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Professor Peter Wells BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Professor of Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation


Summary

Peter Wells is professor of public policy analysis and evaluation, and the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the College of Social Sciences and Arts. He has extensive experience of research on urban and regional issues, specifically in project and programme evaluation, community involvement, community economic development, the funding of the voluntary and community sector including social investment, local government, Structural Funds and EU regional policy.

About

Peter is the director of the Evaluation and Learning Contract for the Big Lottery Fund's Talent Match programme. This contract runs from 2013-20. With Dr Rob Macmillan he is also leading the evaluation and learning contract for Power to Change’s Market Development programme. He directed the Office of the Third Sector (Cabinet Office) funded national evaluation of Futurebuilders from 2005-2010. He was also involved in the National Evaluation of the New Deal for Communities as a member of the central data team. He has undertaken various research and evaluation assignments for the Big Lottery Fund, including the evaluation of its Village SOS programme and research into the outsourcing of grantmaking.

He has worked in an expert advisory capacity in a range of contexts including: being a member of the CLG Local Government Research Expert Panel (2008-10); providing peer review support to the Meta Evaluation of London 2012; as a member of the DECC evaluation panel; and being on advisory groups for the European Commisson and EU Committee of the Regions. He is a senior fellow of the ESRC Peer Review College and has undertaken peer review activities for research investment in Norway, Portugal and Ireland.

Research interests

Peter has wide ranging research interests including

  • evaluation and evidence based policy making
  • social investment and the voluntary and community sector
  • EU regional policy and the Structural Funds
  • youth unemployment

Research

  • Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research

Please contact me for further details about these research projects and for summaries of the findings.

2019-22 Evaluation and Learning Contact for Power to Change’s Market Development Programe. Role: Joint Project Director with Dr Rob Macmillan.

2013-2019 Evaluation and Learning Contract for the Big Lottery Fund Talent Match Programme, Big Lottery Fund. Role: Project Director.

Publications

Wells, P. (2018). Evidence based policy making in an age of austerity. People, place and policy online, 11 (3), 175-183. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.2017.8763267545

Wells, P. (2013). When the Third Sector went to Market: the problematic use of market failure to justify social investment policy. Voluntary Sector Review, 4 (1), 77-94. http://doi.org/10.1332/204080513X663813

Bashir, N., Dayson, C., Eadson, W., & Wells, P. (2013). A warm glow in all parts? : building local cause-affinity as a strategy for promoting charitable giving. People, place and policy online, 7 (3), 139-152. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.0007.0003.0003

Wells, P., & Dayson, C. (2013). Voluntary and community sector policy under the Coalition Government. People, place and policy online, 7 (2), 91-99. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.0007.0002.0006

Wells, P. (2012). Understanding social investment policy : evidence from the evaluation of Futurebuilders in England. Voluntary Sector Review, 3 (2), 157-177. http://doi.org/10.1332/204080512X649342

Wells, P. (2012). Prescriptions for regional economic dilemmas : understanding the role of think tanks in the governance of regional policy. Public Administration, 90 (1), 211-229. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9299.2011.01958.x

Crowe, M., Dayson, C., & Wells, P. (2010). Prospects for the Third Sector. People, place and policy online, 4 (1), 29-32. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.0004.0001.0007

Gore, T., & Wells, P. (2009). Governance and evaluation : the case of EU regional policy horizontal priorities. Evaluation and Program Planning, 32 (2), 158-167. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2008.10.007

Darlow, A., Percy-Smith, J., & Wells, P. (2007). Community strategies: Are they delivering joined up governance? Local Government Studies, 33 (1), 117-129. http://doi.org/10.1080/03003930601081457

Gore, T., Powell, R., & Wells, P. (2006). The contribution of rural community businesses to integrated rural development: local services for local people. Cahiers d'economie et sociologie rurales, 80 (3), 29-52. http://www.inra.fr/esr/publications/cahiers/pdf/gore.pdf

Armstrong, H.W., & Wells, P. (2006). Evaluating the governance of structural funds programmes: the case of community economic development in South Yorkshire. European planning studies, 14 (6), 855-876. http://doi.org/10.1080/09654310500496198

Armstrong, H.W., & Wells, P. (2006). Structural funds and the evaluation of community economic development initiatives in the UK: a critical perspective. Regional studies, 40 (2), 259-272. http://doi.org/10.1080/00343400600600645

Armstrong, H.W., Kehrer, B., Wells, P., & Wood, A.M. (2002). The evaluation of community economic development initiatives. Urban studies, 39 (3), 457-481. http://doi.org/10.1080/00420980220112784

Armstrong, H.W., Kehrer, B., & Wells, P. (2001). Initial impacts of community economic development initiatives in the Yorkshire and Humber structural funds programme. Regional studies, 35 (8), 673-688. http://doi.org/10.1080/00343400120084

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

Wells, P. (2008). The third sector and community cohesion in deprived neighbourhoods. In Community Cohesion in Crisis?: New Dimensions of Diversity and Difference. (pp. 139-157).

