Stephen joined the Health Economics Research Centre in February 2018. Before HERC, Stephen worked at Public Health England, leading on a project investigating the impact of inequalities on health outcomes in local areas in England.
Stephen is currently working on an evaluation of different models of delivery of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the South of England, using differences-in-differences analysis to understand the impact of service transformations on services and on children and young people.
Stephen holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Glasgow. He has a background in economics and mixed methods evaluation, having conducted evaluations for a range of voluntary and health sector organisations such as the British Heart Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support. More recently he worked in the impact and evaluation team for Citizens Advice, leading on developing their economic modelling and service evaluation.
Variation in spend on young mental health across Clinical Commissioning Groups in England: a cross-sectional observational study
ROCKS S. et al, (2019), BMJ Open
Understanding and evaluating new models of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in South-East England: a study protocol for an observational mixed-method study
ROCKS S. et al, (2018), BMJ Open