. He is a leading international expert on the topic of social prescribing and part of the National Academy for Social Prescribing's 'Aacademic Collaborative'. Chris leads a portfolio of research and evaluation projects for local and national public sector bodies, voluntary sector organisations and charitable funders. Chris has worked at SHU since 2008 having previously worked as a researcher and policy analyst in the voluntary sector and central government. He has particular expertise in policy evaluation and analysis, including understanding the value, outcomes and impact of voluntary action in complex public service contexts. In addition to his work in CRESR and AWRC Chris an active member of the SHU Voluntary Action Research Group (VARG), Policy and Practice Editor for the Policy Press journal Voluntary Sector Review and is a trustee of the Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) where his roles include leading on the annual Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Conference.

Research interests / PhD Supervision

  • the role of the voluntary and community sector in the governance and implementation of public services
  • social prescribing and asset based approaches to health and social care
  • social investment, including Social Impact Bonds (SIBs)
  • social and public innovation
  • social and public value

If you are interested in undertaking a PhD in these areas or other aspects of the voluntary and community sector or public services, please get in touch with Chris and he will be happy to discuss any ideas you have.

Teaching

Social Sciences and Arts

Research

My current portfolio of projects includes the Evaluation of the Green Social Prescribing Programme (for Defra), the Evaluation of Leeds Neighbourhood Networks (for the Centre for Ageing Better), and several studies exploring how voluntary and community organisations have responded to and been affected by the COVID 19 pandemic.

Featured Projects

Link 1: Covid and community - charities and voluntary groups have 'shown up' and 'stuck around'
Link 2: Small charities ‘showed up and stuck around’ to support people through the pandemic
Link 3: Leeds Neighbourhood Network

Publications

Dayson, C., Painter, J., & Bennett, E. (2020). Social prescribing for patients of secondary mental health services: emotional, psychological and social wellbeing outcomes. Journal of Public Mental Health: the art, science and politics of creating a mentally healthy society. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JPMH-10-2019-0088/full/html

Damm, C., & Dayson, C. (2019). ‘You were the future once’ – third sector prospects in the 2019 election manifestos. People, Place and Policy Online, 13 (2), 82-85. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.2019.8996759724

Dayson, C., Fraser, A., & Lowe, T. (2019). A comparative analysis of Social Impact Bond and conventional financing approaches to health service commissioning in England: the case of social prescribing. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. http://doi.org/10.1080/13876988.2019.1643614

Bennett, E., Coule, T., Damm, C., Dayson, C., Dean, J., & Macmillan, R. (2019). Civil society strategy: A policy review. Voluntary sector review, 10 (2), 213-223. http://doi.org/10.1332/204080519X15617330887624

Dayson, C. (2017). Social prescribing ‘plus’: a model of asset-based collaborative innovation? People, Place and Policy, 11 (2), 90-104. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.2017.4839587343

Dayson, C. (2017). Evaluating social innovations and their contribution to social value: the benefits of a 'blended value' approach. Policy and Politics, 45 (3), 395-411. http://doi.org/10.1332/030557316X14564838832035

Dayson, C., Macmillan, R., Paine, A.E., & Sanderson, E. (2017). Third sector capacity building : the institutional embeddedness of supply. Voluntary Sector Review, 8 (2), 149-168. http://doi.org/10.1332/204080517X14896680067107

Crisp, R., Eadson, W., Cole, I., Dayson, C., Escott, K., Fothergill, S., ... Robinson, D. (2015). Election commentaries. People, Place and Policy, 9 (1), 65-89. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.0009.0001.0005

Bashir, N., Dayson, C., Eadson, W., & Wells, P. (2013). A warm glow in all parts? : building local cause-affinity as a strategy for promoting charitable giving. People, place and policy online, 7 (3), 139-152. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.0007.0003.0003

Wells, P., & Dayson, C. (2013). Voluntary and community sector policy under the Coalition Government. People, place and policy online, 7 (2), 91-99. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.0007.0002.0006

Dayson, C. (2013). Understanding the place based social value created by new-start social enterprises : evidence from 10 rural UK communities. People, place and policy online, 7 (1), 30-45. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.0007.0001.0003

