Esther completed a BA (Hons.) degree in Modern and Medieval Languages and an MPhil in European Literature and Culture at the University of Cambridge, after which she completed a Graduate Conversion Diploma in Psychology at London Metropolitan University.
During this time she worked on a research study run by Dr Fiona Challacombe at the Institute of Psychiatry investigating OCD and related thoughts and behaviours during pregnancy and the postnatal period, and its impact on infant development and the mother-infant relationship.
She subsequently moved to the Mood Disorders Centre at the University of Exeter to work with Dr Heather O’Mahen on the Netmums Study, a trial of a supported online behavioural activation treatment for postnatal depression.
Esther joined the Academic Unit of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Imperial College London in November 2012 to work with Dr Paul Ramchandani on research into parental mental health and its impact on child development and has now gone on to be a trainee Clinical Psychologist at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience - King's College London