Kevin Burchell

Kevin joined Policy Studies Institute in April 2014. Previously, he was a Senior Research Fellow at Kingston University (2009-2014) and a Research Fellow at LSE (2006-2009). Kevin is an interpretive social scientist, with a focus on producing research that is of value in academic, policy and practitioner domains. His main research interests are in: domestic energy, sustainability, smart meters, behaviour and practice, domestic energy and knowledge, community action and participation, and critical social marketing. Kevin has also published in Science and Technology Studies (STS), more specifically Critical Public Understanding of Science (cPUS). Kevin has a PhD in Geography from LSE.

For full details of Kevin’s research interests, projects, reports and papers, view his CV here.

Qualifications

  • 1999-2005 PhD, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE.
  • 1997-1998 MSc Human Geography Research (Distinction), as above.
  • 1994-1997 BSc Geography (First class), as above

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Halina Ward

Halina is Head of Development Futures at Bond. She was previously Interim International Partnerships Director at Future Cities Catapult, a UK government-backed technology and innovation centre working to stimulate innovation to deliver integrated city services. Halina joined PSI in July 2013 as a Visiting Research Fellow. Prior to that, she was Director of the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development, a research and advocacy charity working to equip democracy to tackle the challenges of sustainable development.

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Qualifications

  • LLM (Law and Development), School of Oriental and African Studies, 1994-1995
  • Law Society Finals, The College of Law, York, 1989-1990
  • LLB, University College London, 1985-1988

Olivia Chassais

Olivia has been a Visiting Research Fellow at PSI since December 2012, having previously been a Research Officer at PSI from March 2008 to November 2009. Her key project was INDI-LINK, where she worked on identifying combinations of policies that would best meet sustainable-development goals. She then worked for three years as a Research Programme Officer / Scientific Officer at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG R&I), where she managed projects on resource efficiency and sustainable-development indicators.

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Qualifications

  • MPhil, Engineering for Sustainable Development, University of Cambridge, UK, 2006
  • Diplôme d’Etudes Universitaires Générales (DEUG) in Life Sciences, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France, 2005
  • MSc in Management (Grande Ecole Programme), Rouen Business School (ESC-Rouen), France, 2004
  • Licence (eqvt to BA) in Sociology, University of Rouen, France, 2001

Rebekah Phillips

Rebekah is a freelance environmental researcher, project manager and advocate. She became a Visiting Research Fellow at PSI in July 2013. In addition, Rebekah is an Associate at two environmental think-tanks: Green Alliance and Sustainability First and works frequently with Groundwork UK. Rebekah is also a Director of local re-use project the Remakery.

Previously, Rebekah worked at Green Alliance for six years, where she was a Senior Policy Adviser in charge of the organisation’s Green living theme which she set up and developed. She has also worked as the Environment and Transport Analyst for BBC News, for Elsevier Science in Amsterdam, for Womankind Worldwide and for Action for Armed Violence in Liberia.

Rebekah’s research and policy advocacy work focuses mainly on behaviour change and energy policy and how to best to encourage and enable energy demand reduction. On a local level, she manages projects that enable and encourage sustainable living more broadly.

Current research projects are focusing on the intersection between community demand reduction and management of the electricity networks; innovation in the consumer-facing electricity demand response market and the use of messengers in driving energy saving through the smart-meter rollout.

Previous recent work includes the role of a national communications campaign to drive demand for energy savings through the smart-meter rollout; research on the role of community champions in promoting energy efficiency; exploring how to drive more sustainable behaviour in tower blocks and encouraging schoolchildren to conserve water.

More information can be found on Rebekah’s website: www.rebekahphillips.co.uk.

Tom Watson

Tom joined PSI as a Research Associate in November 2012. He is currently working on a rapid evidence assessment for Defra assessing methods for evaluating complexity in policies and systems. He was a co-author of Scenarios for the Development of Smart Grids in the UK, a UKERC-funded project that employed a range of social research techniques to develop sociotechnical scenarios for a smarter energy system to 2050. Tom worked at the trading arm of a Big Six energy company before moving to PSI via the Association for the Conservation of Energy. He holds a master’s in Energy Policy from Exeter University and a BA in Philosophy from UCL.

Tom is currently on secondment at the Energy Research Partnership, where he is conducting research into future options for the UK transport sector and their likely implications for both the wider energy system and the country’s carbon dioxide emissions. He will be at PSI one day a week until spring 2015, when he returns full time.

Qualifications

  • MSc Energy Policy, Exeter University
  • BA Philosophy, University College London

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Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers

Martin currently coordinates research and policy analysis proposals and projects in the field of resource efficiency, decoupling of resource use and economic growth, waste prevention, reuse and recycling of material resources, and sustainable resource management at the Ecologic Institute in Berlin.

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Qualifications

  • PhD in Human Geography, University of Greifswald
  • Diploma / MSc in Environmental Science, University of Lueneburg

Stephen Morris

Stephen worked at PSI from 2008 to 2012, having spent 12 years as a researcher in central government, holding posts at the Department of Social Security (DSS), Office for National Statistics (ONS), Prime Minister's Strategy Unit and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Prior to this, Stephen was a Research Officer at the Institute for Employment Studies.

The focus of Stephen's work has mainly been on large and complex policy evaluations, including the Prototype New Deal for Lone Parents and the design of the Employment Retention and Advancement Demonstration, the largest randomised trial of welfare-to-work policies thus far conducted in the UK.  Stephen has also been responsible for several longitudinal studies of families with children, including the Programme of Research into Low Income Families (PRILIF) and the Families and Children Study (FACS).  He also worked in the DWP Model Development Unit, where he was responsible for demographic analysis and forecasting, specifically undertaking econometric estimation for the department's main dynamic micro-simulation model of pensioner incomes, PENSIM2.

In previous work, Stephen was responsible for drafting guidance on evaluation methods for government researchers and made a substantial contribution to the government's guidance on ex-post evaluation methods, the Magenta Book.  He also taught courses on evaluation methods and evidence-based policy at the National School for Government.  In 2006, Stephen completed a Research Fellowship at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), funded by the ESRC, where he conducted research into child support using micro-level longitudinal data.  Stephen is a member of the BHPS Scientific Advisory Committee and is on the Editorial Board of Benefits: The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, a tri-annual publication covering applied research into poverty and welfare.

Stephen's work at PSI included Provider-Led Pathways impact evaluation and two feasibility studies for the DWP looking at methods of impact evaluation.  He taught on the MA in Applied Market and Social Research offered through the Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages School at the University of Westminster.

Michael White

Michael White joined PSI in 1979 after working in industry and management research and teaching. In 1986 he founded the Employment Studies Group and was its Head until 1994.

His studies have included three national surveys of unemployment, and many evaluations of government labour market programmes, including the Restart Cohort Study, and the Macro evaluation of New Deal for Young People. He took part in the ESRC's Social Change and Economic Life Initiative (1986-91), was co-director of the Employment in Britain survey (1992), and was involved in the ESRC's "Future of Work" programme, leading the Working in Britain in the Year 2000 survey. He has also carried out several projects on lone mothers, employment and childcare issues and has a particular interest in working time and work-life balance.

