Dr Catherine Durose joins the Institute of Local Government Studies as Senior Lecturer and Director of Research. Catherine was previously a Senior Research Fellow at the Local Governance Research Unit at De Montfort University, Leicester where she also held an RCUK Fellowship. In 2011, Catherine was International Visiting Research Fellow at the Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago and the Institute for Governance and Policy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Catherine's recent academic work can be found in Public Administration, Political Studies, Policy and Politics, Local Government Studies and Parliamentary Affairs. Catherine also co-edited and contributed to a book, ‘Changing Local Government, Changing Citizens’ for Policy Press in 2009. Catherine is Editor of Local Government Studies and is on the Editorial Board of Policy and Politics.
Catherine has led and been involved in research supported by the Economic and Social Research Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council Connected Communities programme, the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG), the Equality and Human Rights Commission and other public bodies. Catherine has recently been appointed to CLG’s Analytical Advisory Group for the Neighbourhood Community Budget pilot initiative, having previously contributed to the Advisory Steering Group for the National Evaluation of Participatory Budgeting. Catherine will also act as Independent Advisor to the Office of Civil Society’s evaluation of the Community Organisers and Community First initiatives.
Catherine is involved in a wide-range of knowledge exchange activities. Catherine has recently shared her research through CLG’s Enquiry Week, the Guardian Local Government Network, Guardian Society, the Municipal Journal and Public Finance. Catherine has blogged for the DMU Policy Exchanges, LSE’s British Politics and Policy and tweets @elvisprestwich.
Recent publications include:
Durose, C., Beebeejaun, Y., Rees, J., Richardson, J. and Richardson, L. (2013) ‘Beyond Text: exploring ethos and method in co-producing research with communities’ Community Development Journal
Durose, C., Richardson, L., Combs, R., Eason, C. and Gains, F. (2013) ‘“Acceptable difference”: diversity, representation and careerism in UK politics’ Parliamentary Affairs
Durose, C. and Rees, J. (2012) ‘The rise and fall of neighbourhood in the New Labour era’ Policy and Politics 40(1) 39-55
Durose, C., Beebeejaun, Y., Rees, J., Richardson, J. and Richardson, L. (2012) Towards Co-production in Research with Communities AHRC Connected Communities programme
Durose, C., Beebeejaun, Y., Rees, J. and Richardson, L. (2012) Illuminating the Evolution of Community Participation in Policy AHRC Connected Communities programme
Durose, C. (2011) ‘Re-visiting Lipsky: front line work in UK local governance’ Political Studies 59(4) 978-995
Durose, C. and Lowndes, V. (2010) ‘Neighbourhood governance: contested rationales within a multi-level setting – a study of Manchester’ Local Government Studies 36(3) 341-359
Durose, C., Greasley, S. and Richardson, L. (eds. 2009) Changing local governance, changing citizens Bristol, Policy Press
Durose, C. and Richardson, L. (2009) ‘Neighbourhood: a site for policy action, governance… and empowerment?’ in Durose, C., Greasley, S. and Richardson, L. (eds.) Changing local governance, changing citizens Bristol, Policy Press
Durose, C. and Gains, F. (2007) ‘Engendering the Machinery of Governance’ in C. Annesley, F. Gains, K. Rummery (eds.) Women and New Labour: Engendering Politics and Policy Bristol, Policy Press
Durose, C. (2009) ‘Front line workers and “local knowledge”: neighbourhood stories in contemporary UK local governance’ Public Administration 87(1) 35-49
Brannan, T., Durose, C., John, P. and Wolman, H. (2008) ‘Assessing Best Practice as a means of innovation’ Local Government Studies 34(1) 23-38
Durose, C. (2007) ‘Beyond “street level bureaucrats”? Re-interpreting the role of front line public sector workers’ Critical Policy Studies 1(2) 196-213
Durose, C. and Rummery, K. (2006) ‘Governance and Collaboration’ Social Policy and Society 5(2) 1-7