Dayson, C. (2013). Understanding financial vulnerability in UK third sector organisations : methodological considerations and applications for policy, practice and research. Voluntary Sector Review, 4 (1), 19-38. http://doi.org/10.1332/204080513X663796

Dayson, C. (2011). The personalisation agenda : implications for organisational development and capacity building in the voluntary sector. Voluntary Sector Review, 2 (1), 97-105. http://doi.org/10.1332/204080511X560648

Crowe, M., Dayson, C., & Wells, P. (2010). Prospects for the Third Sector. People, place and policy online, 4 (1), 29-32. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.0004.0001.0007

Parr, S., Hawkins, A., & Dayson, C. (n.d.). The Ethical Dilemmas of Food Banking: an Analysis of the More Than Food Programme. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice.

Reports

Dayson, C., & Woodward, A. (2021). Capacity through crisis: The role and contribution of the VCSE Sector in Sheffield during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/capacity-through-crisis-VCSE-sheffield-covid.pdf

Dayson, C., Baker, L., Rees, J., Bennett, E., Patmore, B., Turner, K., ... Terry, V. (2021). The ‘Value of Small’ in a Big Crisis: The distinctive contribution, value and experiences of smaller charities in England and Wales during the COVID 19 pandemic. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/value-small-big-crisis.pdf

Dayson, C., Baker, L., Rees, J., Bennett, E., Patmore, B., Turner, K., ... Terry, V. (2021). The ‘Value of Small’ in a Big Crisis: The distinctive contribution, value and experiences of smaller charities in England and Wales during the COVID 19 pandemic - Summary report. Lloyds Bank Foundation: England and Wales. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/value-small-big-crisis-summary.pdf

Dayson, C., Bimpson, E., Ellis-Paine, A., Gilbertson, J., & Kara, H. (2020). The role of the Leeds Neighbourhood Networks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Centre for Ageing Better. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/leeds-neighbourhood-networks-COVID19-pandemic.pdf

Dayson, C., Bimpson, E., Ellis-Paine, A., Gilbertson, J., & Kara, H. (2020). Ever more needed? The role of the Leeds Neighbourhood Networks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Centre for Ageing Better. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/ever-more-needed-leeds-neighbourhood-networks-COVID19-pandemic.pdf

Bennett, E., Dayson, C., & Pearson, S. (2020). Early action neighbourhood fund evaluation report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/EANF-yr5-final-eval-report.pdf

Pearson, S., Dayson, C., & Bennett, E. (2020). Early action neighbourhood fund evaluation learning summary: the EANF journey. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/EANF-yr5-journey-report-2020.pdf

Dayson, C., Pearson, S., & Bennett, E. (2020). Evaluation of the Early Action Neighbourhood Fund: Learning Summary - Evaluating Complex Systems Change Projects. h126:%20Early%20Action%20Neighbourhood%20Fund%20Evaluation%20and%20Learning%20Contract

Dayson, C., Pearson, S., & Bennett, E. (2020). Evaluation of the Early Action Neighbourhood Fund: Learning Summary - Evaluating Complex Systems Change Projects. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/EANF-yr5-learning-summary-report-2020.pdf

Dayson, C., & Batty, E. (2020). Social Prescribing and the Value of Small Providers - Evidence from the Evaluation of the Rotherham Social Prescribing Service: Summary. Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/RSPS-evaluation-small-providers-summary-report-2020.pdf

Dayson, C., & Batty, E. (2020). Social prescribing and the value of small providers - evidence from the evaluation of the Rotherham social prescribing service. Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/RSPS-evaluation-small-providers-final-report-2020.pdf

Dayson, C., Harris, C., & Woodward, A. (2020). Evaluation of Age Better in Sheffield: Qualitative insights into interventions to address social isolation and loneliness. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/qualitative-insights-ABiS-social-isolation-loneliness.pdf

Dayson, C., & Damm, C. (2020). Evaluation of the Rotherham Social Prescribing Service for Long Term Conditions. Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-rotherham-social-prescribing-long-term-conditions-17-18.pdf

