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1976 Barker, W.   Development of a motivational test battery and its relationship to early reading    M.A. dissertation

1983 Barker, W. Reading and mathematics intervention programmes with parents of nursery children in disadvantaged areas    Ph.D. dissertation

1982    Child Health and Education Study: first report to Department of Education and Science on the 10-year follow-up of the 1970 CHES National Cohort


1984 Barker, W. Early childhood intervention IN Butler N R and Korner B D (Eds.)    Stress and Disability in Childhood: the long-term problems   London: John Wright

1984 Barker, W. Nutritional factors: can they reduce the incidence of mental handicap?    Health Visitor 57 73-77

1985 Barker, W.    Early Childhood Education and the Social and Economic Growth of Developing Societies   Position paper prepared on behalf of the Bernard van Leer Foundation at the request of the World Bank


1984-1987 Series of eight monographs on the evaluation of the Child Development Programme     ECDC/PCEO Bristol

1986   Breast-feeding for Everywoman  ECDC/PCEO Bristol

1986 Barker, W.    Early Childhood Care and Education - the Challenge   Occasional Paper No. 1    Bernard van Leer Foundation, The Hague


1987 Barker, W. Seeking parent needs or empowering parents?    THS Health Summary 4 6

1987 Barker, W. Mental Handicap: could nutrition be a vital factor?    Child International 1 3 London

1987 Barker, W. Mothers still a subject class (guest editorial)    Midwife, Health Visitor & Community Nurse 23 10


1987 Barker, W. Close encounters of a preventive kind (on the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)    Senior Nurse 7 1

1988 Barker, W. and Anderson, R.     The Child Development Programme: an evaluation of process and outcomes A detailed statistical analysis of the programme outcomes   Early Childhood Development Unit, Department of Social Work, University of Bristol

1988 Barker, W. The myth of prevention    Community Outlook October


1988 Lee, P. The effects of a nutrition intervention programme on the nutritional status of pre-school children in disadvantaged areas of Dublin    (PhD thesis, University of Dublin)

1989 Lewis, E. The dietary patterns and growth of disadvantaged infants and young children and the effects of nutrition intervention    (PhD thesis, University of Wales)

1988 Barker, W. Parenting in situations of poverty and stress - some models for the future    Bernard van Leer Foundation, The Hague


1989 Barker, W. Failing support systems: upgrading or radical change?    Tilberg University, The Netherlands

1989 Barker, W. Research problems for close contact theory    Empowerment 1 2  ECDU, Department of Social Work, University of Bristol

1989 Barker, W. and Anderson, R. Response to critique of the CDP's Evaluation Document 9.    The Psychologist November 483-485


1990 Barker, W. Practical and ethical doubts about screening for child abuse    Health Visitor 63 January pp. 14-17

1990 Barker, W.     Close contact theory offers an overarching explanation   (research review of the evidence on Cot Deaths)    Early Childhood Development Unit, University of Bristol

1990 Barker, W. Parenting under Poverty and Stress: Policy Options - Meeting needs or offering support?    Department of Child Health, Toronto


1990 Barker, W. The aetiology of child sexual abuse    Community Outlook April

1991 Barker, W. Empowering parents - the evolution, expansion and evaluation of a Program    Zero to Three April pp. 8-15 National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Arlington, USA

1991 Early Childhood Development Unit     Epidemiological Analysis of 6,500 South Birmingham Births - Evaluation Document No. 12    Department of Social Work, University of Bristol


1991 Barker, W. Reflections on field research and evaluation in the Health Service    Radical Statistics Newsletter Winter No.49

1992 Barker, W. Reinventing the health visitor     Health V isitor 65 No.2   February 51-52

1992 Barker, W. Health visiting: action research in a controlled environment    International Journal of Nursing Studies 29 3 251-259


1992 Barker, W.    UK Government Support for Educare among South Africa's less privileged Communities Commissioned Report for the Overseas Development Administration

1992 Early Childhood Development Unit     Birth and Early Childhood in Trafford: Epidemiological and Programme Findings - Evaluation Document No. 13    Department of Social Work, University of Bristol

1992 Barker, W. Measurement of NHS service provision: activity levels or outcomes?    Radical Statistics 51 Summer 1992 21-29


