Professor Jennifer Beecham

Deputy Director of PSSRU at the University of Kent and Professor of Health and Social Care Economics

j.k.beecham@kent.ac.uk
01227 823792 (Kent) and 020 7955 6087 (LSE)

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Research Interests

Jennifer Beecham is Professor of Health and Social Care Economics at the University of Kent and a Professorial Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is Deputy Director of PSSRU at the University of Kent and leads two PSSRU Research Programmes: the Unit Costs programme, which generates the annual Unit Costs of Health and Social Care volumes; and the Services for Children and Young People programme. Professor Beecham also spent 13 years at the Centre for the Economics of Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, London (now King's Health Economics).

Professor Beecham's research over the last 30 years has generally taken an economic perspective. As well as a wealth of experience in estimating and analysing unit costs, her research includes evaluations of services for adults with needs related to old age, mental health problems, intellectual disabilities and a range of conditions that cross ‘traditional' health and social care boundaries, such as eating disorders and disability. Over the last 15 years, Professor Beecham has also worked on economic studies of psychiatric, education, health care, and social care services for children and young people.

Professor Beecham's Google Scholar profile can be accessed here.

Jennifer Beecham's Publications

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People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities at the end of their lives: the case for specialist care? (2017)

Forrester-Jones R, Beecham J, Barnoux M, Oliver D, Couch E, Bates C

Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities

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Transition care in Anorexia Nervosa through guidance online from peer and carer experts (TRIANGLE): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial (2017)

Cardi V, Ambwani S, Robinson E, Albano G, Macdonald P, Aya V, Rowlands K, Todd G, Schmidt U, Landau S, Arcelus J, Beecham J, Treasure J

European Eating Disorders Review

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Harnessing the power of individual participant data in a meta-analysis of the benefits and harms of the Incredible Years Parenting Program (2017)

Leijten P, Gardner F, Landau S, Harris V, Mann J, Hutchings J, Beecham J, Bonin E, Scott S

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

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Offenders with intellectual disabilities in prison: what happens when they leave? (2017)

Murphy G, Chiu P, Triantafyllopoulou P, Barnoux M, Blake E, Clarke J, Forrester-Jones R, Gore N, Beecham J

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research , 957-968

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Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa: A Multi-Method Investigation Translating Experimental Neuroscience into Clinical Practice (2017)

Schmidt U, Sharpe H, Bartholdy, Bonin E, Davies H, Easter A, Goddard E, Hibbs R, House J, Keyes A, Knightsmith P, Koskina A, Magill N, McClelland, Micali N, Raenker S, Renwick B, Rhind C, Simic M, Sternheim L, Woerwag-Mehta S, Beecham J, Campbell I, Eisler I, Landau S, Ringwood S, Startup H, Tchanturia K, Treasure J

Programme Grants for Applied Research 5, 16

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Being Occupied: Supporting ‘meaningful activity’ in care homes for older people in England (2017)

Smith N, Towers A, Palmer S, Beecham J, Welch E

Ageing and Society

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Clinical service use as people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder transition into adolescence and adulthood: a prospective longitudinal study (2016)

Eklund H, Cadman T, Findon J, Hayward H, Howley D, Beecham J, Xenitidis K, Murphy D, Asherson P, Glaser K

BMC Health Services Research 16, 16:248

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Two-year follow-up of the MOSAIC trial: a multicentre randomised controlled trial comparing two psychological treatments in adult outpatients with broadly defined anorexia (2016)

Schmidt U, Ryan E, Bartholdy, Renwick B, Keyes A, O’Hara C, McClelland, Lose A, Kenyon M, DeJong H, Broadbent H, Loomes R, Serpell L, Richards L, Johnson-Sabine E, Boughton N, Whitehead L, Bonin E, Beecham J, Landau S, Treasure J

International Journal of Eating Disorders 49, 8, 793-800

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Two year follow up of a pragmatic randomised controlled trial examining the effect of adding a carer’s skill training intervention in inpatients with anorexia nervosa (2016)

Magill N, Rhind C, Hibbs R, Goddard E, Macdonald P, Arcelus J, Morgan J, Beecham J, Schmidt U, Landau S, Treasure J

European Eating Disorders Review 24, 2, 122-130

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An evaluation of the Cygnet parenting support programme for parents of children with autism spectrum conditions (2016)

Stuttard L, Beresford B, Clarke S, Beecham J, Morris A

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 23, 166-178

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Clinical effectiveness of a skills training intervention for caregivers (ECHO, Experienced Caregivers Helping Others) in improving patient and caregiver health following inpatient treatment for severe anorexia nervosa: pragmatic randomised controlled trial (2015)

Hibbs R, Magill N, Goddard E, Rhind C, Raenker S, Macdonald P, Todd G, Arcelus J, Morgan J, Beecham J, Schmidt U, Landau S, Treasure J

British Journal of Psychiatry Open 1, 1, 56-66

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Quality of life and quality of support for people with severe intellectual disability and complex needs (2015)

Beadle-Brown J, Leigh J, Whelton R, Richardson L, Beecham J, Bäumker T, Bradshaw J

Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 29, 5, 409-421

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A preliminary investigation into the effectiveness of a group delivered sleep management intervention for parents of children with intellectual disabilities (2015)

Stuttard L, Beresford B, Clarke S, Beecham J, Curtis J

Journal of Intellectual Disabilities 19, 4, 342-355

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The Maudsley Outpatient Study of Treatments for Anorexia Nervosa and Related Conditions (MOSAIC): Comparison of the Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA) with specialist supportive clinical management (SSCM) in outpatients with broadly defined anorexia nervosa: A randomized controlled trial (2015)

Schmidt U, Magill N, Renwick B, Keyes A, Kenyon M, DeJong H, Lose A, Broadbent H, Loomes R, Yasin H, Watson C, Ghelani S, Bonin E, Serpell L, Richards L, Johnson-Sabine E, Boughton N, Whitehead L, Beecham J, Treasure J, Landau S

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 83, 4, 796-807

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Development and validation of a scale to measure caregiver skills in eating disorders (2015)

Hibbs R, Rhind C, Salerno L, Lo Coco G, Goddard E, Schmidt U, Micali N, Gowers S, Beecham J, Macdonald P, Todd G, Campbell I, Treasure J

International Journal of Eating Disorders 48, 3, 290-297

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Methodological considerations in service use assessment for children and youth with mental health conditions; issues for economic evaluation (2015)

Woolderink M, Lynch F, van Asselt, A, Beecham J, Evers A, Paulus A, Smit F, van Schayck C

Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services 42, 3, 296-308

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Investigating changes in use of services by high-need families following the Helping Families Programme, an innovative parenting intervention for children with severe and persistent conduct problems (2014)

Stevens M, Harris L, Ellis M, Day C, Beecham J

Child and Adolescent Mental Health 19, 3, 185-191

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Support for adoption placements: the first six months (2014)

Bonin E, Beecham J, Dance C, Farmer E

British Journal of Social Work 44, 6, 1508-1525

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Riding the Rapids: Living with autism or disability - An evaluation of a parenting support intervention for parents of disabled children (2014)

Stuttard L, Beresford B, Clarke S, Beecham J, Todd S, Bromley J

Research in Developmental Disabilities 35, 10, 2371-2383

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Experienced Carers Helping Others (ECHO): protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial to examine a psycho-educational intervention for adolescents with anorexia nervosa and their carers (2014)

Rhind C, Hibbs R, Goddard E, Schmidt U, Micali N, Gowers S, Beecham J, Macdonald P, Todd G, Tchanturia K, Treasure J

European Eating Disorders Review 22, 4, 267-277

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