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Dr Vashti Berry

Dr Vashti Berry

Senior Research Fellow

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 South Cloisters 2.07

 

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

Overview

I am a Senior Research Fellow for the NIHR South West Peninsula Applied Research Collaboration (PenARC) and Director of the Children and Young People's Mental Health Research Collaboration (ChYMe) at Exeter. My focus is children’s social, emotional and behavioural development 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
  • MSc (Psychology) Cum Laude Distinction
  • PhD (Social and Policy Sciences)

Research group links

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

  • E-SEE Trial: Enhancing social-emotional health and well-being in the very early years: a community-based RCT (and economic) evaluation of the Incredible Years infant and toddler (0-2) parenting programmes. http://e-see-trial.org/
  • Family Vision: Feasibility testing a novel life coaching intervention for parents parenting alone following domestic abuse. http://clahrc-peninsula.nihr.ac.uk/research/family-vision
  • FReDA: Family Recovery after Domestic Abuse. A feasibility trial and nested process evaluation of a group-based psychoeducational intervention for children exposed to domestic violence and abuse https://fundingawards.nihr.ac.uk/award/NIHR127793
  • STOP DRV-GBV: A systematic review of School-based interventions TO Prevent dating and relationship and gender-based violence. The review will focus on understanding characteristics, mechanisms, implementation and effectiveness. With Prof G.J. Melendez-Torres (PI).
  • Feasibility and outcome evaluation of 'Becoming a Man', a Youth Endowment Fund-funded study evaluating the adaptation and implementation of the US programme (https://www.youth-guidance.org/bam/) by the Mental Health Foundation in the UK.
  • Feasibility evaluation of a Transition Hub for Looked After Children who are experiencing movement into care or transition/s while in care, delivered by Achieving for Children and Barnet Council 
  • Paediatric Admissions: A PenARC resourced project in partnership with the AHSN and Trusts across the South West to undertake natural experiments of interventions designed to reduce paediatric admissions and improve care. We are now focusing on the pattern and prevalence of paediatric mental health admissions. http://clahrc-peninsula.nihr.ac.uk/research/paediatric-acute-care-project
  • TRACES: Adapting parenting programme support for early childhood trauma and adversity. With South African partners at University of Cape Town and Institute for Security Studies. https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=MC_PC_MR%2FR019991%2F1
  • Parent Engagement in Schools: A review and survey with the Education Endowment Foundation informing Guidance for Schools. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/tools/guidance-reports/working-with-parents-to-support-childrens-learning/ 
  • MBCT for young people and their parents: A PenARC resourced project of service development and an evaluation protocol of a mindfulness intervention for young people in CAMHS at risk of depressive relapse. http://clahrc-peninsula.nihr.ac.uk/research/mbct-yp-mindfulness-based-cognitive-therapy-to-prevent-relapse-in-young-people and more recently (2020-) a NIHR Programme Development Grant (ATTEND) preparing the intervention for full trial, including a focus on training and recruitment.
  • Healthy Parent Carers: Feasibility testing of a health promotion programme for parents of disabled children. http://sites.exeter.ac.uk/healthyparentcarers/
  • Measures of maternal sensitivity and responsiveness for routine Children's Services: the MIRI and Care-Index.
  • Dartington Social Research Unit Trials: Supporting the design and development of the Big Lottery Realising Ambition trials - Chance UK mentoring programme, Malachi parenting programme. - as well as the KiVa anti-bullying intervention RCT.
  • DeCoDer (complete): A pilot RCT of a primary care-based complex intervention for individuals with depression and debt. http://clahrc-peninsula.nihr.ac.uk/research/decoder

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Axford N, Berry V, Lloyd J, Hobbs T, Wyatt K (2020). Promoting Learning from Null or Negative Results in Prevention Science Trials. Prev Sci Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
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.  Full text.
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.  Full text.
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.  Full text.
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 Full text.
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. Full text.

Publications by category


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

Ford TJ, Wilkinson K, Berry V, Fox J (In Press). Could Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy prevent a lifelong recurrent course of depression or anxiety by addressing key mechanisms of vulnerability in adolescents at highest risk?. British Journal of Psychiatry Full text.
Axford N, Berry V, Lloyd J, Hobbs T, Wyatt K (2020). Promoting Learning from Null or Negative Results in Prevention Science Trials. Prev Sci Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
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 Full text.
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. Full text.
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 Full text.
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.  Full text.
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.  Full text.
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. Full text.
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.  Full text.
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.  Full text.
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). Full text.
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.  Full text.
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 Full text.
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.  Full text.
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.  Full text.
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. Full text.
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. Full text.
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 Full text.
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.  Full text.
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 Full text.
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 Full text.
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.
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.  Full text.
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. Full text.
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, LITTLE M, AXFORD N, CUSICK GR (2009). An Evaluation of Youth at Risk's Coaching for Communities Programme. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 48(1), 60-75.
Berry VL (2009). Ethical considerations in conducting family violence research with children and families. Research Ethics Review, 5 (3), 91-98.
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.

Chapters

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

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, 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. Full text.
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.
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. Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Ford TJ, Wilkinson K, Berry V, Fox J (In Press). Could Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy prevent a lifelong recurrent course of depression or anxiety by addressing key mechanisms of vulnerability in adolescents at highest risk?. British Journal of Psychiatry Full text.

2020

Axford N, Berry V, Lloyd J, Hobbs T, Wyatt K (2020). Promoting Learning from Null or Negative Results in Prevention Science Trials. Prev Sci Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
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 Full text.
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. Full text.
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 Full text.

2019

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.  Full text.
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.  Full text.
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. Full text.
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.  Full text.
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.  Full text.
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). Full text.
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. Full text.

2018

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.
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.
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.  Full text.
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 Full text.
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.  Full text.
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.  Full text.
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. Full text.
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. Full text.
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 Full text.

2017

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.  Full text.
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 Full text.
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 Full text.

2016

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.
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.  Full text.

2015

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.
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. Full text.

2014

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. Full text.
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
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.

2012

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.

2010

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.

2009

BERRY V, LITTLE M, AXFORD N, CUSICK GR (2009). An Evaluation of Youth at Risk's Coaching for Communities Programme. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 48(1), 60-75.
Berry VL (2009). Ethical considerations in conducting family violence research with children and families. Research Ethics Review, 5 (3), 91-98.

2008

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.

2007

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.

2006

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.

2005

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.
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.
Axford N, Berry V (2005). Measuring Outcomes in the ‘New’ Children's Services. Journal of Integrated Care, 13(4), 12-23.

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External Engagement and Impact

Committee/panel activities

  • 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).

Teaching

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

Health Services Research: Quantitative Research Design

 

Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Kate Allen
  • Alexa Gainsbury
  • Victoria Wren

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