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Iryna  Culpin

Dr Iryna Culpin BA, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

  • Wellcome Research Fellow




Iryna joined Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care (Department of Child and Family Health, Division of Methodologies) in April 2023 as a Lecture in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Her research focuses on understanding intergenerational transmission of mental health risks in families, with specific focus on disentangling underlying environmental and familial mechanisms.

She shares her time between King’s College London and the University of Bristol, where she works as a Research Fellow on a Wellcome-funded inter-disciplinary programme of research examining the role that fathers play in shaping child development in the context of maternal postnatal depression.

Iryna obtained her PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol. She previously completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of the West of England and an MSc in Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol.


Iryna has extensive experience in supervising quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method post-graduate research projects. Her programme of research generated rich epidemiological, sociological and developmental datasets, collected as part of UK-based birth cohort study, the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. These data provide opportunities for innovative post-graduate projects examining a range of questions pertaining to parental depression and child development.