Centre for Law and Society
Centre for Law and Society, Law School, Bowland North, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YN, UK
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PhD Supervision Interests

I would be happy to supervise doctoral students in most of the areas that ASSURE covers.

Research Interests

I established the Applied Social Science Unit for Research and Evaluation (ASSURE) in 1999 to create an exchange between practitioners in the social care and welfare world and those who comment upon it. It is a cross-disciplinary unit that works in partnership with the third and statutory sectors offering them support to carry out their own projects, through capacity building and training, as well as full evaluation and research services.

The ASSURE team have the expertise and flexibility to meet a wide range of needs: from the most complex of assessments to smaller programme evaluations with limited resources. No matter the size of the project, our approach is careful and client-centred. We can offer a standard external evaluation process or engage to a greater degree with stakeholders, practitioners and managers to increase their skill level through structured reflection, analysis and facilitated learning to gain a greater insight into how to monitor and evidence a programme's impact and potential for replication.

ASSURE members consider it important that the commissioning body receives the type of output that is most appropriate to its needs. In some cases this may not be a final report but a series on interim presentations and short 'feed-back' reports delivered to managers and practitioners. These may be followed up with ASSURE facilitated events to consolidate the findings, consider their implication before moving onto the next stage of development. Other modes and outputs have been developed with stakeholders and practitioners as part of the evaluation process. In several cases these tailor made processes have enabled stakeholders and partnership members to take a greater ownership of the programme that has, in the long term, increased its sustainability.

Complimentary to the evaluation services is programme defined research. This in the past has at times been in response to questions raised by the commissioning body as a result of an evaluation. On other occasion the research has taken the form of research support for those practitioners who wish to do the research themselves - a model currently being promoted by the Big Lottery Fund. These models offer robust research produced through coproduction and partnerships between Lancaster University and people in the community, voluntary, third and statutory sectors.

Once again the outcomes of the process are tailor made to meet the requirements of the commissioning body rather than following academic tradition. In preparation for a super casino bid we conducted a social impact assessment, one of the first of its kind in this country. Following on from this we completed a time limited review of relevant literature on gambling for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Similar scoping exercises have been requested by other bodies since this time.

ASSURE operates in a live environment and it is rare that the reports produced do not have a direct impact on the policy or practice of the commissioning body.

In a number of cases the process has been taken from findings to practice through ASSURE team members into conference, meeting and training facilitation.

ASSURE is available to clients to provide evaluation and research services for a wide-range of areas, including:

  • Third sector service provision
  • Social enterprise
  • Children's Services
  • Social Services
  • Drug Services
  • Policing and police authorities
  • Education
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Community consultation - design, planning and application
  • Youth support - community, youth offending (YOTs) and Youth Offending Institutions (YOIs)

Current Teaching

Undergraduate

BA Social Work: Social Work and Drug Use

BA Social Work:Social Work andYoung People

 

Postgraduate

MA Social Work: Social Work and Drug Use

MA Social Work: Social Work and Young People

2012

Review of ‘Contemporary practice with young people who sexually abuse: Evidence based developments’ by Calder, M. [ed]

Paylor, I. 10/2012 In: British Journal of Social Work. 42, 7, p. 1425-1427 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘Evaluating in Practice’ (2nd Edition) by Shaw, I

Simmill-Binning, C. & Paylor, I. 07/2012 In: British Journal of Social Work. 42, 5, p. 1004-1006 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘Social Work and Restorative Justice’ by Beck, E., Kropf N. P. and Blume Leonard, P.

Paylor, I. 11/2012 In: Journal of Social Work. 12, 6, p. 647-648 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘Youth Justice and Social Work’ (2nd Edition) by Pickford, J. and Dugmore, P. T

Paylor, I. 04/2012 In: British Journal of Social Work. 42, 3, p. 578-579 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘Child Victims and Restorative Justice’ by Gal. T

Paylor, I. 03/2012 In: British Journal of Social Work. 42, 2, p. 339-340 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘The Nature of Adolescence’ (4th Edition) by Coleman, J.

Paylor, I. 01/2012 In: British Journal of Social Work. 42, 1, p. 189-190 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Social Work and Drug Use

Paylor, I., Measham, F. & Asher, H. 2012 London: Open University Press. 184 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2011

Review of ‘Parents who misuse drugs and alcohol’ by Forrester, D. And Harwin, J.

Paylor, I. 11/2011 In: Child & Family Social Work. 16, 4, p. 486-487 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘Children Behaving Badly?’ by Barter, C. and Berridge, D. (eds)

Paylor, I. 12/2011 In: British Journal of Social Work. 41, 8, p. 1607-1609 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Social work and drug use

Paylor, I. 2011 Social Work: an introduction to contemporary practice. 2nd ed. ed. Pearson Longman

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Youth justice in England and Wales: a risky business

Paylor, I. 2011 In: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. 50 , 4, p. 221-233 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Review of ‘The Concerned Other’ by Harris, P.

Paylor, I. 2011 In: British Journal of Social Work. 41, 3, p. 597-599

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘Offenders or Citizens? Reading in Rehabilitation’’ by Priestley, P and Vanstone, M. [eds]

Paylor, I. 2011 In: British Journal of Social Work. 41, 4, p. 499-800

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2010

The scaled approach to youth justice: a risky business

Paylor, I. 2010 In: Criminal Justice Matters. 81, p. 30-31 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Gazing into the scarlet crystal ball: social work and Hepatitis C

Paylor, I. & Mack, H. 10/2010 In: British Journal of Social Work. 40, 7, p. 2291-2307 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

A discussion paper on promoting sport and physical activity as part of the role of the social work sector

Paylor, I. 2010 In: The International Journal of Health Promotion and Education . 48, 3, p. 85-93 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

No one written off?: welfare, work and problem drug use

Grover, C. & Paylor, I. 2010 In: Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy . 17, 4, p. 315-332 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

‘Blood borne viruses and substance use in the social work curriculum’: social work and substance use information sheet

Paylor, I. 2010 The Higher Education Academy Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP) .

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

Review of ‘Youth Offending and Youth Justice’ by Monica Barry and Fergus McNeill [eds]

Paylor, I. 01/2010 In: British Journal of Social Work. 40, 1, p. 340-341 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘Understanding Youth Offending: Risk factor research, policy and practice’ by Case, S. and Haines, H.

Paylor, I. 02/2010 In: Child and Family Social Work. 15, 1, p. 131-133 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘Treating the juvenile offender’ by Hoge, R.D., Guerra, N.G. and Boxer, P. (eds)

Paylor, I. 01/2010 In: Journal of Social Work. 10, 1, p. 132-133 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘Learning to Fail: How Society lets young people down’ by Fran Abrams

Paylor, I. 2010 In: British Journal of Social Work. 40, 2, p. 685 - 687.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of Youth Justice Handbook. Theory, Policy and Practice by Taylor, W., Earle, R. and Hester, R. [eds]

Paylor, I. 2010 In: British Journal of Social Work. 40, 4, p. 1320-1322

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘Substance Misuse’ by Barlow, J. [ed]

Paylor, I. 2010 In: British Journal of Social Work. 40, 3, p. 1025 - 1028

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘Tackling Addiction’ by Yates, R. and Malloch, M. S. [eds]

Paylor, I. 2010 In: British Journal of Social Work. 40, 6, p. 2015 - 2018

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘Multi-agency working in criminal justice’ by Pycroft, A. and Gough, D. [eds]

Paylor, I. 2010 In: British Journal of Social Work. 40, 8, p. 2692-2694

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2009

Legal and illicit drugs

Paylor, I. & Measham, F. 2009 Practising social work in a complex world . Adams, R., Dominelli, L. & Payne, M. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 127-140 14 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Be healthy: drugs, alcohol and safeguarding children

Paylor, I. 2009 Critical perspectives on safeguarding children. Broadhurst,. K., Grover, C. & Jamieson, J. (eds.). Oxford: Blackwell, p. 171-187 17 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Alcohol and older people

Simmill-Binning, C., Paylor, I. & Clifton, A. 2009 In: Drugs and Alcohol Today. 9, 2, p. 13-18 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Review of ‘Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements and Youth Justice’ by Kerry Baker and Alex Sutherland [eds]

Horn, R. & Paylor, I. 07/2009 In: British Journal of Social Work. 39, 5, p. 978-980 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2008

Social work and drug use

Paylor, I. 2008 Social Work: an introduction to contemporary practice . Wilson, K., Ruch, G., Lymbery, M. & Cooper, A. (eds.). Harlow: Pearson Longman, p. 592-610 19 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

A UK Gambling Impact Assessment Framework Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Techincal Report Series

May-Chahal, C., Volberg, R.,Forrest, D., Bunkle, P., Collins, P., Paylor, I. and Wilson, A. 2008 Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Techincal Report Series.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

Review of ‘Out of Sight: Crime, youth and exclusion in Modern Britain’ by McAuley, R.

Paylor, I. 01/2008 In: British Journal of Social Work. 38, 1, p. 203-204 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘Globalisation and Child Welfare: Some Lessons from a Cross-National Study of Children in Out-of-Home care’ by Thoburn, J.

