Professor John Diamond

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Research Qualifications
  • Civil Society
  • Third Sector Management
  • Partnerships and Learning
  • PhD
  • MA
  • BEd (Hons)
Teaching Contact
  • Head of Academic Planning
  • Civil Society
  • Multi-agency working
  • Third Sector and Public Sector Management
John Diamond
Faculty of Education
Edge Hill University
Ormskirk
Lancashire
L39 4QP
Phone: 01695 6577314
Email: John Diamond

Bio

Professor John Diamond is the Associate Dean for Knowledge Exchange and Innovation. John was previously  the Director of the cross University Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice at Edge Hill University (UK) where he was also Head of Academic Planning in the Faculty of Education. Last year he was co-editor of a Special Issue of Local Economy on the theme of  Framing Fairness in Austere Times.

In 2015 he was invited to give the Annual Keib Thomas Memorial Lecture in London. He was for four years  the national chair of a not for profit : the Association for Research with Voluntary and Community Organisations (ARVAC) . He has over 25 years    experience of working as an external evaluator for a range of funded agencies and charitable organisations. He acts as a critical friend to CEOs working in the profit and  not for profit sector in the UK and abroad.

In 2014 he was a co-researcher on a national study funded by the Webb Memorial Trust which examined the role of Fairness Commissions and is working on a follow up project on the  theme of ‘What Makes a Good Society’ for the Trust. He is, also, co-editor of the Sage journal Teaching Public Administration and   co-editor of an annual series – Critical Perspectives on International Public Sector Management (published by Emerald and launched in 2012). Together with colleagues in Lithuania, the USA and the UK he is a co-editor of a series to be published by Palgrave which explore university : community relationships. He is responsible for the Collaborations Across Boundaries module on the MSc Leadership and Management Development programme at the University.

Publications: Reports

  • Diamond, J. (2010) Final Report on the Mental Health Improvement Programme : Promise NW commissioned by Voluntary Sector North West
  • Diamond, J. and Daly, A. (2010) Final Report : Evaluation of Collective Voice commissioned by the North West Mental Health Improvement Network
  • Thomas, E with Asley, M, Diamond, J, Grime, K, Farrelly, N, Murtagh, L, Richards, A and Woolhouse, C (2009) From projects to whole school/college-higher education institution partnerships: identifying the critical success factors underpinning effective strategic partnerships Report submitted to HEFCE
  • Diamond, J. (2009) An Evaluation of the Train 2 Gain Initiative and the Third Sector Commissioned on behalf of Voluntary Sector North West
  • Diamond, J. and Rush, L. (2009) Intra-Organisational Collaboration at Edge Hill University: Final Report Supported by AQU, CLTR, CLPS and funded by Department of Research and Knowledge Transfer
  • Diamond, J. and Liddle, J. (2009) Evaluation of the Change Programme: Safer Nottinghamshire Partnership – Final Report Commissioned on behalf of Government Office East Midlands
  • Diamond, J. (2008) Evaluation of the ESF OLASS Project in Greater Manchester Commissioned by City College Manchester
  • Diamond, J. (2008) Evaluation of the ESF OLASS Project in Cheshire and Warrington Commissioned by City College Manchester
  • Diamond, J. (2007) An Evaluation of the Education Advisor Post in Blacon Commissioned on behalf of the Neighbourhood Management Board (Blacon)
  • Diamond, J. (2007) A review of services for children and young people in Blacon in the context of Every Child Matters commissioned on behalf of the Neighbourhood Management Board (Blacon)
  • Diamond, J. (2007) The ECUBE Partnership: A Final Evaluation Commissioned by Toucan Europe on behalf of the Equal Programme
  • Diamond, J. (2007) ECUBE: A Guide to Good Practice commissioned by Toucan Europe
  • Diamond, J. and Leeming, K. (2007) A review of the workforce development needs of the voluntary and community sectors in the North West, Commissioned by Voluntary Sector North West
  • Diamond, J. (2006) An Evaluation of Lewisham Community Development Strategy Mainstreaming Change commissioned by the Lewisham CD Steering Group
  • Diamond, J. (2006) Words Matter! A Glossary for Practitioners commissioned on behalf of Participation Workers Network by North West Regional Youth Work Unit
  • Diamond, J. 2006) Evaluation of LCNW: Final Report Commissioned by NWDA
  • Diamond, J. (2005) Logistics College North West: A Formative Evaluation Commissioned by LCNW on behalf of Regional Development Agency
  • Diamond, J. (2005) Cheshire YIP and YISPs: Final Evaluation Report Commissioned by Cheshire Children’s Fund
  • Diamond, J. (2005) Developing a Housing Strategy for Vulnerable Young People in West Lancashire commissioned by Arena Housing
  • MacKenzie, J. & Diamond, J. (2005) Good Practice in Widening Participation for Disabled Students: An Interim Report commissioned by Aim Higher North West
  • Diamond, J. (2004) Good Practice Guide: Post 16 Sector in Greater Manchester commissioned by Greater Manchester Connexions
  • Diamond, J. and Straker, K. (2004) Children and Young People and Regeneration: A Review of the Literature commissioned by Save the Children (England) September
  • Diamond, J., (2003) Evaluation of Community Empowerment Network in Lewisham commissioned by Voluntary Action Lewisham.
  • Diamond, J. (2003) Evaluation of the On Track Project in East Manchester Commissioned by Oldham Youth Inclusion Project
  • Diamond, J. (2003) Evaluation of the Pastoral Care Initiative in post-16 Institutions commissioned by Greater Manchester Connexions
  • Diamond, J., Speeden,S. with Brader, A. (2003) Evaluation of Summer Plus 2002 Report to Greater Manchester Connexions.
  • Diamond, J., and Speeden, S. with Chesters, G and Leeming, K. (2003) Evaluation of the Secure Transport Route Pilot commissioned by Crime Concern on behalf of the Department for Transport
  • Diamond, J. and Speeden, S. (2002) Communities that Care Initiative Report to the Youth Justice Board
  • Diamond, J. and Speeden, S. (2002) East Manchester : Communities That Care – Final Report Report to the New Deal for Communities in East Manchester
  • Diamond, J., Speeden, S. and Landrum, D. (2002) Skills for Life in Neighbourhood Renewal Report to the Adult Basic Skills Strategy Unit (DfES)
  • Diamond, J. (2001) Evaluation of the Youth Action Project Report to the YAP Steering Group
  • Diamond, J. (2001) Benchill Community Centre – An Evaluation Report to the Benchill Community Centre Steering Group
  • Diamond, J. (2001) Communities That Care Initiative in East Manchester : An Interim Report Report to the New Deal for Communities in East Manchester
  • Diamond, J. and Speeden, S. (2001) The Lilybank Experience Report to the Cuthleton and Lilybank Residents Group
  • Diamond, J. and Speeden, S. (2001) Mentoring Plus Report to the Youth Justice Board
  • Diamond, J. and Speeden, S. (2001) Mentoring in Wigan and Oldham Report to the Youth Justice Board
  • Diamond, J. (2000) Summary of the MYSTRY initiative. Commissioned on behalf of the Manchester Youth Service.
  • Diamond, J. (1998) Empowering Young People in Lightbowne. A Centre for Local Policy Studies, Edge Hill College report to the Manchester Youth Service
  • Diamond, J. (1997) The Wythenshawe Initiative: Working with Young People : a basis for discussion. A report by the Centre for Local Policy Studies, Edge
  • Hill to the Wythenshawe Initiative, Manchester.
  • Diamond, J. (1997) Partnership 2000 in Barlow Moor, Manchester : A Commentary on the experience of practitioners. A Centre for Local Policy Studies, Edge Hill. Discussion Paper.
  • Diamond, J., Glen, A., Speeden, S. and Tyrer, G. (1997) North Manchester Regeneration : Commentary on Multi-Agency Working. A report by the Centre for Local Policy Studies, Edge Hill to North Manchester Regeneration.
  • Diamond, J., Kearney, A., Webb, S (1990) Improving Access Networks and Curricula Council for National Academic Awards

