Could scale-up of parenting programmes improve child disruptive behaviour and reduce social inequalities?

Project outline

Using individual participant data meta-analysis to establish for whom programmes are effective and cost-effective. 

  • Leijten, P., Gardner, F., Landau, S., Harris, V., Mann, J., Hutchings, J., Beecham, J., Bonin, E.M. and Scott, S. (2017). Harnessing the power of individual participant data in a meta‐analysis of the benefits and harms of the Incredible Years parenting program. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
  • Frances Gardner, Patty Leijten, G.J. Melendez-Torres, Sabine Landau, Victoria Harris, Joanna Mann, Jennifer Beecham, Judy Hutchings, Stephen Scott, (2018) 'The Earlier the Better? Individual Participant Data and Traditional Meta-analysis of Age Effects of Parenting Interventions', Child Development, September 2018, 
  • F Gardner, P Leijten, V Harris, J Mann, J Hutchings et al, (2019) Equity effects of parenting interventions for child conduct problems: a pan-European individual participant data meta-analysis The Lancet Psychiatry