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Elaine Batty

Job title: 
Research Fellow, BA (Hons), MA, MA

Phone 0114 225 4519
E-mail e.batty@shu.ac.uk

Elaine Batty is a Research Fellow at CRESR where she has worked for fifteen years.  During this time Elaine has been involved in a diverse range of projects in the fields of housing, homelessness, welfare reform, and the voluntary and community sector. Her more recent work has focused on researching the experiences and needs of vulnerable and hard to reach groups including homeless populations, families in challenging circumstances, offenders, street sex workers, people with mental health and disadvantaged households.

Elaine has extensive project management skills alongside significant experience of qualitative interviewing, in particular the use of visual methods. Elaine has authored articles in journals and research reports.

Elaine has undertaken research mainly for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Communities and Local Government (CLG), CRSIS, the Big Lottery Fund, and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Research interests

Her main research interests include

  • qualitative research methods
  • biographical interviewing
  • community involvement in regeneration
  • homelessness
  • family intervention.

Current research projects

Please contact me for further details about these research projects and for summaries of the findings.

2015 Homeless people's experiences of welfare conditionality and benefit sanctions, CRISIS. Role: Member of the research team.

2014-2015 Evaluation of the Breakthorough Project, Cathedral Archer Project. Role: Member of the research team.

2013-2017 Making it Work Evaluation, Big Lottery Fund. Role: Member of research team.

2013-2017 Sanctions, Support and Behaviour Change: Understanding the Role and Impact of Welfare Conditionality, ESRC. Role Team Member.

2011- 2014 Recession, Resilience and Rebalancing Social Economies in Northern Ireland's Neighbourhoods, The Office of the First Prime Minister and Deputy Minister. Role: Member of research team. 

Selected research reports

Please contact me for further details about these research projects and for summaries of the findings.

Ambrose, A., Batty, E., Eadson, W., Hickman, P. and Quinn, G. (2016) Assessment of the need for furniture provision for new NIHE tenants. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Batty, E., Crisp, R., Green, S., Platts-Fowler, D. and Robinson, D. (2016) Whole Household Key Worker Interventions: Learning from Sheffield. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Reeve, K., Cole, I., Batty, E., Foden, M., Green, S. and Pattison, B. (2016) Home. No less will do: Homeless people’s access to the Private Rented Sector. London: Crisis.

Hickman, P., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Flint, J., Foden, M., Muir, J., Ambrose, A. and Green, S. (2015) 'Getting-by', Coping and Resilience in Difficult Times: Final Report. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Dayson, C., Hickman, P., Ambrose, A., Batty, E., Bennett, E. and Muir, J. (2015) Understanding the economic contribution of the social economy at a neighbourhood level: Final Report. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Hickman, P., Dayson, C., Ambrose, A., Batty, E., Bennett, E., Flint, J., Foden, M., Green, S. and Muir, J. (2015) Summary of Key Findings. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Batty, E., Beatty, C., Casey, R., Foden, M., McCarthy, L. and Reeve, K. (2015) Homeless people’s experiences of welfare conditionality and benefit sanctions. London: Crisis.

Batty, E., Beatty, C., Casey, R., Foden, M., McCarthy, L. and Reeve, K. (2015) Homeless people’s experiences of welfare conditionality and benefit sanctions: Executive Summary. London: Crisis.

Pearson, S., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Sanderson, E., Lindsay, C. and Cullen, A.M. (2015) Making it Work: Learning and Evaluation Contract - Year Two Programme Report. London: Big Lottery Fund.

Pearson, S., Bennett, E., Batty, E. and Green, S. (2015) Evaluation of the Doncaster Community Fund Prospectus: final report. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Green, S., Robinson, D., Wilson, I. with Barnes, S., Batty, E. and Sanderson, E. (2015) The Housing Options of Older People in Doncaster. Sheffield: CRESR: Sheffield Hallam University.

Hickman, P., Batty, E., Dayson, C. and Muir, J. (2015) Understanding higher levels of volunteering: the case of Short Strand and Sion Mills - Research Paper No. 2. Belfast: Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM).

Batty, E., Cole, I., Green, S., McCarthy, L. and Reeve, K. (2015) Evaluation of the Sharing Solutions programme. London: Crisis.

Batty, E., Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D. and Wilson, I. (2014) Promoting mobility through mutual exchange: Learning lessons from the housing mobility demonstration projects. London: Department for Communities and Local Government.

Hickman, P., Batty, E., Dayson, C. and Muir, J. (2014) 'Getting-by', Coping and Resilience in Difficult Times: Initial Findings. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Hickman, P., Batty, E., Dayson, C. and Muir, J. (2014) 'Getting-by', Coping and Resilience in Difficult Times: Initial Findings - SummarySheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Robinson, D., Reeve, K., Platts-Fowler, D., Green, S., Walshaw, A., Batty, E. and Bashir, N. (2013) An Evaluation of Getting on Together: The Community Cohesion Strategy for Wales. Cardiff: Welsh Government.

Bashir, N., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Pearson, S., Platts-Fowler, D., Sanderson, E., Wilson, I., Clague, L., Formby, E. and Wolstenholme, C. (2012) myplace Impact Evaluation Interim Report: Executive Summary. London: Big Lottery Fund.

Bashir, N., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Pearson, S., Platts-Fowler, D., Sanderson, E., Wilson, I., Clague, L., Formby, E. and Wolstenholme, C. (2012) myplace Impact Evaluation Interim Report.  London: Big Lottery Fund.

