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Natasha has a midwifery background and has been working at University College London Hospital (UCLH) since 2017 as a Senior research midwife. She completed an MRes at St Georges University of London in 2017, carrying out a qualitative project which focused on Midwives’ perceptions of assessing mental health during pregnancy. 

She first worked in the Section of Women’s Mental Health in 2018 after obtaining a HEE bridging fellowship and during that time worked with Professor Howard on the Effectiveness of Services for Mothers with Mental Illness (ESMI) project. 

Natasha is now carrying out an NIHR pre-doctoral fellowship, working on her doctoral fellowship proposal to investigate the infant feeding support needs of women with severe mental illness. 

Research Interests 

  • Women’s mental health 
  • The transition to parenthood for women with severe mental illness 
  • Infant feeding and mental health