Dayson, C. (2020). Real Time Evaluation of Leeds Neighbourhood Networks. Centre for Ageing Better. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/real-time-eval-leeds-neighbourhood-networks.pdf

Dayson, C. (2020). Evaluation of Age Better in Sheffield: Co-production Learning Report 2 - Delivery Partner Perspectives on Co-production. Yorkshire Adoption Agency. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-age-better-sheffield-learning-report2.pdf

Dayson, C., & Damm, C. (2020). Evaluation of the Community Investment Enterprise Facility: First Annual Report. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-community-investment-enterprise-facility-2019.pdf

Pearson, S., Dayson, C., & Bennett, E. (2020). Evaluation of the Early Action Neighbourhood Fund: Learning Summary - Funders Briefing. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/EANF-yr5-learning-summary-briefing-2020.pdf

Gilbertson, J., Dayson, C., & Leather, D. (2020). An Evaluation of the Impact of Weston Park Cancer Support Centre. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2019.3247799239

Dayson, C., & Leather, D. (2020). Evaluation of HALE Community Connectors Social Prescribing Service 2018-19. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-HALE-comm-connectors-social-prescribing-service-2018-19.pdf

Dayson, C., Pearson, S., & Bennett, E. (2019). Evaluation of the Early Action Neighbourhood Fund: Learning Summary 1 - Data, Evidence and Impact. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/EANF-report-2019-data-evidence-impact.pdf

Bashir, N., Ameyaw, N., Sahota, S., Bajwa, M., & Dayson, C. (2019). Culture, connection and belonging: a study of addiction and recovery in Nottingham’s BAME community. BAC-IN, Lankelly Chase & Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/culture-connection-belonging.pdf

Dayson, C., Bashir, N., & Leather, D. (2019). Age UK Rotherham Hospital Aftercare Service: Evaluation of the pilot extension into UECC and AMU at TRFT. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/age-uk-rotherham-hospital-aftercare-service.pdf

Dayson, C., Pearson, S., & Bennett, E. (2018). Evaluation of the Early Action Neighbourhood Fund: Learning Update 1 - Revisiting the Programme Theory of Change. CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/EANF-theory-of-change-learning-report-2018.pdf

Reeve, K., Mccarthy, L., Pattison, B., Parr, S., Batty, E., Maye-Banbury, A., ... Dayson, C. (2018). The mental health needs of Nottingham's homeless population: an exploratory research study. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/mental-health-nottinghams-homeless-population.pdf

Reeve, K., Mccarthy, L., Pattison, B., Parr, S., Batty, E., Maye-Banbury, A., ... Dayson, C. (2018). The mental health needs of Nottingham's homeless population: an exploratory research study - executive summary. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/mental-health-nottinghams-homeless-population-exec-summary.pdf

Dayson, C., Baker, L., Rees, J., Batty, E., Bennett, E., Damm, C., ... Terry, V. (2018). The value of small: in-depth research into the distinctive contribution, value and experiences of small and medium-sized charities in England and Wales. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/value-of-small-final.pdf

Dayson, C., Baker, L., Rees, J., Batty, E., Bennett, E., Damm, C., ... Terry, V. (2018). The value of small: in-depth research into the distinctive contribution, value and experiences of small and medium-sized charities in England and Wales : Summary. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/value-of-small-summary-final.pdf

Dayson, C., & Leather, D. (2018). Evaluation of HALE Community Connectors Social Prescribing Service 2017 - Summary. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-HALE-community-connectors-social-prescribing-summary.pdf

Dayson, C., & Leather, D. (2018). Evaluation of HALE Community Connectors Social Prescribing Service 2017. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-HALE-community-connectors-social-prescribing.pdf

Bennett, E., Dayson, C., & Pearson, S. (2017). Early Action Neighbourhood Fund: Two Year Programme Report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/EANF-yr-2-programme-report.pdf

Dayson, C., & Bennett, E. (2017). Evaluation of the Rotherham Mental Health Social Prescribing Service 2015/16-2016/17. Sheffield: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-rotherham-health-social-prescribing-2015-2017.pdf

