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David Leather

David Leather

Research Associate


Summary

David is a Research Associate at the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. He contributes quantitative analysis to a range of projects.

About

Prior to this, David completed his degree in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield and a diploma in Town and Regional Planning before embarking in a variety of working roles in private, public and third sector organisations.

Specialist areas of interest

  • Quantitative analysis
  • Data visualisation
  • Spatial analysis
  • Housing
  • Regeneration
  • Area profiling
  • Labour market analysis

Research

2020-2022 A Sport Satellite Account for Belgium & Social Return on Investment of sport in Flanders and Wallonia-Brussels, ADEPS/Sport Vlaanderen. Role: Member of research team.

2016-2019 Evaluation of Children's Communities, Save the Children. Role: Member of research team.

2016- 2017 An evaluation of Cash Smart Credit Savvy, Church Urban Fund. Role: Member of research team.

Publications

Reports

Macmillan, R., Leather, D., & Stuart, J. (2022). Connecting locally: local voluntary and community sector infrastructure in England. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/connecting-locally

Beatty, C., Fothergill, S., Gore, T., & Leather, D. (2022). The real level of unemployment 2022: the myth of full employment across Britain. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2022.6117440955

Dayson, C., Damm, C., & Leather, D. (2021). Evaluation of the community investment enterprise facility deep dive: CDFIs’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/evaluation-of-the-community-investment-enterprise-facility-deep-dive-cdfis-response-to-the-covid-19

Dayson, C., Bullas, A., & Leather, D. (2021). An exploration of the impact of participation in buddyboost on health, wellbeing, and physical activity levels. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/an-exploration-of-the-impact-of-participation-in-buddyboost-on-health-wellbeing-and-physical

Leather, D., & Wilson, I. (2020). The Economic and Social Impact of Racing in Yorkshire. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/the-economic-and-social-impact-of-racing-in-yorkshire

Batty, E., Harris, C., Leather, D., Pearson, S., Wilson, I., Carter, C., ... Willis, B. (2020). Children’s Communities final evaluation report. Save the Children, UK. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/childrens-communities-final-evaluation-report

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://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/evaluation-of-hale-community-connectors-social-prescribing-service-2018-19

Stiell, B., Harris, C., & Leather, D. (2019). Time for Change: Black and minority ethnic representation in the children’s literature sector. Arts Council England. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2019.8529879445

Beatty, C., Gore, A., & Leather, D. (2019). Labour Market Participation, Skills, and Employment in Rotherham. Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2019.3478393864

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://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/age-uk-rotherham-hospital-aftercare-service-evaluation-of-the-pilot-extension-into-uecc-and-amu

Gilbertson, J., Leather, D., Mccarthy, L., & Wilson, I. (2018). An evaluation of Cash Smart Credit Savvy: Final Report. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/an-evaluation-of-cash-smart-credit-savvy-final-report

Dayson, C., & Leather, D. (2018). Evaluation of HALE Community Connectors Social Prescribing Service 2017 - Summary. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/evaluation-of-hale-community-connectors-social-prescribing-service-2017---summary

Archer, T., Green, S., Leather, D., Mccarthy, L., Wilson, I., Robinson, D., & Tait, M. (2018). Older people's housing, care and support needs in Greater Cambridge 2017-2036. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/older-peoples-housing-care-and-support-needs-in-greater-cambridge-2017-2036

Batty, E., Harris, C., Leather, D., Pearson, S., Wilson, I., Coldwell, M., ... Willis, B. (2018). Children's Communities programme evaluation 2018 report. Save the Children UK. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/childrens-communities-programme-evaluation-2018-report

Dayson, C., & Leather, D. (2018). Evaluation of HALE Community Connectors Social Prescribing Service 2017. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/evaluation-of-hale-community-connectors-social-prescribing-service-2017

Eadson, W., & Leather, D. (2017). Fuel Poverty Health Booster Fund evaluation. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/fuel-poverty-health-booster-fund-evaluation

Eadson, W., & Leather, D. (2017). Fuel poverty health booster survey infographic. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/fuel-poverty-health-booster-survey-infographic

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