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Kate is an Academic Clinical Fellow in the Section of Women’s Mental Health and a trainee in psychiatry at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. Her research interests include perinatal mental health, the intersection between physical and mental health and social determinants of mental health.

Kate studied graduate entry Medicine at KCL after completing an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences at Oxford University. She has a Diploma in the Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine and has achieved Membership of the Royal College of Physicians and Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Kate has worked as a medical and psychiatry trainee in North and East London for ten years and moved to SLaM in 2019. She has an interest in leadership and management and was appointed as a Clinical Fellow to the National Medical Director working at NHS England and The BMJ in 2014-15. She has continued to work as a clinical editor at The BMJ alongside her clinical training and is Trainee and Highlights Editor at the British Journal of Psychiatry.

She is currently undertaking an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Translational Psychiatry and is exploring near miss obstetric and psychiatric events in the perinatal period and the role of historical trauma in perinatal mental health.

Research Interests

  • Women's mental health
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Health of people with an intellectual disability
  • Parity of esteem for physical and mental health
  • Social determinants of mental health

Key publications