Professor Jennifer Beecham

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

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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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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Use of services and associated costs for young adults with childhood hyperactivity/conduct problems: 20-year follow-up (2014)

D'Amico F, Knapp M, Beecham J, Sandberg S, Taylor E, Sayal K

British Journal of Psychiatry 204, 6, 441-447

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Annual Research Review: Child and adolescent mental health interventions: a review of progress in economic studies across different disorders (2014)

Beecham J

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 55, 6, 714-732

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One-day cognitive-behavioural therapy self-confidence workshops for people with depression: a randomised controlled trial (2014)

Horrell L, Goldsmith K, Tylee A, Schmidt U, Murphy C, Bonin E, Beecham J, Brown J

British Journal of Psychiatry 204, 3, 222-233

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Cost-effectiveness of telecare for people with social care needs: the Whole Systems Demonstrator cluster randomised trial (2014)

Henderson C, Knapp M, Fernández J-L, Beecham J, Hirani S, Beynon M, Cartwright M, Rixon L, Doll H, Bower P, Steventon A, Rogers A, Fitzpatrick R, Barlow J, Bardsley M, Newman S

Age and Ageing 43, 6, 794-800

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Psycho-educational CBT-Insomnia workshops in the community. A cost-effectiveness analysis alongside a randomised controlled trial (2014)

Bonin E, Beecham J, Swift N, Raikundaliac S, Brown J

Behaviour Research and Therapy 55, 40-47

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The MOSAIC study - comparison of the Maudsley Model of Treatment for Adults with Anorexia Nervosa (MANTRA) with Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM) in outpatients with anorexia nervosa or eating disorder not otherwise specified, anorexia nervosa type: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial (2013)

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

Trials 14, 160

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Caregiving and coping in carers of people with anorexia nervosa admitted for intensive hospital care (2013)

Raenker S, Hibbs R, Goddard E, Naumann U, Arcelus J, Ayton A, Bamford B, Boughton N, Connan F, Goss K, Lazlo B, Morgan J, Moore K, Robertson D, Schreiber-Kounine C, Sharma S, Whitehead L, Beecham J, Schmidt U, Treasure J

International Journal of Eating Disorders 46, 4, 346-354

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Carers’ assessment, skills and information sharing: theoretical framework and trial protocol for a randomised controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of a complex intervention for carers of inpatients with anorexia nervosa (2013)

Goddard E, Raenker S, Macdonald P, Todd G, Beecham J, Naumann U, Bonin E, Schmidt U, Landau S, Treasure J

European Eating Disorders Review 21, 1, 60-71

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Cost effectiveness of telehealth for patients with long term conditions (Whole Systems Demonstrator telehealth questionnaire study): nested economic evaluation in a pragmatic, cluster randomised controlled trial (2013)

Henderson C, Knapp M, Fernandez J-L, Beecham J, Hirani S, Cartwright M, Rixon L, Beynon M, Rogers A, Bower P, Doll H, Fitzpatrick R, Steventon A, Bardsley M, Hendy J, Newman S, for the Whole System Demonstrator evaluation team

British Medical Journal 346, 346:f1035

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Costing children’s speech, language and communication interventions (2012)

Beecham J, Law J, Zeng B, Lindsay G

International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 47, 5, 477-486

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Chronic and recurrent depression in primary care: socio-demographic features, morbidity, and costs (2012)

McMahon E, Buszewicz M, Griffin M, Beecham J, Bonin E, Rost F, Walters K, King M

International Journal of Family Medicine

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Cost-effectiveness of interventions for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN): a review using the Drummond and Jefferson (1996) 'Referee's Checklist' (2012)

Law J, Zeng B, Lindsay G, Beecham J

International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 47, 1, 1-10

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Good friends are hard to find? The social networks of people with mental illness 12 years after deinstitutionalisation (2012)

Forrester-Jones R, Carpenter J, Coolen-Schrijner P, Cambridge P, Tate A, Hallam A, Beecham J, Knapp M, Wooff D

Journal of Mental Health 21, 1, 4-14

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Multi-agency transition services: greater collaboration needed to meet the priorities of young disabled people with complex needs as they move into adulthood (2011)

Clarke S, Sloper P, Moran N, Cusworth L, Franklin A, Beecham J

Journal of Integrated Care 19, 5, 74-85

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Peer support for family carers of people with dementia, alone or in combination with group reminiscence in a factorial design: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (2011)

Charlesworth G, Burnell K, Beecham J, Hoare Z, Hoe J, Wenborn J, Knapp M, Russell I, Woods B, Orrell M

Trials 12, 205

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