Details of educational, research and training events given by members of the research network are listed below. These include lectures, workshops, conferences and training days. If you would like to attend any of these events please contact the institution or organisation specified.

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    • Dear Susan Ayers,

      it was really inspiring to be in Berlin and listen to you and the other excellent speakers, and participate in both the workshop and the symposium. Thanks a lot!

      Best regards,

  1. 25th March 2014. We just had a very successful meeting and workshop on PTSD after birth at Oxford University to plan a special issue of the Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology in 2015.

    The meeting was really interesting and we hope the special issue will reflect this and contribute to the research agenda. If you’d like to know more please contact

  2. The International Marce Society Conference is in Swansea on the 10th to 12th September 2014.

    We thought this might be a good opportunity to organise an informal meeting for researchers interested in perinatal PTSD. If you are attending and would like to join us let us know by emailing

    Submissions for posters can be made up to the 18th May and more information can be found at:

  3. I am MPhil (progressing to PhD) research student at the Sydney University Medical School, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia presently doing interviews regarding ‘vaginal birth trauma and resultant effects on mothers’ lifestyle and health’ and would be interested to hear about any conferences or information regarding PTSD and birth trauma.

  4. Hello all,

    I’ve just been contacted by Rosie Smith, who is the chair of the Perinatal Mental Health NZ Trust ( They’re thinking about organising a conference in New Zealand in 2016 (probably in May), and asked me to ask our members to get in touch with her if anyone is planning a visit to Australasia in 2016, and if any of you would be interested in attending. It would cover all perinatal mental health issues, including PTSD and loss. If you would like to register your interest or learn more about the event, please contact Rosie at


    Alex Thornton
    Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research
    City University London

  5. Hello all,
    I am a consultant perinatal psychiatrist working in East London and I am increasingly interested in PTSD and Birth trauma.
    I am going to be organising a free day long meeting on PTSD and Birth Trauma in December 2015 with speakers from as far afield as Stanford University.
    Please do get in touch if you would like to attend or have any research you might like to present.

    • Hi Rebecca,
      I’m really interested in attending event in December if you could send me some further details.
      Personally, I experienced Birth Trauma and PTSD at birth of my daughter 3 years ago. At the time I was a student Midwife with only 3 weeks before qualification which I’ve never been able to complete due to trauma. I now speak at RCM and University conferences/study days on Perinatal Mental Health from a mother & midwife perspective.
      Kind Regards


    • Hi Rebecca
      Sadly I’ve only just found out about your conference. I would be very interested in any further conferences or workshops you might run. I am a counselling psychologist who specialises in motherhood issues and more recently have started working with mothers suffering from PN PTSD. My email address is

    • I am a midwife and just beginning a PhD in PTSD associated with childbirth. I would be very interested in any future study days or conference days you are running or are aware of.
      Many thanks

  6. Hi Rebecca, I’m a perinatal mental health midwife working on the Wirral with an interest in childbirth trauma and PTSD. I’m also a psychosexual therapist and relationship counselor for Relate. I’ve recently completed an MSc in psychological trauma and for my dissertation carried out research looking at health professionals knowledge of, attitudes toward and beliefs about the subject. Since March 2015 I’ve started a trauma service as part of my role, I’m presenting the research and details of our trauma service at an event in Manchester in September 2015. I’d be interested in attending your event, please let me know if you’d like a copy of the research I carried out? Regards, Emma.

    Transforming Lives: Providing, Commissioning and Developing NICE compliant Perinatal Mental Health Services – what can clinical psychology offer?

    When: Wednesday 8th June 9.30am – 5pm
    Where: University of Liverpool in London, 33 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG. Tel: 020 7682 4646
    What: Run by the British Psychological Society and University of Liverpool London, attendees will be provided with information on development of perinatal services in the context of current National Drivers to achieve NICE compliance.
    More info:

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