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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


Lee Whitehead; Business

Social Impact Investment - a best-practice methodology for commercial and public sector investment into social impact products delivered via the VCSE (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector) in the UK.


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

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Research Output 2011 2019

Building Better Opportunities: Work Readiness Action Programme (WRAP) - Final Report

Paterson-Young, C. & Hazenberg, R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) University of Northampton. 57 p.

Research output: Book/Report typesCommissioned reportResearch


Social Impact Report: Northamptonshire Association for the Blind

Paterson-Young, C. & Hazenberg, R. G., 2019, (Accepted/In press) 38 p.

Research output: Book/Report typesCommissioned reportResearch

social effects
visual impairment
economic impact
interest group

Social value as a mechanism for linking public administrators with society: identifying the meaning, forms and process of social value creation

Jain, P., Hazenberg, R., Seddon, F. & Denny, S., 25 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Public Administration.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Social values
Value creation


Hazenberg, R., Wang, N., Chandra, Y. & Nicholls, A., 12 Sep 2019, 26 p.

Research output: Book/Report typesCommissioned reportResearch

Open Access
Hong Kong
innovation research
non-governmental organization

The Social Impact of Custody on Young People in the Criminal Justice System

Paterson-Young, C., Hazenberg, R. G. & Bajwa-Patel, M., 13 Aug 2019, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 224 p.

Research output: Book/Report typesBookResearchpeer-review

child custody
social effects


Social Enterprise Journal Highly Commended Paper

Frederick A Seddon (Recipient), Richard Hazenberg (Recipient) & Simon Denny (Recipient), 30 Nov 2015



Activities 2014 2019

Talkin' Impact Episode 7

Richard Hazenberg (Speaker), John Bird (Invited speaker)
17 Jun 2019

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsPodcastInnovation/Business/Enterprise

Social Enterprise Journal (Journal)

Richard Hazenberg (Reviewer)
22 Jul 2019 → …

Activity: Publication Peer-review and Editorial WorkEditorial workResearch

11th International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC)

Jieun Ryu (Chair), Richard Hazenberg (Chair), Mark Anderson (Chair)
2 Sep 20194 Sep 2019

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

Talkin' Impact Episode 6

Richard Hazenberg (Speaker), Meg Neilan (Invited speaker)
7 Jan 2019

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsPodcastInnovation/Business/Enterprise

Mentoring Social Innovation Businesses

Richard Hazenberg (Organiser)
2 Mar 20183 Mar 2018

Activity: Training ProgrammesOrganising a training programmeTeaching


Co-Design of Government Outcomes Lab

Richard Hazenberg (Principal Investigator), Simon Denny (Co-Investigator)

Impact: Public policy impacts, Social impacts, Economic impacts


Contributing quantitative consumer analysis to a market research report on hide and leather exports in the United States

Richard Hazenberg (Principal Investigator), Marc Gummer (Principal Investigator)

Impact: Economic impacts, Environmental impacts

Evaluation and Support of the Big Issue Invest Corporate Social Venturing Programme

Richard Hazenberg (Principal Investigator)

Impact: Public policy impacts, Economic impacts

Providing evidence of the social impact of Cadet Forces in schools, leading to the continuation of the Cadet Expansion Programme

Meanu Bajwa-Patel (Principal Investigator), Richard Hazenberg (Co-Investigator), Simon Denny (Co-Investigator)

Impact: Public policy impacts, Social impacts


Exploring the role of empathy in social enterprise

Author: Kopec-Massey, A., 2017

Supervisor: Hazenberg, R. (Supervisor) & Seddon, F. A. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Work integration social enterprise: a NEET idea

Author: Hazenberg, R., 2012

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis