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Dr Christopher Damm

Job title: 
Research Associate

Phone 0114 225 4814
E-mail c.damm@shu.ac.uk

Chris is a Research Associate at the Centre for Regional, Economic and Social Research within Sheffield Hallam University. He is a member of both the Regeneration and Data and Policy teams and primarily contributes quantitative analysis to a range of projects.

Chris completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham in 2016. His thesis was based on exploratory data analysis using a new database of charities, which explored the relationship between state funding and a range of different charity characteristics.

During his Research methods MA and PhD research Chris was embedded in the Third Sector Research Centre. He worked on a number of projects including a study on Third Sector providers within the Work Programme and an exploration of sector divisions within the social care field.

Chris is particularly interested in data visualisation and making statistical analysis accessible to a wider audience.

Research interests

  • The third sector
  • Public service delivery
  • Benefits and welfare
  • Employment services
  • Exploratory data analysis and data visualisation
  • Knowledge exchange and impact

Current research projects

2016-18 The Value of Small and Medium Charities, Lloyds Bank Foundation. Role: Lead data analyst.

2015-18 Evaluation of Stoke Co-operative Working Model, Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Role: Lead quantitative analyst.

2013-19 Evaluation and Learning Contract for the Big Lottery Fund Talent Match Programme, Big Lottery Fund. Role: Member of research team.

2015-20 Evaluation of the Early Action Neighborhood Fund, Big Lottery Fund/Comic Relief. Role: Member of research team.

2018-2024 Evaluation of the Community Investment Fund, Big Society Capital. Lead quantitative analyst.

2016-18 Evaluation of the More than Food Programme, Trussell Trust. Role: Lead quantitative analyst.

Selected reports

Bradley, J., Chapman, M., Damm, C., Farnsworth, V., Ferguson, A., Gilbertson, J., Owen, A., Stafford, B., Taylor, B., Tod, A. and Wolstenholme, D. (2019) Being Warm – Being Happy (BWBH). Kendal: Eaga Charitable Trust.

Crisp, R., Damm, C., Green, A., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E. and Wells, P. (2018) Talent Match Evaluation: Progression to Employment. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Damm, C., Green, A., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E. and Wells, P. (2018) Talent Match Evaluation: Youth Employment Partnerships. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Dayson, C., Baker, L. and Rees, J. with Batty, E., Bennett, E., Damm, C., Coule, T., Patmore, B., Garforth, H., Hennessy, C., Turner, K., Jacklin-Jarvis, C. and Terry, V. (2018) The value of small: In-depth research into the distinctive contribution, value and experiences of small and medium-sized charities in England and Wales.Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Dayson, C., Baker, L. and Rees, J. with Batty, E., Bennett, E., Damm, C., Coule, T., Patmore, B., Garforth, H., Hennessy, C., Turner, K., Jacklin-Jarvis, C. and Terry, V. (2018) The value of small: In-depth research into the distinctive contribution, value and experiences of small and medium-sized charities in England and Wales - Summary. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Damm, C., Prinos, I. and Sanderson, E. (2017) Bolton State of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector 2017. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Damm, C., Prinos, I. and Sanderson, E. (2017) Greater Manchester State of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector 2017.Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Damm, C., Prinos, I. and Sanderson, E. (2017) City of Manchester State of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector 2017. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Damm, C., Prinos, I. and Sanderson, E. (2017) Salford State of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector 2017.Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Damm, C., Prinos, I. and Sanderson, E. (2017) Tameside State of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector 2017. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Damm, C., Prinos, I. and Sanderson, E. (2017) Oldham State of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector 2017. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Damm, C. and Sanderson, E. (2017) Rochdale State of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector 2017. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Damm, C. and Sanderson, E. (2017) Stockport State of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector 2017. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Dayson, C. and Damm, C. (2017) The Rotherham Social Prescribing Service for People with Long-term Conditions: Evaluation Update. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Ambrose, A., Damm, C., Foden, M., Gilbertson, J. and Pinder, J. (2016) Delivering Affordability Assistance to water customers: cross sector lessons. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Damm, C., Dayson, C., Gilbertson, J. and Pearson, S. (2016) Stockport Targeted Prevention Alliance. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Damm, C. and Sanderson, E. (2016) Sheffield State of the Voluntary and Community Sector 2016. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Rees, J., Taylor, R. and Damm, C. (2013) Does sector matter? Understanding the experiences of providers in the Work Programme. Working Paper 92. Birmingham: TSRC.

Damm, C. (2012) The third sector delivering employment services: an evidence review. Working Paper 70. Birmingham: TSRC.

Academic outputs

Taylor, R., Damm, C. and Rees, J. (forthcoming), ‘Navigating a new landscape of contracted employment services: new providers, Prime-led supply chains and payment by results’. In: J. Rees and D. Mullins, The Third Sector’s Role in Public Service Delivery: New roles and enduring challenges?, Policy Press.

Damm, C. (2014) A mid-term review of third sector involvement in the Work Programme. Voluntary Sector Review, 5 (1), pp. 97-116.

Taylor, R., Rees, J. and Damm, C. (2014) UK employment services: understanding provider strategies in a dynamic strategic action field. Policy and Politics [published online Sept 2014].

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Big Lottery Fund
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
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