Richard Hazenberg

Professor of Social Innovation

Richard is Professor of Social Innovation and leads the Institute for Social Innovation and Impact at the University of Northampton. Richard has research interests in the areas of social innovation, social finance, public service innovation and social impact measurement and has published research in numerous international, peer-reviewed academic journals. He is also currently supervising eight PhD research students exploring topics related to social innovation and social entrepreneurship. Richard is the University of Northampton’s leading academic researcher in the field of social investment, public service spin-outs, social innovation and social impact measurement.

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Richard is Professor of Social Innovation and leads the Institute for Social Innovation and Impact at the University of Northampton. Richard has research interests in the areas of social innovation, social finance, public service innovation and social impact measurement and has published research in numerous international, peer-reviewed academic journals. He has also presented research papers at conferences in Europe, Asia, and America and has contributed to international/national government policy through papers and roundtable meetings (including for the European Commission; Cabinet Office; and HM Treasury). Richard has managed several international and national research projects for the University including projects funded by the European Social Fund, Horizon 2020, Big Lottery Fund and Big Issue. He has also conducted social impact measurement consultancy work with over 50 third sector organisations in the UK. Professor Hazenberg is Associate Editor for the Social Enterprise Journal and also the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and is a reviewer for a number of international peer-review journals including Policy and Politics, Public Management Review, Public Money and Management, and the Journal of Social Policy. He is also currently supervising eight PhD research students exploring topics related to social innovation and social entrepreneurship. Richard is the University of Northampton’s leading academic researcher in the field of social investment, public service spin-outs, social innovation and social impact measurement.