I am Professor of Evaluation and Policy Analysis at Manchester Metropolitan University where I am Director of the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit and co-lead of Metropolis. I am also a member of the governing body of the University and a Fellow of the RSA. I am involved in a wide range of evaluation and research projects and am particularly interested in:
My work cuts across a number of policy areas including:
I have a number of advisory and board roles:
The public sector is changing fast and at the heart of many of the debates about new directions in policy and practice is research and evaluation evidence. I spend a lot of my time advising organisations across government, the Third Sector and the private sector on what research and evaluation evidence says, how to use it and how reliable it is. The modules I lead at undergraduate and post-graduate level are designed to reflect these debates and equip students with the skills and knowledge to take on management roles in organisations that deliver public services.
My work is at the cutting edge of social policy and I will bring examples from this into the classroom and give you opportunities to develop skills and experience that are relevant to management jobs in organisations that deliver public services.
I am Director of the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit. This means that I’m involved in a wide range of ongoing active research projects.
I am co-lead of Metropolis
I am a Governor of Manchester Metropolitan University
I am a Member of the University of Bologna Scientific Board for Sociology and Social research PhDs
Europe is changing fast. Globalisation, new technologies and an aging population are all changing the way we live our lives. The modules I lead try to reflect the pace of change. For example, in Economics and Crime we look at the 'crime drop' that has taken place over the last 15 years, the changing nature of organised crime, the rise of 'legal highs' and the impact of new technology on the sex trade.
Faced with rapid social and economic change, governments across Europe are looking for new, innovative ways to deliver public services in cost-effective ways. My evaluation modules equip students to undertake and use evaluation and research to shape policy and redesign practice in areas such as offender rehabilitation, substance misuse and unemployment. In Economics and Crime we look at innovative approaches to reducing crime and re-offending ranging from community safety to desistance from offending.
The modules I teach are designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to take on management roles in organisations that deliver public services.
Economics and Crime
Evaluating Crime and Criminal Justice Policy
Policy Evaluation and Research
Chris's main research interests are:
Evaluation and evidence-based policy: Chris has directed or managed approximately £5 million of evaluation and applied research projects over the last 12 years. Chris recently wrote An Introduction to Evaluation published by Sage and co-authored with Robert Grimm and Rute Caldeira. He was a Member of the Ministry of Justice Evaluation Advisory Group (2012 – 2015) and Home Office Regional Advisor on Research and Analysis for the North of England (2008 – 2010).
Crime and criminal justice: Chris has led numerous evaluations in the criminal justice system. His books Economics and Crime: An Introduction (co-author: Kevin Albertson) and Justice Reinvestment: Can the Criminal Justice System Deliver More for Less (co-authors: Kevin Albertson and Kevin Wong) were both published by Routledge. He is currently leading a large, long-term research and evaluation programmes on reducing re-offending (working in partnership with Interserve PLC) and a project to develop personalised approaches to managing offenders.
Social policy innovation: Chris is currently writing a book on Payment by Results and Social Impact Bonds for Policy Press (due for publication in 2018). He is Director of a Horizon2020 project 'Innovative Social Investment: Strengthening communities in Europe' (InnoSI) that finishes at the end of 2017. This project is examining social welfare reform across Europe with a particular focus on innovation in financing social welfare reform and the impact of welfare reform on end users and local communities.
C. Fox, R. Grimm, R. Caldeira (2016). An Introduction to Evaluation. SAGE.
CC. Fox, KV. Albertson, J. Meadway, I. Rock (2015). How to Run the Country Manual. Haynes Publishing.
C. Fox, K. Albertson (2013). Justice Reinvestment: Can the Criminal Justice System Deliver More for Less?. Oxford: Routledge.
