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Elaine Batty BA (Hons), MA

Research Fellow


Summary

I am an experienced qualitative researcher, who specialises in working with vulnerable individuals and disadvantaged communities, undertaking surveys, conducting focus groups and interviews, using different techniques to give participants a voice. I have undertaken a wide range of research projects, exploring the challenges faced by older people, homeless people, families in challenging circumstances and those facing complex needs.

About

I have over twenty years experience as a qualitative researcher, and specialise in working with vulnerable individuals and disadvantaged communities. I have extensive experience in conducting interviews and focus groups using different techniques to give participants a voice. I specialise in using visual methods such as photographs and postcards as research aids. I have undertaken a wide range of research projects, exploring both the employment and health challenges faced by a range of different people. I have expertise in interviewing older people, homeless people, families in challenging circumstances, families living in disadvantaged communities, and those who are vulnerable and experiencing complex needs. I have been involved in a wide range of research projects, ranging from homelessness, health, employment and housing. I have played a significant role in leading and conducting fieldwork and analysis on major national evaluations and projects for a range of clients, from government departments through to local authorities. I am particularly interested in how conducting research emotionally effects the researcher and have authored two papers exploring this. I have also authored a number of other articles in journals.

Research interests

  • qualitative research methods
  • biographical interviewing
  • vulnerable people and those with complex needs
  • homelessness
  • family intervention.

Teaching

Social Sciences and Arts

Research

  • Evaluation of the Good Work project
  • Evaluation of Lifting Neighbourhoods Together
  • Evaluation of Branching Out
  • Evaluation of Working Well Early Help programme
  • Thisability project
  • Social Prescribing in Rotherham

Publications

Journal articles

Lindsay, C., Pearson, S., Batty, E., Cullen, A.M., & Eadson, W. (2021). Collaborative innovation and activation in urban labour markets. European Urban and Regional Studies, 28 (3), 282-297. http://doi.org/10.1177/09697764211003649

Lindsay, C., Pearson, S., Batty, E., Cullen, A.M., & Eadson, W. (2021). Empowering lone parents to progress towards employability. Journal of Social Policy. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0047279421000283

Lindsay, C., Pearson, S., Batty, E., Cullen, A.M., & Eadson, W. (2021). Collaborative Innovation in Labour Market Inclusion. Public Administration Review. http://doi.org/10.1111/puar.13338

Ambrose, A., Baker, W., Batty, E., & MacNair Hawkins, A. (2020). "I have a panic attack when I pick up the phone": experiences of energy advice amongst 'hard to reach' energy users. People Place and Policy Online, 14 (1), 58-64. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.2019.3479427335

Batty, E. (2020). Sorry to say goodbye: the dilemmas of letting go in longitudinal research. Qualitative Research. http://doi.org/10.1177/1468794120905737

Batty, E. (2020). 'Without the right support network I'd probably be either dead or in the prison system': The role of support in helping offenders on their journey to desistance. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice. http://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12355

Lindsay, C., Pearson, S., Batty, E., Cullen, A.M., & Eadson, W. (2019). Street-level practice, personalisation and co-production in employability: Insights from local services with lone parents. Social policy and society, 1-12. http://doi.org/10.1017/s1474746419000174

Lindsay, C., Pearson, S., Batty, E., Cullen, A.M., & Eadson, W. (2018). Co-production and social innovation in street-level employability services: lessons from services with lone parents in Scotland. International Social Security Review, 71 (4), 33-50. http://doi.org/10.1111/issr.12188

Lindsay, C., Pearson, S., Batty, E., Cullen, A.-.M., & Eadson, W. (2018). Street-level practice and the co-production of third sector-led employability services. Policy & Politics, 46 (4), 571-587. http://doi.org/10.1332/030557317X15120417452025

Batty, E. (2018). The emotional turmoil of contract research. Emotion, Space and Society, 28, 18-23. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2018.06.002

Lindsay, C., Pearson, S., Batty, E., Cullen, A.M., & Eadson, W. (2018). Co-production as a route to employability: Lessons from services with lone parents. Public Administration, 96 (2), 318-332. http://doi.org/10.1111/padm.12408

Fletcher, D., Batty, E., Flint, J.F., & McNeill, J. (2016). Gamers or victims of the system? Welfare reform, cynical manipulation and vulnerability. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 24 (2), 171-185. http://doi.org/10.1332/175982716X14650295704731

Ball, E., Batty, E., & Flint, J.F. (2015). Intensive family intervention and the problem figuration of 'troubled families'. Social Policy and Society, 15 (2), 263-274. http://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746415000469

Batty, E. (2014). Learning and soft outcomes: evidence from intensive intervention projects. Social Policy and Society, 13 (03), 357-369. http://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746413000286