He served on the Social Statistics Committee of the Royal Statistical Society 1998-2002, and on the Editorial Board of Work, Employment and Society 2006-2008.

In 2005 he was awarded an OBE for services to labour market policy.

Qualifications

B.A. Psychology with Statistics, University of London
PhD in Organizational Behaviour, University of Lancaster

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Hilary Salter

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Mayer Hillman

Mayer’s research interests include: energy conservation; walking and cycling; road safety; climate change;  health promotion; quality of life issues; environmental and resource sustainability; green economics; children’s physical and social development; setting clocks forward.

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Deborah Smeaton

Deborah joined PSI in 1999 and, as a mixed-methods researcher, has worked on a broad range of projects, using a variety of methodological approaches. She is experienced in:

  • overall research design
  • quantitative data analysis (cross sectional, panel, large and complex)
  • survey design
  • qualitative methods including case studies, focus groups and in-depth interviewing
  • qualitative data analysis
  • evaluation design and
  • systematic literature reviewing/distillation.

Her research experience and publications span a variety of areas, with a focus on labour-market issues, including: entrepreneurship, older workers, change in the workplace, work and parenthood, maternity and paternity rights, discrimination, equalities, disadvantage, work-life balance, welfare to work and, more recently, food hygiene and nutrition-related research.

Deborah has managed projects for a wide variety of clients and agencies, including: DTI, DWP, HMRC, ESRC, JRF, EHRC, Nuffield, FSA England, FSA Northern Ireland, TUC, NESTA and the Big Lottery Fund.

Recent projects led and conducted by Deborah include: an evaluation of a Nutrition Award Scheme pilot for food businesses (for the Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland), an evaluation of the impact on livelihood development of International Development grants on overseas communities (for the Big Lottery Fund); trends, causes and correlates of continuing to work beyond state pension age (for Eurofound) and a literature review of the costs and benefits to businesses of adopting work-life balance and flexible working policies and practices (for BIS).

Qualifications

B.Sc. (hons) Sociology, Kingston University

M.Sc. Political Philosophy, London School of Economics

M.Sc. Social Research Methods (distinction), University of Surrey

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Simon Dresner

Simon’s expertise is in the social and economic aspects of sustainability. His book The Principles of Sustainability was published by Earthscan in 2002 and an updated second edition was published in 2008. In the area of environmental taxation, he coordinated an EC research project on social responses to ecological tax reform policies (PETRAS), worked on a project about ways to remove regressivity from environmental taxes and did research on public attitudes for the Green Fiscal Commission. He is now coordinating a project for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation about designing a carbon tax to protect low-income households.

Qualifications

BSc Psychology, University of St Andrews

MA Sociology, California State University

PhD Social and Economic Research on Technology, University of Edinburgh

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Genevieve Knight

Genevieve Knight is a Senior Research Fellow with the National Institute of Labour Studies at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. She led the Work and Social Policy Group at PSI from January 2008 to July 2013. Genevieve is an applied economist/econometrician, with a quantitative emphasis. Her chief skills are with econometric modeling, and handling complex data. However, she also conducts cost-benefit analysis, and systematic literature and evidence reviews. She has wide experience of social policy development, research and advocacy, which builds on her background in economics.

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Qualifications

  1989-1992: Bachelor of Economics (Honours) University of Sydney, Australia   with Econometrics major

  1992: awarded Australian Bureau of Statistics Honours Year Scholarship

  1994-1995: joint Masters in Economics and Econometrics with Honours,   University of Sydney, Australia

  1996-2004: Doctor of Philosophy, Economics part time University of Sydney   submitted for examination: 31 August 2002, awarded 2004, supervisor: Prof.   Russell Ross

  Final thesis: Evaluation of the   Australian Wage Subsidy: Special Youth Employment and Training Program, SYETP [pdf format, 1MB]

  1996-1998: Overseas Research Studentship, London School of Economics

 

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Isobel Allen

Areas of research and expertise include: doctors' careers and the organisation of the medical workforce; family planning; terminations of pregnancy; teenage pregnancies; older people; interface between health and social care; health care of homeless people; community care; residential care of older people; evaluation; maternity services.

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Alan Marsh

Specialist in the use of large-scale survey research to study:

* the relationship between social and economic change and social policy, and
* the evaluation of social policy both in general and in quasi-experimental pilots.

Current studies concentrate on low-income families with children, lone parents, long-term unemployed and disabled people, determining the outcomes for family well-being of incentives to increase labour market participation, active case management, household income sharing, improved education and health.

Qualifications

1969- BA in Social Psychology in the School of African and Asian Studies, University of Sussex

1976 - PhD in Social Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Science

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Sandra Vegeris

Sandra joined PSI in 2001 and was promoted to senior researcher in 2005. Her expertise draws from 15 years research experience in social policy and programme evaluation, with an emphasis on multi-methods approaches. She has project managed both large scale national level and smaller scale local level research projects which have included evidence reviews, survey research, case studies, and depth interviews with either cross-sectional or longitudinal designs. Her research interests encompass: labour market interventions, poverty and disadvantaged groups, policy on older people, measures that promote quality of life in later life, and citizen participation in governance.

Qualifications

Honours BA (1983) Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, Canada

MA (1986) Computer Application in Education, OISE, University of Toronto

PhD (1991) Measurement & Evaluation, Qualitative programme evaluation techniques, University of Toronto

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Robert Lyons

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Bridget Elliott

Bridget joined Policy Studies Institute as a Research Associate in June 2013, and has since been involved in a number of projects such as the coordination of the Sustainable Development Research Network (SDRN), a Nuffield-funded international study of children’s independent mobility, and a DfID-funded evaluation of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. Bridget received a first-class honours degree in Regional and Town Planning from the University of Queensland, and also has a master’s degree in Urban Design from Queensland University of Technology. Prior to joining PSI, Bridget worked in the City Planning and Sustainability Division of a local authority in Australia.

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Qualifications

  • Master of Design (Urban Design), Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 2009-2011
  • Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning, University of Queensland, Australia, 2005-2008

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Malcolm Rigg

Malcolm was Director of PSI from 2004 to September 2013. He led and taught extensively on the MRS-accredited Masters in Applied Market and Social Research. He was previously Managing Director of the British Market Research Bureau (BMRB). Before joining BMRB, he was Director of Research at COI Communications and has also been Head of Public Interest Research at Consumers’ Association (now Which?). He has wide interests in research, social policy, education and marketing. 

He is an Academician of the Social Sciences, a Fellow of the Market Research Society and of the Royal Society of Arts. He became an Honorary Life Member of the Association of Survey Computing in 2006. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Market Research. He chairs and is actively engaged in his local Citizens' Advice service and is a director of his local Healthwatch. He is a Trustee of the participation organization, Involve. He is a member of the Ofgem consumer panel and the experts panel of the Food Standards Agency.

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Tim Edwards

Responsible for the overall management of PSI offices and support services.

