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Raquel 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 maternal and adolescent health, the interface between physical and mental health and reproductive rights.

She studied graduate entry Medicine at Oxford University after an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at UCL. She completed the Academic Foundation Programme in North East London where she had the opportunity to work in Public Health alongside her clinical placements.

Raquel spent a couple of years travelling and working in countries such as Mozambique, Ethiopia and Australia before returning to London to take up an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship. She has been awarded a NIHR BRC Preparatory Research Training Fellowship for 2021 to explore ethnic and racial inequalities in physical and mental health during the perinatal period using clinical data linkages. She is also developing her PhD proposal to study the relationship between mental health and sexual and reproductive health in adolescents in low and middle income countries.

Research Interests

  • Maternal and adolescent health
  • The interface between physical and mental health
  • Reproductive rights