Batty, E., & Flint, J.F. (2013). Talking ‘bout poor folks (thinking ‘bout my folks): Perspectives on comparative poverty in working class households. International Journal of Housing Policy, 13 (1), 1-16. http://doi.org/10.1080/14616718.2012.724588

Batty, E. (2013). Family Futures Childhood and Poverty in Urban Neighbourhoods. HOUSING STUDIES, 28 (1), 159-160. http://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2011.634269

Batty, E. (2012). Addressing educational disadvantage in deprived communities: evidence from the New Deal for Communities Programme in England. Urban Studies, 50 (8), 1523-1539. http://doi.org/10.1177/0042098012465129

Batty, E., & Flint, J.F. (2012). Conceptualising the contexts, mechanisms and outcomes of intensive family intervention. Social Policy and Society, 11 (3), 345-358. http://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746412000073

Reports

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

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

Batty, E., Ceolta-Smith, J., Crisp, R., Gilbertson, J., Martin, P., Parkes, S., ... Scullion, L. (2020). Working Well Early Help: annual report 2020. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2021.4065181353

Batty, E., Bennett, E., Devany, C., Harris, C., Pearson, S., & Woodward, A. (2020). Friends and purpose: evaluation of camerados public living rooms. Sheffield: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2020.3886334757

Ambrose, A., Baker, W., Batty, E., & Hawkins, A. (2019). Reaching the 'Hardest to Reach' with energy advice: final report - Executive Summary. Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/reaching-the-hardest-to-reach-with-energy-advice-final-report---executive-summary

Ambrose, A., Baker, W., Batty, E., & Hawkins, A. (2019). Reaching the 'Hardest to Reach' with energy advice: final report. Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2019.8286642862

Archer, T., Wilson, I., Parkes, S., Batty, E., & Harris, C. (2019). Our assets, our future: the economics, outcomes and sustainability of assets in community ownership. Power to Change. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/our-assets-our-future-the-economics-outcomes-and-sustainability-of-assets-in-community-ownership

Bennett, E., & Batty, E. (2018). The value of small: In-depth research into the distinctive contribution, value and experiences of small and medium-sized charities in Wrexham. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/the-value-of-small-in-depth-research-into-the-distinctive-contribution-value-wrexham

Batty, E., Eadson, W., Pattison, B., Stevens, M., Twells, A., & Verdon, N. (2018). Evaluation of Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War Centenary Activity: Year 4 report. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/sites/default/files/media/publications/fww_centenary_evaluation_year_4_accessibility_check_10_08_19.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://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/the-mental-health-needs-of-nottinghams-homeless-population-an-exploratory-research-study

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://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/the-mental-health-needs-of-nottinghams-homeless-population--executive-summary

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://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/the-value-of-small-in-depth-research-into-the-distinctive-contribution-value-and-experiences

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://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/the-value-of-small-in-depth-research-into-the-distinctive-contribution--summary

Batty, E., Pearson, S., Wilson, I., Coldwell, M., Stiell, B., & Willis, B. (2018). Children's Community evaluation 2017 report. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/childrens-community-evaluation-2017-report

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

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/making-it-work-learning-and-evaluation-contract---final-report

Batty, E., Foden, M., Green, S., Mccarthy, L., Robinson, D., & Wilson, I. (2017). Evaluation of Extra Care Housing in Wales. Cardiff: Welsh Government. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/evaluation-of-extra-care-housing-in-wales

Batty, E., Foden, M., Green, S., Mccarthy, L., Robinson, D., & Wilson, I. (2017). Evaluation of extra care housing in Wales: Executive summary. Cardiff: Welsh Government. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/evaluation-of-extra-care-housing-in-wales-executive-summary

Pearson, S., Barnes, S.-.A., Green, A., & Batty, E. (2017). Key worker models: What key worker approaches, capacity and capabilities are important at different stages of the journey to employment? Sheffield Hallam University - Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/key-worker-models-what-key-worker-approaches-capacity-and-capabilities-are-important

Reeve, K., Cole, I., Batty, E., Foden, M., Green, S., & Pattison, B. (2016). Home : no less will do - homeless people's access to the private rented sector. London, UK: Crisis. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/home-no-less-will-do-homeless-peoples-access-to-the-private-rented-sector

Ambrose, A., Batty, E., Eadson, W., Hickman, P., & Quinn, G. (2016). Assessment of the need for furniture provision for new NIHE tenants. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/assessment-of-the-need-for-furniture-provision-for-new-nihe-tenants

Batty, E., Crisp, R., Green, S., Platts-Fowler, D., & Robinson, D. (2016). Whole household key worker interventions: Learning from Sheffield. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/whole-household-key-worker-interventions-learning-from-sheffield

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/summary-of-key-findings

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/understanding-the-economic-contribution-of-the-social-economy-at-a-neighbourhood-level-final-report

