Alison E Hipwell, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Kings College London, United Kingdom, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience Developmental Psychology
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom Developmental Psychology

Professional Affiliations

Member, International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
Member, International Marce Society for Perinatal Mental Health
Member, International Congress for Infant Studies

Research Interests

Reproductive mental health; Developmental psychopathology and contexts of risk; Preconception stress effects on offspring outcomes
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Hipwell, A.E., Stepp, S., Moses-Kolko, E., Xiong, S., Paul, E., Merrick, N. McClelland, S., Verble, D. & Keenan, K. (2016). Predicting adolescent postpartum caregiving from trajectories of depression and anxiety prior to childbirth: a 5-year prospective study. Arch Womens Ment Health, 19, 871-882. PMID: 26971266.
  2. Moses-Kolko, E. & Hipwell, A.E. (2016). First-onset postpartum psychiatric disorders portend high 1-year unnatural-cause mortality risk. Am J Psych, 173, 559-561. PMID: 27245187.
  3. Hipwell, A.E. Murray, J., Xiong, S., Stepp, S. & Keenan, K. (2016). Effects of Adolescent Childbearing on Maternal Psychopathology and Substance Use: A Prospective, Population-Based Study Using Risk-Set Propensity Scores. PLoS One, 11, e0155641. PMID:27176826
  4. Keenan, K. & Hipwell, A.E. (2015). Modulation of prenatal stress via fatty acid supplementation: Implications for child mental health. Nutr Rev, 73, 166-174. PMID: 26024539.
  5. Hipwell, A.E., Guo, C., Phillips, M., Swain, J. & Moses-Kolko, E. (2015). Right frontoinsular cortex and subcortical activity to infant cry is associated with maternal mental state talk. J Neurosci, 35, 12725-12732. PMID: 26377462.

Education Interests

Mentoring students in research