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Dr Lindsey Metcalf

Dr Lindsey Metcalf

Telephone: 0151 231 3281

Biography

Lindsey’s research interests include the relationship between the state and the voluntary sector; the governance role of volunteer charity trustees; and privatisation / outsourcing of criminal justice and welfare provision. She has a broad interest in social policy developments relating to criminal justice, welfare services and social justice - and the implications for voluntary organisations, volunteers and service users.

Lindsey completed her PhD at the University of Liverpool with funding from the ESRC. Her thesis examined the experiences of local charity trustees and the implications of government policies to ‘contract out’ public service delivery to voluntary organisations.

Lindsey previously worked in the public sector and has been a volunteer with charities working with the LGBT community, young people and women experiencing domestic violence. She is currently a board member of Interchange, a local charity that links universities with local voluntary and community organisations for research and work-based learning projects. She also sits on the board of Sahir House, an HIV charity based in Merseyside.

Prospective PhD students with interests related to voluntary organisations, volunteering and Lindsey's other research interests are welcome to get in touch.

Degrees

2013, University of Liverpool, UK, PhD

Publications

Highlighted publications

Harlock J, Metcalf L. 2016. Measuring impact: prospects and challenges for third sector organisations Voluntary Sector Review, 7 :101-108 >DOI

Metcalf LJ. 2013. Measuring Impact: how can third sector organisations make sense of a rapidly expanding marketplace of tools?

Metcalf L. 2013. The Hodgson Review and trustee remuneration:examining the debate on payment of charity board members Voluntary Sector Review, 4 :395-402 >DOI

Book review

Metcalf LJ. 2018. Review: The Logic of Charity: Great Expectations in Hard Times by John Mohan and Beth Breeze People Place and Policy,

Metcalf LJ. 2014. Review: Linda Milbourne (2013) The voluntary sector in transition: Hard choices or new opportunities? Voluntary Sector Review: an international journal of third sector research, policy and practice, 5 :147-148

Metcalf LJ. 2013. Review: NPC (2014) Funding impact: Impact measurement practices among funders in the UK Charity Times, December 2013 / January 2014 :13-13

Conference publication

Metcalf LJ. 2017. Third sector boards in an era of austerity The NCVO/VSSN Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference 2017,

Tickle SJ, Metcalf L. 2016. Young people at risk of social harm: Government policies, the 'crisis' and withdrawal of youth welfare in the UK. 44rd Annual Conference of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control

Metcalf LJ. 2014. Contracted-out welfare: Perspectives of voluntary sector board members Social Policy Association Conference 2014: Social Policy Confronting Change: Resistance, Resilience and Radicalism

Journal article

Harlock J, Metcalf L. 2016. Measuring impact: prospects and challenges for third sector organisations Voluntary Sector Review, 7 :101-108 >DOI

Metcalf L. 2013. The Hodgson Review and trustee remuneration:examining the debate on payment of charity board members Voluntary Sector Review, 4 :395-402 >DOI

Internet publication

Metcalf LJ. 2014. "Doing Business" in the Voluntary Sector

Metcalf LJ. 2013. Measuring Impact: how can third sector organisations make sense of a rapidly expanding marketplace of tools?

Thesis/Dissertation

Metcalf LJ. 2012. Governance and public services: Trustees' experiences of the changing role and responsibilities of the voluntary sector Goldson B, Walklate S. University of Liverpool

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Types of learning/knwledge acquired by partner organisations engaged in coproduced research wth social science students, Pedagogic Research Conference, University of Liverpool, Oral presentation

Community organisations and students as partners: Collaborative social science projects with Interchange, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2017, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation

Using the social sciences to understand our community, Institutue for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), University of Birmingham, Oral presentation

External committees:

Board of Trustees, Sahir House (Registered Charity)

Committee, Voluntary Action History Society, Member

Management Board, Interchange (Reg. charity), Hon. Secretary and Trustee

Fellowships:

Fellow, HEA

Doctoral Fellow, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

Honorary Fellow, Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham, http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tsrc/about/fellowships.aspx

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, European Group for the study of Deviance & Social Control, http://www.europeangroup.org/

Member, Voluntary Sector Studies Network

Other invited event:

ESRC Festival of Social Science, Blackburne House, Liverpool, 'Working together in an era of austerity' - third sector event hosted by Interchange