Broadhurst, K. & Paylor, I. 04/2008 In: British Journal of Social Work. 38, 3, p. 602-604 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Degrees of substance

Paylor, I. 2008 In: DrugLink. 22, 7, p. 28-28 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

2007

Daring to damage: an investigation of young people’s motivations to commit acts of criminal damage in the North West of England. A report for Lancashire’s Strategic Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership

Simmill-Binning, C., Pearson, J., Norris, A., Clifton, A., Anderson, J. & Paylor, I. 2007 Lancashire’s Strategic Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

A project description of Outlook

Clifton, A. & Paylor, I. 2007 In: Drugs and Alcohol Today. 7, 4, p. 40-42 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Active living for all: an evaluation

Paylor, I. & Simmill-Binning, C. 2007 In: The International Journal of Health Promotion and Education . 45, 4, p. 114-120 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The use of lay assessors.

Paylor, I., Clough, R. & Simmill-Binning, C. 12/2007 In: British Journal of Social Work. 37, 8, p. 1353-1370 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2006

Review of ‘The RHP Companion to Youth Justice’ by Bateman, T. and Pitts, J. [eds]

Paylor, I. 2006 In: Journal of Social Work. 6, 2, p. 212-213 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘Youth Court Guide 2nd Edition’ by Moore, T. and Wilkinson, T.

Paylor, I. 04/2006 In: Youth Justice. 6, 1, p. 85-86 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘Rougher Justice: Anti-social behaviour and young people’ by Squires, P. and Stephen, D. E.

Paylor, I. 12/2006 In: Youth Justice. 6, 3, p. 222-223 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2005

An evaluation of the CARAT initiative.

Paylor, I. & Harman, K. 09/2005 In: The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. 44, 4, p. 357-373 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Throughcare for drug-using prisoners in Britain: a clinical report.

Paylor, I. & Harman, K. 1/11/2005 In: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. 40, 1-2, p. 61-83 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Book Review, Juvenile Justice Reform and Restorative Justice: Building Theory and Policy from Practice, Gordon Bazemore and Mara Schiff

Paylor, I. 04/2005 In: British Journal of Social Work. 35, 3, p. 405-406 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Book Review, Children Exposed to Parental Substance Misuse: Implications for Family Placement, Rena Phillips (ed.)

Paylor, I. 03/2005 In: British Journal of Social Work. 35, 1, p. 153-155 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Book review, Addiction induced addiction and treatment in perspective, by Phil Harris

Paylor, I. 06/2005 In: British Journal of Social Work. 35, 4, p. 556-558 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Legal and illicit drugs

Measham, F. & Paylor, I. 2005 Social work futures: crossing boundaries, transforming practice. Adams, R., Dominelli, L. & Payne, M. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 195-207 13 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2004

Sleepwalking through an epidemic: why social work should wake up to the threat of Hepatitis C

Paylor, I. & Orgel, M. 2004 In: British Journal of Social Work. 36, 6, p. 897-906 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

CARATs and leaving prison

Paylor, I. & Harman, K. 2004 In: Prison Service Journal. March, 152, p. 2-9 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Review of ‘New Frontiers for Youth Development in the Twenty-First Century’ by Delgado, M.

Paylor, I. 12/2004 In: Journal of Social Work. 4, 3, p. 375-377 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Evaluating youth justice in the UK.

Paylor, I. & Simmill-Binning, C. 09/2004 In: American Journal of Evaluation. 25, 3, p. 335-349 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2003

Young people, race relations and racism.

Simmill-Binning, C., Paylor, I. & Smith, D. B. 2003 In: Youth and Policy. 81, p. 44-57 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2002

Review of ‘Imprisoned Fathers and their Children’ by Boswell, G. and Wedge, P.

Paylor, I. 11/2002 In: Child and Family Social Work. 7, 4, p. 324-325 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

A shift in strategy

Harman, K. & Paylor, I. 2002 In: Criminal Justice Matters. 47, 1, p. 8-9 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2001

Review of ‘Listening to Young People in School, Youth Work and Counselling’ by Luxmoore, N.

Paylor, I. 12/2001 In: Journal of Social Work. 1, 3, p. 372-373 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘Children in Secure Accommodation’ by O’Neill, T.

Paylor, I. 12/2001 In: Probation Journal. 48, 4, p. 304-305 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2000

Older people with learning disabilities in Preston and South Ribble

Cohen, M., Paylor, I., Stern, C. & Stewart, J. 2000 Integrate. 35 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

Review of ‘Faith in the Poor’ by Holman, B. and ‘Poverty, Welfare and the Disciplinary State’ by Jones, C. and Novak, T.

Paylor, I. 10/2000 In: British Journal of Social Work. 30, 5, p. 682-685 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘Criminal Justice 2000’

Paylor, I. 06/2000 In: Probation Journal. 47, 2, p. 146-147 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Poverty studies in Europe and the growth of the concept of social exclusion.