Books:

Co-author:

  • Blake, G., Diamond, J., Foot, J., Gidley, B., Mayo, M., Shukra, K. and Yarnit, M. (2008) Community Engagement and Community Cohesion published by Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Diamond, J. and Liddle, J. (2005) Management of Regeneration London: Routledge

Co-edited:

  • Diamond,J. and Liddle,J. (eds) (2014) European Crisis in Public Leadership –Critical Perspectives on International Public Sector Management volume 3 Bradford: Emerald
  • Diamond,J. and Liddle.J. (eds) (2013) Looking for Consensus : Civil Society, Social Movements And Crises For Public Management Volume 2 – Critical Perspectives on International Public Sector Management Bradford : Emerald
  • Diamond, J. and Liddle, J. (eds) (2012) Critical Perspectives on International Public Sector Management: In an Age of Austerity Bradford: Emerald
  • (First in annual series with Diamond and Liddle as series editors)
  • Diamond, J., Liddle, J., Southern, A. and Osei, P. (eds) Urban Regeneration Management: International Perspectives London: Routledge (2010)
  • Diamond, J., Liddle, J., Southern, A. and Townsend, A. (eds) (2006) Managing the City London: Routledge
  • McInroy, N., MacDonald, S., Diamond, J. and Southern, A. (eds) (2005) Regeneration Management: Essays on working with complexity Manchester: Centre for Local Economic Studies

Chapters:

  • Liddle,J. and Diamond,J. (2014)” Working Across Boundaries : Challenges and Opportunities for Community Safety in the UK” in Blackman,D., Halligan,J. and O’Flynn,J. (eds) (2013) Crossing Boundaries in Public Management and Policy: The International Experience London: Routledge
  • Liddle,J. and Diamond,J. (2012) Working Across Boundaries: Challenges and Opportunities in Blackman,D., Halligan,J. and O’Flynn,J. (eds) (2012) Crossing Boundaries in Public Management and Policy: The International Experience London: Routledge
  • Diamond,J. (2012) Learning about Leadership in the Third Sector: From Activist Grassroots to Managerial Conformity in Sotarauta,M. et al (eds) Leadership and change in Sustainable Regional Development London: Routledge
  • Diamond,J. and Rush,L. (2011) Managing Change through collaboration : Risks and rewards in Bissessar, A-M. (ed) Essays on the Challenges Created by Cross-Border Jurisdictions Lewiston : The Edwin Mellen Press
  • Diamond, J. and Pearce ,J. (2010) “Between the Grassroots and City Hall: Participation in the Global City” in Pearce, J. (ed) We the People Decide Basingstoke: Macmillan
  • Liddle, J. and Diamond, J. (2008) “Neighbourhood Management in the UK: New forms of Government, Institutions and Networks” in Bissessar, A. (ed) Governance and Institutional Re-engineering Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press (pp 20-37)
  • Diamond, J. (2007) Community Networks in the New Local Governance in Purdue, D. (ed) Civil Societies and Social Movements: Potentials and Problems London: Routledge (pp 53-67)
  • Diamond, J. (2005) “Revitalisation urbaine et participation communautaire: Les lecons del’ experience Britannique” in Bacque, M-H., Rey, H., et Sintomer, Y. (dir) (2005) Gestion de proximite et democratie participative Paris: Le Decouverte, (pp 101-115)
  • Diamond, J. (2005) “Negotiating meaning: Lost in translation” in Gossling, T., Jansen, R.J.G., and Oerlemans, L.A.G. (eds) Coalitions and Collisions The Netherlands: Wolf Publishers (pp 333-342)
  • Diamond, J. (2002) “Decentralisation :New forms of public participation or new forms of Managerialism” in McLaverty,P. (ed) Public Participation and Innovations in Community Governance Ashgate (pp 123 – 140)

Journal Articles (Refereed):

