About the authors

Dr Zoe Darwin is a Lecturer in Maternal Health at the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds. Zoe’s research has included the perinatal mental health needs and experiences of parents; how mental health is assessed in practice; and, evaluations of support services for parents during and after pregnancy, both in the public and voluntary sector.

Dr Jill Domoney is a Research Clinical Psychologist at the Section of Women’s Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Jill specialises in developing and evaluating interventions for families in the perinatal period, with a particular focus on paternal mental health. She has an honorary clinical role in Southwark Community Perinatal Mental Health Team.

Dr Jane Iles is the Clinical Director on the Clinical Psychology Training Programme at the University of Surrey. Jane is a Clinical Psychologist and Researcher with a specific interest and background in perinatal mental health and early years parenting, as well as working with children, young people and families.

Dr Florence Bristow is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in Perinatal Mental Health at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Florence has clinical and research expertise in working with women, partners and families in primary and secondary care during the perinatal period, in the NHS and third sector.

Jenny McLeish is a health services researcher with extensive experience in the voluntary sector in policy, research, and campaigning for disadvantaged and vulnerable families.

Dr Vaheshta Sethna is a Lecturer in Psychiatry & Mental Health Education at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London. Her research examines biopsychosocial processes linking parental mental health, across pregnancy and in the postnatal period, to children’s development, with a specific focus on early family and father relationships.