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Wandering Wombs: Why We Need More Research at the Intersection of Menstrual and Mental Health

Mood Disorders Centre Think Tank Seminar Series

A Mood Disorders Centre seminar
Speaker(s)Dr Gemma Sharp recently started as an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology, where she researches and teaches about women’s mental health, reproductive health, and early life influences on health. Prior to moving to Exeter, Gemma worked for ni
Date14 October 2022
Time12:00 to 13:00
PlaceThe Sir Henry Wellcome Building for Mood Disorders Research

Our guest speaker is Gemma Sharp from the University of Exeter


Abstract

The Ancient Greeks believed that, throughout the menstrual cycle, the uterus floated around the female body causing women to become hysterical (and to practice witchcraft).

In 2022, how much more do we know about the links between menstrual and mental health? I'll discuss gaps in our medical understanding, and how we're trying to fill those gaps by conducting research that incorporates a wide range of expertise and diverse voices. I’ll also talk about my research plans more generally, and discuss some of my work around the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) hypothesis and effects of parental prenatal environment on child health.

OrganizerMood Disorders Centre
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