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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.

Prospective PhD students with interests in the roles and/or governance of voluntary organisations are welcome to get in touch.

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

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

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 Articles

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 Publications

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?

Book Reviews

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

Theses / Dissertations

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:

Title of presentation: Community organisations and students as partners: Collaborative social science projects with Interchange, Conference title: LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2017, Place/location of conference: Liverpool John Moores University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Using the social sciences to understand our community, Conference title: Institutue for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), Place/location of conference: University of Birmingham, Presentation type: Oral presentation

External committees:

Committee name: Board of Trustees, Organisation: Sahir House (Registered Charity)

Committee name: Committee, Organisation: Voluntary Action History Society, Position: Member

Committee name: Management Board, Organisation: Interchange (Reg. charity), Position: Hon. Secretary and Trustee

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Fellow, Organisation: HEA

Fellowship title: Doctoral Fellow, Organisation: Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

Fellowship title: Honorary Fellow, Organisation: Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham, URL: 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:

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