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Ian Wilson BA, MSc

Principal Research Fellow


Summary

Ian Wilson is a Principal Research Fellow in CRESR who coordinates its Social, Economic and Regeneration team. Ian has over 15 years’ of experience in undertaking applied policy research and evaluation. He has successfully directed or managed strands on major evaluation projects for a range of commissioning bodies, including the DWP, MHCLG, the Welsh Government, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Power to Change, the British Red Cross, Save the Children, the Northern Housing Consortium, Flagship Housing Group, Wakefield and District Housing and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

About

Ian has considerable expertise and experience in economic evaluation and econometric/statistical analysis. This includes the application of Cost Benefit Analysis (including the economic valuation of impacts), economic impact analysis, analysis of financial accounts, survey research and the use of advanced statistical methods in the analysis of cross-sectional, multi-level and longitudinal datasets. Much of his work has involved devising innovative methods and solutions for these methods. For example: producing a measure of a Young Person's proximity to the labour market; creating a costing model to monetise the effects of complex need projects on the usage of statutory services; identifying the impact of direct payment of housing benefit on tenants rent payment behaviour; and identifying the impact of New Deal Communities (NDC), included pioneering work to monetise the value of 'perceptional' outcomes from regeneration programmes such as NDC. He has contributed to over eighty policy orientated papers and reports. Ian has also produced papers for peer-reviewed academic journals and presented at conferences and seminars.

His research interests include economic methods for valuation and evaluation, housing affordability, the provision of older peoples housing, labour market interventions and place based policy.

Research interests

  • assessing economic impact
  • estimating the monetised value of outputs and outcomes
  • GIS and quantitative research methods
  • the impact of regeneration programmes on housing, health, crime, social capital and labour markets
  • inequalities and disadvantage within labour markets.

Teaching

Social Sciences and Arts

Welfare reform and labour markets

Regeneration and economic development

Voluntary and community sector

Vulnerable groups

Measuring outcomes and impact

Research

  • Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research

2012-2020 Evaluation of Talent Match, funded by the BIG Lottery, £1.4 million. Role: Lead quantitative analysis.

2014-2015 Evaluation of HB2U, funded by Circle Housing Wherry, £37,750. Role: Director.

2015 The Big Tenant Survey, Funded by Housing Partners, £20,000. Role: Manager.

2015-2016 Evaluation of the First Call Service, funded by British Red Cross, £60,000. Role: Lead quantitative and impact analysis.

2014-2020 Evaluation of the West Yorkshire Finding Independence Project, funded by DISC, £300,000. Role: Lead impact analysis.

Key clients

  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Cabinet Office
  • Capacitybuilders
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Go Racing in Yorkshire
  • Home Office
  • Office for the Deputy Prime Minister
  • Scope
  • Wakefield and District Housing
  • Yorkshire Forward

Publications

Hickman, P., Kemp, P.A., Reeve, K., & Wilson, I. (2017). The impact of the direct payment of housing benefit: evidence from Great Britain. Housing Studies, 32 (8), 1105-1126. http://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2017.1301401

Sanderson, E., & Wilson, I. (2017). Does locality make a difference? The impact of housing allowance reforms on private landlords. Housing Studies, 32 (7), 948-967. http://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2017.1291911

Wilson, I. (2013). Outcomes for 'stayers' in urban regeneration areas: the New Deal for Communities Programme in England. Urban Research & Practice Online ISSN 1753-5077, 6 (2), 174-193. http://doi.org/10.1080/17535069.2013.808444

Wilson, I. (2012). Using shadow pricing to value outcomes from regeneration programmes: evidence from the New Deal for Communities Programme in England. Town Planning Review, 83 (6), 669-694. http://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2012.42

Lawless, P., Foden, M., Wilson, I., & Beatty, C. (2010). Understanding area-based regeneration: The New Deal for Communities Programme in England. Sage Urban Studies Abstracts, 47 (2), 257-275. http://doi.org/10.1177/0042098009348324

Beatty, C., Foden, M., Lawless, P., & Wilson, I. (2010). Area-based regeneration partnerships and the role of central government: the New Deal for Communities programme in England. Policy and Politics, 38 (2), 235-251. http://doi.org/10.1332/030557309X462141

