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Fraser Anderson

Fraser AndersonFraser is a PhD candidate in the Section of Women’s Mental Health, IoPPN, King’s College London, under Professor Louise Howard and Dr Stephani Hatch, funded by an NIHR BRC Studentship. She is also an Honorary Assistant Psychologist on an acute inpatient psychosis ward at the Lambeth Hospital, London. She has a BA in Psychology & Philosophy from the University of Oxford, and an MSc in Mental Health Services and Population Research from King’s College London.

Fraser’s primary research interest, and the subject of her PhD work, is the perinatal mental health of migrant women. She is collecting and using data on a large study investigating the prevalence of mental disorders during pregnancy to look at the prevalence of common mental disorders among migrant women and the potential mechanisms for mental health disparities. She is also planning a qualitative study, exploring migrant women’s experiences of discrimination, support and service-use during the perinatal period. Outside of her PhD project, Fraser has conducted research on domestic and sexual violence victimisation and mental health. More broadly, her research interests are in mental health inequalities, particularly in relation to gender, race and class.BRC Studentship. She is also an Honorary Assistant Psychologist on an acute inpatient psychosis ward at the Lambeth Hospital, London. She has a BA in Psychology & Philosophy from the University of Oxford, and an MSc in Mental Health Services and Population Research from King’s College London.

Fraser was awarded a Global Research Grant from King’s College London to visit the University of California, San Francisco, with the aim of developing collaboration with researchers there, including her host Dr. Melanie Thomas, and building strategic partnership between the institutions.

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