Juliet Henderson is a project manager on an NIHR funded study ADVANCE programme, and one of her roles is to communicate with all the collaborators on the project. Her previous research projects have focused on teenage pregnancy, young families living in socio-economically deprived areas and mental health issues. While at Birkbeck College she was a researcher on the Family Nurse Partnership Study, responsible for recruiting teen mothers, their partners and evaluating the effectiveness of the first UK-based nurse-led intensive programme for teenage mothers.
Previously she was a national co-ordinator and researcher on the National Evaluation of Sure Start (NESS) where 10,000 families were interviewed and followed up around England. This work impacted on policies on children’s centres throughout the UK. While at the Institute of Psychiatry she worked on mental health studies investigating the economic costs for the NHS, criminal justice/benefits system, housing and education. At the Oregon Social Learning Centre she was a researcher on a longitudinal study: The Oregon Youth Study focusing on males living in high crime rate/low income areas. Her interests also include project management and she has co-ordinated a number of research projects.