K. Albertson, V. Chris Fox (2011). Crime and Economics. Willan Pub.
M. Roberts, C. Fox, J. McManus Drink and disorder: alcohol, crime and anti-social behaviour.
J. Bosker, JA. van Vliet (2017). Reclassering: professionalisering en samenwerking. PROCES. 96(2), pp.89-92.
M. Ellison, K. Szifris, R. Horan, C. Fox (2017). A Rapid Evidence Assessment of the effectiveness of prison education in reducing recidivism and increasing employment. Probation Journal. pp.026455051769929-026455051769929.
C. Fox, C. Marsh (2016). Operationalising desistance through personalisation. European Journal of Probation. 8(3), pp.185-206.
H. Goswami, C. Fox, G. Pollock (2016). The Current Evidence Base and Future Needs in Improving Children’s Well-Being Across Europe: is There a Case for a Comparative Longitudinal Survey?. Child Indicators Research. 9(2), pp.371-388.
C. Fox, J. Bannister, P. Miszczak (2016). The 2010-2015 coalition and criminal justice: Continuities and contradictions. Safer Communities. 15(2), pp.110-120.
C. Fox, C. Marsh (2016). ‘Personalisation’: Is social innovation possible under transforming rehabilitation?. Probation Journal. 63(2), pp.169-181.
C. Fox, R. Grimm (2015). The role of social innovation in criminal justice reform and the risk posed by proposed reforms in England and Wales. Criminology and Criminal Justice. 15(1), pp.63-82.
K. Wong, C. Fox, K. Albertson (2014). Justice Reinvestment in an "Age of Austerity": Developments in the United Kingdom. Victims and Offenders. 9(1), pp.76-99.
K. Albertson, C. Fox, K. Wong (2013). Justice Reinvestment - thinking outside the cell: Kevin Albertson, Chris Fox and Kevin Wong consider social justice alternatives to imprisonment. Criminal Justice Matters. 94(1), pp.22-23.
A. Fox, C. Fox, C. Marsh (2013). Could Personalisation Reduce Re-offending? Reflections on Potential Lessons from British Social Care Reform for the British Criminal Justice System. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL POLICY. 42(4), pp.721-741.
M. Ellison, C. Fox, A. Gains, G. Pollock (2013). An evaluation of the effect of housing provision on re-offending. Safer Communities. 12(1), pp.27-37.
C. Fox, K. Albertson, K. Wong (2013). Justice Reinvestment and its Potential Contribution to Criminal Justice Reform. Prison Service Journal. 207, pp.34-46.
R. Grimm, C. Fox, S. Baines, K. Albertson (2013). Social innovation, an answer to contemporary societal challenges? Locating the concept in theory and practice. Innovation.
C. Fox, K. Albertson (2012). Is payment by results the most efficient way to address the challenges faced by the criminal justice sector?. Probation Journal. 59(4), pp.355-373.
B. Puddicombe, D. Corry, C. Fox, K. Albertson (2012). Payment by results: Bill Puddicombe, Dan Corry, Chris Fox and Kevin Albertson debate the merits and disadvantages of payment by results. Criminal Justice Matters. 89(1), pp.46-48.
C. Fox, K. Albertson, M. Ellison, T. Martin (2011). How will the recession affect crime rates in Greater Manchester?. Safer Communities. 10(3), pp.17-30.
CHRIS. FOX, KEVIN. ALBERTSON, FRANK. WARBURTON (2011). Justice Reinvestment: Can it Deliver More for Less?. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. 50(2), pp.119-136.
C. Fox (2011). Review: Trial and Error in Criminal Justice Reform: Learning from Failure: G. Berman and A. Fox The Urban Institute Press; 2010; pp 148; £23.95, pbk ISBN: 978—087766—767—4. Probation Journal. 58(2), pp.179-181.
C. Fox (2011). New data on re-offending for Prolific and other Priority Offenders (PPOs) and drug-misusing offenders. Probation Journal. 58(2), pp.172-174.
