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Publications since 2004

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  • Anning, A., Ball, M., Belsky, J. & Melhuish, E. (in press). Exploring Links Between the Processes and Impact of Sure Start Local Programmes: Multi-Agency Team Work as an Exemplar. Children and Society.
  • NESS Research Team (in press). Evaluating a National Intervention Programmed for Disadvantaged Young Children: The Sure Start Local Programmes in England. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 1 [Reprinted in M. Junger, R. Tremblay, W. Koops, B. Prinsen and H. Jonkman (Eds), Early interventions to prevent conduct disorders: Opportunities and problems. London: Psychology Press.]
  • Belsky, J., Melhuish, E. & Barnes, J. (in press). Sure Start Local Programmes: Area-Based, Early-Preventative Intervention in England. In R. Alexander, N. Guterman and S. Alexander (Eds), Prevention of Child Maltreatment. St. Louis, Missouri: GW Medical Publishing.


  • Barnes, J & Melhuish , E. (2016). Amount and timing of group-based childcare from birth and cognitive development at 51 months: A UK study. International Journal of Behavioral Development 03/2016; DOI:10.1177/0165025416635756
  • Howard S., & Melhuish, E. (2016). An Early Years Toolbox (EYT) for Assessing Early Executive Function, Language, Self-Regulation, and Social Development: Validity, Reliability, and Preliminary Norms. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. DOI: 10.1177/0734282916633009
  • Howard, S. J., Powell, T., Vasseleu, E., Johnstone, S., & Melhuish, E. C. (2016). Enhancing Preschoolers' Executive Functions through Embedding Cognitive Activities in Shared Book Reading. Manuscript accepted for publication in Educational Psychology Review.
  • Melhuish, E. (2016). Provision of quality early childcare services: Synthesis Report. Brussels: European Commission.
  • Melhuish, E. (2016). Discussion Paper: Provision of quality early childcare services. Prepared for the Peer Review in Social Protection and Social Inclusion programme. Brussels: European Commission.
  • Melhuish, E. (2016). Offre de services de qualité pour la petite enfance: Examen par les pairs en matière de protection sociale et d’inclusion sociale 2015-2016: Résumé, République tchèque. Brussels: European Commission.
  • Melhuish, E. (2016). Hochwertige Betreuungsangebote für Kleinkinder. Kurzbericht, Tschechische Republik. Brussels: European Commission.
  • Melhuish, E. (2016). Poskytování kvalitních služeb rané péče o děti: Krátká zprává, Česká Republika. Brussels: European Commission.
  • Melhuish, E. (2016). Provision of quality early childcare services: Short Report, Czech Republic. Brussels: European Commission.








  • Belsky, J. & Melhuish, E. (2009). Early Intervention for Young Children and their Families in England: The Sure Start Journey Over the Last Decade. In U. Von der Leyen & V. Spidla (Eds), Voneinander lernen - miteinander handeln: Aufgaben und Perspektiven der Europdischen Allianz f|r Familien (Shared experience, concerted action: Ideas and perspectives in the European Alliance for Families). Baden-Baden Germany, Nomos-Verlag.
  • Hall, J., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Sammons, P., Siraj-Blatchford, I. & Taggart, B. (2009). The role of pre-school quality in promoting resilience in the cognitive development of young children PDF icon. Oxford Review of Education, 35, 331-352.
  • Belsky, J., Leyland, A., Barnes, J. & Melhuish, E. (2009). Sure Start in England, The Lancet, 373, Issue 9661, February 2009. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60132-X.