Video abstract from Mara Violato and Jack Pollard on their JCPP Advances Special Issue paper ‘The multifaceted consequences and economic costs of child anxiety problems: A systematic review and meta-analysis’.
The multifaceted consequences and economic costs of child anxiety problems: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Jack Pollard, Tessa Reardon, Chloe Williams, Cathy Creswell, Tamsin Ford, Alastair Gray, Nia Roberts, Paul Stallard, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Mara Violato
First published: 21 April 2023
Open Access paper doi.org/10.1002/jcv2.12149
Mara Violato is an Associate Professor who joined HERC in September 2006. Mara graduated in Economics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy) in 1998. She obtained her MSc in Economics from the University of Glasgow in 2000, her PhD in Economics from the University of Dundee in 2006, and her Doctorate in Economics from the University of Milano Bicocca (Italy) in 2007. Her research interests include (child) health inequalities, health econometrics, economic evaluations in various disease areas, economic aspects of perinatal and paediatric care, health care utilisation and costs, ethnicity and health, (child) mental health, respiratory health, coeliac disease and gastrointestinal infections.
Mara is currently working on a number of NIHR and MRC funded economic evaluations alongside randomised controlled trials in the area of treatments of child anxiety (OVERCOMING, MACH, T-CAP), and ophthalmology (ECHoES). She is the PI of a Coeliac UK-funded projected aimed to further explore what it is like to live with coeliac disease in the United Kingdom, both before and after the condition has been diagnosed. She also leads the health economics component of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Gastrointestinal Infections, a 5-year interdisciplinary research programme in collaboration with the Universities of Liverpool and East Anglia and Public Health England to generate new strategies for control of diarrheal diseases. Prior to this appointment, Mara worked as research assistant and teaching fellow in economics at the University of Dundee. (image and bio via Oxford University)
Jack Pollard is a researcher at the Health Economics Research Centre (HERC). Jack’s current research involves a programme of work aimed at modelling the mental health outcomes and economic impact of elevated child anxiety, as part of a wider multidisciplinary NIHR-funded 5-year research programme – identifying Child Anxiety Through Schools (iCATS). Prior to his current position, Jack worked as a health economist and analyst at RAND Europe on a variety of projects. His research included investigating the impact of poor indoor climate on child health and examining the associated economic burden, as well as investigating the economic burden of physical inactivity. He also worked on the outcome and economic evaluation of the national Liaison and Diversion scheme, and the economic modelling of the future cancer workforce in England. Jack was awarded a studentship from the NIHR to study for an MSc in Economics and Health Economics at the University of Sheffield, where he graduated with distinction. His master’s dissertation examined the association between well-being and the existence of a partner who is problem drinker. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Sheffield. (image and bio via Oxford University)
- Featured paper ‘Research Review: The multifaceted consequences and economic costs of child anxiety problems: A systematic review and meta-analysis’, (2023). Jack Pollard, Tessa Reardon, Chloe Williams, Cathy Creswell, Tamsin Ford, Alastair Gray, Nia Roberts, Paul Stallard, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Mara Violato
- Full list of papers published in the JCPP Advances 2023 Special Issue ‘Evidence-based Synthesis Studies for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conditions’