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The postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Psychiatry, has recently been awarded a fellowship from the ESRC Global Challenges Fund.

Elena netsi

The one year fellowship, starting in January, will focus on: 'Understanding early child development in the context of socioeconomic adversity and maternal depression in Brazil and South Africa'.

Elena Netsi will be co-mentored by Alan Stein, Head of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, and Jo Boyden at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. 

The overall aim of the fellowship is to further understand how socioeconomic adversities in the context of rapidly transitioning societies impact on perinatal mental health and early child learning and behaviour in South Africa and Brazil. 

Find out more about the fellowships here.