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Neil Mcenery West

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Ben Shaw

Ben joined PSI in October 2006 and became Acting Director in October 2013. He has nearly 20 years’ experience of working on environmental issues at the interface of research and policy. Since joining PSI, he has worked on research projects investigating eco-innovation, environmental tax reform, public responses to environmental policy, the evaluation of policy and research, and children’s independent mobility. He is the lead co-ordinator of the Sustainable Development Research Network (SDRN) and managed the secretariat for the UK Green Fiscal Commission.

As well as taking overall responsibility for the development and direction of PSI, Ben has a particular research interest in the use of evidence in the policy system and the development of evaluation approaches for environmental policy interventions.

Prior to joining PSI, Ben was Principal Policy Adviser at Green Alliance. His work there mainly focused on national-level strategic policy development and advocacy in the areas of waste, resource and product policy, but also included projects on the role of negotiated agreements in UK environmental policy and sustainable consumption.

Ben read Geology at Bristol University and followed this with a MSc and research in geophysics before moving to his work focused on environmental policy and research.

Qualifications

MSc European Environmental Policy and Regulation, Lancaster University, awarded 1996

MSc Applied and Environmental Geophysics, University of Birmingham, awarded 1992

BSc Hons: Geology, University of Bristol, awarded 1990

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Mark Rickinson

Dr Mark Rickinson is a research consultant with a particular interest in the environment who specialises in educational research and evaluation, research reviews and research training (www.markrickinson.co.uk). He is currently leading an Anti-Bullying Development & Research (D&R) Project with Coventry City Council and recently completed two projects for the European Commission on Evidence-based Policy and Practice in Education and Training. He also works as a Senior Research Associate at the Young Foundation and is a Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford University Department of Education. Previously he spent several years as a Senior Research Officer at the National Foundation for Educational Research.

Gabriel Chanan

Gabriel Chanan is an independent consultant on community involvement, engagement and development. He directed research and policy at the Community Development Foundation for many years. He has been a leading adviser to government on community engagement and involvement, and from 2005-8 he worked on empowerment in the Home Office and the Department of Communities and Local Government. He is currently working with the Homes and Communities Academy on spreading empowerment skills across professions, and in a number of other areas.

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Stephen Tindale

Stephen was previously Executive Director of Greenpeace UK and Chair of Greenpeace Europe in Brussels. Before that he was Special Adviser to Michael Meacher when he was Environment Minister. Prior to that, he was Head of Environment at IPPR. He has published short books (through IPPR) on Green Tax Reform and energy policy.

Robin Vanner

Robin joined PSI in 2003 and has 12 years of experience as a researcher and consultant in the field of environmental policy. In this time he has developed a wide range of expertise in sustainability and economic assessment. He is currently responsible for developing a research programme in pro-environmental behavioural change from the perspective of paradigms of thinking. His expertise as an environmental economist also includes regulatory cost assessments and sustainability assessments. He has an MSc in Environmental Technology (energy-policy option) from Imperial College in London (ICCET).

Qualifications

  • University of East Anglia - B.Sc. (Hons.) Environmental Science
  • Imperial College London - M.Sc. Environmental Technology

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Roger Salmons

Roger is an environmental economist with significant experience of applying economic analysis to the design and evaluation of environmental policy, having spent over 10 years as a researcher at PSI and CSERGE at University College London. During this time he worked on collaborative research projects with organisations throughout Europe and was a member of the European Research Network on Market-Based Instruments for Sustainable Development and the European Research Network on Tradable Emission Permits. His main areas of interest and expertise relate to the evaluation of environmental policies and measures; the design and evaluation of economic instruments; and environmental policy and economic performance.

In addition to his research activities, Roger has acted as an expert consultant to Defra, the Environment Agency, OECD and the European Commission. More recently, he has worked in the consultancy sector, as Technical Director for the Environmental Economics Team at Jacobs Engineering UK. Roger also has previous senior management experience in the commercial sector, having spent 11 years working for a leading UK retail company.

Qualifications

  • PhD: Economics, University College London, awarded 2006
  • M.Sc: Environmental and Resource Economics, University College London, awarded 1995.
  • MBA: Management Science and Marketing, University of Bradford, awarded 1983.
  • BSc (Hons): Mathematics and Economics, First Class, University of Surrey, awarded 1979.

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David Wilkinson

David is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. He was previously Principal Research Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute and before that worked at the Office for National Statistics and the London School of Economics. His work has focused on a range of topics in applied labour economics. His recent research has covered evaluation methodology with applications to welfare-to-work programmes; the impact of recent changes in student funding. Current research includes scoping work towards estimation of the take-up of Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance, and a quality measurement framework for pre-school education.

Qualifications

  • 1989-90 MSc Economics, University of Bristol

  • 1984-87 BA (Hons) Economics and Mathematics, University of Liverpool

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Glen Murphy

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Ben Fagan-Watson

Ben Fagan-Watson is a Research Fellow in the Environment Group, and joined PSI in July 2009. He is currently co-ordinating a Rapid Evidence Assessment for Defra which is assessing the impact and implementation of complex environmental policies on complex systems. He is interested in exploring how the investment community can drive reductions in corporate demand for energy and materials, and in the influence that large multinationals have on climate policy.

From 2013-14, Ben was on secondment to CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) where he was the Head of Government Relations. CDP is an international not-for-profit organisation that gathers key environmental information from over 5,000 of the world’s largest businesses on behalf of 722 investors worth $87 trillion. He led CDP’s research into corporate lobbying on climate policy, and contributed to the Guide to Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy which was written with eight leading institutions, including three UN agencies. Prior to that, he worked on two major projects on Children’s Independent Mobility - children’s freedom to travel to local places without adult supervision. He conducted a comparative study of England and Germany in this field and coordinated a major international study building on this work, which has involved working with partner researchers from 15 other countries. He sat on the secretariat of the Sustainable Development Research Network and the Green Fiscal Commission.

In addition, Ben has conducted two action-based research projects for Defra assessing how to encourage pro-environmental behaviours around food waste, and assessing whether ‘trusted intermediaries’ (such as plumbers, or plumbers’ merchants) can be used to spread pro-environmental, water-saving behaviours and products to the general public. In June 2008, he was given the ‘London Social Justice Campaigner 2008’ award by the Sheila McKechnie Foundation, a UK charitable foundation that aims to promote effective campaigning. Ben holds a first-class BA in Historical Studies from the University of Bristol.

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Fred Steward

Fred joined PSI in October 2009. Prior to this, he led innovation research at the business schools of Brunel University and Aston University. Seconded to NESTA in 2008, he has advised government departments in the UK, Europe and China on innovation and sustainability. During 2009, he was seconded to Advantage West Midlands to develop a bid to the European Institute of Innovation & Technology for a climate change Knowledge & Innovation Community. He is Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London and President of the European Association for the Study of Science & Technology, EASST.

His primary research interest is in 'transformative innovation' - pervasive, radical, system-wide social and technological change. His approach to this is a synthesis between innovation network concepts and sociotechnical transition theory. The focus of his research is the role of innovation in addressing the global challenge of climate change and environmental sustainability, and the implications of this for policy.

Fred is a member of several international committees: the Dutch Knowledge & System Innovation programme, the Sustainable Consumption Research network and the IHDP Industrial Transformation programme. He is a member of the Royal Society committee on Global Environmental Change.