Wilson, I., Lawless, P., Grimsley, M., & Foden, M. (2010). Linking interventions to outcomes in area regeneration: The New Deal for Communities Programme in England. Town Planning Review, 81 (2), 151-172. http://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2009.32

Gilbertson, J., & Wilson, I. (2009). Measuring participation at a local level: be careful what you ask for! People, Place & Policy Online, 3 (2), 78-91. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.0003.0002.0002

Fothergill, S., & Wilson, I. (2007). A million off incapacity benefit: How achievable is Labour's target? Cambridge Journal of Economics, 31 (6), 1007-1023. http://doi.org/10.1093/cje/bem029

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

Wilson, I., & Crisp, R. (2021). West Yorkshire finding independence: an impact and value for money assessment. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/west-yorkshire-finding-independence-impact-vfm.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. http://www.childrenscommunitynetwork.org.uk/sites/default/files/Childrens%20Communities%20final%20evaluation%20report.pdf

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

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.powertochange.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Assets-Report-DIGITAL-1.pdf

Archer, T., Green, S., & Wilson, I. (2018). Effective housing for people on low incomes in the Welsh Valleys. Joseph Rowntree Foundation. https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/effective-housing-people-low-incomes-welsh-valleys

Gilbertson, J., Leather, D., Mccarthy, L., & Wilson, I. (2018). An evaluation of Cash Smart Credit Savvy: Final Report. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-cash-smart-credit-savvy-final-report.pdf

Batty, E., Pearson, S., Wilson, I., Coldwell, M., Stiell, B., & Willis, B. (2018). Children's Community evaluation 2017 report. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/childrens-community-evaluation-2017.pdf

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. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/older-peoples-housing-care-support-greater-cambridge.pdf

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.savethechildren.org.uk/content/dam/gb/reports/education/children%27s_communities_y2_report_final.pdf

Batty, E., Foden, M., Green, S., Mccarthy, L., Robinson, D., & Wilson, I. (2017). Evaluation of Extra Care Housing in Wales. Cardiff: Welsh Government. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-extra-care-housing-wales.pdf

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. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-extra-care-housing-wales-summary.pdf

Cole, I., Green, S., Pattison, B., Reeve, K., & Wilson, I. (2017). Capping aspiration : the millennial housing challenge. Sheffield Hallam University for the Sovereign Housing Association. https://www.sovereign.org.uk/assets/CappingAspirations

Green, S., Pattison, B., Reeve, K., & Wilson, I. (2016). How affordable is affordable housing? Norwich, UK: Flagship Group.

Green, S., & Wilson, I. (2016). Implementing direct payment of Housing Benefit: an evaluation of Circle Housing's HB2U project. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/circle-housing-hb2u-evaluation.pdf

Pattison, B., Tyler, P., Wells, P., & Wilson, I. (2016). Regeneration revival? Making housing-led regeneration work across England. Sheffield: Chartered Institute of Housing. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/regeneration-revival.pdf

Pattison, B., Robinson, D., & Wilson, I. (2016). Tenant perception of the Right to Buy extension : evidence from the Big Tenant Survey. Sheffiled: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/tenants-perceptions-right-to-buy.pdf

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. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/tm-cdf-annual-report-2015.pdf

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://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/housing-options-older-people-doncaster.pdf

Eadson, W., Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D., & Wilson, I. (2015). Houses into Homes: Final evaluation report. Welsh Government Social Research. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/houses-homes-final-eval-report.pdf

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. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/economic-impact-social-housing-orgs-ni.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

Hickman, P., Reeve, K., Kemp, P., Wilson, I., & Green, S. (2014). Direct payment demonstration projects: Key findings of the programme evaluation. Final report. London: Department for Work and Pensions. http://www.gov.uk/Government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions/about/research#research-publications

Eadson, W., Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D., & Wilson, I. (2014). Houses into Homes - Third interim evaluation report. Welsh Government Social Research. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/houses-homes-3rd-interim-eval-report.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., & Kemp, P. (2014). Direct Payment Demonstration Projects: Rent underpayment. Department for Work and Pensions. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/dpdp-rent-underpayment.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

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. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/promoting-mobility-through-mutual-exchange.pdf

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. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-filt-warm-homes-summary.pdf