Mccarthy, L., Batty, E., Beatty, C., Casey, R., Foden, M., & Reeve, K. (2015). Homeless people’s experiences of welfare conditionality andbenefit sanctions. London: Crisis. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/homeless-peoples-experiences-of-welfare-conditionality-and-benefit-sanctions

Batty, E., Beatty, C., Casey, R., Foden, M., Mccarthy, L., & Reeve, K. (2015). Homeless people’s experiences of welfare conditionality and benefit sanctions: Executive Summary. Crisis. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/homeless-peoples-experiences-of-welfare-conditionality-and-benefit-sanctions-executive-summary

Green, S., Robinson, D., Wilson, I., Barnes, S., Batty, E., & Sanderson, E. (2015). The housing options of older people in Doncaster. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/the-housing-options-of-older-people-in-doncaster

Pearson, S., Bennett, E., Batty, E., & Green, S. (2015). Evaluation of the Doncaster community fund prospectus: final report. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/evaluation-of-the-doncaster-community-fund-prospectus-final-report

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/making-it-work-learning-and-evaluation-contract---year-two-programme-report

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://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/getting-by-coping-and-resilience-in-difficult-times-final-report

Green, S., Mccarthy, L., Reeve, K., Cole, I., & Batty, E. (2015). Evaluation of the sharing solutions programme. London: Crisis UK. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/evaluation-of-the-sharing-solutions-programme

Batty, E., Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D., & Wilson, I. (2014). Promoting mobility through mutual exchange: Learning lessons from the housing mobility demonstration projects. Department for Communities and Local Government. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/promoting-mobility-through-mutual-exchange-learning-lessons-from-the-housing-mobility-demonstration

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/getting-by-coping-and-resilience-in-difficult-times-initial-findings---summary

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/getting-by-coping-and-resilience-in-difficult-times-initial-findings

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

Eadson, W., Robinson, D., Reeve, K., Platts-Fowler, D., Green, S., Walshaw, A., ... Pearce, S. (2013). An Evaluation of Getting on Together: The Community Cohesion Strategy for Wales. Welsh Government. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/an-evaluation-of-getting-on-together-the-community-cohesion-strategy-for-wales

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/evaluation-of-myplace

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/myplace-summary-report

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/myplace-technical-report

Bashir, N., Batty, E., Clague, L., Formby, E., Pearson, S., & Wolstenholme, C. (2013). myplace case study report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/myplace-case-study

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://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/myplace-impact-evaluation-interim-report

Fletcher, D., & Batty, E. (2012). Offender peer interventions: What do we know? Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/offender-peer-interventions-what-do-we-know

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://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/research-study-into-outsourcing-grantmaking-final-report

Fletcher, D., Flint, J.F., Gore, T., Powell, R., Batty, E., & Crisp, R. (2012). Qualitative study of offender employment review: final report. Department for Work and Pensions. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/qualitative-study-of-offender-employment-review-final-report

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/village-sos-project-evaluation

Batty, E., Flint, J., & Platts -Fowler, D. (2012). Understanding the Aspirations of Young People in Castle Vale. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/understanding-the-aspirations-of-young-people-in-castle-vale

Gilbertson, J., & Batty, E. (2011). An Evaluation of 'Passion for Life': Final Report. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/an-evaluation-of-passion-for-life-final-report

Batty, E., Gore, T., & Powell, R. (2011). Participation of Women in the Labour Market in Leicester: Qualitative Follow-up. Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/participation-of-women-in-the-labour-market-in-leicester-qualitative-follow-up

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/social-investment-and-its-impact-the-evaluation-of-charity-bank-in-the-north

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/social-investment-and-its-impact-the-evaluation-of-charity-bank-in-the-north-exec-summary

Reeve, K., & Batty, E. (2011). The hidden truth about homelessness: experiences of single homelessness in England. Crisis. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/the-hidden-truth-about-homelessness-experiences-of-single-homelessness-in-england

Batty, E., & Flint, J. (2011). Narratives of Family Backgrounds, Interventions and Outcomes. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/rochdale-narratives-family-backgrounds.pdf

Batty, E., Flint, J., Parr, S., & Casey, R. (2011). Evaluation of Rochdale families project: summary of key findings and messages. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/rochdale-summary-key-findings-messages.pdf

Flint, J.F., & Batty, E. (2011). Surveys of Rochdale Family Project Workers and Families. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/rochdale-surveys-rochdale-family-project-workers.pdf

Pearson, S., Lawless, P., Beatty, C., Batty, E., Foden, M., & Wilson, I. (2010). New Deal for Communities Evaluation Final Report, Volumes 1 to 7. Communities and Local Government.

