Jacqueline Barnes

Jacqueline Barnes, Prof.

Prof. Jacqueline Barnes is Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London and Honorary Senior Psychologist at the Tavistock Clinic. She is an internationally recognised expert in the study of community characteristics, family functioning and young children's behaviour, conducting research in the UK, Europe and the USA. She has studied the identification and management of emotional and behavioural problems of young children in pre-school settings; methods of assessing parental behaviour; the relevance of measures of parenting for different cultural and socioeconomic groups; evaluation of child mental health and child abuse prevention programmes; early intervention to prevent children's mental health problems; the relevance of community characteristics and the environment to family functioning and child development; the impact of serious parental illness or bereavement on families; and the use of qualitative methodologies to investigate family functioning and child behaviour.

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Barnes, J., Gardiner, J., Sutcliffe, A.G., Melhuish, E. (2014) The parenting of young children by older mothers in the United Kingdom. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 11(4), 397-419.

Roffey, S. & Barnes, J. (2014) Community change: the complex nature of interventions to promote positive connections. In F. Huppert & C. Cooper (Eds.), Wellbeing: a complete Reference Guide. Volume VI. (pp. 427-463). Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

Eryigit-Madzwamuse, S., Barnes, J. (2013) Is early center-based child care associated with tantrums and unmanageable behavior over time up to school entry? Child and Youth Care Forum, 42(2), 101-117. DOI: 10.1007/s10566-012-9193-7.

Barnes, J., Belsky, J., Frost, M. & Melhuish, E. (2011) Neighbourhood characteristics and mental health: mothers of infants in deprived neighbourhoods, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 46(12), 1243-1249.

Daglar, M., Melhuish, E. & Barnes, J. (2011) Parenting and preschool child behaviour among Turkish immigrant, migrant and non-migrant families. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 8 (3), 261-279. DOI:10.1080/17405621003710827