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Rose is a research fellow in the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research. She joined City in 2016 initially working as a research assistant on projects evaluating education for healthcare professionals working with women before and after pregnancy. She is currently working on a feasibility trial of two methods of induction of labour in an outpatient setting. Rose studied for her PhD in psychology (awarded in 2017) at the University of Sussex. Her PhD research concerned perinatal mental health screening and assessment, which remains a passion.


  1. PhD Psychology, University of Sussex, United Kingdom, Oct 2009 – Jul 2016
  2. MSc Experimental Psychology, University of Sussex, United Kingdom, Oct 2008 – Aug 2009


  1. Research Fellow (part time), City, University of London, Nov 2017 – present
  2. Research Assistant (part time), City, University of London, Oct 2016 – Jan 2018
  3. Associate Lecturer, The Open University, Apr 2011 – present



  1. Ayers, S., Coates, R. and Matthey, S. (2014). Identifying Perinatal Anxiety. Identifying Perinatal Depression and Anxiety: Evidence-Based Practice in Screening, Psychosocial Assessment, and Management (pp. 93–107). ISBN 978-1-118-50965-4.

Journal articles (9)

  1. Coates, R., Cupples, G., Scamell, A. and McCourt, C. (2019). Women's experiences of induction of labour: Qualitative systematic review and thematic synthesis. Midwifery, 69, pp. 17–28. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2018.10.013.
  2. Coates, R., Rocca-Ihenacho, L., Olander, E., Ayers, S. and Salmon, D. (2019). A postgraduate Optimum Birth module to increase midwives’ readiness to work in midwifery-led settings: A mixed-methods evaluation. Birth, 46(3), pp. 533–539. doi:10.1111/birt.12399.
  3. Coates, R., Ayers, S., de Visser, R. and Thornton, A. (2019). Evaluation of the CORE-10 to assess psychological distress in pregnancy. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. doi:10.1080/02646838.2019.1702631.
  4. Olander, E., Coates, R., Brook, J., Ayers, S. and Salmon, D. (2018). A multi-method evaluation of interprofessional education for healthcare professionals caring for women during and after pregnancy. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 32(4), pp. 509–512. doi:10.1080/13561820.2018.1437124.
  5. Coates, R., Ayers, S. and de Visser, R. (2017). Factor structure of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in a population-based sample. Psychological Assessment, 29(8), pp. 1016–1027. doi:10.1037/pas0000397.
  6. Coates, R., De Visser, R. and Ayers, S. (2015). Not identifying with postnatal depression: A qualitative study of womens postnatal symptoms of distress and need for support. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 36(3), pp. 114–121. doi:10.3109/0167482X.2015.1059418.
  7. Coates, R., Ayers, S. and de Visser, R. (2014). Women's experiences of postnatal distress: A qualitative study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14(1). doi:10.1186/1471-2393-14-359.
  8. Meades, R. and Ayers, S. (2011). Anxiety measures validated in perinatal populations: A systematic review. Journal of Affective Disorders, 133(1-2), pp. 1–15. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2010.10.009.
  9. Meades, R., Pond, C., Ayers, S. and Warren, F. (2011). Postnatal debriefing: Have we thrown the baby out with the bath water? Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49(5), pp. 367–372. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2011.03.002.