C. Fox (2011). A new ‘Compendium of reoffending statistics and analysis’. Probation Journal. 58(1), pp.76-78.
C. Fox, K. Albertson, K. Williams, M. Ellison (2011). Estimating the costs and benefits of an alcohol treatment requirement. Drugs and Alcohol Today. 11(3), pp.147-155.
C. Fox, R. Moorhead, M. Sefton, K. Wong (2011). Community legal advice centres and networks: a process evaluation. Civil Justice Quarterly. 30(2), pp.204-222.
C. Fox, K. Albertson (2011). Payment by results and social impact bonds in the criminal justice sector: New challenges for the concept of evidence-based policy?. Criminology & Criminal Justice. 11(5), pp.395-413.
D. Briggs, C. Fox (2010). Editorial. Safer Communities. 9(4), pp.2-4.
C. Fox, T. Bateman (2010). Editorial. Safer Communities. 9(3), pp.2-3.
C. Fox (2010). Developing an offender problem profile. Safer Communities. 9(3), pp.17-27.
J. Pitts, C. Fox (2010). Editorial. Safer Communities. 9(2), pp.2-3.
G. Copitch, C. Fox (2010). Using social media as a means of improving public confidence. Safer Communities. 9(2), pp.42-48.
J. Pitts, C. Fox (2010). Editorial. Safer Communities. 9(1), pp.2-3.
C. Fox, K. Albertson (2010). Could economics solve the prison crisis?. Probation Journal. 57(3), pp.263-280.
C. Fox (2009). An economic analysis of alternatives to prison for women offenders. Probation Journal. 56(3), pp.289-290.
C. Fox (2009). Towards effective sentencing. Probation Journal. 56(1), pp.75-77.
C. Fox (2009). Inspection of Youth Offending Teams 2003—2008. Probation Journal. 56(3), pp.286-288.
K. Marsh, C. Fox, R. Sarmah (2009). Is custody an effective sentencing option for the UK? Evidence from a meta-analysis of existing studies. Probation Journal. 56(2), pp.129-151.
C. Fox (2009). Working towards recovery: Getting problem drug users into jobs. Probation Journal. 56(2), pp.186-187.
C. Fox, G. Smyth, P. Williams (2009). Findings from an interim evaluation of Peer Panels – a form of restorative justice. Cahiers Politiestudies. 2(11), pp.159-172.
K. Marsh, C. Fox, C. Hedderman (2009). Do you get what you pay for? Assessing the use of prison from an economic perspective. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. 48(2), pp.144-157.
K. Marsh, C. Fox (2008). The benefit and cost of prison in the UK. the results of a model of lifetime re-offending. Journal of Experimental Criminology. 4(4), pp.403-423.
