Project: Perinatal depression in migrant and refugee women on the Thai-Myanmar border
Supervisors: Professor Ray Fitzpatrick, Professor Rose McGready, Dr Emma Plugge, Dr Mina Fazel
Gracia studied Medicine and Medical Anthropology at University College London. Following Foundation Training in Dorset, UK, she undertook an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She subsequently worked as a Specialty Registrar in Public Health within the Oxford School of Public Health, completing her training in 2015.
Gracia's interest in migrant health stems from childhood years spent in Thailand, Canada and Switzerland. Her DPhil aims to determine the prevalence, risk factors and potential interventions for perinatal mental illness in migrant and refugee women on the Thai-Myanmar border. She is currently conducting fieldwork in Mae Sot, Thailand, working within the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU), a field station of the Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit (MORU). Gracia is a member of Green Templeton College.
Health impacts of parental migration on left-behind children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Fellmeth G. et al, (2018), Lancet
Living with severe perinatal depression: a qualitative study of the experiences of labour migrant and refugee women on the Thai-Myanmar border.
Fellmeth G. et al, (2018), BMC Psychiatry, 18
Adolescents' perceptions and experiences of pregnancy in refugee and migrant communities on the Thailand-Myanmar border: a qualitative study.
Asnong C. et al, (2018), Reprod Health, 15
Migration and perinatal mental health: a global priority.
Fellmeth G., (2018), J Reprod Infant Psychol, 36, 117 - 119
Migrant perinatal depression study: a prospective cohort study of perinatal depression on the Thai-Myanmar border.
Fellmeth G. et al, (2018), BMJ Open, 8