Who's involved

The leading experts in perinatal mental health in Bristol are involved in the team. The HIT is made up of:

  • HIT co-director: Dr Jonathan Evans, University of Bristol (UoB) and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP)
  • HIT co-director: Inge Shepherd, Bristol CCG Maternity and Children Services
  • Dr Rebecca Pearson, Elizabeth Blackwell Postdoctoral Fellow, UoB and Sally Jaeckle, Early Years Services Manager, Bristol City Council
    Work-stream leads for universal prevention
  • Dr Rachel Liebling, Consultant Obstetrics and Foetal Medicine, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHBristol) and Jenny Ford, Midwife Manager, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
    Work-stream leads for pathways
  • Ruth Jackson, Director and Founder of Bluebell Care Charity for perinatal depression
    Patient and public involvement lead
  • Dr Rona Lockyer-Sheppard, midwife training, UWE
    Work-stream lead for teaching and training
  • Linda Hicken, Midwife Manager, North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT)
  • Dr Kathryn Bundle, Consultant in Perinatal Psychiatry, New Horizons Mother and Baby Unit, AWP
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