Mrs Karen Crawford

  • BeST Senior Trials Manager (Mental Health & Wellbeing)

telephone: 0141 201 9239
email: Karen.Crawford@glasgow.ac.uk

Level 4, Academic CAMHS, Yorkhill Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, G3 8SJ

Biography

Karen is a Research Associate/ Project Manager in the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing.  She is currently project manager of the THRIVE trial which sits within the Relationships programme of the Unit.  Karen joined the unit in January 2015 following 18 months as a Knowledge Exchange Officer in the Research Strategy and Innovation Office of the university.  

Karen graduated from Glasgow University in 1997 with an MA (Hons) in Politics and Social Policy and spent time in various policy officer posts before becoming a management consultant for 9 years, during which time she completed a PGDip in Local Economic Development, also at Glasgow University.   Her time as a consultant focused mainly on the evaluation of employability initiatives for public sector clients.

Research interests

Karen graduated from Glasgow University in 1997 with an MA (Hons) in Politics and Social Policy and spent time in various policy officer posts before becoming a management consultant for 9 years, during which time she completed a PGDip in Local Economic Development, also at Glasgow University.  

Karen is currently project manager of THRIVE, a large clinical trial looking at the effectiveness of two group interventions offering support to women who are vulnerable in pregnancy.  Her  research interests are in parenting interventions and study recruitment & retention.

Publications

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2022

Turner, F., Venturini, E., Kainth, G., Crawford, K., O'Connor, R. , Balestrieri, M., Macdonald, S. and Minnis, H. (2022) The expected and the unexpected in recovery and development after abuse and neglect: The role of early foster carer commitment on young children's symptoms of attachment disorders and mental health problems over time. Child Abuse and Neglect, 127, 105585. (doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2022.105585) (PMID:35279447)

Kainth, G., Turner, F., Crawford, K., Watson, N. , Dundas, R. and Minnis, H. (2022) Process evaluation protocol for the (BeST?) Services trial. Developmental Child Welfare, 4(1), pp. 56-72. (doi: 10.1177/25161032211070861)

Crawford, K. et al. (2022) The Best Services Trial (BeST?): a cluster randomised controlled trial comparing the clinical and cost-effectiveness of New Orleans Intervention Model with Services as Usual (SAU) for infants and young children entering care. Trials, 23, 122. (doi: 10.1186/s13063-022-06007-3) (PMID:35130937) (PMCID:PMC8819875)

2021

MacLachlan, A. , Crawford, K., Shinwell, S., Nixon, C. and Henderson, M. (2021) Recruiting hard-to-reach pregnant women at high psychosocial risk: strategies and costs from a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 22, 402. (doi: 10.1186/s13063-021-05348-9) (PMID:34134724) (PMCID:PMC8207826)

2019

Henderson, M. et al. (2019) Trial of healthy relationship initiatives for the very early years (THRIVE), evaluating Enhanced Triple P for Baby and Mellow Bumps for those with additional social and care needs during pregnancy and their infants who are at higher risk of maltreatment: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 20, 499. (doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3571-5) (PMID:31412902) (PMCID:PMC6694522)

This list was generated on Tue Aug 9 02:39:46 2022 BST.
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Number of items: 5.

Articles

Turner, F., Venturini, E., Kainth, G., Crawford, K., O'Connor, R. , Balestrieri, M., Macdonald, S. and Minnis, H. (2022) The expected and the unexpected in recovery and development after abuse and neglect: The role of early foster carer commitment on young children's symptoms of attachment disorders and mental health problems over time. Child Abuse and Neglect, 127, 105585. (doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2022.105585) (PMID:35279447)

Kainth, G., Turner, F., Crawford, K., Watson, N. , Dundas, R. and Minnis, H. (2022) Process evaluation protocol for the (BeST?) Services trial. Developmental Child Welfare, 4(1), pp. 56-72. (doi: 10.1177/25161032211070861)

Crawford, K. et al. (2022) The Best Services Trial (BeST?): a cluster randomised controlled trial comparing the clinical and cost-effectiveness of New Orleans Intervention Model with Services as Usual (SAU) for infants and young children entering care. Trials, 23, 122. (doi: 10.1186/s13063-022-06007-3) (PMID:35130937) (PMCID:PMC8819875)

MacLachlan, A. , Crawford, K., Shinwell, S., Nixon, C. and Henderson, M. (2021) Recruiting hard-to-reach pregnant women at high psychosocial risk: strategies and costs from a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 22, 402. (doi: 10.1186/s13063-021-05348-9) (PMID:34134724) (PMCID:PMC8207826)

Henderson, M. et al. (2019) Trial of healthy relationship initiatives for the very early years (THRIVE), evaluating Enhanced Triple P for Baby and Mellow Bumps for those with additional social and care needs during pregnancy and their infants who are at higher risk of maltreatment: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 20, 499. (doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3571-5) (PMID:31412902) (PMCID:PMC6694522)

This list was generated on Tue Aug 9 02:39:46 2022 BST.

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Working on Hearts and Minds
    Chief Scientist Office
    2018 - 2018