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University of Exeter Medical School

Professor Vashti Berry

Professor Vashti Berry

Associate Professor in Prevention Science

 V.Berry@exeter.ac.uk

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 South Cloisters 2.05c

 

South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Overview

I am an Associate Professor in Prevention Science, working in the prevention and early intervention of children's psychosocial health difficulties. I am Director of the Children and Young People's Mental Health Research Collaboration (ChYMe) at Exeter and sit within the NIHR South West Peninsula Applied Research Collaboration (PenARC) where I lead work on children's health. 

My work is focused on services supporting children and families, particularly in the context of challenging family contexts such as domestic violence and abuse or reduced parenting capacity. I design and lead studies that answer pressing questions for commissioners, clinicians and practitioners working for and with children and families, often seeking a solution to the most effective way to prevent or intervene early in difficulties with their health and development.

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Cum Laude Distinction, 1998
  • MSc (Psychology) Cum Laude Distinction, 2000
  • PhD (Social and Policy Sciences), 2008

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Research

Research interests

I am interested in how parents and families can be supported to enable and promote children’s (mental) health and development, particularly in the context of challenging contexts like domestic violence and abuse. I have led and managed several trials of early intervention and prevention activity aimed at reducing children’s difficulties or promoting their socio-emotional development. I am interested in the connections between different contexts in children’s life, for example how communities and families interact, and I am interested in how we adpat and re-design intervention and support for new contexts (e.g. transporting between countries or settings). My work is focused around partnerships with programme developers, service providers, commissioners, parents and families to design, develop and test innovative ways of supporting children and young people.

Research projects

Research networks

I co-lead the Children and Young People's Health and Wellbeing Research Network at Exeter: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/research/networks/cypwellbeing/

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Publications

Books

Bullock R, Axford N, Little M, Berry V (2005). Forty years of research, policy and practice in children's services a festschrift for Roger Bullock., Wiley. Abstract.

