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

Journal Articles

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The use of a case register to evaluate the costs of psychiatric care (1997)

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

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 95, 3, 189-198

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The cost-effectiveness of community care for adults with learning disabilities leaving long-stay hospital in Northern Ireland (1997)

Beecham J, Knapp M, McGilloway S, Donnelly M, Kavanagh S, Fenyo A, Mays N

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 41, 1, 30-41

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ICAP. Un'intervista per la raccolta dei dati necessari per la valutazione dei costi dell'assistenza psichiatrica (1996)

Amaddeo F, Bonizzato P, Beecham J, Knapp M

Epidemiologia e Psichiatria Sociale 5, 3, 201-213

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Costes y consecuencias a largo plazo: atención comunitaria a pacientes con retraso mental [Longer-term costs and consequences: community care for people with learning disabilities] (1996)

Beecham J, Hayes L, Knapp M, Cambridge P

Siglo Cero 27, 5, 25-32

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One and two year outcomes for adults with learning disabilities discharged to the community (1996)

Donnelly M, McGilloway S, Mays N, Knapp M, Kavanagh S, Beecham J, Fenyo A

British Journal of Psychiatry 168, 5, 598-606

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Leaving hospital: one- and two-year outcomes of long-stay psychiatric patients discharged to the community (1996)

Donnelly M, McGilloway S, Mays N, Knapp M, Kavanagh S, Beecham J, Fenyo A, Astin J

Journal of Mental Health 5, 3, 245-255

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Leaving hospital II: the cost-effectiveness of community care for former long-stay psychiatric hospital patients (1996)

Beecham J, Knapp M, McGilloway S, Kavanagh S, Fenyo A, Donnelly M, Mays N

Journal of Mental Health 5, 4, 379-394

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Analisi costo efficacia e schizofrenia [Cost-effectiveness analysis and schizophrenia] (1996)

Beecham J, Knapp M

Annali di Freniatria 2, 2, 153-157

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La valutazione dei costi delle malattie mentali in Italia. Sviluppo di una metodologia e possibili applicazione [Evaluating costs of mental illness in Italy. The development of a methodology and possible applications] (1995)

Amaddeo F, Bonizzato P, Rossi F, Beecham J, Knapp M

Epidemiologia e Psichiatria Sociale 4, 2, 145-162

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Schizophrenia: shifting the balance of care (1995)

Kavanagh S, Opit L, Knapp M, Beecham J

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 30, 5, 206-212

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Community mental health care for former hospital in-patients: predicting costs from needs and diagnoses (1995)

Knapp M, Beecham J, Fenyo A, Hallam A

British Journal of Psychiatry 166, Supplement, 10-18

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Service use and costs of home-based versus hospital-based care for people with serious mental illness (1994)

Knapp M, Beecham J, Koutsogeorgopoulou V, Hallam A, Fenyo A, Marks I, Connolly J, Audini B

British Journal of Psychiatry 165, 2, 195-203

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The costs of accommodation and care: community provision for former long-stay psychiatric hospital patients (1994)

Hallam A, Beecham J, Knapp M, Fenyo A

European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 243, 6, 301-310

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Residential care as an alternative to long-stay hospital: a cost-effectiveness evaluation of two pilot projects (1994)

Knapp M, Cambridge P, Thomason C, Beecham J, Allen C, Darton R

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 9, 4, 297-304

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Community psychiatric nurse teams: cost-effectiveness of intensive support versus generic care (1994)

McCrone P, Beecham J, Knapp M

British Journal of Psychiatry 165, 2, 218-221

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Reduced-list costings: examination of an informed short cut in mental health research (1993)

Knapp M, Beecham J

Health Economics 2, 4, 313-322

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The costs of community care for people with long-term mental health problems (1993)

Knapp M, Beecham J, Hallam A, Fenyo A

Health and Social Care in the Community 1, 4, 193-201

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Elderly people with cognitive impairment: costing possible changes in the balance of care (1993)

Kavanagh S, Schneider J, Knapp M, Beecham J, Netten A

Health and Social Care in the Community 1, 2, 69-80

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Elderly people with advanced cognitive impairment in England: resource use and costs (1993)

Schneider J, Kavanagh S, Knapp M, Beecham J, Netten A

Ageing and Society 13, 1, 27-50

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The costs of domus care (1993)

Beecham J, Cambridge P, Hallam A, Knapp M

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 8, 10, 827-831

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