Dr Claire Bynner

  • Research Associate in Public Service Reform (School of Social and Political Sciences)

Biography

Claire Bynner is a Research Associate in Public Service Reform at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Her research combines expertise on neighbourhoods, diversity,  governance, and public service reform. Her professional background and expertise is in the field of public participation and urban governance. She is the Principal Investigator for ‘What Works in Local Decision-making?’ a commissioned research project for Perth and Kinross Community Planning Partnership.   Within the What Works Scotland research collaboration she is the lead for the WWS Place-based approaches workstream and she serves as an academic expert on national advisory boards.  For a recording of Claire giving a presentation on place-based approaches see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-Ka2_cRgFU   Claire also leads a range of research projects for What Works Scotland including community-led action planning; community profiling; evidence use; and resettlement of refugees. Some of these projects have involved collaborative action research and theory based evaluation.

In 1993 Claire first studied at Glasgow University graduating with a first class honours degree in Human Geography in 1997. She was awarded the Royal Geographical Society's Silver Medal for best graduating student. After a professional career in local governance and regeneration, she returned to the University of  Glasgow.  In 2011, she was awarded an MRes in Public Policy with distinction. She then went on to conduct her PhD thesis,  supervised by Professor Annette Hastings and Professor Ade Kearns of the Urban Studies Department.  Her thesis examined the emergence of ‘superdiverse’ neighbourhoods in post-industrial cities drawing on the theories of multiculturalism and the concepts of intergroup contact and trust. The research, funded by the ESRC, comprised an ethnographic case study of a neighbourhood in Glasgow.  The study provides important insights into neighbourhood change and the contexts that increase cooperation and trust between people from diverse backgrounds.


Grants

What Works Scotland 

Principal Investigator:  Prof Nicholas Watson

Funded Value: £3,470,629

Funded Period: Jul 14 - Dec 18

Funder: ESRC 


Supervision

Claire is a supervisor on the Collaborative Masters Dissertation Programme with Glasgow Community Planning Partnership


Teaching

Postgraduate

  • Governance and public participation
  • Public participation in practice

Undergraduate

  • Mixed methods research
  • Case study research

Publications

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Number of items: 17.

2018

Mulvey, G., Bynner, C. , Murray, N. and Watson, N. (2018) Resettlement of Syrian Refugees in West Dunbartonshire. Project Report. What Works Scotland. (In Press)

2017

Bynner, C. (2017) Intergroup relations in a super-diverse neighbourhood: the dynamics of population composition, context and community. Urban Studies, (doi:10.1177/0042098017740287) (Early Online Publication)

Bynner, C. , Escobar, O. and Faulkner, W. (2017) Facilitative leadership: involving citizens and communities in local decision-making. [Website]

Bynner, C. (2017) In an era of killer soundbites how can researchers and policy-makers close the gap between complexity and simplicity? [Website]

2016

Bynner, C. (2016) Why place? [Website]

Bynner, C. (2016) Rationales for Place-based Approaches in Scotland. Working Paper. What Works Scotland.

Brunner, R., Bennett, H., Bynner, C. and Henderson, J. (2016) "Challenge Current Practice and Assumptions! Make waves!!” : What Works Scotland Collaborative Learning Event 23 & 24 February 2016 Queens Hotel, Perth. Other. What Works Scotland.

Bynner, C. (2016) The 2016 Alliance Conference and the Politics of Possibility. [Website]

Bynner, C. and Whyte, B. (2016) What Works in Community Profiling? Initial reflections from the WWS Project in West Dunbartonshire. Project Report. What Works Scotland.

Bynner, C. (2016) Towards an intercultural approach to social cohesion. In: Braedel-Kühner, C. and Müller, A. P. (eds.) Re-thinking Diversity- Muliple Approaches in theory, Media, Communities, and Managerial Practice. Series: Management-Culture-Interpretation. Springer VS: Wiesbaden, pp. 21-34. ISBN 9783658115029 (doi:10.1007/978-3-658-11502-9_2)

2015

Bynner, C. (2015) Scotland Welcomes Refugees - How Do Strangers Become Citizens? [Website]

Bennett, H., Bland, N., Brunner, R., Bynner, C. , Cook, A. and Henderson, J. (2015) Collaborative Action Retreat Report: Summary of Retreat Held in June 2015. Project Report. What Works Scotland.