Journal articles

Allen K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Ford T, Bonell C, Berry V (In Press). Experiences of current UK service provision for co-occurring parental domestic violence and abuse, mental ill-health, and substance misuse: a reflexive thematic analysis. Children and Youth Services Review Abstract.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Orr N, Farmer C, Shaw N, Chollet A, Rizzo AJ, Kiff F, Rigby E, Hagell A, Priolo Filho SR, et al (2024). School-based interventions TO Prevent Dating and Relationship Violence and Gender-Based Violence: STOP-DRV-GBV systematic review. Public health research (Southampton, England), 12(3), 1-192. Abstract.
Forbes C, Alderson H, Domoney J, Papamichail A, Berry V, McGovern R, Sevdalis N, Rankin J, Newburn M, Healey A, et al (2023). A survey and stakeholder consultation of Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) programmes in English maternity services. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 23(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Bonell C, Shaw N, Orr N, Chollet A, Rizzo A, Rigby E, Hagell A, Young H, Berry V, et al (2023). Are school-based interventions to prevent dating and relationship violence and gender-based violence equally effective for all students? Systematic review and equity analysis of moderation analyses in randomised trials. Preventive Medicine Reports, 34, 102277-102277.
Rizzo AJ, Orr N, Shaw N, Farmer C, Chollet A, Young H, Berry V, Rigby E, Hagell A, Bonell C, et al (2023). Exploring the Activities and Target Audiences of School-Based Violence Prevention Programs: Systematic Review and Intervention Component Analysis. Trauma Violence Abuse, 24(5), 3593-3614. Abstract.  Author URL.
Garrood A, Bjornstad G, Borek A, Gillett A, Lloyd J, Brand S, Tarrant M, Ball S, Hawton A, McDonald A, et al (2023). Healthy Parent Carers: Acceptability and practicability of online delivery and learning through implementation by delivery partner organisations. Health Expect, 26(5), 2050-2063. Abstract.  Author URL.
Axford N, Berry V (2023). Money Matters: Time for Prevention and Early Intervention to Address Family Economic Circumstances. J Prev (2022), 44(3), 267-276. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gudka R, Kelman C, Bryant E, Farooq B, Berry V, Bjornstad G, Martin F, Glover S-L, Russell A (2023). Parent-carer experiences using a peer support network: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 23(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Mason-Jones AJ, Beltrán L, Keding A, Berry V, Blower SL, Whittaker K, Bywater T (2023). Predictors of Mother and Infant Emergency Department Attendance and Admission: a Prospective Observational Study. Matern Child Health J, 27(3), 527-537. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bonell C, Taylor B, Berry V, Filho SRP, Rizzo A, Farmer C, Hagell A, Young H, Orr N, Shaw N, et al (2023). Re-orientating systematic reviews to rigorously examine what works, for whom and how: Example of a realist systematic review of school-based prevention of dating and gender violence. Res Synth Methods, 14(4), 582-595. Abstract.  Author URL.
Farmer C, Shaw N, Rizzo AJ, Orr N, Chollet A, Hagell A, Rigby E, Young H, Berry V, Bonell C, et al (2023). School-Based Interventions to Prevent Dating and Relationship Violence and Gender-Based Violence: Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis. Am J Public Health, 113(3), 320-330. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kiff F, Shaw N, Orr N, Rizzo AJ, Chollet A, Young H, Rigby E, Hagell A, Berry V, Bonell C, et al (2023). Systematic Review of the Economics of School-Based Interventions for Dating Violence and Gender-Based Violence. Health Educ Behav, 50(3), 339-346. Abstract.  Author URL.
Green F, Axford N, Eastmond N, Berry V, Mannes J, Allen K, Callaghan L, Hobbs T (2023). Transporting an Evidence-based Youth Development Program to a New Country: a Narrative Description and Analysis of Pre-implementation Adaptation. J Prev (2022), 44(6), 729-747. Abstract.  Author URL.
Astle DE, Moore A, Marryat L, Viding E, Mansfield KL, Fazel M, Pierce M, Abel KM, Green J, John A, et al (2023). We need timely access to mental health data: implications of the Goldacre review. Lancet Psychiatry, 10(4), 242-244. Author URL.
Bywater T, Berry V, Blower S, Bursnall M, Cox E, Mason-Jones A, McGilloway S, McKendrick K, Mitchell S, Pickett K, et al (2022). A proportionate, universal parenting programme to enhance social-emotional well-being in infants and toddlers in England: the E-SEE Steps RCT. Public Health Research, 10(8), 1-162. Abstract.