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Elisabetta Mocca

Elisabetta is a Research Officer in the Environment Group at PSI. Elisabetta has a background in secondary data analysis and review work. She has worked on a literature review on environmental energy systems and health, and conducted data analysis for the group's work on Children's Independent Mobility. Prior to joining PSI she worked as a researcher at the Institute for Economic and Social Research in Turin with a focus on social housing and health care. Elisabetta obtained a master's degree in Administration Science and a first degree in International Studies from the Faculty of Political Science in Turin.

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Lesley Hoggart

Lesley is currently Principal Research Fellow in the School of Health and Social Care, University of Greenwich, and was previously Senior Research Fellow, Work and Social Policy Group at PSI.

Qualifications

  • PhD: 'The Social Policy of Birth Control: a comparative study of the politics of British birth control in the 1920s and the 1970s', Goldsmiths College, University of London, 1998
  • MSc: Politics and Sociology, Birkbeck College, University of London, 1986
  • BSc (ECON), specialising in International Relations, London School of Economics, University of London, 1983

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Athena Piterou

Athena Piterou joined the University of Greenwich Business School in 2011 after completing a PhD, linked to the ESRC-funded project ‘Dematerialising the printed paper text’, at Brunel University. The PhD examined electronic books might alleviate the environmental implications of print. At the Policy Studies Institute, Athena’s role involved mapping the interactions among the organisations participating in the Sustainable Development Research Network (funded by Defra).

Qualifications

  • PhD: Brunel Business School, 2009
  • MSc: Technology Management, UMIST, 2004
  • Bacherlor's degree: Marketing, Athens University of Economics and Business

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Sue Clegg

Sue Clegg has almost 20 years' experience in research. She specialises in qualitative research and has worked both in academia and in an agency; she has managed projects in the UK and across Europe. Sue's expertise is in health and well-being, including: food choices; experience of services; living with health problems and disabilities; and the perspectives of professionals. Recent work includes work for the Food Standards Agency, exploring people's use and understanding of front-of-pack nutrition information labels, a process evaluation of a calorie-information scheme, an evaluation of pilot childcare programmes for DfE (then DfES), DWP and the Welsh Assembly, and an investigation of the medical information needs of health professionals.

Sue has also lectured in sociology, specialising in research methods, and has delivered training on researching sensitive issues.

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Martha Bicket

Martha joined PSI in May 2012 and is a Research Fellow in sustainability policy. Her current work includes the analysis of paradigms and public acceptability for the EU-funded FP7 project DYNAMIX, where she is exploring: how underlying societal paradigms and public acceptability affect resource-use policy effectiveness and feasibility; and the optimal design and sequencing of policies for absolute decoupling. Martha was recently involved in a scoping study for the EU Commission, where she drew upon a wide range of existing data and work, such as that of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, to identify priority sectors, materials and value chains for the transition to a circular economy, as well as key actors, winners and losers. Martha has experience in a range of research methods including the design, implementation and analysis of large-scale surveys, data visualisation techniques and in quantitative analysis and modelling software. Her other experience and interests include evaluation and appraisal, with a particular focus on Cost-Benefit Analysis, Social Discount Rates and the appraisal of projects and policies with long-term consequences.

Prior to joining PSI, Martha worked at the European Commission in Climate Change and Natural Hazards, DG Research and Innovation. Martha has a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Warwick and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, where she specialised in Environmental Economics and Policy.

Qualifications

  • MSc Environmental Technology, Imperial College London, 2011
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics, University of Warwick, 2009

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Factors Affecting Public Engagement by Researchers

URBAN HEAT: community-led resilience to urban heatwaves

Smart Communities: working together to save energy?

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Evaluation of United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

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Sustainable Development Research Network (Phase IV)

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A Rapid Evidence Assessment evaluating the impact and implementation of complex environmental policies on complex systems

Scenarios for the development of smart grids in the UK

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The 1990s: sectoral rebalancing, mobility and adaptation - the employment, self-employment and training policy lessons for the current UK recession

Evaluation of Lone Parents Work Focused Interviews extensions

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Evaluation of FSA Guidance on Cross Contamination

Evaluation of the 'Survival Guide to Food' Project summary

Working after state-pension age

The EHRC Triennial Review

Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance: impact study

Jobseeker Regime and Flexible New Deal (JRFND) Evaluation

Older Workers: Expectations, Preferences and Barriers

BTW 50+: Literature Review and Indicative Guide for Secondary Data Analysis

BIG Small Grants Evaluation: Study Description

Older People Inside and Outside the Labour Market: A Review

An Ageing Workforce: The Employer's Perspective

The Future of Work: the employer perspective

Employment transitions of older workers: the role of flexible employment in maintaining labour market participation and promoting job quality

Costs and Benefits to Business of Adopting Work Life Balance Working Practices: A Literature Review

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Designing carbon taxation to protect low-income households

Independent mobility as a critical aspect of children's development and quality of life - an international comparative study

Innovation and the costs of EuP policy

Study on Tax Reform in Europe over the next decades: implications for the environment, for eco-innovation and for household distribution

A Synthesis Review of the Public Understanding Research Projects

Green Fiscal Commission

Indicator-based Evaluation of Interlinkages between Different Sustainable Development Objectives (INDI-LINK)

Fuel poverty and climate change

UK Sustainable Hydrogen Energy Consortium (UKSHEC)

The Social Impacts of Environmental Taxes: removing regressivity

Rapid Review of the Evidence on Forests and Climate Change

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The 1990s: sectoral rebalancing, mobility and adaptation - the employment, self-employment and training policy lessons for the current UK recession

Review of the DWP Cost Benefit Framework and how it has been applied

Evaluation of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme and the Food Hygiene Information Scheme

Jobseeker Regime and Flexible New Deal (JRFND) Evaluation

Evaluation of Private Sector Led Pathways to Work Incapacity Benefit Reform

Evaluating In-Work Credit, Work Search Premium, extended schools childcare and New Deal Plus for lone parents

Working for Families Evaluation

Evaluation of Extended Schools Childcare and Childcare Taster Pilots

Secondary Analyses of NDLP and LPWFI data

Evaluation of Work-Focused Interviews for Partners and the revamped New Deal for Partners

Evaluation of Incapacity Benefit Reform Pilots (IB Pilots)

Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) Scheme

Evaluation of Joint Claims for JSA extension

Evaluation of Lone Parents Work Focused Interviews extensions

Costs and Benefits to Business of Adopting Work Life Balance Working Practices: A Literature Review

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Working for Families Evaluation

Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) Scheme

The Families and Children Study (FACS)

The Programme of Research on Low-income Families (PRILIF)

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Employment, pay and poverty: evidence and policy review

Evaluation of FSA Guidance on Cross Contamination

Evaluation of the 'Survival Guide to Food' Project summary

Working after state-pension age

Perceptions of the Police and Crime Mapping Trailblazers

Independent mobility as a critical aspect of children's development and quality of life - an international comparative study

Single Parents' Work Aspirations

Jobseeker Regime and Flexible New Deal (JRFND) Evaluation

Qualitative study exploring the influence of outcome based contracting in the Provider-Led Pathways to Work

