Elaine Batty is a Research Fellow at CRESR where she has worked for fifteen years. During this time Elaine has been involved in a diverse range of projects in the fields of housing, homelessness, welfare reform, and the voluntary and community sector.
Her more recent work has focused on researching the experiences and needs of vulnerable and hard to reach groups including homeless populations, families in challenging circumstances, offenders, street sex workers, people with mental health and disadvantaged households.
Elaine has extensive project management skills alongside significant experience of qualitative interviewing, in particular the use of visual methods. Elaine has authored articles in journals and research reports.
Elaine has undertaken research mainly for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Communities and Local Government (CLG), CRSIS, the Big Lottery Fund, and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
- qualitative research methods
- biographical interviewing
- community involvement in regeneration
- family intervention.
- Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
2015 Homeless people's experiences of welfare conditionality and benefit sanctions, CRISIS. Role: Member of the research team.
2014-2015 Evaluation of the Breakthrough Project, Cathedral Archer Project. Role: Member of the research team.
2013-2017 Making it Work Evaluation, Big Lottery Fund. Role: Member of research team.
2013-2017 Sanctions, Support and Behaviour Change: Understanding the Role and Impact of Welfare Conditionality, ESRC. Role Team Member.
2011- 2014 Recession, Resilience and Rebalancing Social Economies in Northern Ireland's Neighbourhoods, The Office of the First Prime Minister and Deputy Minister. Role: Member of research team.
REEVE, Kesia, COLE, Ian, BATTY, Elaine, FODEN, Michael, GREEN, Stephen and PATTISON, Ben (2016). Home : no less will do - homeless people's access to the private rented sector. Project Report. London, UK, Crisis.
FLETCHER, Del, BATTY, Elaine, FLINT, John F and MCNEILL, Jennifer (2016). Gamers or victims of the system? Welfare reform, cynical manipulation and vulnerability. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 24 (2), 171-185.
AMBROSE, Aimee, BATTY, Elaine, EADSON, William, HICKMAN, Paul and QUINN, George (2016). Assessment of the need for furniture provision for new NIHE tenants. Project Report. Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University.
MCCARTHY, Lindsey, BATTY, Elaine, BEATTY, Christina, CASEY, Rionach, FODEN, Michael and REEVE, Kesia (2015). Homeless people’s experiences of welfare conditionality and benefit sanctions. Project Report. London, Crisis.
BALL, Emily, BATTY, Elaine and FLINT, John F (2015). Intensive family intervention and the problem figuration of 'troubled families'. Social Policy and Society. (In Press)
BATTY, Elaine (2014). Learning and soft outcomes: evidence from intensive intervention projects. Social Policy and Society, 13 (03), 357-369.
BATTY, Elaine and FLINT, John 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.
BATTY, Elaine (2012). Addressing educational disadvantage in deprived communities: evidence from the New Deal for Communities Programme in England. Urban Studies, 50 (8), 1523-1539.
BATTY, Elaine and FLINT, John F (2012). Conceptualising the contexts, mechanisms and outcomes of intensive family intervention. Social Policy and Society, 11 (3), 345-358.
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