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Elizabeth Sanderson

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

Phone 0114 225 6290
E-mail e.sanderson@shu.ac.uk

Elizabeth Sanderson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research where she has worked across a variety of research and evaluation projects for numerous clients including voluntary and community sector organisations, housing providers, councils and government organisations.

Elizabeth has considerable experience in project and programme evaluation and has particular interests in evaluating employment programmes and projects designed to help support young people. This has included working on the national evaluation of Talent Match, a programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, which sought to address the problems of unemployment amongst 18-24-year olds in England with support focussing on those furthest from the labour market. Elizabeth led on the Common Data Framework element of the project, which monitored beneficiaries longitudinally and formed a key part of a wider evaluation designed to track the success of the programme.

Recent work has also focused on evaluating employment programmes seeking to address health issues. She is currently coordinating the monitoring and insight strand of the evaluation of the Working Well Early Help programme, an early intervention programme available to residents in Greater Manchester who either become ill and risk falling out of the labour market or who are newly unemployed due to health issues.

Much of her experience has utilised quantitative techniques although she also has experience using qualitative methods. Elizabeth is currently in the process of undertaking a PhD exploring youth marginalisation and youth transitions in the current context.

Research interests

Elizabeth’s research interests include

  • evaluation
  • youth transitions and youth unemployment
  • labour market engagement and links to health
  • survey design and implementation
  • setting up and managing monitoring templates and systems.

Current/recent research projects

2018-2023 This Ability Evaluation and Learning contract, Humber Learning Consortium. Role: Interim project manager and quantitative data lead.

2019-2021 Evaluation of Branching Out, Wakefield Council / Youth Endowment Fund Role: Project manager.

2018-2022 Evaluation of the Working Well Early Help programme, Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Role: Monitoring and Insight lead.

2013-19 Evaluation and Learning Contract for the Big Lottery Fund Talent Match Programme, Big Lottery Fund. Role: Common Data Framework lead.

2016-2018 Evaluation of Green Leaders. Groundwork UK.  Role: Participant data lead.

2016-2017 Talent Match Sheffield City Region: Local Evaluation. Sheffield Futures. Role: Project manager.

2016-17 State of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector in Greater Manchester. Salford CVS and partners. Role: Project director.

Selected research reports

Damm, C., Green, A., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E., Wells, P. and Wilson, I. (2020) Talent Match Evaluation: A Final Assessment. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Damm, C., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E., Wells, P. and Wilson, I. (2020) Talent Match Evaluation: Technical Appendix Report. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Damm, C., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E., Wells, P. and Wilson, I. (2020) Talent Match Evaluation: Understanding the impact and value of Talent Match. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Bashir, N., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E. and Wells, P. (2018) Talent Match Evaluation: Involving Young People. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

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.

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.

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., Green, S. and Sanderson, E. (2017) Evaluation of Over2You: Final report. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Dayson, C., Pearson, S. and Sanderson, E. (2017) Evaluation of Making It Work: an assessment of impact and value for money. 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.

Bashir, N., Bennett, E., Dayson, C., Eadson, W. and Sanderson. E. (2015) Evaluation of Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War Centenary Activity: Year 1 report - Executive Summary. London: Heritage Lottery Fund.

Bashir, N., Bennett, E., Dayson, C., Eadson, W. and Sanderson. E. (2015) Evaluation of Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War Centenary Activity: Year 1 report. London: Heritage Lottery Fund.

Dayson, C., Bashir, N., Bennett, E. and Sanderson, E. (2016) The Rotherham Social Prescribing Service for People with Long-Term Health Conditions: Summary Report. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Dayson, C., Bashir, N., Bennett, E. and Sanderson, E. (2016) The Rotherham Social Prescribing Service for People with Long-Term Health Conditions: Annual Report. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Dayson, C. and Sanderson, E. (2016) Rotherham State of the Voluntary and Community Sector 2015. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Foden, M., Green, S., Robinson, D., Sanderson, E. and Wilson, I. (2015) The Economic Impact of Social Housing Organisations in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D. and Sanderson, E. (2015) Direct Payment of Housing Benefit: Are Social Landlords Ready? 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.