  • Bunyan, P and Diamond, J. (2016) The framing of ‘Fairness’ in contesting neo-liberal austerity in Local Economy 31(4) 445 – 449
  • Tsais,P. , Evans, J. , Rush,L., and Diamond,J. (2013) “Learning to Learn : towards a Relational and Transformational Model of Learning for Improved Integrated Care Delivery ” in Administrative Sciences 3  (pp 9 – 31)
  • Diamond, J. (2014) “Agents of change or new gatekeepers. A case study of Neighbourhood Management Initiatives in the North West” in Local Government Studies (agreed publication)
  • Diamond,J. and Liddle,J. (2013) Critical Perspectives on International Public Sector Management Vol.2: Looking for Consensus ? : Civil Society, Social Movements and Crises for Public Management Bradford : Emerald
  • Diamond,J. and Liddle,J. (2012) “Reflections and Speculations on Teaching and Learning in Public Administration” in Public Policy and Administration 27.3 (pp 265 – 277)
  • Diamond,J. and Rush,L. (2012) ” Intra-organisational collaboration in one UK university: Potential for change or missed opportunity ?” in International Journal of Public Sector Management 25.4 (pp 287 – 300)
  • Diamond,J. (2012)” Leadership and the voluntary and community sector” in Sotarauta,M, Horlings,L. and Liddle,J. (eds) (2012) Leadership and Change in Sustainable Regional Development London: Routledge (pp 80 – 102)
  • Diamond,J. and Liddle,J. (eds) (2012) Critical Perspectives on International Public Sector Management : In An Age of Austerity Vol. 1. Bradford: Emerald
  • Diamond,J. (2012) ” Researching the recession: Working across boundaries – academics, activists and practitioners” in Issues 32 : Research and the Voluntary Sector published by GMCVO Manchester Spring
  • Diamond, J. and Liddle, J. (2012) “Reflections and Speculations on Teaching and Learning in Public Administration” in Public Policy and Administration 27.3
  • Diamond, J. and Rush, L. (2012) “Intra-organisational collaboration in one UK University: Potential for change or missed opportunity” in International Journal of Public Sector Management 25.4 (pp287-300)
  • Diamond, J. and Johnston, L. (2010) ” Learning from Innovation in Regeneration Practice: Anticipating Ahead – What Next ?” in Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal 4.2 (pp 111 – 114 )
  • Diamond, J. (2010) “Challenging the status quo: The role and place of third sector organisation” in International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 30.1/2 (pp 8-16)
  • Diamond, J. and Liddle. J. (2010) Regeneration and the Voluntary Sector: Challenges, Opportunities – Co-operation or co-option” in special edited edition of International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 30.1/2 (pp 5-7)
  • Johnston, L. and Diamond, J. (2010) ” Innovation and Knowledge Exchange in Regeneration Management : The Challenges and Barriers of Innovative Practice ” in Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal 4.1 (pp 7 – 10 )
  • Diamond, J. and Liddle, J. (2009) “Regeneration Management and Globalisation: Developing a Synthesis?” in special edited edition of Local Government Studies 35.3 (pp293 – 298)
  • Coaffee, J. and Diamond, J. (2008) “Reflections on the role of the evaluator: Recognising value for money and creative learning within regeneration evaluation” in Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal 2.1 (pp 86 – 99)
  • Diamond, J. (2008) “Capacity Building in the Voluntary and Community Sectors: Towards Relative Independence – Limits and Possibilities in Public Policy and Administration 23.2 (pp 153-166)
  • Diamond, J. (2008) “Access, widening participation and neighbourhood renewal – You can’t have one without the other” in Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning” 10.3 (pp 8-15)
  • Diamond, J. and Liddle, J. (2008) “Reflections on Public Policy Making in Local Governance Partnership” in Public Policy and Administration 23.2 (pp 123-126)
  • Diamond, J., Liddle, J., Rowe, M., and Southern, A. (2007) Editorial in Public Money and Management 27.3 (pp167-168)
  • Liddle, J. and Diamond, J. (2007) “Reflections on Regeneration Management Skills Research” in Public Money and Management 27.3 (pp189-192)
  • Diamond, J. (2006) “Au Revoir to Partnerships: What’s Next?” in International Journal of Public Sector Management 19.3 (pp 278-286)
  • Diamond, J. and Roberts, S. (2006) “Intra Organisational Collaboration : A story of gains and losses” in Teaching Public Administration 26.2 (pp 28-36)
  • Diamond, J. & Southern, A. (2006) Editorial in Special Co-edited Edition of International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 26 5/6 (pp 189-193)
  • Diamond, J. (2005) “Reflecting on the processes of a local evaluation” in International Journal of Public Sector Management 18.2 (pp 178-189)
  • Diamond,J. & Liddle, J. (2005) “What are we learning from the partnership experience” editorial in co-edited Special Edition of Public Policy and Administration 20.3 (pp 1-4)
  • Diamond, J. (2004) “Local regeneration initiatives and capacity building” in Community Development Journal 39.2 (pp 177-189)
  • Diamond, J. and Liddle, J. (2003) “Regional Governance: Some unresolved issues” in Public Policy and Administration 18.2 (pp 106-117)
  • Diamond, J. (2002) “Conflict Resolution in Partnerships” in International Journal of Public Sector Management 15.2 (pp 296 – 306).
  • Diamond, J. (2002) “Regeneration – Potential or missed opportunity – What is the contribution to the new learning Agenda? In Journal of Access and Credit Studies 4.1 (pp 32-41).
  • Diamond, J. (2002) “Working with young people in regeneration: Lessons from Manchester” in Local Governance 28.4 (pp 299-309)
  • Diamond, J. (2001) “Managing Change or Coping with Conflict” in Local Economy 16.3 (pp 272 – 285)
  • Diamond, J. (2000) “US Empowerment Zones : Does Size Matter?” in Local Governance 26.1 (pp 31-38)
  • Diamond, J. (1999) “Access : Year 2000 and beyond : What next?” in Journal of Access and Credit Studies 1.2. (pp 183-191)
  • Diamond, J., Speeden, S., Cuff, M. and Loftus, C. (1997) “Lessons from Performance Review” in Local Government Policy Making 23.5 (pp 27-30)
  • Diamond, J. and Nelson, A. (1996) “Regenerating Education : The future for the LEA” in Local Government Policy Making 23.1 (pp 37-41)
  • Diamond, J. (1994) “After the Local Government Review : What is the new agenda for Local Education Policy?” in Local Government Policy Making 21.3 (pp 3-7)
  • Diamond, J. and Kearney, A. (1994) “The Politics of Access Recognition” in Journal of Access Studies 9.1 (pp 139-145)
  • Diamond, J. and Nelson, A. (1993) “Community Work : Post Local Socialism” in Community Development Journal 28.1 (pp 38-44)
  • Diamond, J. (1993) “The Experience of Parent Governors” in Local Government Policy Making 19.5 (pp 21-24)
  • Diamond, J. (1991) “Community Co-option or Empowerment? The role of Community Work in Decentralisation Initiatives” in Journal of Community Education 9.1 (pp 10-16)
  • Diamond, J. (1988) “Neighbourhood City Halls : Lessons from Detroit” in Local Government Policy Making 15.3 (pp 55-61)
  • Kearney, A. and Diamond, J. (1990) “Access : A New Orthodoxy” in Journal of Further and Higher Education
  • Kearney, A. and Diamond, J. (1987) “Access Course Development : A Case Study” in Journal of Further and Higher Education 11.2 (pp 51-57)
  • Kearney, A. and Diamond, J. (1987) “Access Courses : A Model for Discussion” in Journal of Access Studies 2.2 (pp 33-43)

