Emma is a research associate and honorary lecturer in the Section of Women’s Mental Health and works for the Mental Health Policy Research Unit (jointly led by KCL and UCL). She studied Experimental Psychology for her undergraduate degree followed by an MSc in Mental Health Services and Population Research. She completed her PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology on ‘Obesity and Mental Disorders during Pregnancy’, supervised by Professors Louise Howard and Lucilla Poston.
Emma’s recent projects include working on a pilot trial of a Patient Decision Aid for Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy and leading the updates of the Cochrane Systematic Reviews on the effectiveness of antidepressants for the prevention and treatment of postnatal depression. She also contributes to analyses using data from the WENDY study and the Victorian Intergenerational Health Cohort Study to examine whether a history of pre-conception self-harm is associated with poor perinatal mental health. She co-leads a Psychology BSc module on Women’s Mental Health and an MSc module on Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis.