Richard Crisp is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University. Since joining CRESR, he has led and worked on projects for a range of organisations, including central government departments, local authorities, research charities and Third Sector bodies.
Richard is currently directing an evidence review of the impact of regeneration on poverty for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. He is also leading a two-year evaluation of the Volunteering for Stronger Communities programme funded through the Big Lottery Fund. In addition, Richard is a team member of evaluations of the reforms to Local Housing Allowance for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Talent Match programme to tackle youth unemployment on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund. He was previously involved in the National Evaluation of the New Deal for Communities Programme which was commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and ran until 2010.
- worklessness, welfare-to-work and welfare reform
- urban regeneration
- poverty and inequality
- voluntary and community sector involvement in welfare delivery
- volunteering and employability.
- Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
2013-2019 Evaluation of the Talent Match programme to tackle youth unemployment, Big Lottery Fund. Role: Team member.
2013 Area regeneration and localisation: evidence and policy review, Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Role: Project director.
2012-2013 Evaluation of the Sheffield Community Network project, Sheffield City Council. Role: Project director.
2012-2013 Evaluation of the impact of the Volunteering for Stronger Communities Programme, Volunteering England. Role: Project director.
2011–2013 Evaluation of the impact of the emergency budget and spending review measures for housing benefit, DWP. Role: Team member.
CRISP, Richard and POWELL, Ryan (2017). Youth unemployment, interdependence and power: tensions and resistance within an alternative, 'co-produced' employment programme. In: BEVIR, Mark, MCKEE, Kim and MATTHEWS, Peter, (eds.) Decentring urban governance: Narratives, resistance and contestation. Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy . Abingdon, Routledge, 38-64.
CRISP, Richard and POWELL, Ryan (2017). Young people and UK labour market policy : a critique of "employability" as a tool for understanding youth unemployment. Urban Studies, 54 (8), 1784-1807.
CRISP, Richard, GORE, Tony and MCCARTHY, Lindsey (2017). Addressing transport barriers to work in low income neighbourhoods: A review of evidence and practice. Project Report. Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University.
CRISP, Richard, COLE, Ian, EADSON, William, FERRARI, Ed, POWELL, Ryan and WHILE, Aidan (2017). Tackling poverty through housing and planning policy in city regions. Project Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
BEATTY, Christina, CRISP, Richard and GORE, Tony (2016). An inclusive growth monitor for measuring the relationship between poverty and growth. Project Report. Sheffield, Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
CRISP, Richard and POWELL, Ryan (2016). Young people and UK labour market policy: a critique of "employability" as a tool for understanding youth unemployment. Urban Studies. (In Press)
WHILE, Aidan, GORE, Tony, EADSON, William and CRISP, Richard (2016). Major development projects: connecting people in poverty to jobs. Project Report. York, Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
CRISP, Richard, PEARSON, Sarah and GORE, Tony (2015). Rethinking the impact of regeneration on poverty : a (partial) defence of a ‘failed’ policy. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 23 (3), 167-187.
CRISP, Richard, GORE, Tony and PEARSON, Sarah (2015). Rethinking the impact of regeneration on poverty: a (partial) defence of a 'failed' policy. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 23 (3), 167-187.
BASHIR, Nadia, CRISP, Richard, POWELL, Ryan and ATFIELD, Gaby (2014). Talent Match case study theme report : "A challenge to the status quo" : early experiences of involving young people in the Talent Match programme. Project Report. Big Lottery Fund.
CRISP, Richard (2013). ‘Communities with oomph’? Exploring the potential for stronger social ties to revitalise disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 31 (2), 324-339.
CRISP, Richard (2012). Conceptualising local approaches to tackling worklessness through neoliberal frameworks : the New Deal for Communities Programme as classic 'flanking strategy'. Space and Polity, 16 (2), 233-251.
ALLMARK, Peter, SALWAY, Sarah, CRISP, Richard and BARLEY, Ruth (2010). Ethnic minority customers of the Pensions, Disability and Carers Service: an evidence review. Other. London, Department for Work and Pensions.
PURDAM, Kingsley and CRISP, Richard (2009). Measuring the impact of community engagement on policy making in the UK: a local case study. Journal of Civil Society, 5 (2), 169-186.
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