Journal Articles (Non-refereed)

  • Diamond, J. (2011) “The Big Society and the Regional Studies Agenda : Why the Connections Matter ” in Regions 281 Spring (pp4 – 5)
  • Diamond, J. (2010) “Lessons from the Big Society Debate ” in ARVAC Bulletin 115
  • Diamond. J. (2010) “Values in a time of transition” in ARVAC Research Bulletin 11 (February)
  • Diamond, J. (2008) “Reflections on the workforce development agenda” in ARVAC Bulletin 103.
  • Diamond, J. (2008) “Why the Third Sector Research Centre is an answer but not to the important question” in ARVAC Bulletin 105 February
  • Diamond, J. (2008) “Review of Systemic Action Research” by Danny Burns in ARVAC Bulletin 106 June
  • Diamond, J. (2007) “Research Notes: Dilemmas for Project Evaluators in Regions Winter (p28)
  • Diamond, J., Liddle, J., Rowe, M., and Southern, A. (2007) “Building Castles in the Sky ?” editorial in Regions Spring (p3)
  • Diamond, J. (2006) “Acting as Translators: Practitioner Networks” editorial in Regions
  • Diamond, J. (2006) “What’s the Story: Access to Regeneration Skills” in ARVAC Bulletin 10 May
  • Diamond, J. (2006) “Ethics for research and evaluation” editorial in Regions Autumn (pp3-4)
  • Diamond, J. (2005) “Necessary But Not Sufficient” in ARVAC Bulletin 96 May
  • Diamond, J. (2005) “Hoping For Respect” in ARVAC Bulletin 98 November
  • Diamond, J. (2004) “Invisible battlegrounds” in ARVAC Bulletin issue 92 May
  • Diamond, J. (2004) “Working with Young People in Regeneration” in Local Work 58 June (Centre for Local Economic Strategies)
  • Diamond, J. (2004) “Doing the Right Thing” in ARVAC Research Bulletin 94 November
  • Diamond, J. (1999) “Access : Year 2000” in Adults Learning 11.4 (pp 18-20)
  • Speeden, S. and Diamond, J. (1996) “Peak Performance” in Municipal Journal 22-28 March
  • Diamond, J. (1993) “Being Uppity” in Governors Action January
  • Diamond, J. (1991) “Power to the Parent” in Going Local 18
  • Crosdale, C., Diamond, J., Kearney, A. and Nelson, A. (1990) “The Practice of Community Education in Manchester” in Network September
  • Diamond, J. (1989) “Decentralisation : A View from Tower Hamlets” in Going Local 12
  • Diamond, J. (1989) “Decentralisation in Detroit” in Going Local 11
  • Kearney, A. and Diamond, J. (1986) “Access Courses and Natfhe’s response to them” in Natfhe Journal October

Seminar Papers:

  • Diamond,J. (2013) “ Austerity, Voice and Influence : Political and Representational Challenges for the VCS in the North West “ Research Seminar at Manchester Metropolitan University 27 November
  • Diamond, J. (2012) Chair of the Third Round Table Discussion on the Impact of the Spending Cuts on Voluntary and Community Sector. Jointly hosted by The Business School and VSNW 10 May, Manchester
  • Diamond. J. (2011) Presentation of the Challenge of the Big Society to the Annual Conference of Charity Practitioners Forum 9 March, Manchester
  • Diamond. J. (2010) Chair of the Second Round Table Discussion on the Impact of the Spending Cuts on the Voluntary and Community Sector Jointly hosted by CLPS and Voluntary Sector North West 19 May 2011, Manchester
  • Rush, L. & Diamond. J. (2010) Facilitated two workshops on Working and Learning Together at Liverpool Hope University Day Conference, 14 September (60 participants)
  • Diamond. J. & MacDonald. M. (2010) Facilitated workshop on possibilities for Joint HEI/Voluntary Sector Links for Third Sector Lancashire Conference on the Big Society, 22 September, Chorley (65 participants)
  • Diamond. J. (2010) “Themes and Questions: What Next for the VCS after the CSR?” Discussion paper for roundtable organised by VSNW/CLPS, Manchester, 26 October
  • Diamond. J. (2010) Chair: Workshop on New Alliances and Anticipating the future after the CSR North West Regional Youth Work Unit Tameside 25 November
  • Diamond, J. (2006) “Reclaiming our room for manoeuvre: If not now when?” Paper to seminar series at Goldsmiths College sponsored by Centre for Urban and Community Research, Lewisham Community Network 7 February
  • Diamond, J. & Liddle, J. (2006) Invited Seminar “Management of Regeneration: Key Skills”, Bradford University Business School 1 March
  • Diamond ,J. (2006) Paper “Capacity Building for Practitioners” – University of Derby 3 April
  • Diamond, J. (2005) “Partnerships and Regeneration” MBA Programme University of Durham 12 March
  • Diamond, J. (2005) “Regeneration Managers: New Social Entrepreneurs?” Paper to Department of Management and Public Policy, Glasgow Caledonian University 16 November
  • Diamond, J. (2003) “Partnerships and Regeneration” MBA Programme University of Durham Business School 30 May.
  • Diamond, J. (2002) “Partnerships and Regeneration” MBA Programme University of Durham Business School 12 April.
  • Diamond, J. (2002) “Exploring models of change in regeneration management” Seminar at University of Liverpool Business School 18 November.
  • Diamond, J. (2001) “Mapping the new local governance” Paper to Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research Middlesex University Business School 30 May.
  • Diamond, J. (2001) “Partnership Working” MBA Programme University of Durham Business School 22 September.
  • Diamond, J. (2000) “Regional Governance and The New Regionalism. Do we need a new localism”. Paper to the Centre for Public Participation, University of Luton, 17 May
  • Diamond, J. (2000) “Access to H.E. and Widening Participation: Challenges and Opportunities” GMOCN Access Forum 18 May
  • Diamond, J. (1997) “Capacity Building – Learning from the USA”. Paper to Centre for Local Policy Studies Seminar July.
  • Diamond, J. (1996) “We are all Managers now – Aren’t We?” Paper to the Applied Social Sciences Seminar Series 31 January Edge Hill
  • Diamond, J. and Speeden, S. (1995) “Customers and Citizens : The Duel for Democracy” Paper presented to the Medcampus Seminar at Americanos College, Cyprus 12-13 October.
  • Diamond, J. (1993) “Quality, the Market and Empowerment : The Local Government Experience”. Paper presented to the Markets and Citizenships in Contemporary British Society Seminar Series Edge Hill. February 1993.
  • Diamond, J. (1990) “Decentralisation and Democracy” Paper to the CSE Public Sector Working Group