Dayson, C. (2017). Evaluation of the Early Action Neighbourhood Fund: Insight Report 1 -Exploring Small N Approaches to Attributing Impact. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/EANF-insight-report-1-exploring-small-n-approaches.pdf

Batty, E., Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E., Lindsay, C., & Cullen, A.M. (2017). Making it Work: learning and evaluation contract: Final report. Sheffield: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/miw-evaluation-final-report.pdf

Dayson, C., Pearson, S., & Sanderson, E. (2017). Evaluation of Making It Work: an assessment of impact and value for money. Sheffield: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2017.5337382782

Dayson, C., Green, S., & Sanderson, E. (2017). Evaluation of Over2You : Final report. Sheffield: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-over2you-final-report.pdf

Dayson, C., & Damm, C. (2017). The Rotherham Social Prescribing Service for People with Long-term Conditions: Evaluation Update. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/rotherham-social-prescribing-evaluation-update.pdf

Dayson, C., & Moss, B. (2017). The Rotherham Social Prescribing Service for People with Long-term Conditions: A GP Perspective. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/rotherham-social-prescribing-gp-perspective.pdf

Damm, C., Dayson, C., Gilbertson, J., & Pearson, S. (2016). Stockport Targeted Prevention Programme Evaluation: Final Report. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/stockport-targeted-prevention-alliance.pdf

Dayson, C., & Bennett, E. (2016). Evaluation of Doncaster Social Prescribing Service: understanding outcomes and impact. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-doncaster-social-prescribing-service.pdf

Bashir, N., Dayson, C., Mccarthy, L., Chowbey, P., & Ismail, M. (2016). Making the most of primary and community services: what works for BAME people with long-term conditions? Research Summary. Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/primary-community-services-BAME-people-long-term-conditions-summary.pdf

Bashir, N., Dayson, C., Mccarthy, L., Ismail, M., & Chowbey, P. (2016). Making the most of primary and community services : what works for BAME people with long-term conditions? Sheffield Hallam University.

Bennett, E., Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Gilbertson, J., & Tod, A. (2016). Warm safe and well: the evaluation of the Warm at Home Programme. Sheffield: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/warm-safe-well-eval-warm-home-programme.pdf

Bennett, E., Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Gilbertson, J., & Tod, A. (2016). Warm, safe and well: The evaluation of the Warm at Home Programme - Summary report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/warm-safe-well-eval-warm-home-programme-summary_1.pdf

Dayson, C., & Bennett, E. (2016). Key Findings from the Evaluation of the Rotherham Mental Health Social Prescribing Pilot. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-rotherham-mental-health-social-prescribing-key-findings.pdf

Dayson, C., & Bennett, E. (2016). Evaluation of the Rotherham Mental Health Social Prescribing Pilot. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-rotherham-mental-health-social-prescribing.pdf

Dayson, C., & Bennett, E. (2016). Evaluation of the Rotherham Carers Resilience Service: final report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-rotherham-carers-resilience-service-final-report.pdf

Bennett, E., Dayson, C., Eadson, W., & Foden, M. (2016). Evaluation of Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War Centenary Activity: Year 2 report. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/sites/default/files/media/research/final_fww_year_2_report_.pdf

Bennett, E., Damm, C., Dayson, C., Pearson, S., & Wells, P. (2016). EANF Learning Report 1: Evidence and Data. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/EANF-learning-report-1-evidence-data.pdf

Bennett, E., Damm, C., Dayson, C., Pearson, S., & Wells, P. (2016). EANF learning report 2: building alliances. Sheffield: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/EANF-learning-report-2-building-alliances.pdf

Bennett, E., Damm, C., Dayson, C., Pearson, S., & Wells, P. (2016). Early Action Neighbourhood Fund: learning and evaluation - year one programme report. Sheffield: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/EANF-yr-1-programme-report-final.pdf

Dayson, C., & Sanderson, E. (2016). Rotherham state of the voluntary and community sector 2015. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/rotherham-state-voluntary-community-sector-2015.pdf