Older Workers: Expectations, Preferences and Barriers

BTW 50+: Literature Review and Indicative Guide for Secondary Data Analysis

Better off Working?: Work, poverty and benefit cycling

Older People Inside and Outside the Labour Market: A Review

People with mental health conditions and pathways to work

Evaluation of the London Student Pledge

Review and evaluation of BIG funding for older people

Engaging with older citizens: A study of London boroughs

New Deal Pilots: A Qualitative Evaluation of Quarterly Work Focussed Interviews, Work Search Premium and In Work Credit

Scottish Student Income and Expenditure Survey

Continuity of Older Citizen's Involvement in the Whole Policy Process: A Review of Practices

Pathways to work: evaluation of the IB reform pilots

Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) Scheme

Independent Living in Later Life: a qualitative study

The Families and Children Study (FACS)

The Programme of Research on Low-income Families (PRILIF)

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A Rapid Evidence Assessment evaluating the impact and implementation of complex environmental policies on complex systems

Evaluation of United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

Sustainable Development Research Network (Phase IV)

Independent mobility as a critical aspect of children's development and quality of life - an international comparative study

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Strategic Review of Sustainable Development in Higher Education

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Scoping study to identify potential circular economy actions, priority sectors, material flows & value chains

Evaluation of United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

Sustainable Development Research Network (Phase IV)

Review of evidence on the use of reward and recognition schemes in enhancing recycling and waste prevention behaviours

Independent mobility as a critical aspect of children's development and quality of life - an international comparative study

Developing and delivering Green Fiscal Reform

Expanding the evidence base for the design of policy influencing consumer choice of products and services and environmental impact

Independent Mobility as a Critical Aspect of Children's Development and Quality Of Life

Public perceptions of short term actions government should take to mitigate climate change

Real world consumer behaviour relating to the purchase of environmentally preferable goods

Designing Environmental Policy to be Innovation Friendly

SKEP Call 2 - Science to Policy Process

Bridging Research and Policy Through Outcome Evaluation

Green Fiscal Commission

Sectoral Costs of Environmental Policy (SCEP)

Sustainable Development Research Network (phase III)

Measuring ECO-innovation: ecological and economic performance and DeRIVEd indicators (ECODRIVE)

Projects


A Rapid Evidence Assessment evaluating the impact and implementation of complex environmental policies on complex systems

Scoping study to identify potential circular economy actions, priority sectors, material flows & value chains

Dynamic policy mixes for absolute decoupling of environmental impact of EU resource use from economic growth (DYNAMIX)

Review of evidence on the use of reward and recognition schemes in enhancing recycling and waste prevention behaviours

Expanding the evidence base for the design of policy influencing consumer choice of products and services and environmental impact

Innovation and the costs of EuP policy

Social Research Review to Inform Natural Environment Policy

Real world consumer behaviour relating to the purchase of environmentally preferable goods

Household and Economy Wide Impacts of Changing Environmental Behaviours

SKEP Call 2 - Science to Policy Process

Indicator-based Evaluation of Interlinkages between Different Sustainable Development Objectives (INDI-LINK)

Ex-post estimates of costs to business of EU environmental policies

Developing New Methodologies to Assess the Sustainability Impacts of Trade Policies [SIAMethod]

A Methodology for Measuring Sectoral Sustainable Development (MSECSD) and its application to the UK oil and gas sector

Projects


Dynamic policy mixes for absolute decoupling of environmental impact of EU resource use from economic growth (DYNAMIX)

Innovation and the costs of EuP policy

Study on Tax Reform in Europe over the next decades: implications for the environment, for eco-innovation and for household distribution

Carbon Calculations over the Life Cycle of Industrial Activities (CCaLC)

Resource productivity, ETR and sustainable growth in Europe (PETRE)

Projects


Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance: impact study

Ethnic parity in Jobcentre Plus programmes

Scottish Student Income and Expenditure Survey

Basic Skills Sanctions Pilot

England and Wales Student Income and Expenditure Survey

Projects


URBAN HEAT: community-led resilience to urban heatwaves

A Rapid Evidence Assessment evaluating the impact and implementation of complex environmental policies on complex systems

Sustainable Development Research Network (Phase IV)

Independent mobility as a critical aspect of children's development and quality of life - an international comparative study

Plug-it: Working with intermediaries as facilitators of change to the way people live or consume

Independent Mobility as a Critical Aspect of Children's Development and Quality Of Life

'Food Loop': Testing innovative approaches for achieving pro-environmental behaviours

Green Fiscal Commission

Sustainable Development Research Network (phase III)

Projects


Review of evidence on the use of reward and recognition schemes in enhancing recycling and waste prevention behaviours

Independent mobility as a critical aspect of children's development and quality of life - an international comparative study

Projects


Young women, sex and choices

The sexual health needs of unaccompanied minors in Enfield and Haringey

Projects


Scoping study to identify potential circular economy actions, priority sectors, material flows & value chains

Evaluation of United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

Dynamic policy mixes for absolute decoupling of environmental impact of EU resource use from economic growth (DYNAMIX)

Consumer preferences for smart homes: a comparative study between the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy

Sustainable Development Research Network (Phase IV)

Independent mobility as a critical aspect of children's development and quality of life - an international comparative study

Publications



Community, the very idea!: perspectives of participants in a demand-side community energy project


Working together to save energy? Final report of the Smart Communities project

Publications



Policy Conclusions and Implications for the EU Sustainable Development Strategy


Identification of most synergistic sets of integrated policy instruments


State-of-the-art review of sustainability policy assessment


Recommendations for implementation of the EU SDS


Indicators for Green Public Procurement (GPP)

Publications



What range of methods is available to evaluate the implementation and impact of complex environmental policies on complex systems?


Scenarios for the Development of Smart Grids in the UK: Synthesis Report

Publications



What range of methods is available to evaluate the implementation and impact of complex environmental policies on complex systems?

Publications



Work Orientations of Older Employees


Organizational Commitment: Do Workplace Practices Matter?


Market, Class, and Employment


Unions, Within-Workplace Job Cuts and Job Security Guarantees


Unions, Job Reductions and Job Security Guarantees: The Experience of British Employees


Careers in Britain: Recovering a Future


John Killeen Commemorative Lecture 2004: In Pursuit of a Culture of Evaluation


Cooperative unionism and employee welfare


Effective Job Search Practice in the UK's Mandatory Welfare-to-Work Programme for Youth


Evaluation of Adult Basic Skills Pathfinder Activities


Evaluation of Adult Basic Skills Pathfinder Activities


Evaluation of lone parent adviser meetings


Ways in and out of low income in rural England


'High-performance' Management Practices, Working Hours and Work-Life Balance


The effect of careers guidance for employed adults on continuing education


Benchmarking the effectiveness of NDYP


New Deal for Young People: National Survey of Participants: Stage 2


The Responsiveness of House Prices to Macroeconomic Forces


Macro-economic evaluation of Newdeal for Young People Job Search impacts


Youth Unemployment, Labour Market Programmes and Health


New Deal for Young People: national survey of participants stage 1


New Deal for Young People


The Employment of Lone Mothers in Denmark and Great Britain


The Impact of Careers Guidance on Employed Adult People


Lone Mothers' Poverty and Employment


Longitudinal Data for Policy Analysis


The Impact of Careers Guidance for Employed Adults in Continuing Education


Performance, Equality and Staff Development


A Review of US and European Literature on the Microeconomic Effects of Labour Market Programmes for Young People


Restructuring the Employment Relationship


Are active labour market policies enough?


