Dr Hind Khalifeh
Dr Hind Khalifeh is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Section of Women’s Mental Health and a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Perinatal Mental Health Team at St Thomas’s Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Oxford and completed her psychiatric training in North London.
In 2009 she was awarded an MRC Population Health Scientist Fellowship, which funded an Epidemiology MSc at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology at UCL.
Hind's PhD work focused on violence against people with severe mental illness. Her current research focuses on perinatal mental health; and in particular perinatal pharmacoepidemiology. Hind is managing a pilot randomized controlled trial of a Patient Decision Aid for Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy. She is involved in international collaborations investigating the safety of lithium and aripiprazole use in pregnancy. She recently completed research on the epidemiology of perinatal suicide.