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Claire Paterson-Young

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Biography

Claire Paterson-Young (BA MSc PhD) is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Social Innovation and Impact (ISII). Claire’s PhD research examined how social impact measurement as a form of organisational performance management can enhance outcomes for children in custody. A key feature of her research is the development of social impact measurement frameworks that aid organisations to identify the positive and negatives, intended and unintended outcomes of interventions and activities.

She has over 10 years practice and management experience in safeguarding, child sexual exploitation, trafficking, sexual violence, youth and restorative justice. She consults natioanlly with local authorities, police forces and national organisations to develop Child Sexual Exploitation services.

Claire is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA). In 2018, Claire accepted an invitation to join the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Ethics Committee.

Research Interests

Claire's research interests are diverse, including: youth justice; imprisonment; social impact measurement; restorative justice; sexual violence; child sexual abuse and exploitation; trauma informed practices; and normalisation of abuse.

Claire's PhD research was submitted as evidence for the Justice Committee's Enquiry into Youth Custody and led to a co-authored book, commissioned by Palgrave, on The Social Impact of Custody on Young People in the Criminal Justice System. In 2020, she was invited by Springer to co-author a chapter on 'Transformative Outcomes' for the  Enclyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Justice, Peace and Strong Institutions.

Teaching Interests

Claire completed her Higher Education Association Fellowship in 2017 and has experience teaching in Criminology and Social Care at undergraduate and postgraduate level, on modules including: Criminological Imagination; Criminological Perspectives,; Explaining Violence; Youth, Risk and Society; Children, Young People and the State; and Critical Thinking.

Supervision

Riann Sherratt - Coventry University (External Supervisor)

Primary prevention: Tackling child sexual offending through early intervention

Michael Maher - University of Northampton 

Collective Action in Transitioning States: A study of social enterprises

 

External positions

Ethics Committee Member, West Midland Police and Crime Commissioner

1 Nov 2018 → …

Academic Special, National Crime Agency

Apr 2017Sep 2019

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Projects

Evaluating the social impact of the Prospects resilience programme

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Prospects

8/01/1931/03/20

Project: ResearchOther External Funding

Transform Ageing Evaluation

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The National Lottery Community Fund

2/09/1929/02/20

Project: ResearchCharitable Funding

Research Output

Building Better Opportunities: Working Progress (WP) Interim Report for Phase One

Giroletti, T. & Paterson-Young, C., 29 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

The Potential Social Impact of Social Wellbeing Contracts in January 2019

Paterson-Young, C. & Hazenberg, R., 29 Jan 2020, 15 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

  • Building Better Opportunities: Working Progress – Evaluation Overview

    Paterson-Young, C. & Giroletti, T., 2019, (Accepted/In press) 16 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

  • Building Better Opportunities: Working Progress – Final Report

    Paterson-Young, C. & Giroletti, T., 2019, (Accepted/In press) 54 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

  • Building Better Opportunities: Work Readiness Action Programme (WRAP) Interim Report Phase Two (Y1Q2)

    Paterson-Young, C. & Hazenberg, R., 19 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) 15 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

  • Interim Report on the Pilot Evaluation of the Social Impact of the Prospects Resilience Programme.

    Paterson-Young, C. & Giroletti, T., 1 Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) 61 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

  • Prizes

  • Activities

    Social Impact Measurement in Secure Training Centres

    Claire Paterson-Young (Speaker)
    18 Feb 2020

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

    File

    Northamptonshire Hidden Needs Report (Update)

    Claire Paterson-Young (Invited speaker)
    27 Feb 2019

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

    File

    Leicester Secular Society

    Claire Paterson-Young (Visiting researcher)
    10 Mar 2019

    Activity: Public Engagement and OutreachPublic lecture/debate/seminarResearch

    Learning about abuse from the voice of the child

    Claire Paterson-Young (Speaker)
    11 Feb 2019

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

    The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (External organisation)

    Claire Paterson-Young (Chair)
    2019

    Activity: Membership of a Board, Committee, Council or NetworkMembership of networkResearch

    West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (External organisation)

    Claire Paterson-Young (Member)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Membership of a Board, Committee, Council or NetworkMembership of committeeResearch

    Everybody's Reading Festival

    Claire Paterson-Young (Visiting researcher)
    26 Sep 2018

    Activity: Public Engagement and OutreachFestivalResearch

    British Society of Criminology (External organisation)

    Claire Paterson-Young (Member)
    2017 → …

    Activity: Membership of a Board, Committee, Council or NetworkMembership of networkResearch

    Impacts

    Evidence for Justice Committee Review of Children and Young People in Custody

    Claire Paterson-Young (Principal Investigator)

    Impact: Social impacts, Health and Well-Being impacts, Quality of life impacts, 03: Good Health and Well-Being (UN SDG), 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (UN SDG), 04: Quality Education (UN SDG)

    Informing New Violence Reduction Strategies for Professionals working with Young People in Custody

    Claire Paterson-Young (Principal Investigator)

    Impact: Public policy impacts, Quality of life impacts, Social impacts, 03: Good Health and Well-Being (UN SDG), 04: Quality Education (UN SDG), 10: Reduced Inequalities (UN SDG)