This research focuses on the positive parenting intervention for maternal perinatal depression and understanding how enhanced parenting skills can contribute to parental confidence, parental responsiveness and positive outcomes for infants born to mothers at risk of perinatal depression. In particular, the project examines the interplay of positive parenting and maternal psychopathology for women in low resource settings and the consequent impact on infant language, motor, and socioemotional development within the 12 months post-birth. This project is situated in Kenya, Africa.

Project members

Dr Divna Haslam

Honorary Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Dr Amy Mitchell

Honorary Research Fellow
School of Psychology

Associate Professor Alina Morawska

Deputy Director (Research)
School of Psychology