Dayson, C., Bashir, N., Bennett, E., & Sanderson, E. (2016). The Rotherham Social Prescribing Service for People with Long-Term Health Conditions: Annual Report. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/rotherham-social-prescribing-annual-eval-report-2016_7.pdf

Dayson, C., Bashir, N., Bennett, E., & Sanderson, E. (2016). The Rotherham Social Prescribing Service for People with Long-Term Health Conditions: Summary Report. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/rotherham-social-prescribing-summary-report-2016_7_0.pdf

Dayson, C., Hickman, P., Ambrose, A., Batty, E., Bennett, E., & Muir, J. (2015). Understanding the economic contribution of the social economy at a neighbourhood level: Final Report. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/ofmdfm-social-economy-report.pdf

Hickman, P., Dayson, C., Ambrose, A., Batty, E., Bennett, E., Flint, J., ... Muir, J. (2015). Summary of key findings. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/ofmdfm-over-arching-final-report.pdf

Bamonte, J., Bashir, N., Chowbey, P., Dayson, C., Gore, T., Ismail, M., & Mccarthy, L. (2015). Increasing the uptake of primary and community long-term conditions services in Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Nottingham - an exploratory research study. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/ourexpertise/exploratory-research-study-increasing-uptake-primary-and-community-long-term-conditions-services-bla

Pearson, S., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Sanderson, E., Lindsay, C., & Cullen, A.M. (2015). Making it Work: learning and evaluation contract - year two programme report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/miw-evaluation-yr2-programme-report.pdf

Bashir, N., Bennett, E., Dayson, C., Eadson, W., & Sanderson, E. (2015). Evaluation of Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War centenary activity: Year 1 report - executive summary. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/fww-evaluation-year1-exec.pdf

Bashir, N., Bennett, E., Dayson, C., Eadson, W., & Sanderson, E. (2015). Evaluation of Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War Centenary Activity: Year 1 report. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/fww-evaluation-year1-report.pdf

Hickman, P., Dayson, C., Batty, E., & Muir, J. (2015). Understanding higher levels of volunteering: the case of Short Strand and Sion Mills. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/ofmdfm-second-thematic-report.pdf

Hickman, P., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Flint, J., Foden, M., Muir, J., ... Green, S. (2015). 'Getting By', Coping and Resilience in Difficult Times: Final Report. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/ofmdfm-getting-by-final-report.pdf

Hickman, P., Reeve, K., Kemp, P., Wilson, I., Green, S., & Dayson, C. (2014). Direct Payment Demonstration Projects: 18 month stage reports. Department for Work and Pensions. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/summary-dpdp-18-month-reports.pdf

Reeve, K., Wilson, I., Hickman, P., & Dayson, C. (2014). Direct payment demonstration projects: Key findings of the 18th months' rent account analysis exercise. London: Department for Work and Pensions. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/dpdp-18-month-rent-account-analysis.pdf

Macmillan, R., Ellis-Paine, A., Kara, H., Dayson, C., Sanderson, E., & Wells, P. (2014). Building Capabilities in the Voluntary Sector: What the evidence tells us. Third Sector Research Centre. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/building-capabilities-voluntary-sector.pdf

Dayson, C., & Bashir, N. (2014). The social and economic impact of the Rotherham Social Prescribing Pilot: summary evaluation report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/social-economic-impact-rotherham-summary.pdf

Dayson, C., & Bashir, N. (2014). The social and economic impact of the Rotherham Social Prescribing Pilot: Main evaluation report. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/social-economic-impact-rotherham.pdf

Dayson, C., & Sanderson, E. (2014). Building capabilities in the voluntary sector: A review of the market. Birmingham: University of Birmingham. https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tsrc/documents/tsrc/working-papers/working-paper-127.pdf

Reeve, K., Wilson, I., Hickman, P., & Dayson, C. (2014). Direct Payment Demonstration Projects: Key findings of the 12-months’ Rent Account Analysis exercise. Department for Work and Pensions. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/dpdp-key-findings-of-the-12-months-rent-account-analysis-exercise.pdf

Hickman, P., Reeve, K., Wilson, I., Green, S., Dayson, C., & Kemp, P. (2014). Direct Payment Demonstration Projects: 12 month stage reports. Department for Work and Pensions. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/dwp-research-summary-dpdp-12-month-stage-reports.pdf

Hickman, P., Batty, E., Dayson, C., & Muir, J. (2014). 'Getting-by', coping and resilience in difficult times: initial findings - summary. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/getting-by-difficult-times-summary.pdf

Hickman, P., Batty, E., Dayson, C., & Muir, J. (2014). 'Getting-by', coping and resilience in difficult times: initial findings. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/getting-by-difficult-times.pdf

Pearson, S., Bashir, N., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Sanderson, E., Wilson, I., ... Wolstenholme, C. (2013). myplace Impact Evaluation Report. Big Lottery Fund.

Dayson, C., Bashir, N., & Pearson, S. (2013). From dependence to independence: emerging lessons from the Rotherham social prescribing pilot - summary report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/rotherham-social-prescribing-summary.pdf

Dayson, C., Bashir, N., & Pearson, S. (2013). From dependence to independence: emerging lessons from the Rotherham social prescribing pilot. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/rotherham-social-prescribing-final.pdf

Bashir, N., Crisp, R., Dayson, C., & Gilbertson, J. (2013). Final evaluation of the Volunteering for Stronger Communities programme. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/volunteering-stronger-communities.pdf

Bashir, N., Crisp, R., Dayson, C., & Gilbertson, J. (2013). Making a difference: good practice and learning from the Volunteering for Stronger Communities programme. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/volunteering-stronger-communities-good-practice.pdf

Bashir, N., Dayson, C., Eadson, W., & Wells, P. (2013). Local business giving: between the raffle prize and a new source of funding. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/local-business-giving.pdf

Hickman, P., Flint, J.F., Muir, J., & Dayson, C. (2013). Recession, resilience and rebalancing social economies in Northern Ireland's neighbourhoods: findings from a baseline survey of residents. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/ofmdfm-findings-baseline-survey.pdf

Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Sanderson, E., & Wilson, I. (2013). Bolton state of the voluntary sector 2013. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-voluntary-sector-2013-bolton.pdf

Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Sanderson, E., & Wilson, I. (2013). Borough of Oldham state of the voluntary sector 2013. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-voluntary-sector-2013-oldham.pdf

Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Sanderson, E., & Wilson, I. (2013). City of Manchester state of the voluntary sector 2013. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-voluntary-sector-2013-city-manchester.pdf

Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Sanderson, E., & Wilson, I. (2013). Greater Manchester state of the voluntary sector 2013. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-voluntary-sector-2013-greater-manchester.pdf

Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Sanderson, E., & Wilson, I. (2013). Salford state of the voluntary sector 2013. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-voluntary-sector-2013-salford.pdf

Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Sanderson, E., & Wilson, I. (2013). Tameside state of the voluntary sector 2013. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-voluntary-sector-2013-tameside.pdf

Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Sanderson, E., & Wilson, I. (2013). Trafford state of the voluntary sector 2013. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-voluntary-sector-2013-trafford.pdf

Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Sanderson, E., & Wilson, I. (2013). Wigan state of the voluntary sector 2013. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-voluntary-sector-2013-wigan.pdf

Bashir, N., Dayson, C., Batty, E., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E., Wilson, I., ... Wolstenholme, C. (2013). myplace evaluation: Final report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/myplace-final-evaluation.pdf

Bashir, N., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E., Wilson, I., ... Wolstenholme, C. (2013). myplace evaluation: Summary report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/myplace-summary-report.pdf

Bashir, N., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E., Wilson, I., ... Wolstenholme, C. (2013). Evaluation of myplace: Technical report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/myplace-technical.pdf

Dayson, C., Phillips, M., & Sleightholme, D. (2013). Where next for independent advice in Rotherham? Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/independent-advice-rotherham.pdf

Dayson, C., Lawless, P., & Wilson, I. (2013). The economic impact of housing organisations on the North: Leeds Federated Housing Association Ltd. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/impact-housing-org-north-leeds-fed_0.pdf

