Ellen Grimas

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Ellen completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Exeter in 2013. During this time she worked part time as a Research Assistant on the Netmums Helping with Depression Study, a trial of a supported online Behavioural Activation treatment for postnatal depression (PND). Following her BSc, Ellen went on to work for the charity Rethink Mental Illness as a Mental Health Recovery Worker in a crisis house. She joined the Centre for Mental Health at Imperial College London in August 2014. She is currently working on the Healthy Start, Happy Start trial, a large scale RCT to evaluate an early intervention programme for young children with behavioural problems. Alongside this she is undertaking a PhD in Clinical Medicine at Imperial College supervised by Dr Paul Ramchandani and Dr Christine O'Farrelly. Her research is investigating coparenting behaviour as a risk factor in the development of child psychopathology. Research group website: http://www.ppod.org.uk


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Cannabis use during pregnancy: little known about impact on child or maternal health


Ellen Grimas summarises a systematic review on prenatal exposure to cannabis and maternal and child health outcomes, which highlights the lack of high quality research in this area.

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Could partner factors reduce the risk of maternal depression and anxiety in the perinatal period?

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Paul Ramchandani and Ellen Grimas report on the findings of a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of modifiable partner factors associated with perinatal depression and anxiety.

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