Workshops:

  • Diamond,J. (2007) Setting strategic goals – Facilitator for Work force Development Strategy Group) Voluntary Sector North West) Preston 16 January
  • Diamond,J. (2006) “Words Matter!” Workshop for the Participation Workers Network Stockport 20 March
  • Diamond,J. (2006) Learning the Lessons of LCNW – Presentation to the LCNW Board Liverpool 19 October
  • Diamond,J. (2005) “Early findings from Evaluation of Logistics College North West” LCNW Partnership Board Salford 22 March
  • Diamond,J. (2005) (Invited to chair session) “Including and Involving disabled people in sustainable regeneration CLES Summer School University of Manchester 30 June
  • Diamond,J. (2005) “How can we use the Community Development Strategy to put power back where it belongs” Community Development Conference Lewisham 1 July
  • Diamond,J. (2005) Facilitator of workshop for West Lancashire District Council and Arena Housing on Identifying priorities for young people’s housing needs, Edge Hill 24 August
  • Diamond,J. (2005) “What is the agenda for community work practitioners” Voluntary Actio Lewisham, London 8 November
  • Diamond,J. (2005) “Community Led Initiatives: Potential for Change” Workshop at SEQUAL Seminar Wigan 10 November
  • Diamond,J. (2005) “Defining our terms” Workshop for North West Regional Youth Work Unit Blackpool 6 December
  • Diamond,J. with Leeming,K. & MacKenzie,J. (2005) “Challenging barriers and discrimination in access to jobs: The role of the community and voluntary sector” Workshop at SEQUAL Seminar Salford 1 November
  • MacKenzie,J. and Diamond,J. (2005) “Widening Participation for Disabled Students” Workshop on current practice at Aim Higher North West Conference, Edge Hill College 6 July
  • Diamond,J. (2004) “Preparing the Good Practice Guide” Workshop for Connexions Managers 1 March
  • Diamond,J. (2004) “Why the Right on Track Project Matters” Presentation Chadderton Town Hall, Oldham 21 May
  • Diamond,J. (2003) “Working with partnerships : How to get our agenda heard” Workshop with Voluntary Action Lewisham 14 January.
  • Diamond,J. (2003) “Managing Conflict in Partnerships” Workshop with Voluntary Action Lewisham 18 March.
  • Diamond,J. (2003) “Managing Conflict in Partnerships” Workshop with Voluntary Action Lewisham 9 July.
  • Diamond,J. (2003) “Developing a Health Check for Partnership Working” Greater Manchester Connexions 18 July
  • Diamond,J. (2003) “Developing a Health Check for Partnership Working” Greater Manchester Connexions 26 November
  • Diamond,J. (2003) “Learning from the STRP” Presentation to the STRP Steering Group University of Salford 18 November
  • Diamond,J. (2003) “Managing Conflict in Partnerships” Workshop with Voluntary Action Lewisham 3 December
  • Diamond,J. (2002) “Partnerships and Conflict” Staff Development Seminar for Stockport Youth Service 22 April.
  • Diamond,J. (2002) “Identifying priorities with Lewisham’s Community Empowerment Network” Workshop for members of the CEN executive 11 December.
  • Diamond,J. (2001) “Sustaining Good Partnership Working” Paper to Workshop for Voluntary Action Lewisham 25 July.
  • Research Paper:
  • Diamond,J. (2000) Regional Governance: A Dream or A Nightmare for Local Democracy St. Williams Foundation, York

Book Reviews:

  • Diamond,J. and Speeden,S. (1998) Review of Oatley,N. (ed) (1998) “Cities, Economic Competition and Urban Policy” in Critical Social Policy 57 (pp 535-537)
  • Diamond,J. and Speeden,S. (1998) Review of Kitchen,T. (1997) “People, Politics, Policies and Plans” in Critical Social Policy 57 (pp 537-539)
  • Diamond,J. and Speeden,S. (1997) Review of Taylor,M. (1995) “Unleashing the Potential” and Stewart,M. and Taylor,M. (1997) “Empowerment and Estate Regeneration” in Critical Social Policy 50 (pp 137-139)
  • Diamond,J., Glen,A., and Speeden,S. (1997) Review of Leach,S. and Davis,H. (1996) “Enabling or Disabling Local Government” in Critical Social Policy 52 (pp 117-119)
  • Diamond,J. and Speeden,S. (1996) Review of Gaster,L. (1995) “Quality in Public Services: Managers’ Choices” in Critical Social Policy (pp 125-128)
  • Diamond,J. & Speeden,S. (1995) Review of Clarke,J., Cochrane,A. and McLaughten,E. (1995) “Managing Social Policy” in Critical Social Policy 43 (pp 93-95)

Conference Papers:

  • Diamond,J. (2013) “Defining the Space for a Teaching Public Administration Journal” Invited Presentation at the Copenhagen Forum at Birmingham University 6 – 7 November
  • Rusha,L. and Diamond,J. (2013) “Learning to Learn : Towards a Relational and Transformational Model of Learning” Paper presented to the Seminar 4 of the SESS Series : Experimentation or Fragmentation : The future of teacher education ? at Oxford University 1 November
  • Diamond,J. (2013) “Neighbourhood Managers and City Managers : The ‘new’ district commissioners?” Paper to the Colonial Administration in the Modern State Research Seminar University of Liverpool 18 October
  • Diamond,J. (2013) Paper to the 36th Annual teaching Public Admin Conference – American Society for Public Admin, San Francisco 3 – 5 June
  • Diamond,J. (2013) ” Reflecting Back : Different Voices and Different Agendas ” Paper to the Bridging the Gap Panel XVII IRSPM Conference Prague 10 – 13 April
  • Diamond,J. (2012) “Why We Need Different Models of Leadership in the Third Sector” Paper to the Leading Edge Conference, Chorley (Lancashire) 13 December
  • Diamond,J. (2012) “Activists, Leadership and Authority: Whose Voice” Paper to the Public Management research group University of Teesside 4 December
  • Diamond,J. (2013) “Developing Teaching and Learning in An Age of Austerity : Challenge for Public Administration” Discussion Paper Trans European Dialogues Confernce Berlin 6 – 8 Feb
  • Diamond,J. (2012) “Negotiating Roles and Processes with External Commissioners and Participants – Is it Qualty Assurance or Enhancement ” Paper to the Teaching Public Administration Panel of the Annual EGPA Conference Bergen, 5 – 8 September
  • Diamond,J. (2012) “Setting the Agenda for Debate” and “Lessons from the Debate” Opening and Closing remarks Regeneration Management Research Network – Regeneration : Post New Labour – What are the key priorities ? Coventry University 13 July
  • Diamond,J. (2012) “Co-production or Stage Managed Performance : Curriculum Design and Development – Working Across Boundaries” Paper to the 8th Annual Conference Research Institute for Health and Social Change, Manchester Metropolitan University 2 July
  • Rush,L. and Diamond,J. (2012) ” Towards A New Professionalism: Working Within and Across Different Organisational Boundaries ” Paper to the Coping with Contradictions, (Re) Organising Public Professionalism Panel XVI IRSPM Conference Rome, 11 – 13 April

Invited:

  • Invited to Chair the Annual Research Conference of the Voluntary Sector Studies Network in Manchester 29 November 2013
  • Rush,L. and Diamond,J. (2012) ” ASystematic Reflection on the Promotion of a Signature Pedagogy of Partnership” Paper to the Bridging the Gap : Academic, Policy and Practitioner Engagement and Interdependency Panel XV1 IRSPM Conference Rome, 11 – 13 April
  • Diamond,J. (2012) ” Co-production or Stage Managed Performance : Curriculum Design and Development – Working Across Boundaries” Paper the 8th Annual Conference Research Institute for Health and Social Change, Manchester Metropolitan University 2 July
  • Diamond,J. (2012) ” Setting the Agenda for Debate ” Opening session Regeneration Management Research Network – Regeneration : Post New Labour – What Are the Key Priorities Coventry University 13 July
  • Diamond,J. (2012) ” Negotiating Roles and Processes with External Commissioners and Participants – Is it Quality Assurance or Enhancement ” Paper to the Teaching Public Administration Panel of the Annual EGPA Conference Bergen, 5 – 8 September
  • Rush,L. and Diamond,J. (2012) “Towards A New Professionalism: Working Within And Across Different Organisational Boundaries” Paper to the Coping with Contradictions, (Re) Organising Public Professionalism Panel XVI IRSPM Conference Rome 11 – 13 April
  • Rush,L. and Diamond,J. (2012) ” A Systematic Reflection on the Promotion of a Signature Pedagogy of Partnership” Paper to the Bridging the Gap: Academic, Policy and Practitioner Engagement and Interdependency Panel XVI IRSPM Conference Rome, 11 – 13 April
  • Diamond,J. (2011) “Lost Leadership and Losing Momentum: The Challenges for the UK after May 2010” Paper to the RSA Research Network Changing Dynamics of Leadership and Partnership across European regions” Newcastle 18-19 April 2011.
  • Diamond,J. (2011) ” Learning from the experience of the Voluntary and Community Sector – Stories from the North West of England Paper to the What is Public Leadership Panel at the PAC Annual Conference , University of Birmingham 5 – 6 September
  • Liddle,J. and Diamond,J. (2011) Panel Chair: HEI engagement of public managers, practitioners and policy makers in an era of austerity: Reflecting on key challenges at the XV IRSPM International Conference Dublin 11-13 April 2011.
  • Diamond.J. (2010) facilitator: Chevening Programme: Using Democracy for Peace, University of Bradford, 19 January, Managing Local Democracy: Challenges and Dilemmas in Local Regeneration Projects