Pathways through Unemployment


Leaving Incapacity Benefit


The Impact of Public Job Placing Programmes


Rents and Work Incentives


From Unemployment to Self-employment


Moving In and Out of Self-Employment


Risk and the Labour Market


Findings from the Macro Evaluation of the New Deal for Young People


Unemployment and Public Policy in a Changing Labour Market


Employer Policies and Individual Life Chances


Job Search Effort and Motivation in Unemployment


The causes of persistently high unemployment


Unemployment, Public Policy and the Changing Labour Market


Employee Commitment and the Skills Revolution


Economic Value of Careers Guidance


The Restart Effect


Corporate Support for Higher Education


Against Unemployment


Small Firms' Innovation


Long-term unemployment and labour markets

Publications



A comparison study of children's independent mobility in England and Australia


Children's independent mobility: a comparative study in England and Germany (1971-2010)


Speed Control and Transport Policy


Cycle helmets: the case for and against


Time for Change


Children, Transport and the Quality of Life



Transport Realities and Planning Policy


Personal Mobility and Transport Policy

Publications



Costs and Benefits to Business of Adopting Work Life Balance Working Practices: A Literature Review


Impact of BIG Funding of Community Enterprise Overseas


Development Work for Wave 2 of the Food Issues Survey - Summary


Jobseekers Regime and Flexible New Deal evaluation: A report on qualitative research findings


The EHRC Triennial Review: Developing the Employment Evidence Base


Support for Newly Unemployed and Six Month Offer evaluations: A report on qualitative research findings


Jobseekers Regime and Flexible New Deal, the Six Month Offer and Support for the Newly Unemployed evaluations: An early process study


Older workers: employment preferences, barriers and solutions


50+ Back to work evidence review and indicative guide for secondary data analysis


A review of BIG funding for older people


The future of work: employers and workplace transformation


Maternity and Paternity Rights and Benefits: Survey of Employees 2005


Individuals' donations to charities and their use of tax relief


Managing to Change? British workplaces and the future of work


Work-based learning for adults: an evaluation of labour market effects


'High-performance' Management Practices, Working Hours and Work-Life Balance


The Impact of Adult Basic Skills Pathfinder Extension Activities: Stage 2 of the Evaluation


Employment Flows and Disjunctures in the Third Age. An analysis of the career paths of men and women approaching retirement age

Publications



Designing Carbon Taxation to Protect Low-Income Households


A New Basis for Aviation Taxation: A briefing on the introduction of an aviation tax based on a per-plane duty


Policy Conclusions and Implications for the EU Sustainable Development Strategy


Household and economy wide impacts of changing environmental behaviours


Identification of most synergistic sets of integrated policy instruments


State-of-the-art review of sustainability policy assessment


Recommendations for implementation of the EU SDS


Indicators for Green Public Procurement (GPP)


The Principles of Sustainability


Forestry and Climate Change: Global Understandings and Possible Responses


Public Understanding Synthesis Report: A report to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


Economic instruments to improve UK home energy efficiency without negative social impacts


Towards the design of an Environmentally and Socially Conscious Water Metering Tariff


Forests and Climate Change: Global Understandings and Possible Responses


Social and Political Responses to Ecological Tax Reform in Europe: An Introduction to the Special Issue


Special issue: Social and political responses to ecological tax reform in Europe


A Green Living Initiative: Engaging Households to Achieve Environmental Goals


A History of and Social Responses to Environmental Tax Reform in the United Kingdom


Environmental and Wider Implications of Political Impediments to Environmental Tax Reform


Climate change and fuel poverty


Getting out of the mess we're in


Distributional Impacts of Economic Instruments to Limit Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport


Economic Instruments for a Socially Neutral National Home Energy Efficiency Programme


Towards the design of an Environmentally and Socially Conscious Water Metering Tariff


Charging for domestic waste


Green taxes and charges: Reducing their impact on low-income households


A Tale of Two Ministers


A comparison of RTD structures in EU member states


Decision-making Processes for Projects Requiring Environmental Impact Assessment


Isomorphism and Interdependence

Publications



Costs and Benefits to Business of Adopting Work Life Balance Working Practices: A Literature Review


Provider-led Pathways to Work: Net impacts on Employment and Benefits


Breaking the low-pay, no-pay cycle: Final evidence from the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) demonstration


Improving DWP assessment of the relative costs and benefits of employment programmes


Jobseekers Regime and Flexible New Deal, the Six Month Offer and Support for the Newly Unemployed evaluations: An early process study


The cost of services and incentives in the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) demonstration: Preliminary analysis


A cost-benefit analysis of Pathways to Work for new and repeat incapacity benefits claimants


Evaluation of the childcare taster pilot and extended schools childcare pilot programmes


The lone parent pilots after 12 to 24 months: an impact assessment of In-Work Credit, Work Search Premium, Extended Schools Childcare, Quarterly Work Focused Interviews and New Deal Plus for Lone Pare


New Zealand Working For Families programme: Literature review of evaluation evidence


Review of the DWP Cost Benefit Framework and how it has been applied


Evaluation of the Childcare Taster Pilot and Extended Schools Childcare Pilot programmes: final report on qualitative research into implementation


New Zealand Working For Families programme: Methodological considerations for evaluating MSD programmes


Employment Retention and Advancement demonstration project and Pathways to Work for Incapacity Benefit Customers: Costing for staff time - ERA and IB cost studies


Lone Parents Work Focused Interviews/New Deal for Lone Parents: combined evaluation and further net impacts


Final Report: LPWFI and Review Meetings administrative data analyses and qualitative evidence


Lone parents: In Work Benefit Calculations - work and benefit outcomes


Incapacity Benefit reforms - the Personal Adviser role and practices: Stage Two


Evaluation of the extension to Lone Parent Work Focused Interviews: final findings from administrative data


Evaluation of the childcare taster pilot and extended schools childcare pilot programmes: qualitative research into initial implementation


Evaluation of lone parent work focused interviews: final findings from administrative data


Evaluation of lone parent adviser meetings


Joint Claims for Jobseekers Allowance, stage 2 quantitative evaluation of labour market effects


Benchmarking the effectiveness of NDYP


Joint Claims for Jobseekers Allowance, stage 1 quantitative survey potential claimants


Evaluation of New Deal for Young People in Scotland: Phase 2


New Deal for Young People: National Survey of Participants: Stage 2


Evaluation of New Deal for Young People in Scotland


Macro-economic evaluation of Newdeal for Young People Job Search impacts


Macro-economic evaluation of New Deal for Young People


Lifetime experiences of self-employment


Worker Displacement in Australia and Britain


What it costs to lose your job

Publications



Women doctors and their careers: what now?


Summary and conclusions from an analysis of the nature and outcome of complaints received by the GMC, considered by the PPC and considered by the PCC in 1999, 2000 and 2001


Stress Among Ward Sisters and Charge Nurses


Social Care and Health: a New Deal?


