Marcé Society Annual Meeting

United Kingdom and Ireland Marcé Society Annual Meeting

Thursday 19th September 2019, The Athenaeum, 107 Pall Mall, London

As a member of the Executive Board of the Marcé Society it is a great joy to be able to attend the annual Meeting in London.  You too, are invited to join a range of professionals at The Athenaeum to discuss the latest developments in perinatal mental health.

The meeting will provide an excellent opportunity to:

  • Hear about innovative academic research and pioneering clinical practice.
  • Present your own research or clinical developments.
  • Be involved with experts from multiple disciplines in discussing ways of improving the mental health of mothers, their infants and their families.


Meeting fee (including registration, refreshments, and lunch)

Marcé Society Members – £35 / Non-members – £85

Please register in advance via Eventbrite:


Time Name Title
9.30-10 COFFEE
10-10.15 Vaheshta Sethna Paternal playfulness during 3-month father-infant interactions:

links with father’s postnatal depression and infant development

10.15-10.30 Jill Domoney Best Practice Guidance for involving and supporting partners and families

in specialist Perinatal Mental Health Services.

10.30-10.45 Suzanne Froggatt. Nicotine use and fetal mouth movements at

32 weeks gestational age.

10.45-11.00 Jasmine Siew Larger subcortical grey matter volumes in female

infants born to mothers with clinically significant

major depressive disorder in pregnancy

11.00-11.15 Alexandra Lautarescu The connectome
11. 15 11.45 COFFEE
11.45-11.55 Anja Wittowski Mothers with severe mental illness. Parenting in a mother and baby unit.
11.55-12.05 Leonie   Lee-Carbon  Exploring the barriers and facilitators to accessing psychological interventions during the perinatal period among women experiencing emotional distress
12.05-12.15  Clare-Louise Knox Perinatal mental health (depression, GAD and PTSD) among spouses and partners of UK Armed Forces personnel
12.15-12.25 Elen Thomas Bipolar and Postpartum Psychosis: Pregnancy Planning (PREP) Study
12.25-12.35 Lauren Carson ELIXR study
12.35-12.45 Claire Wilson Gestational diabetes associated with adverse maternal mental health outcomes? An analysis of the Born in Bradford cohort
12.45-12.55 Martin Kammerer The blues, highs and bonding in new mothers and fathers
12.55-1.05 Kerrie Stevenson Depression in mothers in a Lebanese camp
1.05-2.00 LUNCH


2.00-2.30 Ian Jones Guest speaker.
2.30-2.45 Katie Rose Sanfilippo Music for perinatal mental health in the Gambia;
2.45-3.00 Bosiljka Milosavljevic Measuring Maternal Mental Health and Parent-Infant Interactions in a

Rural Area of The Gambia

3.00-3.15 Roxanne Keynejad Adapting a brief psychosocial intervention to

address perinatal depression and intimate partner violence:

qualitative results from rural Ethiopia

3.15-3.25 Tesera Bitew Acceptability of a brief psychological intervention for antenatal depression:  A formative qualitative study in Ethiopia
3.25 -3.40 TEA
3.40-3.55 Vicky Fallon The Postpartum Specific Anxiety Scale: Confirmatory factor analyses

and relationships with birth experience.

3.55-4.10 Suzanne O’Brien BRCED study. Is postnatal depression a distinct subtype of major

depressive disorder?

4.10-4.25 Catherine Lowenhoff Thinking outside the box: new possibilities for perinatal mental health interventions derived from  five years of searching the literature.
4.30 -5.15 AGM





  1. Leanne Jackson. Maternal Guilt and Shame Within the Context of Infant Feeding: A Concept Analysis
  2. Alexandra Lautarescu.  The connectome.
  3. Jennifer Matthewson. Effects of hyperemesis on postnatal maternal mental health and mother-infant interactions.
  4. Praveen Jauhari. Audit in wales HTT to find out knowledge and training  about  perinatal mental health.
  5. Hlín Kristbergsdóttir. Impact of prenatal mental disorders on child development, well-being and academic achievement: A longitudinal cohort study in Iceland.
  6. Linos Muvhu. Early Childhood Program to promote good family mental health and well-being across the life course
  7. Rebecca Wood. The effects of maternal mental health on interpersonal twin touch in the womb.
  8. Niamh Doody. The Effects of Maternal Antenatal Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms on Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children aged 7-to-10 years old.


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