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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
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Prevention and early intervention to improve child well-being
18 October 2017
The Dartington Service Design Lab is entering into a strategic
collaboration with PenCHORD (the Peninsula Collaboration...
02 October 2017
Following his recent appointment as Associate Dean for Research for
Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of...
29 September 2017
Many congratulations to Sebastian Rachuba, who was awarded the
Steve Gallivan prize at the EURO Working...
Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
This evaluation (EmMA) provides an independent and qualitative
review of the first iteration of the...
Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Systematic review evaluating the effectiveness and
cost-effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving the mental