Bywater T, Berry V, Blower S, Bursnall M, Cox E, Mason-Jones A, McGilloway S, McKendrick K, Mitchell S, Pickett K, et al (2022). A randomized controlled trial of a proportionate universal parenting program delivery model (E-SEE Steps) to enhance child social-emotional wellbeing. PLoS One, 17(4). Abstract.  Author URL.
Berry V, Mitchell SB, Blower S, Whittaker K, Wilkinson K, McGilloway S, Mason-Jones A, Carr RM, Bywater T (2022). Barriers and facilitators in the delivery of a proportionate universal parenting program model (E-SEE Steps) in community family services. PLOS ONE, 17(6), e0265946-e0265946. Abstract.
Berry V, Melendez-Torres GJ, Axford N, Axberg U, de Castro BO, Gardner F, Gaspar MF, Handegård BH, Hutchings J, Menting A, et al (2022). Does Social and Economic Disadvantage Predict Lower Engagement with Parenting Interventions? an Integrative Analysis Using Individual Participant Data. Prevention Science, 24(8), 1447-1458. Abstract.
Allen K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Ford T, Bonell C, Finning K, Fredlund M, Gainsbury A, Berry V (2022). Family focused interventions that address parental domestic violence and abuse, mental ill-health, and substance misuse in combination: a systematic review. PLoS One, 17(7). Abstract.  Author URL.
Axford N, Berry V, Lloyd J, Wyatt K (2022). How can we optimise learning from trials in child and adolescent mental health?. Evid Based Ment Health, 25(3), 93-95. Abstract.  Author URL.
Forbes C, Morley N, Liabo K, Bjornstad G, Boult H, Ahmed S, Ciesla K, Vafai Y, Bridges S, Logan S, et al (2022). Prioritising child health and maternity evidence-based interventions or service models: a stakeholder-driven process. BMC Health Services Research, 22(1). Abstract.
Axford N, Berry V, Lloyd J, Hobbs T, Wyatt K (2022). Promoting Learning from Null or Negative Results in Prevention Science Trials. Prev Sci, 23(5), 751-763. Abstract.  Author URL.
Orr N, Chollet A, Rizzo AJ, Shaw N, Farmer C, Young H, Rigby E, Berry V, Bonell C, Melendez‐Torres GJ, et al (2022). School‐based interventions for preventing dating and relationship violence and gender‐based violence: a systematic review and synthesis of theories of change. Review of Education, 10(3).
Bertotti M, Hayes D, Berry V, Jarvis-Beesley P, Husk K (2022). Social prescribing for children and young people. The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, 6(12), 835-837.
Axford N, Morpeth L, Bjornstad G, Hobbs T, Berry V (2022). “What works” registries of interventions to improve child and youth psychosocial outcomes: a critical appraisal. Children and Youth Services Review, 137, 106469-106469.
Blower SL, Berry VL, Bursnall MC, Cohen J, Gridley N, Loban A, Mandefield L, Mason-Jones AJ, McGilloway S, McKendrick KL, et al (2021). Enhancing Social-Emotional Outcomes in Early Years (E-SEE): Randomized Pilot Study of Incredible Years Infant and Toddler Programs. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 30(8), 1933-1949. Abstract.
Lloyd J, Bjornstad G, Borek A, Cuffe-Fuller B, Fredlund M, McDonald A, Tarrant M, Berry V, Wilkinson K, Mitchell S, et al (2021). Healthy Parent Carers programme: mixed methods process evaluation and refinement of a health promotion intervention. BMJ Open, 11(8). Abstract.  Author URL.
Bjornstad G, Cuffe-Fuller B, Ukoumunne OC, Fredlund M, McDonald A, Wilkinson K, Lloyd J, Hawton A, Berry V, Tarrant M, et al (2021). Healthy Parent Carers: feasibility randomised controlled trial of a peer-led group-based health promotion intervention for parent carers of disabled children. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 7
Gridley N, Hickey G, Bywater T, McGilloway S, Blower S, Whittaker K, Berry V (2021). The challenges of assessing sample representativeness within community‐based evaluations of parenting programmes delivered in England and Ireland. Health & Social Care in the Community, 30(4).
Ball S, Wilkinson K, Mitchell S, Ukoumunne O, O'Mahen H, Tejerina-Arreal M, Hayes R, Berry V, Petrie I, Ford T, et al (2021). The longitudinal relationship between child emotional disorder and parental mental health in the British Child and Adolescent Mental Health surveys 1999 and 2004. Journal of Affective Disorders, 288, 58-67.
Ford T, Richardson J, Wilkinson K, Smith P, Berry V, Barnhofer T, Fox J, Kuyken W (2020). Could mindfulness-based cognitive therapy prevent a lifelong recurrent course of depression or anxiety by addressing key mechanisms of vulnerability in high-risk adolescents?. British Journal of Psychiatry, 216(4), 175-177. Abstract.
Axford N, Bjornstad G, Matthews J, Whybra L, Berry V, Ukoumunne O, Hobbs T, Wrigley Z, Brook L, Taylor R, et al (2020). The effectiveness of a community-based mentoring program for children aged 5-11 years: results from a randomized controlled trial. Prevention Science