Stress in hospital medicine: a problem for key medical staff


General Medical Council. A clear case of....


Challenges to the health services: the professions


The Handling of Complaints by the GMC a study of decision-making and outcomes


Factors affecting career choices in medicine


Teenage Mothers


Best Value


Choosing Tomorrow's Doctors


Creating Partnerships in Social Care


British doctors are not disappearing


A Leading Role for Midwives?


Career preferences of doctors


Making it Work


Targeting Those Most in Need: Winners and Losers


Doctors and their Careers: A New Generation


Health Care Needs and Services in Resettlement Unit


Stimulating Provision by the Independent Sector


Rationing of Health and Social Care


Work Roles and Responsibilities in Genitourinary Medicine Clinics


Flexible working in general practice


Purchasing and Providing Social Services in the 1990s


Part Time Working in General Practice


Elderly People: Choice, Participation and Satisfaction


Family Planning and Pregnancy Counselling Projects for Young People


Care Managers and Care Management


Social Services Departments as Managing Agencies


Health Care for Single Homeless People


Doctors and their Careers


Any Room at the Top? A Study of Doctors and their Careers


Education in Sex and Personal Relationships


Informal Care Tomorrow

Publications



Implementation and second-year impacts for lone parents in the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) Demonstration


The take-up rate of Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance: Feasibility study


Implementation and first-year impacts of the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) demonstration


Maternity and Paternity Rights and Benefits: Survey of Employees 2005


The Employment Retention Advancement Scheme: Summary Report on the Implementation of ERA


The Employment, Retention, Advancement Scheme: Summary Report on the Implementation of ERA


Individuals' donations to charities and their use of tax relief


Employment and child poverty


The British lone parent cohort and their children: 1991 to 2001


Families and Children Study


Discrimination in Europe


Families and Children Study: Work and Childcare


Earnings Top-up evaluation: effects on low-paid workers


The ETU Evaluation Synthesis Report


The First Effects of Earnings Top-up


The British Lone Parent Cohort 1991 to 1998


The First Effects of ONE


The Medium-term Effects of the Voluntary Stage of ONE


Low Paid Work in Britain


Low-income Families in Britain


What Happens to Lone Parents


Lone Parents on the Margins of Work


Leaving Incapacity Benefit


The Health Trap: Poverty, Smoking and Lone Parenthood


Why Didn't They Claim?


Poor Smokers


Families, Work and Benefits


Final Effects of ONE

Publications



Perceptions of the policing and crime mapping 'Trailblazers'


Breaking the low-pay, no-pay cycle: Final evidence from the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) demonstration


Flexible New Deal evaluation: Customer survey and qualitative research findings


Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) demonstration: delivery, take-up, and outcomes of in-work training support for lone parents


Jobseekers Regime and Flexible New Deal evaluation: A report on qualitative research findings


The Influence of Outcome Based Contracting in Provider-led Pathways to Work. Department for Work and Pensions


Jobseekers Regime and Flexible New Deal, the Six Month Offer and Support for the Newly Unemployed evaluations: An early process study


Better off Working? Work, poverty and benefit cycling


Older workers: employment preferences, barriers and solutions


50+ Back to work evidence review and indicative guide for secondary data analysis


Rewarding responsibility? Long-term unemployed men and the welfare-to-work agenda


People with mental health conditions and Pathways to Work


Implementation and second-year impacts for New Deal 25 Plus customers in the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) demonstration


Implementation and second-year impacts for lone parents in the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) Demonstration


Lone parents and the challenge to make work pay


A review of BIG funding for older people


Implementation and first-year impacts of the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) demonstration


Engaging older citizens, a study of London boroughs


New Zealand Working For Families programme: Methodological considerations for evaluating MSD programmes


Beyond the Tick Box - Older citizen engagement in UK local government


Supporting an intergenerational centre in London: Scoping the evidence


The lone parents pilots: A qualitative evaluation of Quarterly Work Focused Interviews


Employment Retention and Advancement demonstration project and Pathways to Work for Incapacity Benefit Customers: Costing for staff time - ERA and IB cost studies


Qualitative Evaluation of Quarterly Work Focused Interviews (QWFI) and In Work Credit (IWC)


Staying in work and moving up: evidence from the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) Demonstration


The Employment Retention Advancement Scheme: Summary Report on the Implementation of ERA


The Employment, Retention, Advancement Scheme: Summary Report on the Implementation of ERA


Higher and further education student income, expenditure and debt in Scotland


Employment and child poverty


Independent Living in Later Life: Qualitative research


The British lone parent cohort and their children: 1991 to 2001


Families and Children Study: Work and Childcare


Families and Children Study 2001: Report on Living Standards and the Children


Low/moderate-income families in Britain


Low/moderate-income families in Britain: changes in living standards 1999-2000


Employment, Pay and Poverty: Evidence and policy review

Publications



HEFCE strategic review of sustainable development in higher education in England

Publications



What range of methods is available to evaluate the implementation and impact of complex environmental policies on complex systems?


Children's independent mobility: a comparative study in England and Germany (1971-2010)


Expanding the evidence base for the design of policy influencing consumer choice for products and services with environmental impacts: policy briefing


Expanding the evidence base for the design of policy influencing consumer choice for products and services with environmental impacts: final report


Household and economy wide impacts of changing environmental behaviours


Assessing the impact of research on policy: A review of the literature for a project on bridging research and policy through outcome evaluation

Publications



Scoping study to identify potential circular economy actions, priority sectors, material flows & value chains (report and annexes)


What range of methods is available to evaluate the implementation and impact of complex environmental policies on complex systems?


Expanding the evidence base for the design of policy influencing consumer choice for products and services with environmental impacts: policy briefing


Expanding the evidence base for the design of policy influencing consumer choice for products and services with environmental impacts: final report


Household and economy wide impacts of changing environmental behaviours


Sectoral Sustainability and Sustainability Assessment Methodologies: A review of methodology in light of collaboration with the UK oil and gas sector


Decommissioning of offshore oil and gas facilities: Decommissioning scenarios - a comparative assessment using flow analysis


Energy Use in Offshore Oil and Gas Production: Trends and Drivers for Efficiency from 1975 to 2025


Management of produced water on offshore oil and gas production facilities: A comparative assessment using flow analysis

Publications



Road transport fuel prices, demand and tax revenues: impact of fuel duty escalator and price stabiliser


Material Flow Analysis and Value Chain Analysis for the UK Plastics Sector


A common analytical framework for assessing the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions and the economic value of product systems

Publications



Assessing the impact of receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA): Secondary analysis of existing data


The take-up rate of Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance: Feasibility study


Evaluation of Basic Skills Mandatory Training Pilot: Synthesis Report


Minority Ethnic Outreach Evaluation


Higher and further education student income, expenditure and debt in Scotland


New Deal For Young People


2002/03 Student Income and Expenditure Survey


Collective bargaining and workplace performance


Changes in the Wage Structure and Participation in Education and Training for Young People


Labour Market and Skill Trends 2000


Trade Unions and Training Practices in British Workplaces


Trade Unions and Training Practices in British Workplaces


Who are the low-paid?


