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Karyn is an NIHR (National Institute of Health Research) Doctoral Research Fellow in the Section of Women's Mental Health. Her research interests are maternal and infant mental health. She studied Medicine at the University of Oxford. She subsequently trained on the Academic Foundation Programme and completed an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship. After gaining membership to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, she became a Higher Trainee in General Adult Psychiatry, working in South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Her PhD Fellowship is supervised by Professor Louise Howard. 

Research Interests

  • Maternal mental health 
  • Infant mental health 
  • Self-harm 
  • Suicide 


Karyn is a marker for the Women’s Mental Health module of the MBBS intercalated BSc.

Expertise and Public Engagement

Karyn enjoys entering essay competitions and recently won second prize in the Duncan Macmillan competition run by the Institute of Mental Health Nottingham.