Dr Jane Iles is a Clinical Psychologist working in CAMHS, and a Research Associate at Imperial College London. Jane's research to date has explored parental postnatal mental health in mothers and fathers (PTSD and PND in new parents after childbirth), possible links between parental mental health and child outcomes, and the use of video-feedback techniques with parents of young children at risk of behavioural difficulties.
Jane Iles appraises a 20-year prospective cohort study of postnatal depression, which follows women from adolescence, to young adulthood and on to motherhood. The research presents some compelling data about the risk of perinatal mental health difficulties in new mothers.
Christine O’Farrelly and Jane Iles post their debut blog about a cutting-edge RCT of video-feedback given to parents for infants at risk of autism. The study makes use of the ViPP technique (Video-feedback Intervention to Promote Positive Parenting) and concludes that this is a promising intervention.