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. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-filt-warm-homes.pdf

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

Eadson, W., Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D., & Wilson, I. (2013). Houses into Homes: Second interim evaluation report. Welsh Government Social Research. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/houses-homes-2nd-interim-eval-report.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

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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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

Eadson, W., Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D., & Wilson, I. (2013). Houses into Homes: First interim evaluation report. Welsh Government Social Research. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/houses-homes-interim-eval-report.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., 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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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. 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

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

Beatty, C., Cole, I., Kemp, P., Marshall, B., Powell, R., & Wilson, I. (2012). Monitoring the impact of changes to the Local Housing Allowance system of housing benefit: Summary of early findings. Department for Work and Pensions. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/monitoring-impact-changes-lha-summary-early-findings.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

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., & 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

Beatty, C., Fothergill, S., & Wilson, I. (2011). England’s Smaller Seaside Towns: A benchmarking study. Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/englands-smaller-seaside-towns.pdf

Beatty, C., Foden, M., Lawless, P., Pearson, S., & Wilson, I. (2011). Technical report: NDC national evaluationphase 2. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/ndc-technical-report.pdf

Lawless, P., & Wilson, I. (2011). The Economic Impact of Horseracing in Yorkshire. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/impact-horseracing-yorkshire.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

Hickman, P., Walshaw, A., Gore, T., Ferrari, E., & Wilson, I. (2011). “The Houses all Look Posh Now” - Evaluating the Impact of a Housing Improvement Programme: The Case of Portobello and Belle Vue. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/houses-all-look-posh-now.pdf

Hickman, P., Walshaw, A., Gore, A., Ferrari, E., & Wilson, I. (2011). “The Houses all Look Posh Now” - Evaluating the Impact of a Housing Improvement Programme: the Case of Portobello and Belle Vue - Key Findings and Policy Messages. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr2/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/houses-all-look-posh-now-key-findings.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.

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

Demack, S., Platts-Fowler, D., Robinson, D., Stevens, A., & Wilson, I. (2010). Young People and Community Cohesion: Analysis from the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE). Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/young-people-community-cohesion.pdf

Beatty, C., Fothergill, S., Gore, A., & Wilson, I. (2010). The Seaside Tourist Industry in England and Wales. Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/seaside-tourist-industry-england-wales.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

Beatty, C., Brennan, A., Foden, M., Lawless, P., Tyler, P., Warnock, C., & Wilson, I. (2010). The New Deal for Communities Programme - Assessing impact and value for money: The New Deal for Communities National Evaluation - final report – volume 6. Communities and Local Government. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/ndc-assessing-impact-value-for-money-vol6.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

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

Beatty, C., Foden, M., Lawless, P., & Wilson, I. (2010). Exploring and explaining change in regenerationschemes: evidence from the New Deal forCommunities Programme - The New Deal for Communities National Evaluation: Final report – Volume 5. Communities and Local Government Publications. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/ndc-exploring-explaining-change-regeneration-schemes-vol5.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

Pearson, S., Beatty, C., Lawless, P., & Wilson, I. (2009). Residential Mobility and Outcome Change in Deprived areas: Evidence from the New Deal for Communities Programme. Communities and Local Government.

Beatty, C., Fothergill, S., & Wilson, I. (2009). Seaside Towns in Wales: A 'benchmarking' Study. Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/seaside-towns-wales.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

Beatty, C., Fothergill, S., & Wilson, I. (2008). England’s Seaside Towns: A ‘benchmarking’ study. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/english-seaside-towns.pdf

Flint, J.F., Green, S., Hunter, C., Nixon, J., Parr, S., Manning, J., ... Sanderson, D. (2007). The impact of local antisocial behaviour strategies at the neighbourhood level. Scottish Government Social Research. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/impact-local-asb-strategies-neighbourhood.pdf

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.

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Baxendale, J.K. (2015). Understanding 'what works': Evidence based regional policy making in England. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Wells, P., & Wilson, I.

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Ian is an economist and a research fellow in the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR). He has extensive research experience on urban and regional issues, wellbeing, the measurement and assessment of impact and the valuation of outcomes. Ian has worked on research and evaluation projects sponsored by a range of commissioning bodies, including government departments, voluntary organisations and Regional Development Agencies.

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