Professor Julie Jomeen
Julie Jomeen is Professor of Midwifery, and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull, UK. She currently leads a Research Development Group for Maternal, Reproductive Health within the Faculty. A key focus of her work is exploring issues of perinatal mental health and psychological health in childbearing women. A programme of research whichhas led to strong collaborations in relation to national and international research, service development work and practitioner training initiatives. Other research interests include women’s choice and decision-making and practitioner decision making.She has also been involved in national and international curriculum development in midwifery. Julie is an Adjunct Professor at Southern Cross University in Australia and Memorial University Newfoundland. She is an associate editor for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth and Women and Birth and the Chair of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology.
Dr Mas Mahady Mohamad
Mas Mahady Mohamad MRCPI MRCPsych is a consultant psychiatrist with the HSE Mid-West and he co-chairs the Perinatal Mental Health Committee of University Maternity Hospital Limerick (UMHL). A graduate of University College Cork, his research interests include perinatal psychiatry and palliative care psychiatry/psycho-oncology. He is involved in regional perinatal mental health service development and actively promotes perinatal mental health awareness through lectures and online videos.
Professor Veronica O'Keane
Brief Biography: VO’K is a professor in Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, Trinity College, Dublin (TCD), and a consultant psychiatrist in Tallaght Hospital, Dublin. She led a national Perinatal Psychiatry service in the Bethlem&Maudsley Hospital Trust, London from 2002-2007.She has written a book on perinatal depression and has over 100 peer reviewed publication in the field of depression, hormones and psychiatric dosorders and perinatal psychiatry. She runs a research programmeREDEEM (Research in Depression, Endocrinology,Epigenetics and neuroiMaging) in the Trinity College of Neurosciences. The core theme of this programmeis how developmental adversity modifies brain and stress systems.
Dr John D. Sheehan
MB, BCh, BAO, DObs, DCH, MMedSc, MRCPsych, MCPsychI, FRCPI.
Since 1995, Professor Sheehan has worked as a part-time Consultant in Perinatal Psychiatry at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin and as a Consultant in Liaison (General Hospital) Psychiatry at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin. He runs two out-patient clinics in the Rotunda each week and conducts ward consultations on both the Obstetric and Gynaecological wards. He is an Associate Clinical Professor in the UCD School of Medicine.