J. Pitts, C. Fox (2008). Editorial. Safer Communities. 7(3), pp.2-3.
C. Fox, J. Pitts (2008). Editorial. Safer Communities. 7(2), pp.2-3.
C. Fox, J. Pitts (2008). Editorial. Safer Communities. 7(1), pp.2-3.
C. Fox (2008). A new approach to crime and justice. Probation Journal. 55(4), pp.405-406.
K. Albertson, C. Fox (2008). Estimating the costs of crime in England and Wales. Safer Communities. 7(4), pp.25-33.
C. Fox (2008). The prison population in America. Probation Journal. 55(4), pp.403-404.
C. Fox (2008). Arguments for and against prison expansion. Probation Journal. 55(4), pp.402-403.
C. Fox, J. Pitts (2007). Editorial. Safer Communities. 6(4), pp.2-3.
C. Fox, T. Hope, S. Mackay (2006). The independent review of crime statistics. Community safety journal. 5(4), pp.4-12.
C. Fox (2005). The future of crime and disorder reduction partnerships.
C. Fox (2004). NOMS: how to avoid re-inventing the wheel. Criminal Justice Matters. 57(1), pp.20-21.
C. Fox, G. Butler (2004). Partnerships: where next?.
CC. Fox (2016). The Ethical Challenges of Evidence-Based Policy Research. In: Research Ethics in Criminology: Dilemmas, Issues and Solutions. Routledge,
CC. Fox, M. Ngouateu-Bussemaker, A. Härkönen, V. Taatila, R. Behrens, et al. (2016). Joining Forces in Facing European Challenges: The CARPE Consortium on Applied Research and Professional Education. In: Global Perspectives on Strategic International Partnerships: A Guide to Building Sustainable Academic Linkages. IIE Books,
K. Albertson, C. Fox Crime and economics: an introduction.
KV. Albertson, C. Fox (2014). Justice, With Reason: Rethinking the Economics of Crime and Justice. In: Issues in Community and Criminal Justice. Napo,
K. Albertson, K. Albertson, C. Fox, D. Ellingworth (2013). Economic values and evidence: Evaluating criminal justice policy. In: Values in Criminology and Community Justice. pp.313-328.
S. Baines, C. fox, K. Albertson, C. O'Leary, G. Bailey Social Impact Bonds and two meanings of "Social Investment". London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and RAND Europe, 12/9/2016.
CC. Fox, M. Ellison, H. Partridge, K. Szifris, R. Horan (2016). The Enablers of Change Assessment Tool Evaluation. Manchester Metropolitan University, Interserve PLC.
R. Clarke, M. Ellison, J. Ozan, CC. Fox (2015). Evaluation of Intensive Community Support - Interim Report. Manchester Metropolitan University, Public Service Reform (PSR) Justice and Rehabilitation Team.
CC. Fox, R. Clarke, M. Sefton (2014). Mentoring Evaluation. Manchester Metropolitan University, London Probation Trust.
CC. Fox, C. Marsh (2014). Evaluation of RECOOP project to build capacity to support older offenders: Final Report. RECOOP, RECOOP.
C. Fox, M. Ellison, S. McGougan (2014). Evaluation and monitoring of Manchester Cathedral Volunteering and Employment Project: First Year Report. MMU, MMU.
K. Albertson, M. Ellison, C. Fox, M. Hennesey, C. Smith Report on the feasibility of a Cost Benefit Analysis of HMP Grendon. MMU, HMP Grendon.
CC. Fox, . ICF GHK, . Sheffield Hallam University, . Manchester Metropolitan University (2013). London Reducing Reoffending Programme Evaluation. , London Development Agency.
C. Fox, M. Sefton, K. Albertson, H. Goswami (2013). Evaluation of Grandmentors. MMU, CSV.
C. Fox, C. Marsh (2013). Evaluation of RECOOP project to build capacity to support older offenders: First Year Report. RECOOP, RECOOP.
GM. Smyth, C. Smith, A. Watson, C. Fox, M. Ellison (2013). Evaluation of Choose Change at HMP Manchester.
M. Ellison, C. Fox, A. Gains, G. Pollock (2012). An evaluation on the effect of housing on reducing re-offending. , Vision Housing and InterserveFM Ltd.
C. Fox, P. Williams, S. Campbell, E. Oluwa, J. Rowsley, et al. (2012). Interim Evaluation of Inside Out. , Prison Service.
C. Fox, M. Sefton (2012). Nottingham Systems Thinking Programme: Final Report. AdviceUK, AdviceUK.
C. Fox, M. Sefton, K. Albertson (2012). Evaluation of Grandmentors: Second Interim Report. MMU, CSV.
C. Fox, P. Williams, G. Pollock, A. Albertson, A. Provaqn, et al. (2011). Final Evaluation of Choose Change. MMU, Greater Manchester Probation Trust.
M. Sefton, C. Fox (2011). Independent Evaluation of the Planning for retirement (pfr) project. Age UK, Age UK.
C. Fox, M. Sefton, F. Warburton (2011). Evaluation of Grandmentors: First Interim Report,. MMU, CSV.
C. Fox, K. Albertson, K. Williams, M. Ellison (2011). The Prospective Costs and Benefits of an Alcohol Treatment Requirement. Acorn Housing and Treatment, Acorn Housing and Treatment.
