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Madeleine is currently employed as a Research Associate in the Perinatal Mental Health and Parenting Research Unit (PRIME-RU) (Division of Psychology and Mental Health, School of Health Sciences). 


Madeleine completed an NIHR Post-doctoral Career Development Fellowship at King's College London within the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. Her work focused on women's perinatal mental health, specifically the interface between gestational diabetes and maternal mental health. Previous to this, Madeleine was a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Psychological Medicine at King's College London. In this role she was the project manager for the Malaysian GestatiOnal Diabetes and prevention of DiabetES Study (MY GODDESS) and worked on projects in relation to mental disorders in people living with type 1 diabetes.

Madeleine completed her Bachelor of Psychological Science followed by her Honours in Psychology at the University of Adelaide, Australia. She went on to complete her PhD at the University of Adelaide. Her PhD work was undertaken alongside the first Australian Randomised Controlled Trial of a method of intrapartum fetal surveillance, which, compared to standard methods, has been hypothesised to reduce emergency caesarean section rates. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Medicine, PhD Psychology

Award Date: 1 Oct 2020


  • Perinatal mental health
  • Psychology
  • Women's health
  • Maternity care


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