Dr Lindsey Metcalf McGrath

School of Justice Studies

Lindsey has a broad interest in the implications of social policy for socially marginalised groups and charities. Her research has examined the relationship between the state and the voluntary sector, and the role of volunteer charity trustees. She is currently involved in projects relating to the youth voluntary sector, the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on local voluntary organisations, and the experiences of people using medical cannabis.

Lindsey previously worked in the public sector. She has been a trustee of charities working with the LGBT community, young people, people living with HIV 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.

Lindsey is a member of the Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion. Prospective PhD students with interests related to Lindsey's research specialisms are welcome to get in touch.

Degrees

University of Liverpool, UK, PhD in Sociology
University of Liverpool, UK, MA Research Methodology
University of Essex, UK, BA (Hons) Philiosophy & Sociology

Highlighted publications

Hardwick L, Metcalf L. 2020. Using a situated knowledge lens to reveal knowledge gains for community partners engaged with a university – community partnership. People, Place and Policy Online, 14 :65-78 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Metcalf L. 2019. The impact of a changing policy environment on board members in small and medium-sized voluntary organisations Voluntary Sector Review: an international journal of third sector research, policy and practice, 10 :329-346 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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

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

Report

Metcalf L, Hardwick L. 2020. What types of knowledge do voluntary and community organisations gain from hosting an Interchange student? A summary of research into the experiences and perspectives of voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) who have hosted a student researcher in partnership with Interchange. Publisher Url Public Url

Journal article

Hardwick L, Metcalf L. 2020. Using a situated knowledge lens to reveal knowledge gains for community partners engaged with a university – community partnership. People, Place and Policy Online, 14 :65-78 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Metcalf L. 2019. The impact of a changing policy environment on board members in small and medium-sized voluntary organisations Voluntary Sector Review: an international journal of third sector research, policy and practice, 10 :329-346 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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

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, 12 :50-52 Publisher Url

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, Public Url

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

Internet publication

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

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

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

External collaboration:

Interchange / University of Liverpool, Andrew Kirton, School of Law & Social Justice Louise Hardwick, School of Law & Social Justice Interchange (Registered Charity). 2020

University of Liverpool, Ms Louise Hardwick, School of Law & Social Justice. 2018

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool John Moores University, Voluntary organisations working with children and young people, Dr Sarah Tickle, Grant value (£): 1680. 2019

LJMU QR Funding, Third sector governance in an era of austerity and public service contracting, Grant value (£): 1495. 2017

Conference presentation:

Coproduced Research with Social Science Students, 8th Living Knowledge Conference, Corvinus University, Budapest, Oral presentation. 2018

Types of learning/knowledge acquired by partner organisations engaged in coproduced research wth social science students, Pedagogic Research Conference, University of Liverpool, Oral presentation. 2018

Using the social sciences to understand our community, Institutue for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), University of Birmingham, Oral presentation. 2017

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

Other invited event:

ESRC Festival of Social Science, Blackburne House, Liverpool, 'Working together in an era of austerity' - third sector event hosted by Interchange. 2017

Fellowships:

Honorary Fellow, Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham, http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tsrc/about/fellowships.aspx. 2013

Doctoral Fellow, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). 2009

Fellow, HEA.

External committees:

Committee, Voluntary Action History Society, Member. 2012

Management Board, Interchange (Reg. charity), Hon. Secretary and Trustee. 2008

Board of Trustees, Sahir House (Registered Charity).

Membership of professional bodies:

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

Member, Voluntary Sector Studies Network.

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