Axford N, Bjornstad G, Matthews J, Heilmann S, Raja A, Ukoumunne OC, Berry V, Wilkinson T, Timmons L, Hobbs T, et al (2020). The effectiveness of a therapeutic parenting program for children aged 6–11 years with behavioral or emotional difficulties: Results from a randomized controlled trial. Children and Youth Services Review, 117, 105245-105245.
Axford N, Bjornstad G, Clarkson S, Ukoumunne O, Wrigley Z, Matthews J, Berry V, Hutchings J (2020). The effectiveness of the KiVa bullying prevention program in Wales, UK: results from a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial. Prevention Science
Berry V, Wilkinson K, Farr N, Stimson A (2019). Assessing the Feasibility of a Parent Life Coaching Intervention to Support Parents and Children Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence and Abuse. Journal of Family Violence, 34(6), 493-506. Abstract.
Leijten P, Gardner F, Melendez-Torres GJ, Weeland J, Hutchings J, Landau S, McGilloway S, Overbeek G, van Aar J, Menting A, et al (2019). Co-occurring change in children's conduct problems and maternal depression: Latent class individual participant data meta-analysis of the Incredible Years parenting program. Dev Psychopathol, 31(5), 1851-1862. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gardner F, Leijten P, Harris V, Mann J, Hutchings J, Beecham J, Berry V, McGilloway S, Gaspar M, Orobio de Castro B, et al (2019). Equity effects of parenting interventions for child conduct problems: a pan-European individual participant data meta-analysis. Lancet Psychiatry, 6, 518-527.
Gardner F, Leijten P, Harris V, Mann J, Hutchings J, Beecham J, Bonin E-M, Berry V, McGilloway S, Gaspar M, et al (2019). Equity effects of parenting interventions for child conduct problems: a pan-European individual participant data meta-analysis. Lancet Psychiatry, 6(6), 518-527. Abstract.  Author URL.
Shaw L, Moore D, Nunns M, Thompson Coon J, Ford T, Berry V, Walker E, Heyman I, Dickens C, Bennett S, et al (2019). Experiences of interventions aiming to improve the mental health and well-being of children and young people with a long-term physical condition: a systematic review and meta-ethnography. Child Care Health Dev, 45(6), 832-849. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bjornstad G, Wilkinson K, Cuffe-Fuller B, Fitzpatrick K, Borek A, Ukoumunne OC, Hawton A, Tarrant M, Berry V, Lloyd J, et al (2019). Healthy Parent Carers peer-led group-based health promotion intervention for parent carers of disabled children: protocol for a feasibility study using a parallel group randomised controlled trial design. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 5(1). Abstract.
Racey DN, Fox J, Berry VL, Blockley KV, Longridge RA, Simmons JL, Janssens A, Kuyken W, Ford TJ (2018). Correction to: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Young People and Their Carers: a Mixed-Method Feasibility Study (Mindfulness, (2018), 9, 4, (1063-1075), 10.1007/s12671-017-0842-7). Mindfulness, 9(4). Abstract.
Bywater T, Berry V, Blower SL, Cohen J, Gridley N, Kiernan K, Mandefield L, Mason-Jones A, McGilloway S, McKendrick K, et al (2018). Enhancing Social-Emotional Health and Wellbeing in the Early Years (E-SEE): a study protocol of a community-based randomised controlled trial with process and economic evaluations of the incredible years infant and toddler parenting programmes, delivered in a proportionate universal model. BMJ Open, 8(12). Abstract.  Author URL.
Husk K, Berry VL, Tozer R, Skipworth G, Radmore R, Ball S, Ukoumunne O, Logan S (2018). Interventions for reducing unplanned paediatric admissions: an observational study in one hospital. BMJ Paediatrics Open
Racey DN, Fox J, Berry VL, Blockley KV, Longridge RA, Simmons JL, Janssens A, Kuyken W, Ford TJ (2018). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Young People and Their Carers: a Mixed-Method Feasibility Study. Mindfulness, 9(4), 1063-1075. Abstract.
Axford N, Berry V (2018). Perfect Bedfellows: Why Early Intervention can Play a Critical Role in Protecting Children - a Response to Featherstone et al. (2014) - a Marriage Made in Hell: Child Protection Meets Early Intervention'. British Journal of Social Work, 48(1), 254-273. Abstract.
Whybra L, Warner G, Bjornstad GJ, Hobbs T, Brook L, Wrigley Z, Berry V, Ukoumunne O, Matthews J, Taylor R, et al (2018). The effectiveness of Chance UK’s mentoring programme in improving behavioural and emotional outcomes in primary school children with behavioural difficulties: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Psychology, 6, 9-9.
Axford N, Warner G, Hobbs T, Heilmann S, Raja A, Berry V, Ukoumunne O, Matthews J, Eames T, Kallitsoglou A, et al (2018). The effectiveness of the Inspiring Futures parenting programme in improving behavioural and emotional outcomes in primary school children with behavioural or emotional difficulties: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Psychology, 6, 3-3.
