Madeleine Stevens

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow

m.stevens@lse.ac.uk
020 7852 3773

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Research Interests

Madeleine's current research, funded by an NIHR fellowship, is about children at high risk of later antisocial and criminal behaviour. The study combines an in-depth qualitative study of a small group of families over five years with analysis of larger longitudinal data sets, investigating why and how families benefit, or fail to benefit, from support and intervention from services and other sources.

Madeleine joined PSSRU in 2009 to work on the evaluations of the cost-effectiveness of parenting interventions. She joined LSE from the Institute of Education where she researched effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a variety of interventions for children and young people. Previously Madeleine was based at City University where she completed a Masters in research methods in 2000. She then worked in the Family and Child Psychology Research Centre analysing child development data from ALSPAC and later in the Child Health Research and Policy Unit where she worked for several years on the What Works for Children project which aimed to encourage the use of research evidence in children's social care.

As a way of presenting messages from research, Madeleine has collaborated with the artist Tamsin Arai in the comic book Tales from Social Care, featuring the story of one family involved in her research.

Madeleine's Google Scholar page can be found here

Madeleine Stevens' Publications

Journal Articles

Journal Article

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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The cost-effectiveness of UK parenting programmes for preventing children's behaviour problems: a review of the evidence (2014)

Stevens M

Child and Family Social Work 19, 1, 109-118

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Costs and longer-term savings of parenting programmes for the prevention of persistent conduct disorder: a modelling study (2011)

Bonin E, Stevens M, Beecham J, Byford S, Parsonage M

BMC Public Health , 11:803

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Research review: economic evidence for interventions in children's social care: revisiting the What Works for Children project (2010)

Stevens M, Roberts H, Shiell A

Child and Family Social Work 15, 2, 145-154

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What do practitioners want from research, what do funders fund and what needs to be done to know more about what works in the new world of children's services? (2009)

Stevens M, Liabo K, Witherspoon S, Roberts H

Evidence and Policy: a Journal of Research, Debate and Practice 5, 3, 281-294

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Prevention of suicide and suicidal behaviour in adolescents (2008)

Stevens M, Bond L, Pryce C, Roberts H, Platt S

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 3

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A review of the research priorities of practitioners working with children in social care (2007)

Stevens M, Liabo K, Roberts H

Child and Family Social Work 12, 4, 295-305

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Using research in practice: a research information service for social care practitioners (2005)

Stevens M, Liabo K, Frost S, Roberts H

Child and Family Social Work 10, 1, 67-75

Blackwell Publishing

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Children's play narratives: what they tell us about lesbian-mother families (2004)

Perry B, Burston A, Stevens M, Golding J, Steele H, Golombok S

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 74, 4, 467-479

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Openness in lesbian-mother families regarding mother's sexual orientation and child's conception by donor insemination (2003)

Stevens M, Perry B, Burston A, Golombok S, Golding J

Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology 21, 4, 347-362

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Journal Article

Children with lesbian parents: a community study (2003)

Golombok S, Perry B, Burston A, Murray C, Mooney-Somers J, Stevens M, Golding J

Developmental Psychology 39, 1, 20-33

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Journal Article

Prenatal stress and gender role behavior in girls and boys: a longitudinal, population study (2002)

Hines M, Johnston K, Golombok S, Rust J, Stevens M, Golding J

Hormones and Behavior 42, 2, 126-134

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Does father absence influence children's gender development? Findings from a general population study of preschool children (2002)

Stevens M, Golombok S, Beveridge M

Parenting Science and Practice 2, 1, 47-60

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Book Sections

Book Section

What works, what counts and what matters?: communities of practice as a locus for contributing to resource allocation decisions (2008)

Roberts H, Shiell A, Stevens M

Wiley-Blackwell

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Reports

Report

The costs and benefits of early interventions for vulnerable children and families to promote social and emotional wellbeing: economics briefing (2012)

Stevens M

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Report

Parenting interventions for the prevention of persistent conduct disorders (2011)

Bonin E, Stevens M, Beecham J, Byford S, Parsonage M

Department of Health

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Report

Randomised controlled trials of social interventions: report of a pilot study of barriers and facilitators in an international context (2008)

Roberts H, Petticrew M, Macintyre S, Liabo K, Stevens M

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Report

Mapping the ripples: an evaluation of TLRP’s research capacity building strategy (2008)

Fowler Z, Proctor R, Stevens M

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Generics

Generic

ESRC case study: Do parenting programmes reduce conduct disorder and its costs to society (2012)

Bonin E, Stevens M, Beecham J, Byford S, Parsonage M

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