Focusing on children and young people who have additional needs and who use specialist services alongside universal supports, research within this cluster brings an economic perspective to studies of cross-agency service provision and use of services.
Cluster lead: Jennifer Beecham
Research team: Martin Knapp, Eva-Maria Bonin, Derek King, Madeleine Stevens, Annette Bauer
A multicentre randomised trial of the outcome, acceptability and cost-effectiveness of family therapy and multi-family day treatment compared with inpatient care and outpatient family therapy for adolescent anorexia nervosa
Led by the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, this study aims to examine the outcome, cost-effectiveness and acceptability of brief multiple family day treatment (MFDT) compared to two types of standard treatment (inpatient care, outpatient family therapy) in two parallel, integrated randomised controlled trials in adolescents with anorexia nervosa.
ARIADNE Treatment of anorexia nervosa: translating experimental neuroscience into clinical practice.
The ARIADNE programme (Applied Research into Anorexia Nervosa and Not Otherwise Specified Eating Disorders), is specifically designed to support research trying to understand the processes that may contribute to the development of anorexia nervosa and potential treatments. The programme is funded by a Department of Health NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research.
Can psycho-educational Insomnia workshops reach and help members of the public?
Funded by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, and led by the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, this project aims to examine clinical effectiveness and health economic aspects of psycho-educational insomnia workshops for members of the public, using an RCT design. The LSE component of the work is being led by Jennifer Beecham.
Can "Self-confidence workshops" for depression help the implementation of the NICE Guidelines?: clinical and health economic evaluation
Child Care Reforms in Europe: Lessons for Italy
Led by Dr Cristiano Gori at LSE, this project aims to examine national reforms in child care in European countries since the mid-nineties, compare the outcome of different reforms and draw lessons for the design of new child care policies in Italy. This project is funded by the Collegio Carlo Alberto, Italy.
Crossing the divide. Effective treatments for people with neurodevelopmental disorders across the lifespan and intellectual ability
Evaluation of the Costs and Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions carried out on behalf of the National Academy for Parenting Practitioners
The National Academy for Parenting Practitioners works directly with parenting practitioners to provide them with the high quality skills and knowledge they need to enable parents to deal with day to day challenges and give their children the best possible start in life. The Academy's aim is to improve the quality of support that is made available to practitioners and in turn parents through research, training and information. PSSRU at LSE, led by Dr Jeni Beecham, will undertake the cost effectiveness evaluation components within the NAPP research programme.
This will make it possible to determine their cost-effectiveness on a per child and on a per team basis and to identify cost savings in the short and longer term. Broader questions to be addressed include whether it is more cost-effective to intervene early in a preventive way, or later on once problems have developed; whether fewer public services are used after intervention; and which interventions are not good value.
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Evaluation of Supported Housing Pilot for Teenage Parents (SHPTP) - A project for the Department for Children, Schools and Families
Teenage parents come disproportionately from disadvantaged backgrounds, and a substantial body of evidence documents poor outcomes for both teenage mothers and their children, including poor housing outcomes, poor economic well-being, poor emotional health and well-being, and poor child health outcomes. This evaluation focuses on the Supported Housing Pilot for Teenage Parents (SHPTP). This study is led by Prof Martin Knapp and Dr Jeni Beecham.
Long Term Consequences of Anti-Social Behaviour in Childhood
The Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development (CSDD) is a longitudinal study that has followed a cohort of approximately 400 boys from the age of 8. They were most recently interviewed at age 48. This study is exploring the connections between behavioural and emotional problems in childhood and adult service use, service use costs and employment outcomes.
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Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) Cost-Effectiveness Research Programme
The three year £1.5 million project, 'Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) cost effectiveness research programme' is a collaboration between The Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR) at Warwick University, the Institute of Education at the University of London, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, LSE and UWE. Lead by the CEDAR, the project stems from the Bercow Review of provision for children and young people with SLCN published in July 2008.
Recently completed projects
An overview and synthesis of international current practice to prevent unintentional injury in children.
Children and young people with autism
BYTE: the costs of supporting young people with Bulimia with an internet based programme
Health and Social Care Needs of Young Adults 18-25 with Long-term Neurological Conditions on Transition to Adult Services and the Costs of Service Provision
The focus of this short-term piece of work was to look at services used by people aged 18-25 with neurological conditions, and in particular to investigate the costs of services received from health, social care, education and other services as provided by the statutory sector or by voluntary and private organisations.
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