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City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Background

Donna is a PhD student researching perinatal mental health who transferred to City University London in 2012. She previously studied at Sussex University for three years.

Donna graduated from Greenwich University with a degree in Psychology before working as a psychotherapist. She continued her education in counselling alongside working and volunteering in counselling services. Donna then completed a Masters in Gender, Culture and Development at Sunderland University where she focused on the media, gender representation and cosmetic surgery. Donna then went on to work with teenagers before starting her PhD in psychology at Sussex University.

Qualifications

- PhD Health Psychology, City University London, 2012-present
- DPhil. Psychology, University of Sussex, 2009-2012
- MA. Gender, Culture and Development, Distinction, University of Sunderland, 2004-2005
- Diploma. Neuro-linguistic programming, Stonebridge College, 2003-2004
- Diploma. Grief Counselling, Stonebridge College, 2003-2004
- Dipolma. Holistic Counselling, Eastbourne Counselling College, 2002-2003
- BSc. Psychology (Hons). University of Greenwich, 1999-2002

Awards

Poster prize, Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology 2012

Research

Research Overview

My research interests include perinatal mood disorders, online support groups, gender issues and computer-mediated communication. My research aims to identify if and how the WWW can be used as a useful adjunct to traditional forms of treatment for postpartum mental illness. My previous research identified the top websites for women with postnatal mental illness and healthcare professionals and a qualitative study of women with postnatal mental illness who used the internet to assist their recovery. My current project is an analysis of website forums dedicated to postnatal mental illness.

Research Areas

- Perinatal mental health
- E-health

Principal Collaborators

- Professor Susan Ayers

Publications

Journal Articles (3)

  1. Moore, D. and Ayers, S. (2015). Have I got PND? A thematic analysis of an online forum for antenatal/postnatal depression. JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE AND INFANT PSYCHOLOGY, 33(3), pp. E35–E36.
  2. Moore, D. and Drey, N. (2015). E-health and e-ethics: Some ethical and practical considerations when conducting internet research on health forums. Health Psychology Update, 24(1) .
  3. Moore, D. and Ayers, S. (2011). A review of postnatal mental health websites: help for healthcare professionals and patients. ARCHIVES OF WOMENS MENTAL HEALTH, 14(6), pp. 443–452. doi:10.1007/s00737-011-0245-z.

Other Activities

Events/Conferences (4)

  1. The Marcé Society conference. Swansea, Wales (2014).
    Description: Have I got PND? A thematic analysis of an online forum for antenatal/postnatal depression.
  2. BPS Division of Health Psychology annual conference. Brighton, uk (2013).
    Description: How women with postnatal mental illness use the internet: a qualitative analysis
  3. SRIP annual conference. University of Oxford (2012).
    Description: A review of postnatal mental health websites: help for healthcare professionals and patients
  4. 18TH psychology days in Zadar. University of Zadar, Croatia (2012).
    Description: A review of postnatal mental health websites: help for healthcare professionals and patients

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