Prof Richard Hazenberg

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Professor Hazenberg (BA MA PhD) is the Director and Research Leader of the Institute for Social Innovation and Impact at the University of Northampton. He has contributed to international/national government policy through papers, conferences and roundtable meetings (including for the European Commission; OECD; Cabinet Office; and HM Treasury). Professor Hazenberg is on the editorial board of the Social Enterprise Journal and is a reviewer for a number of international peer-review journals. Professor Hazenberg is the University’s leading researcher for social innovation and impact.

Research Interests

Richard has research interests in the areas of social innovation, social entrepreneurship, social finance, public service innovation, social ecosystems and social impact measurement. 


Wendy Bannerman; Education, Children and Young People

Creating the principles of good practice for improving life chances and enhancing employability for young people leaving care to support them towards independence in the UK and internationally.

Oanh Tu Cao; Business

The growth of 'social value' in public service delivery in the United Kingdom: Policy implications for Vietnam.

Frances Hudson; Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Transforming Lives, Inspiring Change: Investigating the social impact of university access strategies and approaches.

Tracey Lynne Latham-Green; Marketing and Entrepreneurship

What is the social impact of driven game shooting?

Louise Atkinson; Business

The Role of Community Influences on Socially Responsible Activity within SMEs

Susan Palmer-Hill; Health (DBA)

A case study to investigate the innovation culture within one NHS trust following the introduction of an innovation strategy.

Tuan Anh Dinh

Social Innovation in the field of Education Disadvantage Reduction: A study of the mechanism leading to social change and social impact measurement.

Emma Etuk

Education and training of nurse practitioners in integrated sexual and reproductive healthcare: a qualitative study exploring nurse practitioners’ perspectives on integrated clinics.

Tuyen Thanh Le

Social impact of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves: The case-study of Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

Claire Renwick

Towards a Sustainable Social Enterprise Ecosystem: multi-level involvement and strategies

Michael Maher

Collective Action in Transitioning States: A study of social enterprises

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


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