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Peter Wells is professor of public policy analysis and evaluation, and Assistant Dean for Research and Knowledge Transfer in the Faculty of Development and Society. He is also leads research projects in the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam.


  • Social investment, social value and social impact
  • Evaluation and evidence based policy making
  • Youth unemployment and local responses
  • Voluntary and community sector 

Notable coverage:

  • Radio Sheffield [15 Feb 2011]
    The Liz Green Show
    Peter talks about the publication of a new report which examines how northern charities will fare under the new Big Society scheme.
  • Yorkshire Post [15 Feb]
    Big Society little use for poorer areas say charities
    Research by Peter found that David Cameron’s Big Society proposals will be least effective in the deeply deprived parts of Yorkshire where they are needed most.

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