Bywater T, Gridley N, Berry VL, Blower S, Tobin K (2018). The parent programme implementation checklist (PPIC): the development and testing of an objective measure of skills and fidelity for the delivery of parent programmes. Child Care in Practice
Gabbay MB, Ring A, Byng R, Anderson P, Taylor RS, Matthews C, Harris T, Berry V, Byrne P, Carter E, et al (2017). Debt counselling for depression in primary care: an adaptive randomised controlled pilot trial (DeCoDer study). Health Technology Assessment, 21(35). Abstract.
McCarry M, Larkins C, Berry VL, Radford L, Stanley N (2017). The Potential for Co-production in Developing Violence against Women Services in Wales. Social Policy and Society
Morpeth L, Blower S, Tobin K, Taylor RS, Bywater T, Tudor Edwards R, Axford N, Lehtonen M, Jones C, Berry VL, et al (2017). The effectiveness of the Incredible Years pre-school parenting programme in the United Kingdom: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Child Care in Practice
Berry V (2016). Book Review: Listening is Not Enough. Adoption & Fostering, 28(1), 90-91.
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.
Edwards RT, Jones C, Berry V, Charles J, Linck P, Bywater T, Hutchings J (2016). Incredible Years parenting programme: Cost-effectiveness and implementation. Journal of Children's Services, 11(1), 54-72. Abstract.
Berry V, Axford N, Blower S, Taylor RS, Edwards RT, Tobin K, Jones C, Bywater T (2015). The Effectiveness and Micro-costing Analysis of a Universal, School-Based, Social–Emotional Learning Programme in the UK: a Cluster-Randomised Controlled Trial. School Mental Health, 8(2), 238-256.
Rotheray S, Racey D, Rodgers L, Mcgilloway S, Berry V, Ford T (2014). Innovations in Practice: Further evidence on the effectiveness of the strengths and difficulties added value score as an outcome measure for child and adolescent services. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 19(4), 270-273. Abstract.
Rotheray S, Racey D, Rodgers L, Mcgilloway S, Berry V, Ford T (2014). Innovations in Practice: Further evidence on the effectiveness of the strengths and difficulties added value score as an outcome measure for child and adolescent services. Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Axford N, Lehtonen M, Kaoukji D, Tobin K, Berry V (2012). Engaging parents in parenting programs: Lessons from research and practice. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(10), 2061-2071. Abstract.
Little M, Berry V, Morpeth L, Blower S, Axford N, Taylor R, Bywater T, Lehtonen M, Tobin K (2012). The Impact of Three Evidence-Based Programmes Delivered in Public Systems in Birmingham, UK. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE, 6(2), 260-272. Author URL.
Axford N, Jonas M, Berry V, Green V, Morpeth L (2010). Can study tours help promote evidence-based practice in children's services?. European Journal of Social Work, 13(4), 523-543. Abstract.
Berry V (2010). Child Protection and Welfare Social Work: Contemporary Themes and Practice Perspectives. Child & Family Social Work, 15(1), 129-129.
Berry V (2009). Ethical Considerations in Conducting Family Violence Research. Research Ethics, 5(3), 91-100.
Berry VL (2009). Ethical considerations in conducting family violence research with children and families. Research Ethics Review, 5 (3), 91-98.
BERRY V, LITTLE M, AXFORD N, CUSICK GR (2008). An Evaluation of Youth at Risk's Coaching for Communities Programme. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 48(1), 60-75. Abstract.
Axford N, Morpeth L, Little M, Berry V (2008). Linking prevention science and community engagement: a case study of the Ireland Disadvantaged Children and Youth Programme. Journal of Children's Services, 3(2), 40-54. Abstract.
Axford N, Berry V, Little M, Morpeth L (2006). Developing a Common Language in Children's Services through Research‐based Inter‐disciplinary Training. Social Work Education, 25(2), 161-176.
Axford N, Berry V, Little M (2006). Enhancing service evaluability: Lessons from a programme for disaffected young people. Children and Society, 20(4), 287-298. Abstract.
Axford N, Berry V (2005). Exploring the potential of shadow controls in the evaluation of children's services. International Journal of Social Research Methodology: Theory and Practice, 8(5), 389-404. Abstract.
Axford N, Berry V (2005). Measuring Outcomes in the ‘New’ Children's Services. Journal of Integrated Care, 13(4), 12-23.
Berry V (2004). Is Anyone Listening? Accountability and Women Survivors of Domestic Violence, Gill Hague, Audrey Mullender and Rosemary Aris, London, Routledge, 2003, pp. xii + 180, ISBN 0 415 25946 0, £19.99. The British Journal of Social Work, 34(5), 747-749.

