Cecilia is a Research Assistant at the Department of Psychiatry. She is currently coordinating the Insika Yomama study, a cluster randomised control trial which investigates effects of an integrated parenting and behavioural activation programme on maternal depression and child development amongst pregnant women and new mothers diagnosed with HIV and depression in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Cecilia completed her BA in Human Sciences at University of Oxford. Before taking this role, she was a Laidlaw Scholar working on the interrelations of gestational diabetes and perinatal mental health disorders amongst pregnant women in Cape Town, South Africa. Cecilia is passionate about interdisciplinary approaches to promoting and understanding global health as well as health inequities.