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Elizabeth Sanderson

Senior Research Fellow


Summary

Elizabeth Sanderson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research where she has worked across a variety of research and evaluation projects for numerous clients including voluntary and community sector organisations, housing providers, councils and government organisations.

About

Elizabeth has considerable experience in project and programme evaluation and has particular interests in evaluating employment programmes and projects designed to help support young people. This has included working on the national evaluation of Talent Match, a programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, which sought to address the problems of unemployment amongst 18-24-year olds in England with support focussing on those furthest from the labour market. Elizabeth led on the Common Data Framework element of the project, which monitored beneficiaries longitudinally and formed a key part of a wider evaluation designed to track the success of the programme.

Recent work has also focused on evaluating employment programmes seeking to address health issues. She is currently coordinating the monitoring and insight strand of the evaluation of the Working Well Early Help programme, an early intervention programme available to residents in Greater Manchester who either become ill and risk falling out of the labour market or who are newly unemployed due to health issues.

Much of her experience has utilised quantitative techniques although she also has experience using qualitative methods. Elizabeth is currently in the process of undertaking a PhD exploring youth marginalisation and youth transitions in the current context.

Research interests

Elizabeth’s research interests include

  • evaluation
  • youth transitions and youth unemployment
  • labour market engagement and links to health
  • survey design and implementation
  • setting up and managing monitoring templates and systems.

Teaching

Social Sciences and Arts

Welfare reform and labour markets

Housing

Regeneration and economic development

Voluntary and community sector

Vulnerable groups

Research

  • Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research

2018-2023 This Ability Evaluation and Learning contract, Humber Learning Consortium. Role: Interim project manager and quantitative data lead.

2019-2021 Evaluation of Branching Out, Wakefield Council / Youth Endowment Fund Role: Project manager.

2018-2022 Evaluation of the Working Well Early Help programme, Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Role: Monitoring and Insight lead.

2013-2020 Evaluation and Learning Contract for the Big Lottery Fund Talent Match Programme, Big Lottery Fund. Role: Common Data Framework lead.

2016-2018 Evaluation of Green Leaders. Groundwork UK. Role: Participant data lead.

2016-2017 Talent Match Sheffield City Region: Local Evaluation, Sheffield Futures. Role: Project manager.

2016-2017 State of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector in Greater Manchester. Salford CVS and partners. Role: Project director.

Key clients

  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Department for Work and Pensions

Publications

Cole, I., Powell, R., & Sanderson, E. (2016). Putting the squeeze on "Generation Rent": housing benefit claimants in the private rented sector - transitions, marginality and stigmatisation. Sociological Research Online, 21 (2), 1-14. http://doi.org/10.5153/sro.3909

Conference papers

Sanderson, E., Wells, P., & Wilson, I. (2015). Young people's resilience and involvement : possible elements of the European Union's Structural and Investment Funds in addressing youth unemployment? In Challenges for the New Cohesion Policy in 2014-2020 : An Academic and Policy Debate, Riga, 4 February 2015 - 6 February 2015. http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/challenges-for-the-new-cohesion-policy-in-2014-2020-an-academic-and-policy

Book chapters

Sanderson, E., Wells, P., & Wilson, I. (2016). Resilience and involvement: the role of the EU's Structural and Investment Funds in addressing youth unemployment. In Bachtler, J., Berkowitz, P., Hardy, S., & Muravska, T. (Eds.) EU cohesion policy: reassessing performance and direction. (pp. 127-139). Abingdon: Routledge: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315401867

Reports

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

Damm, C., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E., Wells, P., & Wilson, I. (2020). Talent Match Evaluation: Understanding the impact and value of Talent Match. Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2020.2031246178

Damm, C., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E., Wells, P., & Wilson, I. (2020). Talent Match Evaluation: Technical Appendix Report. Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2020.7420650207

Damm, C., Green, A., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E., Wells, P., & Wilson, I. (2020). Talent Match Evaluation: A Final Assessment. Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2020.1739253459

Eadson, W., Sanderson, E., Devany, C., Gore, T., & Ramsden, S. (2019). Green Leaders Evaluation Final Report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.groundwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Green-Leaders-summary-reportFinal.pdf

Crisp, R., Damm, C., Green, A., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E., & Wells, P. (2018). Talent Match Evaluation: Progression to Employment. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2018.3322694645

Bashir, N., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E., & Wells, P. (2018). Talent Match Evaluation: Involving Young People. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2018.3465668226

Damm, C., Green, A., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E., & Wells, P. (2018). Talent Match Evaluation: Youth Employment Partnerships. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2018.3356697744

Wells, P., Pearson, S., Damm, C., & Sanderson, E. (2018). Involving young people: Lessons from the Talent Match programme evaluation. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/involving-young-people-lessons-from-the-talent-match-programme-evaluation

Wells, P., Pearson, S., Damm, C., & Sanderson, E. (2018). Youth Employment Partnerships: Lessons from the Talent Match programme evaluation. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/youth-employment-partnerships-lessons-from-the-talent-match-programme-evaluation