Chapters

Axford N, Bywater T, Blower S, Berry V, Baker V, Morpeth L (2017). Critical Factors in the Successful Implementation of Evidence‐Based Parenting Programmes. In  (Ed) The Wiley Handbook of What Works in Child Maltreatment, Wiley, 349-366.
Axlord N, Berry V (2017). Measuring outcomes in the new children's services. In  (Ed) Defining and Classifying Children in Need, 375-386.
Berry VL, Axford N, Blower S, Kaoujki D, Little M (2014). Prevention of child maltreatment. In Conte JR (Ed) Child Abuse and Neglect Worldwide [3 volumes], ABC-CLIO, 177-204.
Axford N, Berry V, Bullock R, Little M, Madge J, Morpeth L, Mount K (2007). Research-Based Practice Tools to Improve Child Welfare Services in England: Using the Going Home? Practice Tool to Support the Effective Reunification of Families. In  (Ed) Research for Action: Cross-National Perspectives on Connecting Knowledge, Policy, and Practice for Children.  Abstract.

Conferences

Basri HH, Chu WL, Berry V, Karl A (2023). LATE-BREAKING THE RELATIONSHIP OF SELF-COMPASSION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FLEXIBILITY WITH HEART RATE VARIABILITY IN YOUNG PEOPLE.  Author URL.
Orr N, Chollet A, Shaw N, Rizzo A, Farmer C, Young H, Bonell C, Berry V, Melendez-Torres G (2022). P23 School-based interventions for preventing dating and relationship violence and gender-based violence: a synthesis of theories of change. SSM Annual Scientific Meeting.
Bates R, Newlove-Delgado T, Husk K, Berry V (2019). G240 Prevalence and patterns of mental health-related paediatric hospital admissions. PAEDIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION AND CHILDREN’S ETHICS AND LAW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS.
Axford N, Berry V, Lloyd J, Wyatt K, Hobbs T (2018). Embracing ‘failure’ in prevention science: how can we promote a more open and honest response to trial results showing that interventions ‘don’t work’ or cause harm?. European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR). 23rd - 25th Oct 2018.

Reports

Axford N, Berry V, Callaghan L, Allen K, Cartwright L, Bates R, Rybczynska-Bunt S, Horrell J, Liabo K (2024). Transition Hub for Children Looked After: Feasibility and pilot study report., Youth Endowment Fund.
Moore D, Proctor R, Benham-Clarke S, Gains H, Melendez-Torres G, Axford N, Rogers M, Anderson R, Hall D, Hawkins J, et al (2022). Protocol: Review of evidence on implementation in education (Work Package 4).
Moore D, Proctor R, Benham-Clarke S, Gains H, Melendez-Torres G, Axford N, Rogers M, Anderson R, Hall D, Hawkins J, et al (2021). Protocol: Review of evidence on implementation in education (overarching).
Axford N, Berry V, Lloyd J, Moore D, Rogers M, Hurst A, Blockley K, Durkin H (2019). How can Schools Support Parents’ Engagement in their Children’s Learning? Evidence from Research and Practice. Education Endowment Foundation,  London.
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.
Berry VL, McCarry M, Radford L, Larkins C, Stanley N (2014). Building Effective Responses: an Independent Review of Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Services in Wales. Cardiff, Welsh Government.

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External Engagement and Impact

Committee/panel activities

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Prevention (https://www.springer.com/journal/10935) (2021-present) 
  • Youth Endowment Fund Expert Panel Member (2020-present)
  • Early Intervention Foundation advisory panel on Adverse Childhood Experiences (2019-2020)
  • Education Endowment Fund / Early Intervention Foundation panel on common components of Social-Emotional Learning (2019)
  • Early Intervention Foundation/ESRC Step-Up study advisory group panel (2015-2016)
  • Early Intervention Foundation evidence review and moderation panel (2014-2019)
  • Strategic Clinical Networks for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health, and Urgent Care Committees for South West (2014-2017)

Invited lectures

  • 2018: Invited keynote for Research in Practice’s Leaders’ Forum, Leamington Spa, June 2018, To intervene (early) or not at all: is that the question? #leadersforum18
  • 2016: Invited keynote address for Count me in! Children’s participation conference,  Plymouth, 6-7th April: Designing and evaluating parenting support to ‘enable’ children.
  • 2015: British Council Violence against Women and Children in Diverse Contexts, Johannesburg, South Africa, 3-6th March: Policy and practice responses in diverse contexts.
  • 2012: Supporting Parents, Children and Teachers: Research and Practice, Cardiff, Wales, March: Birmingham’s “Brighter Futures” programme – an approach to evidence-based strategy, implementation and research (with Cheryl Hopkins, former director of Children Services, Birmingham City Council).

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Teaching

PenARC Making Sense of Evidence: Training in evidence-based practice for health and social care professionals

Health Services Research: Quantitative Research Design

Modules

2023/24

Information not currently available


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Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Kate Allen
  • Alexa Gainsbury
  • Husna Hassan Basri
  • Victoria Wren

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