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Short bio:

Dr Gemma Sharp is an Associate Professor of Reproductive and Mental Health Epidemiology in the School of Psychology at the University of Exeter, where she researches and teaches about women’s mental health, reproductive health, and early life influences on health. Prior to moving to Exeter, Dr Sharp worked for nine years at the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol. She originally trained as a reproductive biologist.


Summary of talk:

The Ancient Greeks believed that, throughout the menstrual cycle, the uterus floated around the female body causing women to become hysterical (and to practice witchcraft). In 2022, how much more do we know about the links between menstrual and mental health? I’ll introduce the Menarche, Menstruation, Menopause and Mental Health (4M) consortium and our plans to conduct research that incorporates a wide range of expertise and diverse voices.