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Dr Sian Harrison

Dr Sian Harrison

Sian Harrison

Sian joined the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) in 2016. She is part of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Maternal and Neonatal Health and Care (PRU-MNHC). Sian works on the National Maternity Surveys, which are large population-based surveys of maternal and infant health, carried out at regular intervals by the NPEU.

Sian began working at the University of Oxford in 2009, initially for the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, where she coordinated two large surveys in the areas of cancer care and cardiovascular disease. Sian was involved in the development of WHO guidelines for self-care in non-communicable disease. She also co-ordinated the OxWATCH study, which was a cohort feasibility study to explore the impact of pregnancy on women’s health and wellbeing. 

Sian completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2002 and previously worked as a Clinical Health Psychologist with patients and families affected by cancer. Sian’s research interests are in the field of perinatal mental health.