Fletcher, D.R. and Batty, E. (2012) Offender Peer Interventions: What do we know? Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Wells, P., Hickman, P., Dayson, C., Walshaw, A., Batty, E., Gore, T., Green, S., Wilson, I. and O'Toole, C. (2012) Village SOS Project Evaluation. London: Big Lottery Fund.

Flint, J., Batty, E. and Platts-Fowler, D. (2012) Understanding the Aspirations of young People in Castle Vale Summary Report. Castle Vale Endowment Trust.

Batty, E., Gore, T. and Powell, R. (2011) Participation of Women in the Labour Market in Leicester: Qualitative Follow-up Study. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Flint, J., Batty, E., Parr, S., Platts Fowler, D., Nixon, J. and Sanderson, D. (2011) Evaluation of Intensive Intervention Projects. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Wells, P., Dayson, C. with Batty, E., Crisp, R. and Parr. S. (2011) Social Investment and its Impact: The Evaluation of Charity Bank in the North. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Batty, E. and Gilbertson, J. (2011) An Evaluation of 'Passion for life': Final Report .. Doncaster: Doncaster NHS.

Batty, E. and Reeve, K. (2011) The hidden truth about homelessness. London: Crisis.

Bashir, N., Batty, E., Cole, I., Crisp, R., Flint, J., Green, S., Hickman, P. and Robinson , D.  (2011) Living through change in challenging neighbourhoods: Thematic analysis. York: JRF.

Cole, I., Batty, E. and Green, S. (2010) Low-income neighbourhoods in Britain - the gap between policy ideas and residents' realities. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Wells, P., Chadwick-Coule, T., Dayson, C., Morgan, G., with Ambrose, A., Batty, E., Foden, M. and Patmore, B.  (2010) Futurebuilders Evaluation: Final Report. London: Cabinet Office / Home Office.

Wells, P., Batty, E., Pearson, S., Dayson, C., Platts-Fowler, D., Trinnaman, J., Garner, S., Ardron, R., Wilson, M. and Macmillan, R. (2010) Evaluation of the South Yorkshire Social Infrastructure Programme - Report A: Summary Report. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Wells, P., Batty, E. and Dayson, C. (2009) Evaluation of the South Yorkshire Social Infrastructure Programme - Report D: Investment in Volunteer Centre. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Batty, E., Pearson, S., Wells, P. and Macmillan, R. (2009) Evaluation of the South Yorkshire Social Infrastructure Programme - Report F: Core Infrastructure Services. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Wells, P., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Ardron, R. and Wilson, M. (2009) Evaluation of the South Yorkshire Social Infrastructure Programme - Report H: Neighbourhood Infrastructure. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Reeve, K., Batty, E., Casey, R. and Green, S. (2009) The Homelessness Journeys of Homeless People with Complex Needs in Stoke-on-Trent.  Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

Reeve, K., Casey, R., Batty, E. and Green, S. (2009) The Housing Needs and Experiences of Homeless Women Involved in Street Sex Work in Stoke-on-Trent. Stoke-on-Trent City Council. 

Reeve, K., Green, S., Batty, E. and Casey, R. (2009) The Housing Needs and Experiences of Homeless Drug and Alcohol Users in Stoke-on-Trent. Stoke-on-Trent City Council .

Reeve, K., Casey, R. and Batty, E. (2009) The Housing Needs and Experiences of Homeless People with a History of Violent or Offending Behaviour in Stoke-on-TrentStoke-on-Trent City Council .

Fletcher, D.R., Gore, T., Macmillan, R., Batty, E. and Pearson, S. (2008) Qualitative evaluation of the Jobseeker Mandatory Activity (JMA). London: DWP.

Ardron, R., Batty, E. and Cole, I. (2007) Devising and Delivering Masterplanning at Neighborhood Level: Some Lessons from the NDC Experience. London: Communities and Local Government.

Macmillan, R. with Batty, E., Goudie, R., Morgan, G. and Pearson, S. (2007) Building effective local VCS infrastructure: the characteristics of successful support for the local voluntary and community sector. Sheffield: NAVCA.

Batty, E., Hall, M., Jones, C., Macmillan, R. and Morgan, G. (2005) Looking ahead...Visions of voluntary and community sector infrastructure in Leicestershire. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Pearson, S., Batty, E. and MacMillan, R. (2005) The Future of Neighbourhood Level Infrastructure in Rotherham. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Haywood, R., Kevill, P., Solomon, J. and Batty, E. (2004) New Deal for Communities and Transport. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Academic publications

Ball, E., Batty, E. and Flint, J. (2015) Intensive Family Intervention and the Problem Figuration of 'Troubled Families'. Social Policy and Society. DOI: 10.1017/S1474746415000469.

Batty, E. (2013) Learning and Soft Outcomes: Evidence from Intensive Intervention Projects. Social Policy and Society, 13 (3), pp. 357-369. DOI: 10.1017/S1474746413000286.

Batty, E. (2013) Addressing educational disadvantage in deprived communities: evidence from the New Deal for Communities Programme in England. Urban Studies, 50 (8), pp. 1523-1539.

Batty, E. and Flint, J. (2013) Talking ‘Bout Poor Folks (Thinking ‘Bout My Folks): Perspectives on Comparative Poverty in Working Class Households. International Journal of Housing Policy, 13 (1), pp. 1-19.

Flint, J. and Batty, E. (2012) Conceptualising the Contexts, Mechanisms and Outcomes of Intensive Family Intervention Projects. Social Policy and Society, 11 (3), pp. 345-358.

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Key clients

Big Lottery Fund
Crisis
Department for Work and Pensions
Doncaster NHS
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
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