Towards Reconciliation of NES and LFS Earnings Data


The Meaning and Determinants of Skills Shortages


Collective Bargaining and Workplace Performance: An Investigation using the Workplace Employee Relations Survey 1998

Publications



What range of methods is available to evaluate the implementation and impact of complex environmental policies on complex systems?


A comparison study of children's independent mobility in England and Australia


Food Loop – A technical research report for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


Children's independent mobility: a comparative study in England and Germany (1971-2010)


Community co-design: A guide to working collaboratively through design

Publications



Better off Working? Work, poverty and benefit cycling


Rewarding responsibility? Long-term unemployed men and the welfare-to-work agenda


Implementation and second-year impacts for New Deal 25 Plus customers in the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) demonstration


Implementation and second-year impacts for lone parents in the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) Demonstration


Random Assignment and Informed Consent: A Case Study of Multiple Perspectives


Lone parents and the challenge to make work pay


Implementation and first-year impacts of the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) demonstration


The sexual health needs of unaccompanied minors in Enfield and Haringey


Camden Childcare Needs Assessment


The lone parents pilots: A qualitative evaluation of Quarterly Work Focused Interviews


Young Women and Sexual Decision-Making


Young People, Sex and Choices: Haringey Case Study


Sexual Health


Qualitative Evaluation of Quarterly Work Focused Interviews (QWFI) and In Work Credit (IWC)


Making Random Assignment Happen: Evidence from the UK Employment Advancement and Retention (ERA) Demonstration


Staying in work and moving up: evidence from the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) Demonstration


The Employment Retention Advancement Scheme: Summary Report on the Implementation of ERA


Neoliberalism, the new right and sexual politics


Risk, young women and sexual decision-making


The Employment, Retention, Advancement Scheme: Summary Report on the Implementation of ERA

Publications



Scoping study to identify potential circular economy actions, priority sectors, material flows & value chains (report and annexes)


The development of smart homes market in the UK


Social barriers to the adoption of smart homes

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Policy/practice reports

Papers

Projects

  • Smart Communities (2011-2014, co-investigator, ESRC) A novel demand-side community energy project.
  • CHARM (2009-2010, senior researcher, EPSRC) A sustainable behaviour project.
  • Scientists on public engagement (ScoPE) (2006-2009, co-applicant, Wellcome Trust) A sociological study of scientists’ responses to the public engagement agenda.

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Other publications

  • Progress on ‘GDP and beyond’ actions, European Commission Staff Working Document, 2 August 2013 (See also the report annexes.)
  • Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe, Communication From The Commission To The European Parliament, The Council, The European Economic And Social Committee And The Committee Of The Regions, 20 September 2011
  • Chassais, O., Tukker, A., Markandya, A., Barton, D., Brouwer, R., Porsch, L., Bosello, F., Perry, I. (2011): Interdepartmental Coordination Group on ‘GDP and beyond’ - Seminar on ‘Evidence and decision making’ – 10 May 2011, Position paper of DG Research and Innovation (restricted)
  • Chassais, O. (2010), conference report on Research on Sustainable Development Indicators: Taking Stock of Results and Identification of Research Needs, Luxembourg, 30 September 2009

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Other publications available for download

Transport Realities and Planning Policy (1976)

Personal Mobility and Transport Policy (1973)

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Professional affiliations:

  • Econometrics Society
  • American Economist's Association
  • Royal Economic Society
  • Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society

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other publications

A Zero Waste UK (IPPR/Green Alliance)

Return to Sender: product policy and producer responsibility

Creative Policy Packages for waste: Lessons for the UK

Signed, Sealed and Delivered? The Role of Negotiated Agreements in the UK

Negotiated Agreements: Best Practice Checklist

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Recent publications include:

  • Rickinson, M. (2007) 'Researching and understanding environmental learning: hopes for the next ten years', In: Reid, A. & Scott, W. (Eds) Researching Education and the Environment: Retrospect and Prospect. Routledge: London
  • Morris, A., Percy-Smith, J. & Rickinson, M. (2007) Practitioners & Evidence: Designing research and development to influence practice. CfBT: Reading.
  • Rickinson, M. (2007) 'How might we enhance the role of research in the development of Education for Sustainable Development?', In: Drivers and Barriers for Implementing Learning for Sustainable Development (UNESCO, 2007)
  • Prosser, M., Rickinson, M., Bence, V., Hanbury, A. & Kulej, M. (2006). Formative Evaluation of Accredited Programmes [online]. Available here [6 June 2006]

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Extended biography

Gabriel has worked in teaching, educational research, local arts development and community development. He has carried out pioneering European research on the role of local citizen organisations, including the first EU-wide study of community involvement in regeneration (Out of the Shadows: Local Community Action and the European Community, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 1992; Community Involvement in Urban Regeneration: Added Value and Changing Values, European Commission Regional Studies 27, 1997).

In 2002 he carried out a study of Measures of Community for the Home Office, and in 2003 a study of community involvement in urban policy for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Searching for Solid Foundations: Community Involvement and Urban Policy, ODPM, Sept 03).

Much of Gabriel's work has focused on creating evaluation frameworks for work carried out in local communities in order to move the community development profession onto a more objective, evidence-led basis. The local government framework for 2008-11 opens a new chapter in the relationship between community work and mainstream social issues. This will furnish a wealth of new data with the potential to reveal how local community projects do or don't affect health, education, housing, employability, social cohesion, equality and the overcoming of poverty and crime. Gabriel is currently exploring the formulation of guidance and advice to local authorities and their partners on how best to use the new framework to integrate community involvement with their other responsibilities.

Publications include  

The Community Development Challenge. London : Department of Communities and Local Government, 2006  

‘Whatever happened to social Europe?’ (Edited and introduced). London: ACED (Active Communities and European Development) 2006. Available from CDF and Community Service Volunteers.  

Measures of Community. London : Home Office/Community Development Foundation, 2004  

Searching for Solid Foundations. London : Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, 2003.  

Community Involvement: The Roots of Renaissance. London : ODPM, 2002  

Local Community Involvement, a Guide to Good Practice. Dublin: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 1999.

'Employment policy and the social economy: promise and misconceptions'. Local Economy, Feb 1999 [Winner of first Sam Aaronovitch memorial prize, 2000].

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Talks and conference sessions

  • Talk on Cancun Climate Change Agreement to the Commonwealth Partnership on Technology Management, 13 December 2010
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  • Innovation and Sustainability session at 2010 SDRN Conference (chair)
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Previous publications and presentations

Piterou, A., Shackley, S. and Upham. P (2008): Project ARBRE: Lessons for bioenergy developers and policy makers, Energy Policy,36,6,2044-2050

Piterou, A. & Steward, F. (2008): Emerging Sustainable Innovation networks and the print on paper sociotechnical regime, SCORE conference, Brussels

Piterou, A. (2008): Emerging Innovation Networks and the print on paper sociotechnical regime,4 th UK Social Networks Conference, Greenwich university

Piterou, A. & Steward, F. (2008) The emergent e-book innovation network and the print-on- paper sociotechnical regime, 4S&EASST Conference, Rotterdam