Patmore, B. and Sanderson, E. (2015) Nottinghamshire State of the Voluntary Sector 2015. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Patmore, B. and Sanderson, E. (2015) Nottinghamshire State of the Voluntary Sector 2015: A summary report on social and economic impact. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

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.

Sanderson, E. and Wilson, I.(2015) Talent Match Evaluation and Learning Contract: 2013-19 - Common Data Framework: Annual Report. London: Big Lottery Fund.

Cole, I., Beatty, C., Powell, R. and Sanderson, E. (2014) Monitoring the impact of recent measures affecting Housing Benefit and Local Housing Allowances in the private rented sector: the response of landlords. London: DWP.

Dayson, C. and Sanderson, E. (2014) Building capabilities in the voluntary sector: A review of the market. Big Lottery Fund.

Macmillan, R. and Ellis Paine, A., with Kara, H., Dayson, C., Sanderson, E. and Wells, P. (2014) Building Capabilities in the Voluntary Sector: What the evidence tells us. Big Lottery Fund.

Bashir, N., Cronin de Chavez, A., Gilbertson, J., Tod, A., Sanderson, E. and Wilson, I. (2013) An evaluation of the FILT Warm Homes Service. Glossop: Foundations Independent Living Trust (FILT).

Bashir, N., Cronin de Chavez, A., Gilbertson, J., Tod, A., Sanderson, E. and Wilson, I. (2013) An evaluation of the FILT Warm Homes Service: Summary Report. Glossop: Foundations Independent Living Trust (FILT).

Beatty, C., Gore, T., Powell, R. and Sanderson, E. (2013) The impact of welfare reform in Hampshire. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University.

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.

Academic publications

Sanderson, E. (2019) Youth transitions to employment: longitudinal evidence from marginalised young people in England. Journal of Youth Studies.

Sanderson, E. (2019) Book review - Understanding Youth in the Global Economic Climate by Alan France. People, Place and Policy, 12 (3), 272-274.

Sanderson, E. and Wilson, I. (2017) Does locality make a difference? The impact of housing allowance reforms on private landlords.Housing Studies, 32 (7), pp. 948-967.

Dayson, C., Macmillan, R., Paine, A.E. and Sanderson, E. (2017) Third sector capacity building : the institutional embeddedness of supply.Voluntary Sector Review, 8 (2), pp. 149-168.

Cole, I., Powell, R. and Sanderson, E. (2016) Putting the squeeze on "Generation Rent": transitions, marginality and stigmatisation, Sociological Research Online.

Sanderson, E., Wells, P. and Wilson, I. (2015) Young people's resilience and involvement : possible elements of the European Union's Structural and Investment Funds in addressing youth unemployment? In: EU Cohesion Policy: Reassessing Performance and Direction edited by Bachtler, J., Berkowitz, P., Hardy, S. and Muravska, T. 127-139.

Recent conferences

Sanderson, E. (2019) 'Does active participation make a difference? The impact of co-production on participant satisfaction and outcomes.' Paper presented to the Social Policy Association Conference, Durham University, UK, June.

Sanderson, E. (2018) 'Contemporary youth transitions and interdependence: towards a more relational understanding of the move to adulthood ' Paper presented to the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol seminar: ‘The state of youth: inequality, insecurity and transitions to adulthood’, University of Bristol, UK, November.

Sanderson, E. (2016) 'Youth transitions to employment: longitudinal evidence from marginalised young people in England.' Paper presented to the Network for European Social Policy Analysis Conference, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, September.

Cole, I., Powell, R. and Sanderson, E. (2015) 'Putting the squeeze on "Generation Rent": transitions, marginality and stigmatisation facing 25 to 34 year old Housing Benefit claimants in the private rented sector'. Paper presented to the Housing Studies Association Seminar: 'Deconstructing Generation Rent', University of Sheffield, UK, February.

Sanderson, E. and Wilson, I. (2015) 'Area and Landlord effects in the response to Local Housing Allowance reforms in Great Britain'. Paper presented to the European Network of Housing Research Conference, Lisbon University Institute, Portugal, June.

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