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Dr Selina Nath

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Dr Selina Nath is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Section of Women’s Mental Health at the IoPPN, King’s College London. Selina is co-applicant on Nuffield foundation grant and currently the Programme Manager on a National Institute for Health Research funded grant examining the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of perinatal psychiatry services (ESMI programme).

Selina’s first degree was in Psychology at Royal Holloway University of London (2007-2010), after which she spent a year working as a research assistant in the Royal Holloway Baby lab and Social development lab with Dr Jeanne Shinskey and Dr Dawn Watling. She was then awarded a PhD studentship at the University of Exeter and Peninsula Medical School (now called University of Exeter Medical school) working with Dr Lamprini Psychogiou, Professor Tamsin Ford, Professor Willem Kuyken and Dr Ginny Russell (2011-2014). Since completing her PhD in 2014, she moved to the IoPPN King’s college London to work with Professor Louise Howard on the ESMI research programme.

Selina‘s broad research interests include epidemiological studies in women health and wellbeing. She has conducted research on parental mental health, its influence on parent-infant interactions, attachment and child outcomes (including birth outcomes, emotional, behaviour and cognitive outcomes). She is also interested in the development and evaluation of early interventions for parents with mental health disorders, in order to treat mental health difficulties and prevent adverse outcomes for parents and their children.

Selina is involved in teaching within the department and is module lead on the iBSc in Women’s Health.

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