Dayson, C., Lawless, P., & Wilson, I. (2013). The economic impact of housing organisations on the North. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/impact-housing-org-north-main.pdf

Dayson, C., Lawless, P., & Wilson, I. (2013). The economic impact of housing organisations on the North: Durham City Homes. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/impact-housing-org-north-durham.pdf

Dayson, C., Lawless, P., & Wilson, I. (2013). The economic impact of housing organisations on the North: Helena Partnerships. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/impact-housing-org-north-helena.pdf

Dayson, C., Lawless, P., & Wilson, I. (2013). The economic impact of housing organisations on the North: Liverpool Housing Trust. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/impact-housing-org-north-liverpool.pdf

Dayson, C., Lawless, P., & Wilson, I. (2013). The economic impact of housing organisations on the North: St Leger Homes of Doncaster. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/impact-housing-org-north-stleger.pdf

Dayson, C., Lawless, P., & Wilson, I. (2013). The economic impact of housing organisations on the North: Draft case study report - Stockport Homes Ltd. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/impact-housing-org-north-stockport.pdf

Dayson, C., Lawless, P., & Wilson, I. (2013). The economic impact of housing organisations on the North: Wakefield and District Housing. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/impact-housing-org-north-wdh_0.pdf

Bashir, N., Dayson, C., & Wells, P. (2013). Local Giving: possibilities for support and development organisations. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/local-giving-final_0.pdf

Bashir, N., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Pearson, S., Platts-Fowler, D., Sanderson, E., ... Wolstenholme, C. (2012). myplace Impact Evaluation Interim Report. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/myplace-impact-eval-interim-report_0.pdf

Wells, P., Dayson, C., Gilbertson, J., Pearson, S., Gore, T., Batty, E., ... Ward, T. (2012). Research Study into Outsourcing Grantmaking: Final Report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/ourexpertise/research-study-outsourcing-grant-making

Dayson, C., Gilbertson, J., Morgan, G., & Walshaw, A. (2012). EDF Energy Trust Research Project. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/edf-energy-trust-research-project.pdf

Wells, P., Hickman, P., Dayson, C., Walshaw, A., Batty, E., Gore, T., ... O'Toole, C. (2012). Village SOS Project Evaluation. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/village-sos-evaluation.pdf

Pearson, S., Wells, P., Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Gilbertson, J., & Walshaw, A. (2011). Sustaining the benefits of capital funding. Big Lottery Fund.

Crisp, R., & Dayson, C. (2011). Delivering outcomes for the local voluntary and community sector : An evaluation of the value formoney of MVDA's Work. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/delivering-outcomes-local-vcs.pdf

Wells, P., Dayson, C., Batty, E., Crisp, R., & Parr, S. (2011). Social Investment and its Impact: The Evaluation of Charity Bank in the North. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/social-investment-impact-charity-bank-north-full.pdf

Wells, P., Dayson, C., Batty, E., Crisp, R., & Parr, S. (2011). Social investment and its impact: the evaluation of charity bank in the north: executive summary. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/social-investment-impact-charity-bank-north.pdf

Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Gilbertson, J., & Pearson, S. (2011). Making a Difference: Research on the Voluntary and Community Sector in Derbyshire. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/reports?search=Making%20a%20Difference:%20Research%20on%20the%20Voluntary%20and%20Community%20Sector%20in%20Derbyshire

Dayson, C., & Wilson, I. (2011). Demonstrating the value for money of third sector activity in Rotherham: Case study report: Age Concern Rotherham's Hospital Aftercare Service. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/demonstrating-vfm-third-sector-rotherham.pdf

Dayson, C., & Wilson, I. (2011). Demonstrating the value for money of third sector activity in Rotherham: Case study evidence. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/demonstrating-vfm-third-sector-rotherham-evidence.pdf

Dayson, C., & Wilson, I. (2011). Demonstrating the value for money of third sector activity in Rotherham: Case study report: Kites Parenting Support. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/demonstrating-vfm-third-sector-rotherham-kites.pdf

Dayson, C., Wells, P., Eadson, W., Gilbertson, J., Pearson, S., Walshaw, A., ... Trinnaman, J. (2011). Sustaining the benefits of capital funding: Final report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/blf-sustaining-benefits-capital-funding.pdf

Dayson, C., & Wilson, I. (2011). Salford State of the Sector Survey 2010. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr2/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/salford-state-sector-survey10.pdf

Wells, P., Batty, E., Pearson, S., Dayson, C., Platts-Fowler, D., Trinnaman, J., ... Macmillan, R. (2010). Evaluation of the South Yorkshire Social Infrastructure Programme - Report A: Summary Report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/SYSIP-A-summary_report.pdf

Wells, P., Dayson, C., & Macmillan, R. (2010). Evaluation of the South Yorkshire Social Infrastructure Programme - Report B: Changing Policy Agendas and Contexts. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/SYSIP-B-changing-policy-agendas.pdf

Wells, P., & Dayson, C. (2010). Evaluation of the South Yorkshire Social Infrastructure Programme - Report C: Programme Wide Assessment. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/SYSIP-C-programme-wide-assessment.pdf

Dayson, C., Pearson, S., Crisp, R., & Wilson, I. (2010). The experience of third sector subcontractors in the European Social Fund 2007-13 Programme. Third Sector European Network. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/tsen-experience-third-sector.pdf

Gore, T., Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Gilbertson, J., Lawless, P., Phang, Z., ... Wilson, I. (2010). Assessing the Value and Benefits of Groundwork. Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/assessing-value-benefits-groundwork.pdf

Wells, P., & Dayson, C. (2010). Measuring the impact of third sector infrastructure organisations. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/measuring-impact-ts-infrastructure-orgs.pdf

Dayson, C. (2010). Understanding Personalisation: Implications for third sector infrastructure and their work with organisations on the frontline. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/understanding-personalisation-mainreport.pdf

Dayson, C. (2010). Understanding Personalisation: Implications for third sector infrastructure and their work with organisations on the frontline - Research Briefing. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/understanding-personalisation-researchbriefing.pdf

Dayson, C. (2010). Understanding Personalisation: Implications for third sector infrastructure and their work with organisations on the frontline - Summary Report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/understanding-personalisation-summaryreport.pdf

Wells, P., Coule, T., Dayson, C., Morgan, G., Ambrose, A., Batty, E., ... Patmore, B. (2010). Futurebuilders Evaluation: Final Report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/futurebuilders-evaluation-final.pdf

Wells, P., Coule, T., Dayson, C., Morgan, G., Ambrose, A., Batty, E., ... Patmore, B. (2010). Futurebuilders Evaluation: Final Report Executive Summary. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/futurebuilders-evaluation-exec.pdf

Wells, P., Batty, E., & Dayson, C. (2009). Evaluation of the South Yorkshire Social Infrastructure Programme - Report D: Investment in Volunteer Centres. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/SYSIP-D-evaluation-volunteering.pdf

Wells, P., Dayson, C., & Macmillan, R. (2009). Evaluation of the South Yorkshire Social Infrastructure Programme - Report J: Evaluation Framework. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/SYSIP-J-eval-framework.pdf

Wells, P., Batty, E., & Dayson, C. (2009). Evaluation of the South Yorkshire Social Infrastructure Programme - Report H: Neighbourhood Infrastructure. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/SYSIP-H-eval-neighbourhood-infrastructure.pdf

Wells, P., Dayson, C., Wilson, I., & Hems, L. (2009). Third Sector and Recession: an initial quantitative assessment. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/third-sector-recession-assessment.pdf

Theses / Dissertations

Langmead, K. (2018). Exploring the performance of democracy and economic diversity in worker cooperatives. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by White, R., Wells, P., & Dayson, C. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00102

Langmead, K. (2018). Exploring the performance of democracy and economic diversity in worker cooperatives. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by White, R., Wells, P., & Dayson, C. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00102

Prinos, I. (2016). Third sector, welfare, governance and social citizenship in Greece and the UK. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Wells, P., Powell, R., & Dayson, C.

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