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/evaluation-of-the-south-yorkshire-social-infrastructure-programme---report-a-summary-report

Batty, E., Beatty, C., Foden, M., Lawless, P., Pearson, S., & Wilson, I. (2010). Improving outcomes for people in deprived neighbourhoods: Evidence from the New Deal for Communities programme - The New Deal for Communities national evaluation: Final report – Volume 4. Communities and Local Government. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/ndc-improving-outcomes-people-deprived-neighbourhoods-vol4.pdf

Batty, E., Beatty, C., Foden, M., Lawless, P., Pearson, S., & Wilson, I. (2010). The New Deal for Communities experience: A final assessment - The New Deal for Communities evaluation: Final report – Volume 7 executive summary. Communities and Local Government. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/ndc-a-final-assessment-vol7-exec-summary.pdf

Batty, E., Beatty, C., Foden, M., Lawless, P., Pearson, S., & Wilson, I. (2010). The New Deal for Communities experience: a final assessment - The New Deal for Communities evaluation: Final report – Volume 7. Communities and Local Government. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/ndc-a-final-assessment-vol7.pdf

Batty, E., Beatty, C., Foden, M., Lawless, P., Pearson, S., & Wilson, I. (2010). Involving local people in regeneration: Evidence from the New Deal for Communities programme - The New Deal for Communities national evaluation: Final report – Volume 2. Communities and Local Government. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/ndc-evidence-ndc-programme-vol2.pdf

Batty, E., Beatty, C., Foden, M., Lawless, P., Pearson, S., & Wilson, I. (2010). Making deprived areas better places to live: Evidence from the New Deal for Communities programme -The New Deal for Communities national evaluation: Final report – Volume 3. Communities and Local Government. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/ndc-making-deprived-areas-better-places-to-live-vol3.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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/futurebuilders-evaluation-final-report

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/futurebuilders-evaluation-final-report-executive-summary

Pearson, S., Batty, E., & Foden, M. (2009). Improving Health Outcomes in Deprived Communities: Evidence from the New Deal for Communities Programme. Communities and Local Government.

Batty, E., Pearson, S., & Wells, P. (2009). Evaluation of the South Yorkshire Social Infrastructure Programme - Report F: Core Infrastructure Services. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/evaluation-of-the-south-yorkshire-social-infrastructure-programme---report-f

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/evaluation-of-the-south-yorkshire-social-infrastructure-programme---report-d

Reeve, K., Green, S., Batty, E., & Casey, R. (2009). The Housing Needs and Experiences of Homeless Drug and Alcohol Users in Stoke-on-Trent. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/the-housing-needs-and-experiences-of-homeless-drug-and-alcohol-users-in-stoke-on-trent

Reeve, K., Casey, R., & Batty, E. (2009). The housing needs and experiences of homeless people with a history of violent or offending behaviour in Stoke-on-Trent. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/the-housing-needs-and-experiences-of-homeless-people-with-a-history-of-violent-or-offending

Reeve, K., Casey, R., Batty, E., & Green, S. (2009). The housing needs and experiences of homeless women involved in street sex work in Stoke-on-Trent. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/the-housing-needs-and-experiences-of-homeless-women-involved-in-street-sex-work-in-stoke-on-trent

Reeve, K., Batty, E., Casey, R., & Green, S. (2009). The 'homelessness journeys' of homeless people with complex needs in Stoke-on-Trent. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/the-homelessness-journeys-of-homeless-people-with-complex-needs-in-stoke-on-trent

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/evaluation-of-the-south-yorkshire-social-infrastructure-programme---report-h

Pearson, S., Lawless, P., & Batty, E. (2008). Improving Outcomes? Engaging Residents in the New Deal for Communities Programme. Communities and Local Government.

Fletcher, D., Gore, T., Macmillan, R., Batty, E., & Pearson, S. (2008). Qualitative evaluation of the Jobseeker Mandatory Activity (JMA). Department for Work and Pensions; Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/qualitative-evaluation-of-the-jobseeker-mandatory-activity-jma

Pearson, S., Batty, E., & Macmillan, R. (2006). The future of neighbourhood-level infrastructure in Rotherham. Voluntary Action Rotherham.

Pearson, S., Lawless, P., Batty, E., Beatty, C., Foden, M., & Wilson, I. (2005). New Deal for Communities 2001-2005: An Interim Evaluation, NRU Research Report 17. Neighbourhood Renewal Unit.

Presentations

Pearson, S., & Batty, E. (2018). Supporting lone parents to make progress towards employability: Lessons for active labour market policy. Presented at: Transformation of European welfare systems: Challenges, problems and future prospects, Vilnius

Other activities

I am the CRESR Well-being Champion.

Postgraduate supervision

I have been part of two supervisory teams, mainly in the fieldwork year, supporting and advising on the practicalities of conducting research in the field. I have also provided pastoral care and supported health and well-being.

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