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Dr Gretchen Bjornstad

Dr Gretchen Bjornstad

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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01392 726041

South Cloisters 1.01

Gretchen joined PenCRU, a childhood disability research unit within PenCLAHRC, in February 2017 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. All of the research conducted at PenCRU is done in collaboration with a Family Faculty, which is involved at every stage. She is currently working on writing plain language evidence summaries in response to questions submitted by parents of children with disabilities and practitioners who work with them. She is also working on the development and evaluation of an intervention to improve the health and wellbeing of parent carers of children with disabilities.

Gretchen is also an Academic Tutor for students on BSc Medical Sciences programme and a facilitator for the BMBS Making Sense of Evidence small group sessions.

She completed her D.Phil. in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford in 2009. Her postdoctoral work has been focused on the evaluation of interventions for reducing emotional and behavioural problems in children. She specialises in trials and systematic reviews of interventions. She also has experience working with children in residential treatment settings and as a family counsellor.

Qualifications

  • DPhil - Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, 2009
  • MSc - Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, 2004
  • BA - Psychology, Reed College, Portland, OR, 2001

Research

Research interests

I am interested in the evaluation, implementation, and development of evidence-based interventions for improving the health and well-being of children and families.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Underwood MK, Bjornstad GJ (2016). Children’s emotional experience of peer provocation: the relation between observed behaviour and self-reports of emotions, expressions, and social goals. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 25(4), 320-330.
Clarkson S, Axford N, Berry V, Edwards RT, Bjornstad G, Wrigley Z, Charles J, Hoare Z, Ukoumunne OC, Matthews J, et al (2016). Effectiveness and micro-costing of the KiVa school-based bullying prevention programme in Wales: study protocol for a pragmatic definitive parallel group cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Axford N, Farrington DP, Clarkson S, Bjornstad GJ, Wrigley Z, Hutchings J (2015). Involving parents in school-based programmes to prevent and reduce bullying: what effect does it have?. Journal of Children's Services, 10(3), 242-251.
Lee S, Drake E, Pennucci A, Bjornstad G, Edovald T (2012). Economic evaluation of early childhood education in a policy context. Journal of Children's Services, 7(1), 53-63.
Bjornstad GJ, Ramchandani P, Montgomery P, Gardner F (2009). Child-focused cognitive behavioural therapy for children who have been physically abused. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(2).
Gardner F, Bjornstad GJ, Ramchandani P, Tao X, Montgomery P (2009). Family therapy for children who have been physically abused. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(2).
Montgomery P, Bjornstad G, Dennis J (2008). Cochrane review: Media-based behavioural treatments for behavioural problems in children. Evidence-Based Child Health: a Cochrane Review Journal, 2(4), 1154-1190.
Montgomery P, Bjornstad G, Dennis J (2006). Media-based behavioural treatments for behavioural problems in children. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)(1). Abstract.
Bjornstad GJ (2005). Family therapy for attention-deficit disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(2).
Underwood MK, Scott BL, Galperin MB, Bjornstad GJ, Sexton AM (2004). An Observational Study of Social Exclusion Under Varied Conditions: Gender and Developmental Differences. Child Development, 75(5), 1538-1555.

Reports

Axford N, Barlow J, Coad J, Schrader-McMillan A, Bjornstad G, Berry VL, Wrigley Z, Goodwin A, Ohlson C, Sonthalia S, et al (2015). Rapid review to update evidence for Healthy Child Programme 0-5. London, Public Health England. Full text.

Publications by year


2016

Underwood MK, Bjornstad GJ (2016). Children’s emotional experience of peer provocation: the relation between observed behaviour and self-reports of emotions, expressions, and social goals. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 25(4), 320-330.
Clarkson S, Axford N, Berry V, Edwards RT, Bjornstad G, Wrigley Z, Charles J, Hoare Z, Ukoumunne OC, Matthews J, et al (2016). Effectiveness and micro-costing of the KiVa school-based bullying prevention programme in Wales: study protocol for a pragmatic definitive parallel group cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Axford N, Farrington DP, Clarkson S, Bjornstad GJ, Wrigley Z, Hutchings J (2015). Involving parents in school-based programmes to prevent and reduce bullying: what effect does it have?. Journal of Children's Services, 10(3), 242-251.
Axford N, Barlow J, Coad J, Schrader-McMillan A, Bjornstad G, Berry VL, Wrigley Z, Goodwin A, Ohlson C, Sonthalia S, et al (2015). Rapid review to update evidence for Healthy Child Programme 0-5. London, Public Health England. Full text.

2012

Lee S, Drake E, Pennucci A, Bjornstad G, Edovald T (2012). Economic evaluation of early childhood education in a policy context. Journal of Children's Services, 7(1), 53-63.

2009

Bjornstad GJ, Ramchandani P, Montgomery P, Gardner F (2009). Child-focused cognitive behavioural therapy for children who have been physically abused. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(2).
Gardner F, Bjornstad GJ, Ramchandani P, Tao X, Montgomery P (2009). Family therapy for children who have been physically abused. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(2).

2008

Montgomery P, Bjornstad G, Dennis J (2008). Cochrane review: Media-based behavioural treatments for behavioural problems in children. Evidence-Based Child Health: a Cochrane Review Journal, 2(4), 1154-1190.

2006

Montgomery P, Bjornstad G, Dennis J (2006). Media-based behavioural treatments for behavioural problems in children. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)(1). Abstract.

2005

Bjornstad GJ (2005). Family therapy for attention-deficit disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(2).

2004

Underwood MK, Scott BL, Galperin MB, Bjornstad GJ, Sexton AM (2004). An Observational Study of Social Exclusion Under Varied Conditions: Gender and Developmental Differences. Child Development, 75(5), 1538-1555.

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