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Elaine Batty

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

Phone 0114 225 4686
E-mail e.batty@shu.ac.uk

Elaine Batty is a Research Fellow at CRESR where she has worked for twenty 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 Government Departments, 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
  • vulnerable people and those with complex needs
  • homelessness
  • family intervention.

Current research projects

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

2019 Evaluation of Branching Out, Youth Endowment Team. Role: Member of research team.

2019 The Association of Camerados Evaluation, Camerados. Role: Joint Project Lead.

2019 - 2023 Evaluation of the This Ability Programme, Humber Learning Consortium. Role: Joint Project Lead.

2018 - 2022 Working Well Early Help Evaluation, Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Role: Member of the research team

2017-2019 Children's Communities, Save the children. Role: Member of the research team.

Selected research reports

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

Ambrose, A., Baker, W., Batty, E. and Hawkins, A. (2019) Reaching the 'Hardest to Reach' with energy advice: final report - Executive Summary. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Ambrose, A., Baker, W., Batty, E. and Hawkins, A. (2019) Reaching the 'Hardest to Reach' with energy advice: final report. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Batty, E., Pearson, S., Wilson, I., Coldwell, M., Stiell, B. and Willis, B. (2018) Children's Community Evaluation 2017 report. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Bennett, E. and Batty, E. (2018) The value of small: In-depth research into the distinctive contribution, value and experiences of small and medium-sized charities in Wrexham. 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.

Reeve, K., McCarthy, L., Pattison, B., Parr, S., Batty, E., Maye-Banbury, A., Bashir, N. and Dayson, C. (2018) The mental health needs of Nottingham's homeless population: an exploratory research study. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Reeve, K., McCarthy, L., Pattison, B., Parr, S., Batty, E., Maye-Banbury, A., Bashir, N. and Dayson, C. (2018) The mental health needs of Nottingham's homeless population: an exploratory research study - executive summary. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Batty, E., Dayson, C., Eadson, W., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E., Lindsay, C. and Cullen, A.M. (2017) Making it Work: Learning and Evaluation Contract - final report. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Batty, E., Foden, M., Green, S., McCarthy, L., Robinson, D. and Wilson, I. (2017) Evaluation of Extra Care Housing in Wales. Cardiff: Welsh Government.

Batty, E., Foden, M., Green, S., McCarthy, L., Robinson, D. and Wilson, I. (2017) Evaluation of Extra Care Housing in Wales: Executive Summary. Cardiff: Welsh Government.

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.

Academic publications

Lindsay, C. and Pearson, S., Batty, E., Cullen, A.M. and Eadson, W. (2019) Street-Level Practice, Personalisation and Co-Production in Employability: Insights from Local Services with Lone ParentsSocial Policy & Society,18 (4).

Batty, E. (2018) The emotional turmoil of contract research. Emotion Space and Society, 28, 18-23.

Lindsay, C., Pearson, S., Batty, E., Cullen, A.M. and Eadson, W. (2018) Co-production and social innovation in street-level employability services: Lessons from services with lone parents in Scotland. International Social Security Review, 71 (4).

Lindsay, C., Pearson, S., Batty, E., Cullen, A.M. and Eadson, W. (2018) Co-production as a route to employability: Lessons from services with lone parents. Public Administration, 96 (2).

Lindsay, C., Pearson, S., Batty, E., Cullen, A.M. and Eadson, W. (2017) Street-level practice and the co-production of third sector-led employability services. Policy and Politics, 46 (4).

Fletcher, D., Batty, E., Flint, J.F. and Mcneill, J. (2016) Gamers or victims of the system? Welfare reform, cynical manipulation and vulnerability. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 24 (2), pp. 171-185.

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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