Wells, P., Pearson, S., Damm, C., & Sanderson, E. (2018). Progression to Employment: Lessons from the Talent Match programme evaluation. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/progression-to-employment-lessons-from-the-talent-match-programme-evaluation

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

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

Damm, C., Prinos, I., & Sanderson, E. (2017). Bolton state of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector 2017 : A report on social and economic impact. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2017.2843928293

Damm, C., Prinos, I., & Sanderson, E. (2017). Greater Manchester state of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector 2017 : A report on social and economic impact. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2017.8245386329

Damm, C., Prinos, I., & Sanderson, E. (2017). City of Manchester state of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector 2017 : A report on the social and economic impact. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2017.8679557866

Damm, C., & Sanderson, E. (2017). Rochdale state of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector 2017 : A report on social and economic impact. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2017.5635442389

Damm, C., Prinos, I., & Sanderson, E. (2017). Salford state of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector 2017. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2017.6344484429

Damm, C., & Sanderson, E. (2017). Stockport state of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector 2017 : A report on social and economic impact. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2017.6569444937

Damm, C., Prinos, I., & Sanderson, E. (2017). Tameside state of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector 2017 : A report on social and economic impact. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2017.6488868973

Dayson, C., Green, S., & Sanderson, E. (2017). Evaluation of Over2You : Final report. Sheffield: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/evaluation-of-over2you

Damm, C., & Sanderson, E. (2016). Sheffield State of the Voluntary and Community Sector 2016. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research; Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/sheffield-state-of-the-voluntary-and-community-sector-2016

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://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/rotherham-state-of-the-voluntary-and-community-sector-2015

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/the-rotherham-social-prescribing-service-for-people-with-long-term-health-conditions-annual-report

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/the-rotherham-social-prescribing-service-for-people-with-long-term-health-conditions-summary-report

Sanderson, E., & Wilson, I. (2015). Talent Match Evaluation and Learning Contract: 2013-19 - Common Data Framework: Annual Report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research; Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/talent-match-evaluation-and-learning-contract-2013-19---common-data-framework-annual-report

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

Foden, M., Green, S., Robinson, D., Sanderson, E., & Wilson, I. (2015). The Economic Impact of Social Housing Organisations in Northern Ireland. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research; Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/the-economic-impact-of-social-housing-organisations-in-northern-ireland

Patmore, B., & Sanderson, E. (2015). Nottinghamshire state of the voluntary sector 2015 : a report on social and economic impact. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/notts-state-voluntary-sector-2015.pdf

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

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/evaluation-of-heritage-lottery-funds-first-world-war-centenary-activity-year-1-report---summary

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/evaluation-of-heritage-lottery-funds-first-world-war-centenary-activity-year-1-report

Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D., & Sanderson, E. (2015). Direct payment of housing benefit: are social landlords ready? Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/direct-payment-of-housing-benefit-are-social-landlords-ready

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/building-capabilities-in-the-voluntary-sector-what-the-evidence-tells-us

Dayson, C., & Sanderson, E. (2014). Building capabilities in the voluntary sector: A review of the market. Birmingham: University of Birmingham. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/building-capabilities-in-the-voluntary-sector-a-review-of-the-market

Beatty, C., Cole, I., Green, S., Kemp, P., Powell, R., & Sanderson, E. (2014). Monitoring the impact of recent measures affecting Housing Benefit and Local Housing Allowances in the private rented sector in Northern Ireland: Final Report. Sheffield: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/monitoring-the-impact-of-recent-measures-affecting-housing-benefit-and-local-housing-allowances

Bashir, N., Cronin De Chavez, A., Gilbertson, J., Tod, A., Sanderson, E., & Wilson, I. (2014). An evaluation of the FILT Warm Homes Service: Summary report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/an-evaluation-of-the-filt-warm-homes-service-summary-report

Bashir, N., Cronin De Chavez, A., Gilbertson, J., Tod, A., Sanderson, E., & Wilson, I. (2013). An Evaluation of the FILT Warm Homes Service. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/an-evaluation-of-the-filt-warm-homes-service

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

Beatty, C., Gore, T., Powell, R., & Sanderson, E. (2013). The impact of welfare reform in Hampshire. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/the-impact-of-welfare-reform-in-hampshire

Beatty, C., Gore, A., Powell, R., & Sanderson, E. (2013). The impact of welfare reform in Hampshire: Executive Summary. Bill Sargeant Trust. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/impacts-welfare-reform-hampshire-exec.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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/trafford-state-of-the-voluntary-sector-2013

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/wigan-state-of-the-voluntary-sector-2013

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/tameside-state-of-the-voluntary-sector-2013

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/salford-state-of-the-voluntary-sector-2013

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/greater-manchester-state-of-the-voluntary-sector-2013

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/city-of-manchester-state-of-the-voluntary-sector-2013

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/borough-of-oldham-state-of-the-voluntary-sector-2013

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. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/bolton-state-of-the-sector-voluntary-sector-2013-a-report-on-social-and-economic-impact

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., 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

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