AMANDA BUNN EDUCATION AND TRAINING 2006 2003-2004 Solution Focused Therapy trained (Brief Therapy Practice, London). Certificate in Stress Management Training Techniques with Mindtech Associates, Swindon, Wiltshire. ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage (Credit) at Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science, St Mary's College, University of Surrey. Accredited units: Holistic Massage (Distinction), Anatomy and Physiology (Credit) and Professional Conduct and Business Awareness (Distinction). BA (Hons) Degree in Psychology (First) at the University of Exeter. 3 A Levels: Psychology (A), Sociology (A) and Geography (C) at Alton College, Hampshire. 10 GCSE‟s (A-B) including English, Maths, Sciences, Humanities and Arts at Mill Chase Community School, Hampshire. 2002-2003 1992-1995 1990-1992 1985-1990 EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCE 2004 – present Freelance Researcher and Trainer (www.ativesolutions.co.uk) I have provided evaluation and research services on a freelance basis for the past three years. This has included consultancy, training, lecturing, project management, data-collection, analysis, and report/proposal/paper writing. My current clients include a range of academic, voluntary and independent organisations including Royal Holloway University (where I am a Consultant Senior Researcher), London Metropolitan University, Making Research Count, Parents for Children (adoption and fostering agency), the NSPCC, NCH – The Bridge Child Care Development Service and Child and Family Training (training people in evidence based approaches for assessing children/families). I am a member of the Social Research Association (SRA), the UK Evaluation Society (UKES) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am listed as a registered researcher on both the Research In Practice (RIP) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) database. I have a current certificate from the CRB and extensive professional indemnity insurance. 2004 – present Freelance Therapist and Consultant For the past three years I have worked as a therapist and consultant providing treatment for stress and other related health issues. I adopt an holistic approach incorporating techniques from psychology and complementary therapies. I was recently a recommended therapist in the Daily Telegraph‟s „2 for 1‟ health offer where readers could receive two treatments for the price of one as part of a general health promotion programme. In conjunction with a business partner I run „the dieting coach‟; a programme adapted for groups and individuals to examine psychological factors behind over-eating and barriers to eating healthily. We have a range of clients ranging from local authorities (slimming on referral schemes), to private gyms and corporate companies. For more info: www.dietingcoach.co.uk. I have also developed a stress management programme for school children in conjunction with WestFocus (a consortium of universities in the South West of London/UK). We hope to roll out the programme nationally across the country for all school children. The programme has received coverage in the Nursing Times Journal and the Journal of Young Consumers. Current ongoing work with the National Healthy Schools Programme (NHSP) is also underway. In the past I have also worked as a consultant with Senoi Urban Therapy Ltd (www.senoi.co.uk), a company aiming to establish a network of preventative and complementary healthcare accessible to the wider community, corporate companies and the public sector to enable change and improve health, well-being and work productivity/satisfaction. I am registered as a massage and stress management therapist with Embody (national professional body), and am a member (personal consultant) of ISMA (International Stress Management Association) and the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology. I have professional indemnity insurance for massage and stress management. Evaluation Officer – NSPCC, London (www.nspcc.org.uk) 2002-Jan 2005 The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is a charity that aims to prevent cruelty to children and improve the functioning and well-being of families. Evaluations and Research - Working for the Evaluation Department a large part of my role included designing, implementing and carrying out evaluations and research into the NSPCC services for families, children and young people. I worked on a national evaluation of the NSPCC‟s family support projects (Quality Parenting and Family Support – QPFS). This project involved both academic research and practical evaluation methods aiming to inform policy and practice within the NSPCC and externally in the field. The project was carried out in partnership with