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I joined PenCLAHRC in April 2017 to work on a variety of projects with a focus on child health and implementation science. My research interests are evidence-based prevention and early intervention, notably service design and evaluation. I have undertaken studies involving a variety of methods, including evidence reviews and randomised controlled trials, and covering a range of subject areas, such as bullying, child maltreatment and social-emotional learning. I am particularly interested in forms of intervention that have the potential to achieve impact at scale, and in methods for developing and testing these - including co-production with users and the use of rapid cycle innovation. I also enjoy engaging in debates about the value of evidence-based approaches in children's services. I am an Associate of the Dartington Social Research Unit, an advisor to the Board of the European Society for Prevention Research and a member of the Early Intervention Foundation Evidence Panel.
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University of Plymouth
Areas of expertise
Prevention and early intervention to improve child well-being
Perfect bedfellows: why early intervention can play a critical role in protecting children – a response to Featherstone et al. (2014) ‘A marriage made in hell: child protection meets early intervention’The effectiveness of the Inspiring Futures parenting programme in improving behavioural and emotional outcomes in primary school children with behavioural or emotional difficulties: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial'Wrong' answer, right response: learning from randomised controlled trials when you don't get the answer you were hoping forThe effectiveness of Chance UK's mentoring programme in improving behavioural and emotional outcomes in primary school children with behavioural difficulties: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
24 September 2018
Overweight people who used a new motivational intervention called
Functional Imagery Training (FIT) lost an...
20 September 2018
This August saw the first International Summer School Riga (ISSR),
which was hosted and organised...
31 August 2018
People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop
Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
The Dementia – PACT (D-PACT) programme is a five-year project,
funded by a National Institute...
This project aimed to assess the optimal number and location of
sites for patients to...