Dr Claire Bynner

  • Children's Neighbourhood Network Research Team Leader (Public Policy)

Biography

My expertise is in neighbourhoods, diversity, local governance and public participation. I have a professional background  in urban regeneration and community empowerment. I currently work as a Research Fellow in the College of Social Sciences.

Children's Neighbourhoods Scotland (CNS) is a collaboration between the University and Glasgow Centre for Population Health. In 2018, CNS received £2M grant funding from the Scottish Government to improve the health and well-being of children and young people in neighbourhoods with high levels of child poverty.  I lead the Research and Evaluation Team.

I have four years of post-doctoral experience as a researcher in the field of public policy.  2014-2018 I worked for What Works Scotland (WWS), a research collaboration funded by the Scottish Governement and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). At WWS I was the prinicipal investigator for the project 'What Works in Local Decision-Making' and I led the place-based approaches workstream. My place-based research projects included: community-led action planning to reduce poverty; community profiling; knowledge mobilisation and evidence use; and resettlement of Syrian refugees. These projects have involved case studies, collaborative action research and theory-based evaluation methods.

In 1993 I first studied at the University of Glasgow graduating with a first class honours degree in Human Geography in 1997. I was awarded the Royal Geographical Society's Silver Medal for best graduating student. After a professional career, I returned to the University of Glasgow in 2011 and gained an MRes in Public Policy with distinction and part of a 1+3 PhD scholarship with the ESRC. My PhD thesis, supervised by Professor Annette Hastings and Professor Ade Kearns of the Urban Studies Department, examined the emergence of ‘superdiverse’ neighbourhoods in post-industrial cities drawing on the theories of multiculturalism, interculturalism, social 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.

 


Research interests

My research combines expertise on neighbourhoods, diversity, governance, and public service reform.


Grants

What Works Scotland Principal Investigator:  
Prof Nicholas Watson
Funded Value: £3,470,629
Funded Period: Jul 14 - Dec 18
Funder: ESRC 

Supervision

I am a supervisor on the Collaborative Masters Dissertation Programme with Glasgow Community Planning Partnership.

I would welcome PhD enquiries in the areas of:

  • neighbourhoods
  • governance

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: 23.

2019

Bynner, C. (2019) Intergroup relations in a super-diverse neighbourhood: the dynamics of population composition, context and community. Urban Studies, 56(2), pp. 335-351. (doi:10.1177/0042098017740287)

2018

Brunner, R., Bennett, H., Bynner, C. and Henderson, J. (2018) Collaborative Action Research and Public Services: Insights into Methods, Findings and Implications for Public Service Reform. Other. What Works Scotland.

Bynner, C. and Terje, A. (2018) Making Data Meaningful - Evidence Use in a Community Planning Partnership in Scotland. Discussion Paper. What Works Scotland, Glasgow.

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

Bynner, C. and Christie, L. (2018) What Works in Local Decision-Making: a Review for Perth & Kinross Community Planning Partnership. Project Report. What Works Scotland, Glasgow.

Henderson, J. and Bynner, C. (2018) Cultivating ‘sanction and sanctuary’ in Scottish collaborative governance: doing relational work to support communicative spaces. In: Bartels, K. P.R. and Wittmayer, J. M. (eds.) Action Research in Policy Analysis: Critical and Relational Approaches to Sustainability Transistions. Series: Routledge advances in research methods. Routledge. ISBN 9781138553828

2017

Bynner, C. , Greer, S. and McMellon, C. (2017) Insights from ‘Your Community’ - a place-based approach to public service reform. Other. What Works Scotland, Glasgow.

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, Glasgow.

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, Glasgow.

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

Bynner, C. (2016) What Works Scotland & West Dunbartonshire Community Planning Partnership – Community-Led Action Planning Report. Project Report. What Works Scotland, Glasgow.

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, Glasgow.

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, Glasgow.

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

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.

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Number of items: 23.

Articles

Bynner, C. (2019) Intergroup relations in a super-diverse neighbourhood: the dynamics of population composition, context and community. Urban Studies, 56(2), pp. 335-351. (doi:10.1177/0042098017740287)

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

Book Sections

Henderson, J. and Bynner, C. (2018) Cultivating ‘sanction and sanctuary’ in Scottish collaborative governance: doing relational work to support communicative spaces. In: Bartels, K. P.R. and Wittmayer, J. M. (eds.) Action Research in Policy Analysis: Critical and Relational Approaches to Sustainability Transistions. Series: Routledge advances in research methods. Routledge. ISBN 9781138553828

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

Brunner, R., Bennett, H., Bynner, C. and Henderson, J. (2018) Collaborative Action Research and Public Services: Insights into Methods, Findings and Implications for Public Service Reform. Other. What Works Scotland.

Bynner, C. and Terje, A. (2018) Making Data Meaningful - Evidence Use in a Community Planning Partnership in Scotland. Discussion Paper. What Works Scotland, Glasgow.

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

Bynner, C. and Christie, L. (2018) What Works in Local Decision-Making: a Review for Perth & Kinross Community Planning Partnership. Project Report. What Works Scotland, Glasgow.

Bynner, C. , Greer, S. and McMellon, C. (2017) Insights from ‘Your Community’ - a place-based approach to public service reform. Other. What Works Scotland, Glasgow.

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

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, Glasgow.

Bynner, C. (2016) What Works Scotland & West Dunbartonshire Community Planning Partnership – Community-Led Action Planning Report. Project Report. What Works Scotland, Glasgow.

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, Glasgow.

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, Glasgow.

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

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 Sat Aug 24 03:22:02 2019 BST.