Dr Cheryl Simmill-BinningEvaluation Fellow
Applied Social Science is an exciting and interesting area to work in. It is a window into society and I am constantly amazed at people's willingness to be involved in research and evaluation. Often as part of the research process I run participatory or training workshops during which I work alongside young people, youth workers, police officers, community representatives, local authority officers, health professionals, teachers and older members of society. Each has an amazing story to tell that gives life to data bases and base line monitoring figures.
Since gaining my doctorate in 1999 I have worked number of research projects. Over that time I have developed an interest in evaluation working with a variety of organisations from those in the statutory sector, including the Commission for Social Care Inspectorate, local authorities, the police and Youth Offending Teams, to the 'third sector' with NACRO, Rathbone Training and Children's Fund projects. As a researcher my interests are in community and partnership especially considering issues surrounding ethnicity, policing, education, health, transport, design and planning.
At present I am engaged in evaluation, consultation and training with the Lancashire Constabulary, Lancashire Police Authority, Sure Start, and the Children's Fund.
Barrow multi-cultural community centre (Children's Fund Project): Young People from Ethnic Minority Backgrounds
Local evaluation of the National Police Reassurance Programme for Lancashire Constabulary.
Education, Training and Learning in Policing in England and Wales
Simmill-Binning, C.A., Towers, J.S. 11/10/2017 N8 Policing Research Partnership. 32 p.
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, 3 p.
Alcohol and older people
Simmill-Binning, C., Paylor, I., Clifton, A. 2009 In: Drugs and Alcohol Today. 9, 2, p. 13-18. 6 p.
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.
Active living for all: an evaluation
Paylor, I., Simmill-Binning, C. 2007 In: International Journal of Health Promotion and Education . 45, 4, p. 114-120 . 7 p.
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.
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.
Evaluation of the Blackpool Bail Support Scheme [1999-2002] (ASSURE – Applied Social Studies for Research and Evaluation).
Simmill-Binning, C. 2004 Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
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.
Barriers to change: limitations to lifestyle interventions identified by our local population
07/02/2014 → 31/07/2014
Integrated Care Service Evaluation
07/02/2014 → 31/08/2014
LACES: Looking Ahead Careers and Employability Scheme
19/04/2013 → 31/07/2013
BASIS - Voluntary Sector Development
01/03/2013 → 30/06/2013
Pilot Audit for Alcohol Related Death 2008-2009
01/04/2011 → 31/07/2012
Evaluation of the peer support for the senior social work managers pilot programme
01/02/2010 → 31/03/2011
Prevent - community projects
06/01/2010 → 31/03/2011
Be sharp think sharp
01/12/2009 → 30/06/2010
BASW - Royal Collages: their purpose and structure.
12/06/2009 → 24/09/2009
The Channel Scheme - Preston
01/09/2008 → 07/11/2008
Older people & alcohol research
01/08/2008 → 31/07/2009
Social Impact Assessment - Blackpool Super Casino
01/05/2008 → 01/11/2008
Evaluation of the Parenting Fund
01/04/2008 → 01/09/2008
Parents as Partners in Early Years Learning Project
01/01/2008 → 30/06/2008
Blackburn Parenting and Intensive Family Support Project
22/10/2007 → 31/07/2008
Daring to Damage
01/12/2006 → 01/05/2007
01/11/2006 → 31/03/2007
Enterprise Gateway - an evaluation of a social enterprise project for young offenders.
01/11/2006 → 01/09/2008
04/09/2006 → 28/12/2006
Barrow-in-Furness Social Enterprise Network
01/09/2006 → 01/03/2008
Evaluation of the St Helen's Childrens Fund
01/04/2006 → 31/03/2008
Social Impact Assessment of a Proposed Regional Casino in Blackpool
01/03/2006 → 30/06/2007
Blackburn - YISP
01/02/2006 → 30/04/2006
Youth Inclusion and Support Panel (YISP) - evaluation
05/09/2005 → 31/10/2008
An Evaluation of the Use of Lay Assessors in Social Care Inspection.
01/08/2005 → 31/12/2006
Outlook - an evaluation of a substance misuse service.
01/04/2005 → 31/12/2008
Care needs of parents with children on the child protection register
01/01/2005 → 31/12/2005
Evaluation of Police Reform Accountability Project
01/01/2005 → 31/12/2006
Evaluation of Sal's (safe at last) Place project
01/01/2005 → 31/12/2005
Active Living for All - ALFA - an evaluation.
01/04/2004 → 31/12/2004
Evaluation of Children's Fund Projects - Blackburn with Darwen
01/04/2004 → 31/12/2008
National Reassurance Policing Programme - a local, in-depth evaluation of a national programme.
01/04/2004 → 31/12/2006
Action Research Project - Teenage Health Scrutiny
01/01/2004 → 01/01/2005
National Reassurance Policing Programme
01/01/2004 → 31/12/2006
Barrow (in Furness) Multicultural Centre.
01/04/2003 → 31/03/2004
Evaluation of Ribbleton Sure Start (Preston) Provision.
01/04/2003 → 31/12/2008
Evaluation of the Fishwick and St Matthews (Preston) Sure Start Provision
01/04/2003 → 31/12/2008
National Evaluation of the Millennium Awards
01/04/2003 → 01/11/2003
Evaluation of the Ribbleton Sure Start Scheme
01/01/2003 → 31/12/2006
National Evaluation of the Learning Alliance Programme.
03/06/2002 → 31/05/2003
Racism among the under 25s in Pennine Division.
01/04/2002 → 31/01/2003
Evaluation of the Cognative Behavioural Programme MOVES
03/04/2000 → 31/03/2002
Blackpool Bail Support scheme - an evaluation
15/12/1999 → 01/12/2002
Evaluation of the Persistent Young Offenders Programme in Manchester and Bury.
15/12/1999 → 31/12/2002
Review of the current support, care and treatment surrounding alcohol dependency in Blackpool
15/12/1999 → 31/12/2000
Evaluation of the Lancashire Bail Support Scheme
01/01/1999 → 31/12/2002