C. Fox, G. Smyth, P. Williams (2011). Final Evaluation of Peer Panels. MMU, Nacro.
C. Fox, D. Ellingworth, K. Albertson (2010). Intensive Alternatives to Custody: Impact feasibility study. Sheffield Hallam University, Ministry of Justice.
C. Fox, K. Albertson, P. Williams, A. Provan, A. Woods (2010). Choose Change: Second Interim report. MMU, Greater Manchester Probation Service.
C. Fox, R. Moorhead, M. Sefton, K. Wong Community Legal Advice Centres and Networks: A Process Evaluation. Legal Services Commission, Legal Services Research Centre.
A. Wickens, S. Earnshaw, C. Fox, K. Albertson (2010). The costs, barriers and benefits of involving volunteers from under-represented groups: Final Report. The Commission for the Compact, The Commission for the Compact.
K. Albertson, D. Ellingworth, C. Fox (2010). Break Even Analysis of Intensive Alternatives to Custody Programme. Sheffield Hallam University, Ministry of Justice.
C. Fox, P. Williams (2009). Choose Change: First Interim report. MMU, Greater Manchester Probation Service.
C. Fox, D. Ellingworth, K. Albertson (2009). Economic Review of Cheshire Domestic Abuse Family Safety Unit. Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire County Council.
. Manchester Metropolitan University (2009). At What Cost To Young Carers? An economic assessment of the value of young carers’ interventions for young carers’ affected by parental substance misuse and mental health problems. MMU, CrossRoads Association.
A. Wickens, S. Earnshaw, C. Fox (2009). The costs, barriers and benefits of involving volunteers from under-represented groups: Interim Report. The Commission for the Compact, The Commission for the Compact.
C. Fox, F. Warburton, D. Ellingworth (2009). Manchester RAN Evaluation: Final Report. MMU, Manchester City Council.
G. Smyth, P. Williams, L. Heywood, C. Fox (2009). Evaluation of Peer Panels: Second Interim Report. MMU, Nacro.
C. Fox, P. Williams (2009). Evaluation of Choose Change: First Annual Report. MMU, Greater Manchester Probation Service.
C. Fox, G. Pollock, K. Albertson (2008). An economic evaluation of young carers interventions. MMU, The CrossRoads Association.
C. Fox, G. Smyth, P. Williams (2008). Evaluation of Peer Panels: First Interim Report. MMU, Nacro.
C. Fox (2011). Interim evaluation findings from the London Youth Reducing Re-offending Programme. Probation Journal. 58, 408-410.
C. Fox (2011). Early lessons from the Social Impact Bond at HMP Peterborough. Probation Journal. 58, 407-408.
C. Fox, J. Kennedy, S. Afzal Value for money? Cost analysis in crime reduction.
Current and past projects that Chris has led or been involved in include:
I have directed or managed approximately £4 million of research and evaluation projects over the last 12 years. Some of these projects include:
• Evaluation and monitoring of Manchester Cathedral’s Volunteering and Employment project. (2013). Pro bono.
• Director of a Cost Benefit Feasibility Study for HMP Grendon. Grendon is a unique prison in the UK being the only one to be run as a therapeutic community. Funded by HMP Grendon (2013).
• Director of an evaluation of an Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme (IDAP). The evaluation is using a mixed methodology including qualitative interviews with staff and offenders, a quantitative reconviction analysis and economic evaluation. Funded by London Probation Trust (2013).
• Director of an evaluation of an offender mentoring programme run by London Probation Trust. The programme offers peer mentoring to male offenders aged 18 – 25 and mentoring to women offenders. The evaluation is using a mixed methodology including qualitative interviews with staff and offenders, a quantitative reconviction analysis and economic evaluation. Funded by London Probation Trust (2013 – 14).