Washington, J., Paylor, I. & Harris, J. 2000 Researching Poverty. Bradshaw, J. & Sainsbury, R. (eds.). Aldershot: Ashgate Press, p. 263-283 21 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Social exclusion and inequalities in the United Kingdom.

Washington, J. & Paylor, I. 2000 In: Critical Social Work. 1, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Globalisation, social exclusion and the possibilities for global social work and welfare.

Penna, S., Paylor, I. & Washington, J. 2000 In: European Journal of Social Work. 3, 2, p. 109-122 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Making a difference.

Paylor, I., Harris, J. & Froggett, L. 2000 Reclaiming social work: the Southport papers volume 2. Paylor, I., Froggett, L. & Harris, J. (eds.). Birmingham: Venture Press, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Reclaiming social work: the Southport papers volume 2.

Paylor, I., Froggett, L. & Harris, J. 2000 Birmingham: Venture Press.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Reclaiming social work: the Southport papers: Volume 1.

Harris, J., Paylor, I. & Froggett, L. 2000 Birmingham: Venture Press.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Making a difference: a joint venture.

Harris, J., Paylor, I. & Froggett, L. 2000 Reclaiming social work: the Southport papers. Harris, J., Paylor, I. & Froggett, L. (eds.). Birmingham: Venture Press, Vol. 1, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1999

Social work methodology

Paylor, I. & Washington, J. 1999 Socrates Curriculum Development Project: European Modules in Social Work .

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

Book review, Police, probation and protecting the public, by Mike Nash.

Paylor, I. 09/1999 In: Probation Journal. 46, 3, p. 204-205 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The politics of difference: researching those dissimilar from the self.

Harris, J. & Paylor, I. 1999 The politics of social work research and evaluation. Broad, B. (ed.). Birmingham: Venture Press, p. 31-44 14 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1998

Community and conflict resolution: social action

Paylor, I. & Neild, J. 1998 In: Social Action. 3, 4, p. 26-33 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Europe, social exclusion and the identity of social work

Washington, J. & Paylor, I. 1998 In: European Journal of Social Work. 1, 3, p. 19-31 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The youth action scheme: lessons for the youth service

Paylor, I. & Smith, D. 1998 In: Social Action. 3, 3, p. 25-31 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Social work practice - social exclusion and empowerment and civil society

Paylor, I. & Washington, J. 1998 Socrates Curriculum Development Project: European Modules in Social Work .

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

Social work practice in the United Kingdom in relation to the welfare mix and welfare regimes

Paylor, I. & Washington, J. 1998 Socrates Curriculum Development Project: European Modules in Social Work .

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

Review of ‘Planning Safer Communities’ edited by Marlow, A. and Pitts, J.

Paylor, I. 1998 In: Probation Journal. 45, 3, p. 175-6

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of ‘What Everyone should know about Crime and Punishment’ by Wilson, D. and Ashton, J.

Paylor, I. 12/1998 In: Probation Journal. 45, 4, p. 237-238 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

1997

The role of social work in social exclusion

Paylor, I. & Washington, J. 1997 In: Social Work in Europe. 4, 3, p. 14-19 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Reluctant heroes: youth workers and crime prevention

Paylor, I. & Smith, D. 1997 In: Youth and Policy. Summer , 57, p. 17-28 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Review article - crime and social work

Paylor, I. 1997 In: Practice. 9, 3, p. 59-69 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1996

A case study investigating the criminal activity among residents in an urban area

Neild, J. & Paylor, I. 11/1996 In: Environment and Behavior. 28, 6, p. 748-763 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1995

Housing Needs of Ex-Offenders

Paylor, I. 1995 Aldershot: Avebury. 231 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Job satisfaction and dissatisfaction in residential care

Paylor, I. & Soothill, K. 1995 Stress at Work in the Social Services. AMA/NISW

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Offending, homelessness, and the life course

Paylor, I. 1995 In: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. 22, 3-4, p. 165-177 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The needs and problems of young seasonal workers in South Lakeland

Paylor, I. & Smith, D. 1995 In: Youth and Policy. Winter, 51, p. 11-20 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Job satisfaction and dissatisfaction amongst residential care workers findings

Hedley-Penna, S., Paylor, I. & Soothill, K. 1995 Joseph Rowntree Foundation. 5 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

1994

The youth service and crime prevention

Paylor, I. & Smith, D. 1994 In: Social Action. 2, 2, p. 27-34 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Who are prisoners' families?

Paylor, I. & Smith, D. 1994 In: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 16, 2, p. 131-144 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1993

Partnerships between the Independent Sector and the Probation Service

Smith, D., Paylor, I. & Mitchell, P. 02/1993 In: The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. 32, 1, p. 25-38 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1992

Homelessness and Ex-Offenders: A Case For Reform

Paylor, I. 1992 Probation Monograph University of East Anglia. 38 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

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