  • Diamond.J. (2010) Research Seminar: University of Huddersfield, 10 February “Regeneration management: a missed opportunity to develop skills of conflict resolution?”
  • Diamond.J. (2010) ESRC Seminar Series: Capacity Building and Beyond – University of Bradford, 12 February, “The failure of social regeneration, and the legacy of neo-liberalism: restating the case for independent networks”
  • Diamond.J. (2010) Research Seminar University of Chester “Role of multiagency professionals in local partnerships” 28 April.
  • Diamond,J. (2010) Invited to provide a Reflection and Summary of the Day at ESRC Supported Teacher Education Research Network Liverpool Hope University, 12 May
  • Diamond,J. (2010 “International Perspectives on Regeneration: Resistance and Learning From the Credit Crunch – Implications for Practitioners and HEIs” Paper to the Centre for Regional Economic Development, University of Cumbria, 23 June
  • Diamond,J. (2010) “Learning From Collaboration: Leadership, Voice and Identity” Paper to the International Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, Pecs Hungary, 23-26 August.
  • Diamond,J. and Rush,L. (2010) “Reflective Practice: Containing Change or Creating Opportunities for Innovation” Paper to the Annual Conference of the Public Administration Committee, Nottingham Trent University, 6-8 September.
  • Diamond,J. (2009) Research Themes and Critical Questions : Summary of the day 3rd RSA Sponsored Citizen Led Governance Research Network Bristol 20 March
  • Diamond,J. (2009) (Invited speaker) Regeneration Management and Globalisation – Developing Our Understanding Paper to the Research Seminar Series on Governance and Regeneration University of Barcelona and De Montfort University, Barcelona 19 – 20 June
  • Diamond.J. (2009) Collaboration or Co-operation: Challenges for the Third Sector paper to the International Centre for Public Services Management Seminar Series, Nottingham Trent University 21 October
  • Diamond.J. (2009) (Invited Key Note Address) Values in a time of transition ARVAC AGM 11 November, London
  • Diamond,J. (2008) Key note Presentation: Regeneration and the Third Sector 8th Regeneration Management Research Network Nottingham Trent University 24 June
  • Diamond,J. (2008) Key note Presentation Citizen Led Governance: Emerging Agendas Regional Studies Association Citizen Led Governance Research Network Nottingham Trent University 25 June
  • Diamond,J. (2008) Key note introduction and summary of the day 2nd RSA Research Network on Citizen Led Governance University of Liverpool 24 November
  • Diamond,J. (2007) Capacity Building and Local Area Agreements University of Derby 5 May
  • Diamond,J. (2006) “Defining the place of youth work practice: Implications of the Childrens Agenda” Invited key note address to Youth Participation Conference Manchester 24 March
  • Diamond,J. (2006) Learning the lessons for Blacon Invited key note presentation to Conference on Neighbourhood Management Chester Town Hall 3 July
  • Diamond,J. (2005) “Why Partnerships Matter” Invited keynote address Arena Housing, St Helens 22 April
  • Diamond,J. (2005) “A response to: Participation and Community Cohesion in the North” University of Bradford 6 June (invited speaker)
  • Diamond,J. (2005) “An Evaluation of the Day: in Dialogue” (invited speaker) Empowerment for Action Conference Lewisham 1 July
  • Diamond,J. (2005) “Reframing the regeneration skills debate” Invited key note address Regeneration Skills Conference, Manchester sponsored by the Northern Way, GOR, NIACE 25 January
  • Diamond,J. (2004) “Evaluating Community Empowerment Networks: A Story of Contested Meanings” Invited keynote address for the Indicators of Community Conference organised by CDF/ARVAC 10 March London
  • Diamond,J. (2004) “What is the agenda for community work practice” Invited to introduce Community Work training initiative commissioned by Voluntary Action Lewisham (funded by NRF, Lewisham LSP) April.
  • Diamond,J. (2003) “Dilemmas for elected leadership: regeneration and neighbourhood renewal” Presentation at Lancashire County Council Conference Preston 17 June
  • Diamond,J. (2003) “Mapping the Regeneration Agenda – What are the Key Themes” Invited Presentation to the Lewisham Community Empowerment Network 17 October
  • Diamond,J. (2002) “Empowerment Zones and Neighbourhood Renewal : Lessons from the USA and UK” Paper to International Conference on Proximity Management and Participatory Democracy Paris 27-28 September.
  • Diamond,J. (2002) “Barriers to Community Participation” Keynote Address to Voluntary Action Lewisham Conference Goldsmiths College 10 December
  • Diamond,J. (2001) ‘Conflict Resolution in Partnerships’ Paper to Effective Partnership Working Seminar Local Policy Unit South Bank University 14 February.
  • Diamond,J. (2000) “Access and Regeneration : A Return to Locality?” Keynote address to the Annual Conference of The Educational Centres Association, Birmingham 24 – 26 March.

