Clare Hammerton

Postgraduate Research Student
Essex Law School - Human Rights Centre
Senior Research Officer
School of Health and Social Care
 Clare Hammerton



Clare Hammerton is co-leading the Connected Communities project, a partnership project with Essex County Council and four local areas in Essex. She joins the Department of Government following work in International Development and over 15 years of experience working in senior roles in adult social care and the public sector in the UK. Her focus has been on the transformation of services for family carers, older people, and people with learning disabilities and autism. Clare is finalising her doctoral degree at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre, focusing on the process and practice of mainstreaming Human Rights in relation to Sexual Orientation through bilateral development cooperation.


Journal articles (2)

Reinhardt, G., Vidovic, D. and Hammerton, C., (2021). Understanding Loneliness: a Systematic Review of the Impact of Social Prescribing Initiatives on Loneliness. Perspectives in Public Health. 141 (4), 204-213

Vidovic, D., Reinhardt, GY. and Hammerton, C., (2021). Can Social Prescribing Foster Individual and Community Well-Being? A Systematic Review of the Evidence. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18 (10), 5276-5276

Grants and funding


Community Connections Essex - Local Learning

University of Essex (ESRC IAA)

Community Catalysts: Helen Rollason Cancer Charity

University of Essex (ESRC IAA)

Social and Co-Operative Clinics in Europe

University of Essex (ESRC IAA)


Community Connections

University of Essex (ESRC IAA)



Colchester Campus