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Prof Irene Hardill

Professor

Department: Social Sciences

Irene joined Northumbria University in September 2010 as Professor of Public Policy.  Prior to that she was Professor in the Graduate School, Business, Law and Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University. She has a particular expertise in volunteering and the voluntary and community sector, demography and ageing, and knowledge exchange. Her current research is supported by a grant from the ESRC and the British Academy. She is also completing an evaluation for  ESRC of two of their civil society investments.

In addition to managing an extensive list of ESRC-funded projects she has managed projects from other sponsors including the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, AgeUK and Age Concern England, the English Regions Network, the Canadian High Commission, and the French Government.

Over the years her research has explored the changing world of work through the many meanings of work, paid and unpaid in the home and in the community. 

She has written 8 books, 15 chapters in edited books; edited 8 special issues of peer-reviewed journals, published 63 journal articles and 36 reports, a total of 122 publications.

She currently leads a major ESRC-funded study ‘Discourses of Voluntary Action at two ‘Transformational Moments’ of the Welfare State, the 1940s and 2010s

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Mobilising Voluntary Action in the UK: Learning from the Pandemic, Hardill, I., Grotz, J., Crawford, L. Oct 2022
  • Co‐curation: Archival interventions and voluntary sector records, Brewis, G., Ellis Paine, A., Hardill, I., Lindsey, R., Macmillan, R. 5 Nov 2021, In: Area
  • Handbook of Research on Remote Work and Worker Well-Being in the Post-COVID-19 Era, Wheatley, D., Hardill, I., Buglass, S. 1 Apr 2021
  • Transformational Moments in Social Welfare: What Role for Voluntary Action? , Brewis, G., Ellis Paine, A., Hardill, I., Lindsey, R., Macmillan, R. 14 Sep 2021
  • Using a lifecourse approach to research patterns of paid and unpaid work, Hardill, I., Wheatley, D. 2019, Handbook of Research Methods on the Quality of Working Lives, Cambridge, Edward Elgar
  • E-government: Accessing public services online: Implications for citizenship, Hardill, I., O’Sullivan, R. 1 Feb 2018, In: Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit
  • Gender Differences in paid and unpaid work, Wheatley, D., Lawton, C., Hardill, I. 2018, Hidden Inequalities in the Workplace, London, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Care and Volunteering: The Feel Good Samartitan?, Hardill, I., Wheatley, D. May 2017, Time Well Spent, London, Rowman & Littlefield
  • Lifecourse Methods, Hardill, I., Monk, J. 12 Dec 2016, The International Encyclopedia of Geography, London, Wiley
  • Retirement migration, the ‘other’ story: caring for frail elderly British citizens in Spain, Hall, K., Hardill, I. Mar 2016, In: Ageing & Society

  • Edward Hogg Volunteering in Older Age from a Lifecourse Perspective: Situating Older Adults' Volunteering in Holistic and Lifelong Context Start Date: 01/09/2010 End Date: 25/04/2013
  • Matthew Hill An Examination of the Changing Position and Power of Volunteers in Voluntary Organisations That Deliver Public Services Start Date: 04/10/2011 End Date: 14/07/2017
  • Edward Hogg Volunteering in Older Age from a Lifecourse Perspective: Situating Older Adults' Volunteering in Holistic and Lifelong Context Start Date: 01/09/2010 End Date: 25/04/2013
  • Matthew Hill An Examination of the Changing Position and Power of Volunteers in Voluntary Organisations That Deliver Public Services Start Date: 04/10/2011 End Date: 14/07/2017

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