BSSc (Hons), PhD
Senior Social Scientist, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit
- Professor in Perinatal Health and Wellbeing, Queen’s University Belfast
Fiona Alderdice is the Senior Social Scientist at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit and Professor in Perinatal Health and Wellbeing at Queen’s University Belfast. Fiona has an undergraduate degree and PhD in Psychology from Queen’s University Belfast and her research interests in maternal and child health date back to 1992 when she first worked at the NPEU as a research fellow. She was awarded a MRC HSR training fellowship in 1998 to support her work on complex pregnancy and she joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queens University Belfast in 2002 . Fiona was promoted to Chair in Perinatal Health and Well-being in 2010 and she joined the NPEU in January 2017. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a long-standing Cochrane reviewer. Her research focuses on 1) assessing maternal/infant need and experience by developing population surveys that can be used to benchmark perinatal health and wellbeing nationally and internationally 2) developing interventions to promote psychological wellbeing in the perinatal period and 3) conducting follow up studies of vulnerable infants e.g. preterm and growth restricted babies.
A Comparison of Three Measures to Identify Postnatal Anxiety: Analysis of the 2020 National Maternity Survey in England.
Fellmeth G. et al, (2022), Int J Environ Res Public Health, 19
Correction: Refinement of the Well-being in Pregnancy (WiP) questionnaire: cognitive interviews with women and healthcare professionals and a validation survey.
Kelly L. et al, (2022), BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 22
Prevalence of perinatal anxiety in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Nielsen-Scott M. et al, (2022), Journal of Affective Disorders, 306, 71 - 79
Which Tools are Validated for use in the Perinatal Period for Diagnosis of Common Mental Health Conditions? Preliminary data from a large-scale Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews
Smith MS. et al, (2022), JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE AND INFANT PSYCHOLOGY, 40, XXVII - XXVII
Identifying postnatal anxiety: comparison of self-identified and self-reported anxiety using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.
Fellmeth G. et al, (2022), BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 22