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Rebekah Shallcross

Rebekah Shallcross
The Feminist Therapy Centre

BSc, PhD, DClinPsy

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Introduction
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, a chartered member of the British Psychological Society, and a mixed-methods post-doctoral Researcher. I have a specialist interest in gender, violence and mental health I am part of The Psychology Collective providing 1-1 therapy with clients, whilst also providing expert mental health media content in the form of blogs, social media posts, consultation and speaking events. I offer research consultation in relevant areas.
Additional affiliations
July 2020 - present
Mamamfeminologist
Position
  • Medical Professional
Description
  • I am a Research Clinical Psychologist offering 1-1 therapy, coorporate solutions, online training resources and research consultation.
March 2019 - March 2019
University of Leeds
Position
  • Research Associate
April 2017 - present
University of Bristol
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
September 2011 - September 2015
University of Liverpool
Field of study
  • Clinical Psychology
June 2008 - September 2011
University of Liverpool
Field of study
  • Neuropsychology
September 2003 - June 2006
Royal Holloway, University of London
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (23)
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Background It is unclear how best to identify and treat women with mental disorders in pregnancy and the year after birth (i.e. the perinatal period). Objectives (1) To investigate how best to identify depression at antenatal booking [work package (WP) 1]. (2) To estimate the prevalence of mental disorders in early pregnancy (WP1). (3) To develop...
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Background Psychiatric mother and baby units (MBUs) are recommended for severe perinatal mental illness, but effectiveness compared with other forms of acute care remains unknown. Aims We hypothesised that women admitted to MBUs would be less likely to be readmitted to acute care in the 12 months following discharge, compared with women admitted t...
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Background: Specialist sexual assault services, which collect forensic evidence and offer holistic healthcare to people following sexual assault, have been established internationally. In England, these services are called sexual assault referral centres (SARCs). Mental health and substance misuse problems are common among SARC attendees, but litt...
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Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a risk factor for developmental problems in offspring. Despite a high prevalence of IPV in the UK and elsewhere, the longer-term outcomes of offspring born to exposed mothers remain under-researched. Methods: Population-based cohort study. We assessed IPV prevalence by type and timing for 3,153 mother-...
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Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a risk factor for developmental problems in offspring. Despite a high prevalence of IPV in the UK and elsewhere, the longer-term outcomes of offspring born to exposed mothers remain under-researched. Methods: Population-based cohort study. We assessed IPV prevalence by type and timing for 3,153 mother-...
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Objective: To investigate the effects of prenatal exposure to monotherapy levetiracetam, topiramate, and valproate on child cognitive functioning. Methods: This was a cross-sectional observational study. Children exposed to monotherapy levetiracetam (n = 42), topiramate (n = 27), or valproate (n = 47) and a group of children born to women who ha...
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To delineate the risk to child IQ associated with frequently prescribed antiepileptic drugs. Children born to women with epilepsy (n = 243) and women without epilepsy (n = 287) were recruited during pregnancy and followed prospectively. Of these, 408 were blindly assessed at 6 years of age. Maternal and child demographics were collected and entered...
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OBJECTIVE: To compare the cognitive and language development of children born to women with epilepsy (WWE) exposed in utero to levetiracetam(LEV) or sodium valproate (VPA) and control children born to women without epilepsy not taking medication during pregnancy. METHODS: The children, aged between 36 and 54 months, were recruited from the United K...
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The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorders in children exposed, in utero, to different antiepileptic drug treatments. A prospective cohort of women with epilepsy and a control group of women without epilepsy were recruited from antenatal clinics. The children of this cohort were followed longitudin...
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There is accumulating evidence that prenatal exposure to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) poses an increased risk to the fetus. There is robust evidence surrounding the incidence of major congenital malformations following exposure to some commonly prescribed AEDs, and growing evidence that prenatal exposure to certain AEDs is also associated with a redu...
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Children born to women with epilepsy (WWE), exposed in utero to levetiracetam (LEV, n = 51), were assessed for early cognitive development and compared to children exposed to sodium valproate in utero (VPA, n = 44) and a group of children representative of the general population (n = 97). Children were recruited prospectively from 2 cohorts in the...

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Projects (2)
Project
To generate and test a programme theory which will seek to identify the context and mechanisms involved in the identification of mental health and substance use in SARCs and the pathways to care following that contact to ensure that people get the right care at the right time
Project
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/primaryhealthcare/researchthemes/reprovide/