Meet the team

We are a group of experienced health professionals and researchers undertaking research in the area of pregnancy, birth and early years.

Sharin Baldwin

RN, RM, RHV, QN, FiHV, BSc (Hons), PG Dip, MSc

Principle Researcher

Principle Researcher

RN, RM, RHV, QN, FiHV, BSc (Hons), PG Dip, MSc

Sharin Baldwin is a trained nurse, midwife and health visitor. Sharin is a keen advocate for health visiting and her research interest is mental health and wellbeing of fathers. She is currently undertaking a PhD in this area at King’s College London and is the first UK health visitor to be awarded a Clinical Doctoral Fellowship by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

She also works as Health Visiting Clinical Academic Lead in London North West Healthcare Trust, where she has set up the first Clinical Academic Hub for health visiting. Sharin is a Queen’s Nurse, Fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting (IHV) and an IHV Perinatal Mental Health Champion. She has co-authored a book chapter titled ‘Working in Diverse Communities’ in a health visiting text book. Sharin has published several research papers in reputable nursing journals and is a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Nursing Studies, Primary Health Care Research and Development, Midwifery and the Institute of Health Visiting. Sharin is also on the editorial board for the Journal of Health Visiting.

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Debra Bick

RGN, RM, BA, MMedSci, PhD

Study Supervisor

Study Supervisor

RGN, RM, BA, MMedSci, PhD

Debra has been a Professor at King’s College London since 2008. Debra’s research interests include interventions to improve women’s physical and mental health outcomes after giving birth. Her research programme has been funded by a range of UK and international funding bodies and she has advised on national and international policy to support maternal and infant health.

Her current studies include support for women who wish to breastfeed following caesarean birth, a project to support breastfeeding as an early intervention to prevent childhood obesity, the testing of an intervention to better support women with their weight management after having a baby, and support for women who have medical problems during or after having a baby. In addition to her own work, Debra supervises several PhD and masters students, and is working with teams across King’s College London and other leading universities on studies to improve outcomes of pregnancy and birth.

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Jane Sandall

PhD, MSc, BSc, Diploma in Health Visiting, State Certified Midwife, State Registered Nurse

Study Supervisor

Study Supervisor

PhD, MSc, BSc, Diploma in Health Visiting, State Certified Midwife, State Registered Nurse

Jane Sandall is a Professor of Women’s Health at King’s College, London. She has a clinical background in nursing, health visiting and midwifery, and an academic background in social science. Her research in maternal health focuses on the implementation of effective solutions at a service delivery level, and the impact on health outcomes and women's experiences, to improve quality and safety of care. She contributes to a range of National and International advisory bodies. Her research findings have informed the UK government, House of Commons Health Committee on Inequalities, English, US, Brazilian, Irish and Australian reviews of maternity services and NICE and WHO guidelines.

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Mary Malone

PhD, MSc, BA (Hons), RNT, PGDip. Health Visiting, RN, RM Head of Department of Adult Nursing

Study Supervisor

Study Supervisor

PhD, MSc, BA (Hons), RNT, PGDip. Health Visiting, RN, RM Head of Department of Adult Nursing

Mary Malone is a qualified nurse, midwife and health visitor. She completed her PhD in 2009 on use of the Internet and patterns of health information seeking amongst families living in an inner city with children under five years of age. Mary is a key contributor to the development of forthcoming Healthy Child Programme and her research interests are health promotion, health equity, health information, health visiting and child and maternal health. Mary was the programme leader for the Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice (Specialist Community Public Health Nursing: Health Visiting) between 2006 and 2015 and she is currently Head of Department, Adult Nursing at King’s College London.

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Adrienne Burgess

Specialist Advisor

Specialist Advisor

BA (Hons)

Adrienne Burgess, Joint CEO and Head of Research at the Fatherhood Institute (Specialist Advisor) www.fatherhoodinstitute.org has written widely on fatherhood and on couple relationships. Her book Fatherhood Reclaimed: the making of the modern father (Vermilion, 1997) helped set a new agenda on fatherhood in the UK, and has been published throughout the world, as has Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (2002) which reviews international evidence on couple relationships and presents this in a popular format.

Adrienne has produced many research summaries on fathers and fatherhood, has written a number of practice guides on working with different types of fathers, trains and speaks on fatherhood across the world, writes and reviews articles for peer reviewed journals and is currently managing a major UK research project funded by the Nuffield Foundation: Contemporary Fathers in the UK: What do we know? What do we need to know?

http://www.fatherhoodinstitute.org/about-the-fatherhood-institute/the-fatherhood-institute-team/

Crispin Day

BSc, Clin Psych, PhD, AFBPS, Chartered Scientist

Specialist Advisor

Specialist Advisor

BSc, Clin Psych, PhD, AFBPS, Chartered Scientist

Head of Centre for Parent and Child Support, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London as well as head of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Research Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London

Crispin is a clinical psychologist and has worked alongside health visitors and community health practitioners for many years, as a clinician, manager and researcher in adult and child mental health. He now heads the Centre for Parent and Child Support which is the main international research, development and dissemination unit for the Family Partnership Model, Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities, Promotional Guides and other evidence-based parenting programmes and resources. The Antenatal/Postnatal Promotional Guide system is a unique approach to promoting early development and parenting during pregnancy and early infancy. The System has been extensively disseminated across health visiting services in the UK and internationally.

He also leads a programme of research at King’s College, Institute of Psychiatry to improve access, experiences and outcomes of children with mental health difficulties and their families. Crispin has worked closely with national, state and local government in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

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