SRIP 2021 Anniversary Speaker

Professor Fiona Alderdice


Fiona Alderdice is the Senior Social Scientist at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) and Deputy Director of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Maternal and Child Health and Care based in the NPEU which is based in the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford. Fiona has an undergraduate degree and PhD in Psychology from Queens University Belfast and her research interests in maternal and child health date back to 1992 when she first worked at the NPEU as a research fellow. She was awarded a MRC HSR training fellowship in 1998 to support her work on complex pregnancy. Fiona joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queens University Belfast in 2002 and was promoted to Chair in Perinatal Health and Well-being in 2010. Fiona joined the NPEU in January 2017 while continuing to work in the School of Nursing and Midwifery until January 2019. She was made an honorary Professor at Queen’s University Belfast in 2021. Fiona’s research interests are perinatal health and wellbeing and you can find out more about her research here: https://www.ndph.ox.ac.uk/team/fiona-alderdice