Dr Melvyn Evans


Dr Melvyn Evans
NameDr Melvyn Evans
Job titleDirector of Programmes - Social Science
Research institute
Primary appointmentLaw and Social Sciences
Email addressM.D.Evans@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4871-0944
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Dr Evans is Director of Programmes for Politics and Social Science and has conducted research and work in Social Exclusion, Neighbourhood renewal, community regeneration, informal economic activities, community economic development and social economy in UK and Europe. 

Teaching

He teaches Research and Practice Skills for the MA International Relations and MA Global Governance and Sustainable Development programmes. 

Employment

Director of Programmes - Politics and Social Science
Middlesex University
01 Aug 2007
Senior Research Fellow & Project Co-ordinator CONSCISE Project
Middlesex University Social Policy Research Centre
01 Mar 2000
30 Nov 2003
Research Fellow
Middlesex University Social Policy Research Centre
13 Oct 2097
28 Feb 2003
Associate Lecturer Social Science
Open University London
17 Nov 2086
01 Feb 2004

Education and qualifications

PhD Geography

"Ideology and Local Community: The Spatial Manifestation of Processes of Social Order"

01 Jun 1989
University of London
PGCE Higher Education
01 Jun 1996
University of Greenwich
BA Hons Geograohy Upper Second Class
01 Jun 1975
London School of Economics

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

Social capital and the shadow economy

Evans, M. 2016. Social capital and the shadow economy. Journal of Economic Issues. 50 (1), pp. 43-58. https://doi.org/10.1080/00213624.2016.1147304

Operationalising the concept of social capital: new perspectives and new measures

Evans, M. 2014. Operationalising the concept of social capital: new perspectives and new measures. in: Christoforou, A. and Davis, J. (ed.) Social Capital and Economics: Social Values, Power, and Social Identity Routledge. pp. 38-61

Mutualization and public services

Evans, M. 2013. Mutualization and public services. in: Valkama, P., Bailey, S. and Anttiroiko, A. (ed.) Organisational innovation in public services: forms and governance London Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 92-110

Informal economic activities and deprived neighbourhoods.

Evans, M., Syrett, S., Williams, C. and CEEDR (Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research) 2006. Informal economic activities and deprived neighbourhoods. London Department of Communities and Local Government.

Evans, M. (2008) “Who is for community participation? Who is community participation for? Exploring the well-being potential for involvement in regeneration” Education, Knowledge and Economy Vol. 2, No.3 pp. 163-174

Evans, M. 2008. Evans, M. (2008) “Who is for community participation? Who is community participation for? Exploring the well-being potential for involvement in regeneration” Education, Knowledge and Economy Vol. 2, No.3 pp. 163-174. Education, Knowledge & Economy.

Mutualising cash-in-hand? Social enterprise, informal economic activity and deprived neighbourhoods

Evans, M. 2007. Mutualising cash-in-hand? Social enterprise, informal economic activity and deprived neighbourhoods. Local Government Studies. 33 (3), pp. 383-399. https://doi.org/10.1080/03003930701289596

Evans, M. (2007) The contribution of social capital in the social economy to local economic development in Western Europe, Final Report to DG Research, European Commission, Framework V programme

Evans, M. and European Commission 2007. Evans, M. (2007) The contribution of social capital in the social economy to local economic development in Western Europe, Final Report to DG Research, European Commission, Framework V programme. Brussels European Communities.

Generating social capital? The social economy and local economic development

Syrett, S. and Evans, M. 2007. Generating social capital? The social economy and local economic development. European Urban and Regional Studies. 14 (1), pp. 53-72. https://doi.org/10.1177/0969776407072664

The social economy and the shadowy side of the life course in “Horizons: Emerging Developments and Knowledge in Public Policy Research” (The Magazine of the Policy Research Initiative of the Government of Canada) Vol.8 No.2

Evans, M. 2006. The social economy and the shadowy side of the life course in “Horizons: Emerging Developments and Knowledge in Public Policy Research” (The Magazine of the Policy Research Initiative of the Government of Canada) Vol.8 No.2. Horizons: Emerging Developments and Knowledge in Public Policy Research.

Economies of deprived neighbourhoods: summary of research

North, D., Syrett, S., Evans, M., Sanderson, I., Williams, C. and CEEDR (Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research) 2006. Economies of deprived neighbourhoods: summary of research. London Department of Communities and Local Government. https://doi.org/06NRU03863

Evaluation of the support for enterprising communities pilot project.

Lyon, F., Evans, M., Ramsden, M., Burch, J. and CEEDR (Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research) 2005. Evaluation of the support for enterprising communities pilot project. Department of Education and Skills..

Measuring enterprise impacts upon deprived areas.

Lyon, F., Evans, M., Bertotti, M., Smallbone, D., Potts, G., Ramsden, P., CEEDR (Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research) and New Economics Foundation 2002. Measuring enterprise impacts upon deprived areas. Small Business Service..

Mapping the social economy in the rural East Midlands.

Lyon, F., Smallbone, D., Evans, M., Ekanem, I., Smith, K. and CEEDR (Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research) 2002. Mapping the social economy in the rural East Midlands. Countryside Agency.
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