My name is Flo and I am a Wellcome Trust-funded third year PhD student in the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol. My background is in pharmacology (Newcastle University, 2015–19) and epidemiology (University of Bristol, 2019–20). My PhD project is focused on investigating the potential effects antidepressant use during pregnancy using GP data from the UK, as well as registry data from Sweden and Norway. My previous work has explored mode of delivery and maternal sexual wellbeing, alcohol intake during pregnancy and preeclampsia, and risk factors for adverse menstrual symptoms. More broadly, my interests span women’s health epidemiology, particularly perinatal and obstetric epidemiology. Outside of my PhD research, I chair the Society of Social Medicine and Population Health (SSM) early career researcher subcommittee and am a violinist in Bristol Symphony Orchestra.
Flo Martin explores a recent cohort study of Danish registry data that investigate whether women with a history of depression associated with using hormonal contraception were also at a higher risk of developing postpartum depression.[read the full story...]