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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 nationally with local authorities, police forces and national organisations to develop Child Sexual Exploitation services.

Claire has been a member of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Ethics Committee since 2018 and trustee of the National Association for Youth Justice (NAYJ) since 2020. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA). 

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 Encyclopaedia 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

Editorial Board, Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology

Aug 2020 → …

Trustee, National Association for Youth Justice (NAYJ)

Aug 2020 → …

Ethics Committee Member, West Midland Police and Crime Commissioner

Nov 2018 → …

Academic Special, National Crime Agency

Apr 2017Sep 2019

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Projects

BBO WRAP (2019-2022)

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1/07/1930/07/22

Project: ResearchCharitable Funding

Goodwill Social Impact

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1/07/1930/07/22

Project: ResearchCharitable Funding

Transform Ageing Evaluation

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2/09/1929/02/20

Project: ResearchCharitable Funding

Daylight Centre Fellowship Social Impact

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Project: ResearchCharitable Funding

Research Output

  • ‘The Good that Goodwill does’ - Social Impact Report

    Paterson-Young, C. & Hazenberg, R., 1 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) 32 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

  • Transformative Outcomes: The Use of Social Impact Measurement

    Paterson-Young, C. & Hazenberg, R., 6 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Leal Filho, W., Marisa Azul, A., Brandli, L., Lange Salvia, A., Gökçin Özuyar, P. & Wall, T. (eds.). 1 ed. Springer International Publishing AG, 17 p. (Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals).

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportEntry for Dictionary/Encyclopedia

  • The Little Orange Book: Learning about abuse from the voice of the child

    Eaton, J. & Paterson-Young, C. L., 23 Aug 2018, First ed. Victim Focus (Lulu). 200 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Open Access
  • 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: Working Progress (WP) Interim Report for Phase One

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

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

    Building Better Opportunities: Working Progress – Phase 2 Year 1 Report

    Giroletti, T. & Paterson-Young, C., 31 Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press) 48 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

    Prizes

  • Activities

    West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (External organisation)

    Claire Paterson-Young (Member)

    2018 → …

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

    British Society of Criminology (External organisation)

    Claire Paterson-Young (Member)

    2017 → …

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

    Learning about abuse from the voice of the child

    Claire Paterson-Young (Speaker)

    11 Feb 2019

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

    Social Impact Measurement in Secure Training Centres

    Claire Paterson-Young (Speaker)

    18 Feb 2020

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

    File

    Everybody's Reading Festival

    Claire Paterson-Young (Visiting researcher)

    26 Sep 2018

    Activity: Public Engagement and OutreachFestivalResearch

    National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (External organisation)

    Claire Paterson-Young (Member)

    2020

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

    The Work and Family Research Network 2020

    Claire Paterson-Young (Participant)

    17 Jul 202025 Jul 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. (Publisher)

    Claire Paterson-Young (Reviewer)

    Feb 2020 → …

    Activity: Publication Peer-review and Editorial WorkPublication Peer-reviewResearch

    Impacts

    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)

    Shaping and Evaluating the Building Better Opportunities Work Readiness Action Programme

    Claire Paterson-Young (Principal Investigator) & Richard Hazenberg (Principal Investigator)

    Impact: 03: Good Health and Well-Being (UN SDG), Social impacts, Quality of life impacts, 04: Quality Education (UN SDG), 08: Decent Work and Economic Growth (UN SDG), 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG)

    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)