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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Intellectual disability, challenging behaviour and cost in care accommodation: what are the links? (2005)

Knapp M, Comas-Herrera A, Astin J, Beecham J, Pendaries C

Health and Social Care in the Community 13, 4, 297-306

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Mental health and employment: some economic evidence (2004)

Grant C, Knapp M, Beecham J

Journal of Mental Health Promotion 3, 1, 13-25

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Twelve years on: service use and costs for people with mental health problems who left psychiatric hospital (2004)

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

Journal of Mental Health 13, 4, 363-377

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Routine outcome monitoring in clinical practice: service and non-service costs of psychiatric patients attending a Community Mental Health Centre in Italy (2004)

Percudani M, Barbui C, Beecham J, Knapp M

European Psychiatry 19, 8, 469-477

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Meta-analysis of data on costs from trials of counselling in primary care: using individual patient data to overcome sample size limitations in economic analyses (2003)

Bower P, Byford S, Barber J, Beecham J, Simpson S, Friedi K, Corney R, King M, Harvey I

British Medical Journal 326, 1247-1250

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Services for troubled adolescents: exploring user variation (2003)

Berridge D, Beecham J, Brodie I, Cole T, Daniels H, Knapp M, MacNeill V

Child and Family Social Work 8, 4, 269-279

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Parental perception of problems and mental health service use for hyperactivity (2003)

Sayal K, Taylor E, Beecham J

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 42, 12, 1410-1414

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A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of psychodynamic counselling for general practice patients with chronic depression (2003)

Simpson S, Corney R, Fitzgerald P, Beecham J

Psychological Medicine 33, 2, 229-239

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Variations in the costs of child and adolescent psychiatric inpatient units (2003)

Beecham J, Chisholm D, O'Herlihy A, Astin J

British Journal of Psychiatry 183, 3, 220-225

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The quality of life of people 12 years after resettlement from long-stay hospitals: users' views on their living environment, daily activities and future aspirations (2002)

Forrester-Jones R, Carpenter J, Cambridge P, Tate A, Hallam A, Knapp M, Beecham J

Disability & Society 17, 7, 741-758

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Twelve years on: the long-term outcomes and costs of deinstitutionalisation and community care for people with learning disabilities (2002)

Cambridge P, Carpenter J, Beecham J, Hallam A, Knapp M, Forrester-Jones R, Tate A

Tizard Learning Disability Review 7, 3, 34-42

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Pathways to care in children at risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (2002)

Sayal K, Taylor E, Beecham J, Byrne P

British Journal of Psychiatry 181, 43-48

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The Maudsley long-term follow-up of child and adolescent depression. 3. Impact of comorbid conduct disorder on service use and costs in adulthood (2002)

Knapp M, McCrone P, Fombonne E, Beecham J, Wostear G

British Journal of Psychiatry 180, 1, 19-23

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Respite care for children with severe intellectual disability and their families: who needs it? Who receives it? (2002)

Chadwick O, Beecham J, Piroth N, Bernard S, Taylor E

Child and Adolescent Mental Health 7, 2, 66-72

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Children with severe learning disabilities: needs, services and costs (2002)

Beecham J, Chadwick O, Fidan D, Barnard S

Children and Society 16, 3, 168-181

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Valutare i costi nell'attività clinica di routine dei servizi psichiatrici: sviluppo e applicazione del QESP (2001)

Percudani M, Beecham J, Knapp M

Rivista Sperimentale di Freniatria 125, 4, 191-212

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Benefit groups and resource groups for adults with intellectual disabilities in residential accommodation (2001)

Comas-Herrera A, Knapp M, Beecham J, Pendaries C, Carthew R

Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 14, 2, 120-140

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Supporting young adults with hemiplegia: services and costs (2001)

Beecham J, O'Neil T, Goodman R

Health and Social Care in the Community 9, 1, 51-59

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Introduction: Assessing mental health in Europe (2000)

Beecham J, Munizza C

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 102, Supplement s405, 5-7

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Mental health care in Italy: organisational structure, routine clinical activity and costs of a community psychiatric service in the Lombardy Region (2000)

Fattore G, Percudani M, Pugnoli C, Beecham J

International Journal of Social Psychiatry 46, 4, 250-265

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