Conference Papers:

  • Diamond,J. (2009) Defining the research agenda – and possible developments: Summary of the day 9th Regeneration Management Research Network : Regeneration and Innovation University of Lancaster 25 June
  • Diamond,J. and Liddle,J. (2009) Regeneration Management and the Credit Crunch : Research Seminar at Birmingham City University 16 March
  • Diamond,J. and Rush,L. (2009) Presentation to the 2nd Symposium on Intra-Organisational Collaboration 13 May 2009
  • Diamond,J. and Rush,L. (2009) “Exploring Key Variations and Meaning and Understanding of Intra-Organisational Collaboration at One University” Paper to the Engage HEI Conference Birmingham City University 20 -21 May
  • Diamond,J. and Sellwood,J.(2009) “Multi agency working and young people : The Blacon experience” Paper to the Sustainability Challenge to Children’s Service Conference London 24 February
  • Rush,L. and Diamond,J. (2009) “Managing ethical dilemmas close to home: Researching in your own organisation” Paper to CREED Edge Hill University 27 January
  • Diamond,J .(2008) “Reclaiming the Neighbourhood in the City region: The case for collaboration at street level” Paper to the 48th European Regional science Association University of Liverpool 27 – 31 August
  • Diamond,J. (2008) “Challenging the status-quo – the role and place of third sector organisations” Paper to the 7th European Urban and Regional Studies Conference Istanbul 18 – 21 September
  • Diamond,J. and Dhalech, M (2008) Partnership Working and Collaboration: Workshop at the CLPS Summer School Disley, Cheshire 2- 4 July
  • Diamond,J. and Rush,L. (2008) Workshops on Setting the University’s Intra Organisational Collaboration Research Project in Context VASP Annual Conference Edge Hill University 12 September
  • Diamond,J. and Rush,L. (2008) “Collaboration or Conflict: Learning from Practice Paper to the Annual Staff and Student Research Day Edge Hill University 16 December
  • Diamond,J and Sellwood, J. (2008) Workshop on Integrated Approaches to ECM for the Centre for Educational Leadership University of Manchester 9 October
  • Rush,L. and Diamond,J. (2008) Exploring key variations in meaning and understanding of intra-organisational collaboration at Edge Hill University Paper for symposium at Edge Hill University 26 November
  • Diamond,J. (2007) Setting Strategic Goals – Facilitator for VSNW Workforce Development Group Preston 16 January
  • Diamond,J. (2007) Summary of the day: Keynote presentation at the 7th Regeneration Management Research Network University of Manchester 27 June
  • Diamond,J.(2007) Response to Panel Discussion on Public Sector Management Public Administration Committee Annual Conference University of Ulster 4 September
  • Diamond,J. (2007) Partnership Working: Challenges and Problems- Reclaiming Equality Research Seminar University of Nottingham Social Policy Department 21 November
  • Leeming,K. & Diamond,J. (2007) “Presentation of the Draft Questionnaire Analysis for NW CVS Learning, Skills & Workforce Development Survey”, North West VCS Skills Summit Wigan 20 June 2007
  • Diamond,J. (2006) “Developing a skills framework for regeneration practitioners: fitting or challenging professional cultures” Paper to the Regeneration Panel of the Annual Conference of the Public Administration Committee University of Durham 4-6 September
  • Diamond,J. (2005) “Regeneration Partnerships – Ownership and Identity: A story of contested meanings”. Paper to the 5th Regeneration Management Research Network, University of Durham 24 June
  • Diamond,J. (2005) “Partnerships a site for Knowledge Transfer” Paper to Learning from Collaboration and Partnership panel at the Public Administration Committee Annual Conference University of Nottingham 5-7 September
  • Diamond,J. (2005) “Making collaboration work: Case study of the RDA in the North West” Paper to Annual Conference of Regional Studies Association London 24 November
  • Diamond,J. (2004) “Learning from the experience of Community Networks” Paper to the 8th ECPR Workshop Uppsala 13-18 April
  • Diamond,J. (2004) “Learning from evaluating: Implications for Practitioners” Paper to the 4th Regeneration Management Research Network University of Liverpool 18 June
  • Diamond,J. (2004) “Learning from Community Networks” Paper to the 11th MOPAN Conference at University of Tilburg, Holland 23-26 June
  • Diamond,J. (2004) “The regeneration experience: Lost in translation? Paper to 5th European Urban and Regional Studies Conference Puttusk, Poland 9-12 September
  • Diamond,J. (2004) “First it was “going local” in the 1980s now it’s ‘localism’ – What have we learnt and why does it matter?” Paper to the Annual Conference of Regional Studies Association London 19 November
  • Diamond,J. and Liddle,J. (2003) “Regional Governance: Some unresolved issues” Paper to the Public Administration Committee Annual Conference York 1-3 Sept
  • Diamond,J. (2003) “Beyond local and public accountability – the emerging importance of regional and sub-regional partnerships”. Paper to the Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association London 21 November
  • Diamond,J. (2002) “Local regeneration initiatives and capacity building : Whose ‘capacity’ and ‘building’ for what?” Paper to CDF/ARVC Conference: Involving Communities in Research London 28 February
  • Diamond,J. (2002) “A new deal for communities? Managing or negotiating change – the language of regeneration” Paper to 4th European Urban Regional Studies Conference Autonomus University of Barcelona 4 – 7 July.
  • Diamond,J. (2002) “Urban Renaissance : Thinking outside the box – policy and practice challenge to the status quo” Paper to Regeneration Management Workshop University of Durham Business school. 15 November
  • Diamond,J. (2002) “Capacity Building : Reflecting on the Experience in a Local Regeneration Initiative” Paper to Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 22 November.
  • Diamond,J. (2001) “City Mayors and Neighbourhood Management : Supporting change or managing conflict?” Developments in Public Participation and Innovations in Community Governance Conference Universitat Autonoma, Barcelona 6 – 9 June
  • Diamond,J. (2001) “Mentoring : From Local to National – Exploring the Experience of Practitioners and Evaluators Conference, Greater Manchester Youth Justice Trust Manchester Metropolitan University 28 June
  • Diamond,J. (2001) “Networks or Cadre : The emerging experiences of partnerships – Lessons from Manchester” Paper to Regeneration Management Workshop University of Durham Business School 7 November
  • Diamond,J. (2001) “Regeneration : Potential or missed opportunity : What is the contribution to the new learning agenda?” Paper to 5th Annual Conference of the Learning and Skills Research Network Robinson College Cambridge 5-7 December
  • Diamond,J. (2000) “Multi-Agency working: Another brick in the wall?” Paper to the International Political Science Association Congress Quebec, Canada 1-5 August
  • Diamond,J. (2000) RDAs, Elected Mayors and Neighbourhood Management – What happened to Local Democracy” Paper to the Public Administration Committee Annual Conference University of Durham 4-6 September
  • Diamond,J. (2000) “Regionalism in England – The Pull of the Centre” Paper to the EURS Conference, Norway 14-17 September
  • Diamond,J. (2000) “Managing change or coping with conflict: Mapping the experience of a local regeneration partnership” Paper to Regeneration Management Research Network University of Durham Business School 15 November
  • Diamond,J. (2000) RDAs, Assemblies and Mayors: Whose Checks and Balances?” Paper to the Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 24 November
  • Speeden,S. and Diamond,J. (2000) “Working with Young People to develop a curriculum for Citizenship” North of England Education Conference, Wigan 5-7 January
  • Diamond,J. (1999) “Decentralisation: New forms of public participation or new forms of managerialism?” Conference on Public Participation University of Luton 24-26 June
  • Diamond,J. (1999) “New Regionalism: What Price Local Democracy” Paper to the Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 26 November
  • Diamond,J. and Speeden,S. (1993) “Look who is wearing the Emperor’s New Clothes” Paper presented to the Urban Change and Conflict Conference Sheffield University September
  • Diamond,J. (1990) “Neighbourhood Services in the 1980’s: A Retreat from Radicalism” Paper presented to CSE Annual Conference. Sheffield University July
  • Kearney,A. and Diamond,J. (1989) “Access Courses: A Social and Ethical Dimension” Paper presented to SRHE Conference Access and Institutional Change Polytechnic of North London 18-20 December.

Conference Proceedings:

  • Diamond, J. (2005) in Sustainable Regions: Making Regions Work Regional Studies Association Annual Conference Proceedings (pp 106-109)
  • Diamond, J. (2004) in The Challenges of Localism Regional Studies Association Annual Conference Proceedings (pp 18-21)
  • Diamond,J. (2003) “Beyond local and public accountability – the emerging importance of regional and sub-regional partnerships in RSA Annual Conference Proceedings 21 November (pp 57-60)
  • Diamond,J. (2002) “Capacity Building : Reflecting on the Experience in a Local Regeneration Initiative” in RSA Annual Conference Proceedings 22 November (pp 36-39)
  • Diamond,J. (2000) “RDAs, Assemblies and Mayors in RSA Conference Proceedings 24 November
  • Diamond,J. (1999) “New Regionalism” in RSA Annual Conference Proceedings 26 November (pp 61-64)

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