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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A randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of counselling patients with chronic depression (2000)

Simpson S, Corney R, Fitzgerald P, Beecham J

Health Technology Assessment 4, 36, 1-83

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Exploring the relationships between costs and quality of services for adults with severe intellectual disabilities and the most severe challenging behaviours in Wales: A multivariate regression analysis (2000)

Felce D, Lowe K, Beecham J, Hallam A

Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability 25, 4, 307-326

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The European Socio-Demographic Schedule (ESDS): rationale, principles and development (2000)

Beecham J, Johnson S, EPCAT group

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 102, Supplement s405, 33-46

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Use and cost of hospital and community provision for children with HIV infection at an English referral centre (2000)

Beck E, Mandalia S, Griffith R, Beecham J, Walters M, Boulton M, Miller D

PharmacoEconomics 17, 1, 53-69

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Use and cost of hospital services by HIV-infected children during the era of anti-retroviral monotherapy (1999)

Mandalia S, Beck E, Beecham J, Griffith R, Walters S, Boulton M, Miller D

AIDS 13, 18, 2591-2609

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What is the cost of getting the price wrong? (1999)

Beck E, Beecham J, Mandalia S, Griffith R, Walters M, Boulton M, Miller D

Journal of Public Health 21, 3, 311-317

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Kosten und Ergebnisse psychiatrischer Gesundheitsdienste - macht der Träger einen Unterschied? (1999)

Knapp M, Hallam A, Beecham J

Psycho 25, 12, 736-743

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Private, voluntary or public? Comparative cost-effectiveness in community mental health care (1999)

Knapp M, Hallam A, Beecham J, Baines B

Policy and Politics 27, 1, 25-41

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Use and cost of HIV service provision in England in 1996 (1998)

Beck EJ, Tolley K, Power A, Mandalia S, Rutter P, Izumi J, Beecham J, Gray A, Barlow D, Easterbrook P, Fisher M, Innes J, Kinghorn G, Mandel B, Pozniak A, Tang A, Tomlinson D, Williams I

PharmacoEconomics 14, 6, 639-52

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Service support to people in Wales with severe intellectual disability and the most severe challenging behaviours: processes, outcomes and costs (1998)

Felce D, Lowe K, Perry K, Baxter H, Jones E, Hallam A, Beecham J

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 42, 5, 390-408

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Uses of old long-stay hospital buildings (1998)

Lowin A, Knapp M, Beecham J

Psychiatric Bulletin 22, 3, 129-130

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Cost-effectiveness evaluation of compliance therapy for people with psychosis (1998)

Healey A, Knapp M, Astin J, Beecham J, Kemp R, Kirov G, David A

British Journal of Psychiatry 172, 5, 420-424

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The costs of community-based care for first-ever patients: a case register study (1998)

Amaddeo F, Beecham J, Bonizzato P, Fenyo A, Tansella M, Knapp M

Psychological Medicine 28, 1, 173-183

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The costs of residential care for people with mental health problems in eight services (1997)

Chisholm D, Knapp M, Astin J, Beecham J, Audini B, Lelliott P

Journal of Mental Health 6, 1, 85-99

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Versión española del European Service Mapping Schedule (Diagrama Europeo de Servicios) (1997)

Salvador Carulla L, Torres Gonzales F, Johnson S, Kuhlman R, Vázquez-Barquero J, Beecham J

Archivos de Neurobiologia 60, 2, 163-169

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Versión española del CSRI: una entrevista para la evaluación de costes en salud mental (1997)

Vázquez-Barquero J, Gaite L, Cuesta J, Garcia Usieto E, Knapp M, Beecham J

Archivos de Neurobiologia 60, 2, 171-184

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Leçons britanniques sur le transfert des ressources: le système de dotation par patient [Lessons in transferring resources: the system of fees per patient] (1997)

Beecham J, Lesage A

Santé Mentale au Québec 22, 2, 170-194

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The mental health residential care study: the costs of provision (1997)

Chisholm D, Knapp M, Astin J, Beecham J, Audini B, Lelliott P

Journal of Mental Health 6, 1, 85-99

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Adapting British methodology to the costing of human services in Ontario (1997)

Shea M, Knapp M, Beecham J, Lewko J

Canadian Journal on Program Evaluation 11, 2, 85-99

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Evaluación de costes en salud mental y en las minusvalias psiquicas. Costes y consecuencias a largo plazo: atención comunitaria a pacientes con retraso mental (1997)

Beecham J, Hayes L, Knapp M, Cambridge P

Monografias de Psiquiatria 9, 4, 41-48

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