• Managing an evaluation of RECOOP’s project to build capacity to support older offenders. Funded by RECOOP (2013 – 14).
• Advisor to an evaluation of the impact of housing provision for offenders on reducing re-offending. The housing provision of Vision Housing in London was the subject of the evaluation. Funded by Interserve Ltd (2012).
• Director of an evaluation of Rochdale Connections Trust. Evaluation included a qualitative and quantitative element, including analysis of project case file data and an estimate of economic value. Commissioned by Rochdale Connections Trust (2011 – 12).
• Advisor to an evaluation of housing provision for offenders who are part of the Integrated Offender Management programme in Cardiff. Funded by the Home Office. Commissioned by the Welsh Probation Trust (2012). Value of project £20,000.
• Directed ‘My Square Mile’ prisoner resettlement project at HMP Forest Bank. Commissioned by Khulisa (2011 – 14).
• Evaluation of the London Reducing Reoffending Programmes, led by GHK. An intervention programme designed to rehabilitate young offenders.
• Worked with Wigan Drug Action Team to develop a Payment by Results approach to commissioning drug treatment services. Commissioned by Wigan Drug Action Team (2011 – 12).
• Directed Greater Manchester Crime Futures project to predict future crime trends in Greater Manchester.
• Advising economic evaluation of Intensive Offender Management in West Yorkshire. Commissioned by Leeds City Council (2011).
• Advising an Intensive Offender Management in Sussex. Commissioned by Sussex Criminal Justice Board (2011).
• Directed an economic appraisal of the Alcohol Treatment Requirement for Acorn Treatment and Housing. Commissioned by Acorn Treatment and Housing (2011).
• Directed an evaluation of Inside Out at HMP Preston, a ‘through-the-gate’ resettlement project for prisoner serving sentences of 12 months or less. Jointly funded by Lancashire Criminal Justice Board and Manchester Metropolitan University (2011 – 12)
• Director of an evaluation of Nottingham Systems Thinking Pilot. This is a project to reconfigure the commissioning and delivery of legal advice services in Nottingham. Commissioned by AdviceUK (2010 – 2011).
• Contributed to a research project on the prevalence of gangs in Oldham. Commissioned by Oldham Borough Council (2010).
• Directed evaluation of the Grandmentors project - an intergenerational mentoring project and the evaluation includes an implementation evaluation and economic evaluation. Commissioned by CSV (2010 – 2013).
• Managing MMU's contribution to the national evaluation of Intensive Alternatives to Custody.
• Director of a review and service reconfiguration of services that support substance misusing parents and their children as part of the Hidden Harm and Safeguarding Children agendas. Commissioned by Salford DAT (2009).
• Director of a short evaluation of Respect Action Neighbourhoods. Commissioned by Manchester City Council (2009).
• Director of the Process Evaluation of Community Legal Advice Centres and Networks. The project is led by Manchester Metropolitan University, in partnership with the University of Cardiff. Commissioned by the Legal Services Commission (2009).
• Managing MMU’s contribution to a study to investigate the costs and benefits of engaging volunteers from under-represented groups. Led by CSV Consulting and commissioned by the Commission for the Compact (2008 – 9).
• Director of an economic review of domestic violence services in Cheshire. Commissioned by Cheshire County Council (2008-9). Director of Choose Change evaluation. Choose Change is a resettlement project for short-term offenders leaving HMP Manchester. Commissioned by Greater Manchester Probation Service (2008 – 10).
• Director of an evaluation of Peer Courts pilot (a form of restorative justice) in Lancashire. Funded by HM Treasury, commissioned by Nacro (2008 – 10).
• Director of an economic appraisal of the long-term costs and benefits of Young Carers services. Commissioned by Crossroads and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers (2008).