Perraton, J., & Wells, P. (2004). Multi-level Governance and Economic Policy. In Multi-level Governance. http://doi.org/10.1093/0199259259.003.0011

Reports

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., Green, A., & Wells, P. (2020). Talent Match Evaluation: Comparative Report. Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2020.813564058

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

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

Wells, P., Macmillan, R., & Dobson, J. (2020). Food for thought: Understanding market development in the community business sector. Community Fund. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/food-for-thought.pdf

Crisp, R., Ferrari, E., Fothergill, S., Gore, T., & Wells, P. (2019). Strong economies, better places. London: Labour. http://labour.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/11910_18-STRONG-ECONOMIES-BETTER-PLACES-WEB.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://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/tm-young-person-summary.pdf

Wells, P., Pearson, S., Damm, C., & Sanderson, E. (2018). Youth Employment Partnerships: Lessons from the Talent Match programme evaluation. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/tm-partnership-summary-report.pdf

Wells, P., Pearson, S., Damm, C., & Sanderson, E. (2018). Progression to Employment: Lessons from the Talent Match programme evaluation. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/tm-progression-employment-summary-report.pdf

Fothergill, S., Gore, T., & Wells, P. (2017). Industrial Strategy and the Regions : the shortcomings of a narrow sectoral focus. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2017.3869752946

Bennett, E., Damm, C., Dayson, C., Pearson, S., & Wells, P. (2016). Early Action Neighbourhood Fund: learning and evaluation - year one programme report. Sheffield: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/EANF-yr-1-programme-report-final.pdf

Bennett, E., Damm, C., Dayson, C., Pearson, S., & Wells, P. (2016). EANF learning report 2: building alliances. Sheffield: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/EANF-learning-report-2-building-alliances.pdf

Bennett, E., Damm, C., Dayson, C., Pearson, S., & Wells, P. (2016). EANF Learning Report 1: Evidence and Data. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/EANF-learning-report-1-evidence-data.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

Taylor, P., Davies, L., Wells, P., Gilbertson, J., & Tayleur, W. (2015). A review of the social impacts of culture and sport. Department for Culture, Media and Sport. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/416279/A_review_of_the_Social_Impacts_of_Culture_and_Sport.pdf

Powell, R., & Wells, P. (2015). Talent Match evaluation and learning contract: briefing report 2015. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/tm-briefing-report-2015.pdf

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. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/building-capabilities-voluntary-sector.pdf

Crisp, R., Green, A., & Wells, P. (2014). Talent Match Evaluation and Learning Contract: 2013-19 - Partnerships and Service Delivery: an evidence review. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/tm-evidence-review-partnerships.pdf

Bashir, N., Atfield, G., & Wells, P. (2014). Talent Match Evaluation and Learning Contract: 2013-19 - Involvement of Young People: an evidence review. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/tm-evidence-review-young-people.pdf

Bashir, N., Dayson, C., Eadson, W., & Wells, P. (2013). Local business giving: between the raffle prize and a new source of funding. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/local-business-giving.pdf

Bashir, N., Dayson, C., & Wells, P. (2013). Local Giving: possibilities for support and development organisations. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/local-giving-final_0.pdf

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://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/ourexpertise/research-study-outsourcing-grant-making

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

Pearson, S., Wells, P., Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Gilbertson, J., & Walshaw, A. (2011). Sustaining the benefits of capital funding. Big Lottery Fund.

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. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/social-investment-impact-charity-bank-north-full.pdf

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. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/social-investment-impact-charity-bank-north.pdf

Dayson, C., Wells, P., Eadson, W., Gilbertson, J., Pearson, S., Walshaw, A., ... Trinnaman, J. (2011). Sustaining the benefits of capital funding: Final report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/blf-sustaining-benefits-capital-funding.pdf

Gilbertson, J., Wells, P., Gore, T., & Crowe, M. (2010). Measuring the Big Society? Approaches, problems and suggested improvements. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/measuring-the-big-society.pdf

Wells, P., Gilbertson, J., Gore, T., & Crowe, M. (2010). A Big Society in Yorkshire and Humber? Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/big-society-yorkshire-and-humber.pdf

Tyler, P., Warnock, C., Provins, A., Wells, P., Brennan, A., Cole, I., ... Phang, Z. (2010). Valuing the Benefits of Regeneration: Economics paper 7 - Summary. Department for Communities and Local Government. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/valuing-benefits-regen-paper7-summary.pdf

Tyler, P., Warnock, C., Povins, A., Wells, P., Brennan, A., Cole, I., ... Phang, Z. (2010). Valuing the Benefits of Regeneration: Economics paper 7 - Volume I - Final Report. Department for Communities and Local Government. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/valuing-benefits-regen-paper7-vol1.pdf

Tyler, P., Warnock, C., Provins, A., Wells, P., Brennan, A., Cole, I., ... Phang, Z. (2010). Valuing the Benefits of Regeneration: Economics paper 7 - Volume II - Logic chains and literature review. Department for Communities and Local Government. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/valuing-benefits-regen-paper7-vol2.pdf