Bynner, C. (2015) What Works Scotland & West Dunbartonshire Community Planning Partnership – Community-Led Action Planning Report. Project Report. What Works Scotland.

Bynner, C. (2015) Think YES? How to Deliver Transformational Change in Relationships Between Staff, Managers and Local People. [Website]

Bynner, C. (2015) The Economics of Prevention and Difficult Decisions for Community Planning Partnerships in Scotland. [Website]

Gibb, K. and Bynner, C. (2015) 'Fractals', Community Planning and Placed-based Policy Geography in West Dunbartonshire. [Website]

2012

Bynner, C. (2012) Equity, austerity and access to public services. eSharp, 18, pp. 1-25.

This list was generated on Fri Aug 17 12:16:15 2018 BST.
Number of items: 17.

Articles

Bynner, C. (2017) Intergroup relations in a super-diverse neighbourhood: the dynamics of population composition, context and community. Urban Studies, (doi:10.1177/0042098017740287) (Early Online Publication)

Bynner, C. (2012) Equity, austerity and access to public services. eSharp, 18, pp. 1-25.

Book Sections

Bynner, C. (2016) Towards an intercultural approach to social cohesion. In: Braedel-Kühner, C. and Müller, A. P. (eds.) Re-thinking Diversity- Muliple Approaches in theory, Media, Communities, and Managerial Practice. Series: Management-Culture-Interpretation. Springer VS: Wiesbaden, pp. 21-34. ISBN 9783658115029 (doi:10.1007/978-3-658-11502-9_2)

Research Reports or Papers

Mulvey, G., Bynner, C. , Murray, N. and Watson, N. (2018) Resettlement of Syrian Refugees in West Dunbartonshire. Project Report. What Works Scotland. (In Press)

Bynner, C. (2016) Rationales for Place-based Approaches in Scotland. Working Paper. What Works Scotland.

Brunner, R., Bennett, H., Bynner, C. and Henderson, J. (2016) "Challenge Current Practice and Assumptions! Make waves!!” : What Works Scotland Collaborative Learning Event 23 & 24 February 2016 Queens Hotel, Perth. Other. What Works Scotland.

Bynner, C. and Whyte, B. (2016) What Works in Community Profiling? Initial reflections from the WWS Project in West Dunbartonshire. Project Report. What Works Scotland.

Bennett, H., Bland, N., Brunner, R., Bynner, C. , Cook, A. and Henderson, J. (2015) Collaborative Action Retreat Report: Summary of Retreat Held in June 2015. Project Report. What Works Scotland.

Bynner, C. (2015) What Works Scotland & West Dunbartonshire Community Planning Partnership – Community-Led Action Planning Report. Project Report. What Works Scotland.

Website

Bynner, C. , Escobar, O. and Faulkner, W. (2017) Facilitative leadership: involving citizens and communities in local decision-making. [Website]

Bynner, C. (2017) In an era of killer soundbites how can researchers and policy-makers close the gap between complexity and simplicity? [Website]

Bynner, C. (2016) Why place? [Website]

Bynner, C. (2016) The 2016 Alliance Conference and the Politics of Possibility. [Website]

Bynner, C. (2015) Scotland Welcomes Refugees - How Do Strangers Become Citizens? [Website]

Bynner, C. (2015) Think YES? How to Deliver Transformational Change in Relationships Between Staff, Managers and Local People. [Website]

Bynner, C. (2015) The Economics of Prevention and Difficult Decisions for Community Planning Partnerships in Scotland. [Website]

Gibb, K. and Bynner, C. (2015) 'Fractals', Community Planning and Placed-based Policy Geography in West Dunbartonshire. [Website]

This list was generated on Fri Aug 17 12:16:15 2018 BST.