Dr Jamie Lachman
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Co-Principal Investigator, Malezi ne Kilimo – Skilful Parenting and Agribusiness Child Abuse Prevention Study
Co-Principal Investigator, Parenting for Lifelong Health - Philippines
Co-Principal Investigator, Parenting for Lifelong Health - Thailand
Co-Investigator; Optimising Parenting Interventions through Methodological and Programmatic Innovation to Reduce the Risk of Child Maltreatment and Improve Child Wellbeing in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
15 years’ experience developing, implementing, and evaluating social interventions for children and their caregivers in areas of crisis throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
University of Oxford (DPhil in Social Intervention, MSc with distinction), Yale University (BA with distinction), and the Dell’Arte International School for Physical Theatre (Certificate).
Member of the steering committee of the World Health Organisation and UNICEF-led initiative called Parenting for Lifelong Health (www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/child/plh/en/).
Executive director and founder of Clowns Without Borders South Africa (www.cwbsa.org), a storyteller, banjo-player, singer-songwriter, clown, director, and facilitator.
My research is focused on building the evidence of effectiveness for programmes that improve child and family wellbeing and mental health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries:
1) Parenting for Lifelong Health – Philippines, an adaptation, feasibility pilot, and randomised controlled trial of the PLH prototype parenting programme for children ages 2 to 6 years (Co-PI); :
2) Parenting for Lifelong Health – Thailand, an adaptation, feasibility pilot, and randomised controlled trial of the PLH prototype parenting programme for children ages 2 to 9 years (Co-PI);
3) Malezi ne Kilimo – Skilful Parenting and Agribusiness Child Abuse Prevention Study, a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial in rural Tanzania (Co-PI); and
4) Optimising Parenting Interventions, a pilot to optimise parenting programmes based on effectiveness, cost efficiency, and scalability (Co-I).
Jamie Lachman's key areas of research focus are (click to expand):
- Parenting for Lifelong Health-Thailand
- Malezi ne Kilimo Bora - Skilful Parenting and Agribusiness Child Abuse Prevention Study (SPACAPS) in Tanzania
- Parenting for Lifelong Health-Philippines
- Optimising Parenting Interventions
Research on parenting interventions in low- and middle-income countries
Implementation and cultural adaptation research
Intervention development and feasibility piloting
Randomised controlled trials and factorial experiments