Dr Sian Harrison
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 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 joined the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) within the Nuffield Department of Population Health in 2016. She is part of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Maternal and Neonatal Health and Care (PRU-MNHC). Sian is currently working 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’s research interests are in the field of perinatal mental health.
Prevalence and factors associated with postpartum posttraumatic stress in a population-based maternity survey in England.
Harrison SE. et al, (2021), J Affect Disord, 279, 749 - 756
Challenges of defining and measuring perinatal anxiety.
Harrison S. and Alderdice F., (2020), J Reprod Infant Psychol, 38, 1 - 2
External validity of prevalence estimates from the national maternity surveys in England: The impact of response rate.
Harrison S. et al, (2020), PLoS One, 15
Trends in response rates and respondent characteristics in five National Maternity Surveys in England during 1995-2018.
Harrison S. et al, (2020), Arch Public Health, 78