Claire Paterson-Young, PhD
PhD / Youth Justice / Social Impact Measurement
Research Lead in Social Innovation and Impact (Criminology)
The Institute for Social Innovation and Impact, University of Northampton, UK

Claire Paterson-Young (BA MSc PhD) is a Research Lead at the Institute for Social Innovation and Impact (ISII). A key feature of her research is the development of social impact measurement frameworks that aid organisations to identify the positive and negative, intended and unintended outcomes of interventions and activities. Claire is currently an Editorial Board Member for the international academic journal ‘Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology’. She is co-author of the book ‘The Social Impact of Custody on Young People in the Criminal Justice System’ (Palgrave, 2019). She has over 10 years practice and management experience in safeguarding, child sexual exploitation, trafficking, sexual violence, youth and restorative justice. She consults nationally with local authorities, police forces and national organisations to develop Child Sexual Exploitation services. Claire is a member of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Ethics Committee, NHS Research Ethics Committee and the University of Northampton’s Research Ethics Committee. She is a trustee of the National Association for Youth Justice (NAYJ), Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

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