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. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/SYSIP-A-summary_report.pdf

Wells, P., Dayson, C., & Macmillan, R. (2010). Evaluation of the South Yorkshire Social Infrastructure Programme - Report B: Changing Policy Agendas and Contexts. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/SYSIP-B-changing-policy-agendas.pdf

Wells, P., & Dayson, C. (2010). Evaluation of the South Yorkshire Social Infrastructure Programme - Report C: Programme Wide Assessment. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/SYSIP-C-programme-wide-assessment.pdf

Wells, P. (2010). High Level Skills in Yorkshire and Humber: Understanding the Drivers of Change. Yorkshire Futures. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/yf-high-level-skills-understanding-drivers-change.pdf

Wells, P. (2010). Using Realist Synthesis to Understand What Works in High Level Skills Interventions. Yorkshire Futures. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/yf-synthesis-what-works-high-level-skills-interventions.pdf

Wells, P., & Dayson, C. (2010). Measuring the impact of third sector infrastructure organisations. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/measuring-impact-ts-infrastructure-orgs.pdf

Roberts, D., McNeill, T., Wells, P., Crisp, R., & Gore, T. (2010). High level skills in Yorkshire and Humber - understanding the drivers of change: Summary. Ekogen. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/yf-high-level-skills-y&h-drivers-summary.pdf

Roberts, D., McNeill, T., Wells, P., Crisp, R., & Gore, T. (2010). High level skills in Yorkshire and the Humber: understanding the drivers of change - phase 2 realist synthesis. Ekogen. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/yf-high-level-skills-phase-two-synthesis.pdf

Roberts, D., McNeill, T., Wells, P., Crisp, R., & Gore, T. (2010). High level skills in Yorkshire and Humber: Understanding the drivers of change - Phase 1 high level skills context. Ekogen. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/yf-high-level-skills-phase-one-skills-context.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. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/futurebuilders-evaluation-final.pdf

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. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/futurebuilders-evaluation-exec.pdf

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. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/SYSIP-F-eval-core-infrastructure-services.pdf

Wells, P., Dayson, C., & Macmillan, R. (2009). Evaluation of the South Yorkshire Social Infrastructure Programme - Report J: Evaluation Framework. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/SYSIP-J-eval-framework.pdf

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. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/SYSIP-D-evaluation-volunteering.pdf

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. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/SYSIP-H-eval-neighbourhood-infrastructure.pdf

Crisp, R., Gore, T., & Wells, P. (2009). Evidence review of the impact of the ESF on those furthest from the labour market 2007 - 2013. Third Sector European Network. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/tsen-evidence-review.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

Wells, P., Hanson, S., Darlow, A., Hill, C., Johnson, S., Walton, F., ... Escott, K. (2004). South Yorkshire objective 1 programme mid term evaluation. Policy Research Institute, Leeds Metropolitan University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/south-yorks-objective1-midterm-eval_0.pdf

Gore, T., Powell, R., & Wells, P. (2003). The contribution of community businesses to the rural economy of Yorkshire and the Humber. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/community-businesses-rural-economy-y&h.pdf

Theses / Dissertations

Woodward, A. (2020). Exploring informal support networksamongst Pakistani Muslims indeprived areas of Sheffield. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by White, R., & Wells, P. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00355

Langmead, K. (2018). Exploring the performance of democracy and economic diversity in worker cooperatives. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by White, R., Wells, P., & Dayson, C. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00102

Dobson, J. (2017). Reading the future : constructing low-carbon imaginaries in urban institutions. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Wells, P., & Eadson, W. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00004

Prinos, I. (2016). Third sector, welfare, governance and social citizenship in Greece and the UK. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Wells, P., Powell, R., & Dayson, C.

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

Bennett, E.K. (2015). The power of ideas : the state-sector relationship in policy and practice. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Wells, P., & Coule, T.

Ruggiero, A. (2013). Transforming sub-national economic governance in England : From competitive regions to competitive city-regions. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Wells, P., Gore, T., & Escott, K.

Pearce, S. (2012). Constitutional change and community development : Communities first under the Welsh government. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Wells, P., Gore, T., & Casey, R.

Eadson, W.T.M. (2011). Spatial practices of governing carbon. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Wells, P., & Gore, T.

Elton, C.J. (2011). The re-design of rural governance : New institutions for old? (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Wells, P., & Gore, T.

Moore, T.E. (2011). Community ownership and governance of affordable housing: Perspectives on community land trusts. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Flint, J.F., & Wells, P.

Postgraduate supervision

Peter is currently second supervisor on two PhDs. The topics are on community self help in a deprived neighbourhood and social impact bonds.

He would welcome discussion in supervising students in these fields and around the following areas

  • evidence based policy making 
  • changing role of the voluntary and community sector in public policy
  • youth unemployment and the role of the voluntary sector
  • social investment.

Media

Peter Wells is Professor of Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation, and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, College of Social Sciences and Arts. He is also leads research projects in the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam.

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