1992 Barker, W., Anderson, R.M. and Chalmers, C.    Child Protection: the impact of the Child Development Programme - Evaluation Document No. 14    Early Childhood Development Unit, Department of Social Work, University of Bristol

1993 Barker, W. Patch and practice: specialist roles for health visitors    Health Visitor 66 6 200-203

1993 Lang, G. A case study of primary health care as an empowering process - the Community Mothers Programme, a quiet revolution. Chapter from Master's Thesis on    Primary Health Care as an educational framework for the empowerment of communities  University of Manchester, 1991 (reproduced with permission)


1993 Johnson, Z., Howell, F. and Molloy, B. Community mothers' programme: random-ised controlled trial of non-professional intervention in parenting    British Medical Journal 306  29 May 1449-1452

1993 Myall, G.M. Reflections on first parent visiting    Health Visitor 66 8   August p.289

1994 Barker, W., Anderson, R. and Chalmers, C. X    EHSSB: Health Trends over time and major outcomes of the Child Development Programme - Evaluation Document No. 15   E.C.D.U. Bristol and Eastern Health and Social Services Board, Belfast


1994 Goodman, S., MacLaren-Howard, J. and Barker, W. Nutrition and lifestyle guidelines for people with cancer    Journal of Nutritional Medicine 4 2 199-214

1994 Barker, W.    Intervention and its challenge to Theory   International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Amsterdam

1994 Orr, J., Positive about parenting   Health Visitor 67 3    March p.110


1995 Barker, W. Turning the Korner    Health Visitor 68 2   February p.84

1995 Barker, W., Anderson, R. and Chalmers, C.     Health Visiting patterns and health and development outcomes in a large population of West Glamorgan families - Evaluation Document No. 16   E.C.D.U., Bristol, the West Glamorgan Health Authority and the Glan-y-Môr NHS Trust

1997 Barker, W.    Communities caring for their own? First National Home Visiting Conference, Canberra


1997 Barker, W. Community-based early childhood development: wider implications of the new movement IN Hanrahan, M. and Prinsen, B.     Community Health, Community Care, Community Support    Netherlands Institute of Care and Welfare with MIM Cooperative

1998 Barker, W., Chalmers, C. Do governments ever listen to research?    Radical Statistics 68  Summer 98 48-53

1998 Barker, W. Let’s trust our instincts     Community Practitioner 71 No. 9   September 305


1999 Miller, M., Hughes, B. A community partnership with parents: investing in the future    Australian Journal of Primary Health-Interchange 5, 4 28-35

1999 Barker, W. Empowering parents and communities - a never-ending quest    National Conference of Communities That Care, London   December 1999

1999 Barker, W. Low birth weight: treatment or prevention?    Community Practitioner 72 No.8   August 256-258


1999 Barker, W., Chalmers, C. Inequalities in health service provision: how research find-ings are ignored. IN Pantazis,C. and Gordon, D. (Eds.)     Tackling Inequalities    Bristol, UK: the Policy Press

2000 Johnson, Z, Molloy, B. et al Community Mothers Programme - seven year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial of non-professional intervention in parenting    Journal of Public Health Medicine 22 13 337-342

2001 Crumlish, L. Parent power (Community Mothers)    Community Practitioner 74 No.4   April 129-130


2001 Barker, W. Measurement or Intuition? (Health Visitor Assessment)    Community Practitioner 74 No.8 291-293

2004 Barker, W. Screening for perinatal depression: a denial of human reality IN Henshaw, C. and Elliott, S. (Eds.)    Screening for Perinatal Depression    London: Jessica Kingsley

2005 Barker, W. Health visiting to families at home    Community Practitioner 78 No. 2   February 62-65


2005 Hutton, M., McDevitt, K., Callaghan, S. et al    Re-Audit of Community Mothers Programme Professional Audit Department, Gransha, Foyle Health and Social Services Trust

2008 Barker, W., Mace, J. and Coulton, A.     First evaluation of the Parent and Child Empowerment Programme  PCEO/ECDC, Bristol, and the Children's Centre,The Maden, Bacup, Lancashire

Walter Barker, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.

Parent and Child Empowerment Organisation

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