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Dr Fiona Alderdice

A psychologist by background she leads the research theme on maternal and child health. Fiona’s work in maternal and child health research dates back to 1992 when she worked under the directorship of Sir Iain Chalmers at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) in Oxford. She was later awarded a MRC HSR training fellowship in 1998 to support her work on complex pregnancy. Fiona has a sustained contribution to research activity through personal grant income and collaborative research groups in the order of £5.8 million; £882,000  as a PI and £4.95 million co-PI as part of multi-disciplinary research groups.  Her current research programme is focused on psychosocial interventions for women experiencing stress in pregnancy and measuring well-being in pregnancy. Fiona is a member of the British Psychological Society including the Health Psychology Division, a member of the Society of Reproductive and Infant Psychology and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is an Honorary Visiting Fellow to the UK Cochrane Centre in Oxford in recognition of her role in developing the strategy for the Cochrane Collaborations network in Ireland.  She is also a reviewer, teacher and internal referee with the UK Cochrane Collaboration and  reviews for a range of high ranking health related journals including the British Medical Journal, the International Journal of  Nursing Studies, Archives of Diseases in Childhood, British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.