• Director of MMU’s contribution to a project to pilot a new Minimum Data Set for statistics relating to race in the Criminal Justice System. Led by The Matrix Knowledge Group. Commissioned by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform (2007-8).
• Advisor to an evaluation of the Police Protective Services pilot programme. Commissioned by the Home Office (2008).
• Advisor to an ex poste evaluation of a European programme to strengthen Research Infrastructures (2007 – 9). Commissioned by the European Commission.
• Director of an economic appraisal of the long term costs and benefits of different sentencing options in the UK criminal justice sector. Commissioned by a group of Charitable Trusts.
• Director of an economic appraisal of the long-term costs and benefits of School Home Support. Funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, commissioned by School Home Support (2007).
• Director of a Rapid Evidence Assessment on case management. Commissioned by the Department for Constitutional Affairs (2007).
• Director of a review of innovation in legal services, commissioned as part of a substantial report being written by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA).
• Director of a project providing support to the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit undertaking a strategic review of the Drug Interventions Programme (2006).
• Director of the evaluation of the Dedicated Drugs Court Pilot commissioned by the Department for Constitutional Affairs (2006 – 7). Directing a team of 10 staff including colleagues from the Urban Institute, Washington. At the point Chris left Matrix the project was approximately 75% complete and direction was handed over to a colleague at Matrix
• Director of an evaluation of community safety projects in Hackney commissioned by the London Borough of Hackney (2006). Projects included Intensive Family Intervention projects and projects with a focus on domestic violence.
• Director of the team supporting the Statistics Commission to undertake a National Review of Crime Statistics (2005 – 6). Directing a team of 6 staff including colleagues from The University of Keele. Commissioned by the Statistics Commission.
• Director of the process evaluation of the National Offender Management Model Pathfinder commissioned by the Home Office. Directing a team of 9 staff including colleagues from the Jerry Lee Center, University of Pennsylvania (2005 – 6).
• Director of a RCT feasibility study for a number of criminal justice programmes commissioned by the Home Office. Directing a team of 5 staff including colleagues from the Jerry Lee Center, University of Pennsylvania (2005 – 6).
• Director of a 1 year research project to examine the size and nature of the civil legal advice sector (2005). Directing a team of 3 staff and working in partnership with The University of Sheffield. Commissioned by the Department for Constitutional Affairs.
• Directing Matrix’s contribution to a 1 year research project on the clustering of justiciable civil legal problems in partnership with Cardiff University, led by Professor Richard Moorhead (2005 – 6). Commissioned by the Department for Constitutional Affairs.
• Director of a 3 month research project on the substance misuse needs of young people in Bristol. Commissioned by Bristol DAT (2005).
• Director of an 18 month evaluation of the Young People's Drug Interventions Programme (2004 – 6). Commissioned by the Home Office
• Manager of the 6 month Independent Review of the Community Legal Service (2004). Managing a team of 5 staff. Partners included The University of Sheffield (led by Professor Joanna Shapland) and Professor Richard Moorhead from The University of Cardiff. Commissioned by the Department for Constitutional Affairs.
• Managed a research on the health needs of young offenders in Kent YOT, followed by a review of health services for young offenders in Kent (2003 – 4). Commissioned by Kent Yot.
• Managed a three year evaluation of the Birmingham Children’s Fund (2002 – 2005). Commissioned by the Birmingham Children’s Fund
I hold a number of advisory roles:
• Advisor to the Justice Team at InterserveFM Ltd - a FTSE 250 company
• Member of the Home Office Economic Research Advisory Group
• Member of the Ministry of Justice Evaluation Advisory Group
Until recently I was a member of the Greater Manchester Reducing Re-Offending Group and Home Office Regional Advisor on Research and Analysis for the North of England.
Trustee of People’s Voice Media (2009 – present)
Chair of Governors at my local Primary School (member since 2012, Chair 2013 – present)
Trustee of CSV (Community Service Volunteers (2005 – 2012)