a Senior Research Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London. I additionally carried out research for external agencies/organisations including research for two Best Value Reviews and the development of a Sure Start Delivery Plan. I worked at all stages of the research process from developing proposals, collecting quantitative and qualitative data, analysing results, writing reports and papers and disseminating findings in order to inform policy and practice. Training and consultancy - Another key part of my role included training practitioner‟s in evaluation and research methods, to equip them with the necessary skills to carry out their own research and evaluations of interventions in order to improve practice. This involved both group training at seminars, courses and conferences and individual consultancy and guidance. I designed and implemented a self-evaluation pack for positive parenting projects across the NSPCC and managed its implementation, a conference for launching the package and a national evaluation of its use. I have also written guides to evaluation and produced templates to help staff to write evaluation reports. Developing Policy and Practice - I additionally developed a wider interest in developing policy and practice by helping practitioners to communicate their own experience and ideas about best practice. I acted as an author and moderator on an intranet website (using FrontPage Web Design) for the NSPCC‟s family support and Sure Start projects. I also facilitated practitioners in sharing good practice by helping to disseminate information on the intranet, in an internal NSPCC magazine and with external publishers. 1999 – 2002 Research Fellow - (2001-2002) Research Officer (1999-2001) Policy Research Bureau, London (www.prb.org.uk) The Policy Research Bureau is an independent social research centre specialising in carrying out social policy research relating to children, parents and families. It focuses on evaluating national and local government policy/interventions, community interventions and other local interventions/projects. I worked on a number of projects including: - research exploring the role of fathers at family centres - evaluations (local) of family support projects for the Youth Justice Board (YJB) - the national evaluation of the YJB‟s parenting programme - evaluations (local) of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) interventions and mentoring interventions for the YJB - evaluations of four early intervention substance misuse projects for young people, funded by Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority. In my role as Research Fellow I managed a number of local Youth Justice Board (YJB) evaluations including the day to day running of projects, data collection, management of staff, report writing and dissemination. Research Assistant – Lifespan Research Group, Royal Holloway, University of London (www.lifespan.ac.uk) 1995-1999 The Lifespan Research Group carries out evaluations and research into psychological and health related disorders across the lifespan. I worked on a number of projects (MRC funded) investigating the social and psychological origins of psychiatric disorder and how this varies and impacts across families. This required semi-structured interviewing, administering questionnaires detailed case-work and developing research measures of the unit. In my last year at the unit my duties expanded and I helped to train new staff, collate and analyse project results, assisted in developing training manuals and papers for publication and contributed to new grant proposals. SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, REPORTS AND PAPERS Bunn, A. , Bifulco, A., Lorenc, A., and Robinson, N. (2007) Solutions on Stress (SOS): programmes, packages and products for helping teenagers. Young Consumers: Insight and ideas for Responsible Marketers, 8 (1), 29-35. Bunn, A. (2006) A literature review of effective therapeutic interventions for abused and neglected children: with possible applications for youth offenders. London: NSPCC. Report prepared for the NSPCC, Barnardos and the Youth Justice Board. Moran, P.M, Jacobs, C., Bunn, A. and Bifulco, A. (2006) Multi-agency working: implications for an early intervention social work team. Child and Family Social Work, 12 (2), 143-151. Bifulco, A., Kwon, J-H., Jacobs, C., Moran, P.M and Bunn, A. and Beer, N. (2006). Adult attachment style as a mediator between childhood neglect/abuse and onset of affective disorder. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 41 (10), 796-805. Bifulco, A., Moran, P.M, Jacobs, C., and Bunn, A. (2005). Evaluation of Southwark Social Service‟s Family Resource Team. London: Lifespan Research Group, Royal Holloway, University of London. Report prepared for Southwark’s early intervention Family Support Team. Gardner, R. and Bunn, A. (2005). Evaluation of Quality Parenting and Family Support Services. London: NSPCC. Report prepared for the NSPCC in partnership with Royal Holloway, University of London. Bunn, A. (2004). Evaluating our Effectiveness. A national evaluation tool-kit of parenting programmes. London: NSPCC. Tool-kit developed for NSPCC and partner agencies as a guide to evaluations. Bunn, A., and Gardner, R. (2004). Report of a monitoring exercise on Quality Parenting and Family Support Activity. London: NSPCC. Report prepared for the NSPCC in partnership with Royal Holloway, University of London. Bunn, A. (2004). A template for writing evaluation reports. Paper developed for NSPCC practitioners to help them to write evaluation reports. Webley, S., Bunn, A., and Gardner, R. (2004). An exploration of the use of play wheels as a programme evaluation tool. London: NSPCC. Evaluation of PALS (Kent and Midway) assessment tool. Bunn, A., and Gardner, R. (2003). Interim Evaluation of PALS service. London: NSPCC. Report prepared for the NSPCC in partnership with Royal Holloway, University of London. Gardner, R., and Bunn, A., (2003). Interim Evaluation of NI service. London: NSPCC. Report prepared for the NSPCC in partnership with Royal Holloway, University of London. Bunn, A (2003). Effective Evaluation Design. Paper prepared for internal evaluation and research training of NSPCC practitioners. Bunn, A (2003). Literature review of parenting group effectiveness. Paper written for NSPCC programme development managers. Bifulco, A., Moran, P., Baines, R., Bunn, A., & Stanford, K. (2002). Exploring psychological abuse in childhood: 2. Association with other abuse and adult clinical depression. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 66, 241-258. Bifulco, A., Moran, P.M., Ball, C., Jacobs, C., Baines, R., Bunn, A., and Cavagin J. (2002). Childhood adversity, parental vulnerability and disorder: examining inter-generational transmission of risk. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 43:8, 1075-1086. Parent's Views (July 2002) in 'Making children‟s lives better in Magdalen and Claydon: Sure Start Services Plan - July 2002'. Chapter summarising interviews carried out with parents about the services they would like in the area to meet their needs and the needs of their children. Gardner, R., and Bunn, A. (2002). Research Summary of recent findings on children in need. Written for London Borough of Islington Best Value Review 2002. Literature review written in partnership with Royal Holloway, University of London. Gardner, R., and Bunn, A. (2002). Summary of research with young people and carers. Written for London Borough of Hounslow Best Value Review 2002. Report in partnership with Royal Holloway, University of London. Bhabhra, S., Ghate G., with Bunn A. (2002). Devon Youth Offending Team‟s Intensive Supervision and Support Project (ISSP) Final Evaluation Report. London: Policy Research Bureau. Report prepared for Devon Youth Offending Team. Ghate, D., Moran P., with Bunn A. (2002). Wessex Youth Offending Team‟s Parenting Programme. Final Evaluation Report. London: Policy Research Bureau. Report prepared for Wessex Youth Offending Team. Bunn, A. (2001). Cognitive Behaviour Final Evaluation Report – Devon “Intensive Supervision and Support Programme”. London: Policy Research Bureau. Report prepared for the Centre of Criminological Research, University of Oxford. Bunn, A. (2001). Devon Youth Offending Team Parenting Project: Interim Evaluation. London: Policy Research Bureau. Report prepared for Devon Youth Offending Team. Ghate, D., Ramella, M. and Bunn A. (2001). The national evaluation of the YJB's parenting programme: interim report. London: Policy Research Bureau. Report prepared for the YJB. Bunn A. and Shaw, C (2001). Greenwich Youth Offending Team parenting project: interim evaluation. London: Policy Research Bureau. Report prepared for Greenwich Youth Offending Team. Ghate, D., Hazel, N., Shaw, C., and Bunn A. (2000). Fathers at the centre: family centres, fathers and working with men - Conference Report. London: Policy Research Bureau. Report to delegates of a joint NCVCCO and PRB conference. Bifulco, A., Ball, C., Bernaazani, O., Moran, P., Baines, R., Jacobs, C. and Bunn A. (1998). Adult Life Phase Interview (ALPHI). Lifespan Research Unit. International training manual for retrospective, semi-structured interview measures of stressors across the lifespan. Bifulco, A., Reader, L., Ball, C., Moran, P., Baines, R., Jacobs, C. and Bunn, A. (1998) Parenting Interview (PAR-I). Lifespan Research Unit. International training manual for retrospective, semistructured interview measures of parenting.