Alexis Palfreyman

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PhD candidate in Demography
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Brief Biography: 

Alexis has a professional background in sexual/reproductive and maternal/child health and HIV/AIDS research and programme management. She’s worked on multiple international MCH programmes in Africa and Asia and undertaken UK-based research with the National Health Service focused predominantly on understanding health behaviour, service access and delivery for vulnerable and marginalised populations. More recently, at Imperial College London's Partnership for Child Development, she provided support for capacity- and partnership-building initiatives with School Health and Nutrition & HIV practitioners and policy-makers across Africa and South(east) Asia.

She holds a BA in Psychology from Hanover College, and two masters degrees in International Maternal and Child Health from UCL's Institute of Child Health (2008) and Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics (2014). 

She is currently a PhD candidate in Demography at the LSE, combining her interests in mental health, sexual/reproductive health and MCH, exploring issues of self-harm and suicide in women of reproductive age in low- and middle-income contexts.

Regions of interest: 
Middle East
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
Disorders of interest: 
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Suicide and poverty in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review

Study suggesting associations between suicide and economic poverty in low-income and middle-income countries.
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Research summaries and systematic reviews
Prevention and promotion
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Addressing Maternal Mental Health Through the Antenatal Platform: A Missed Opportunity

Alexis Palfreyman writes about the importance of using antenatal care to identify and support women with CMDs