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IBS PSP Special Presentation – Parenting Interventions Globally: Are There Differential Effects Across Countries, Cultures and Social Groups?

May 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Hybrid Event: Join in person at IBS Room 155B or via Zoom link: – email for password.

Speaker: Frances Gardner

Abstract: Frances will talk about her work analyzing intervention moderator effects using both individual participant data (IPD) and aggregate level meta-analysis, including some large systematic reviews she is conducting for the World Health Organization (WHO) Guideline on parenting interventions to reduce maltreatment of children. These studies have implications for understanding the effects of interventions on health and social inequities, and for adaptation strategies. She is also involved in a WHO and UNICEF collaboration, ‘Parenting for Lifelong Health’, working on developing, adapting, and testing parenting programs in sustainable systems in low-and middle-income countries, with recent randomized trials in the public health system in Thailand, the conditional cash transfer system in The Philippines, and in three middle-income countries in SE Europe.

Frances Gardner

Bio: Professor Frances Gardner is Professor of Child and Family Psychology in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, and Fellow of Wolfson College. She has been variously Director and Deputy Director of the graduate programme in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation at Oxford since it began in 2003, as well as co-Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention.

Her research focuses on the development and testing of parenting interventions for reducing child behaviour problems, and violence against children, in high, as well as low and middle-income countries, with projects in the UK, USA, Eastern Europe, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand and the Philippines.

She investigates questions about transportability of parenting interventions across cultures and countries, about mechanisms of change, and about the subgroups of families and children for whom these interventions are most effective.


May 2, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Prevention Science Program


IBS 155B
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