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Susan Ayers Susan is a psychologist specialising in women's wellbeing and mental health during pregnancy and after birth. She is a professor at City, University of London where she leads the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research, and a visiting professor at the University of Sussex. Susan is a chartered health psychologist and cognitive behaviour therapist. Since obtaining her PhD from the University of London, Susan has worked at St. George's Hospital Medical School (London) and Brighton and Sussex Medical School (Sussex). Susan is lead author of Psychology for Medicine (2011, 2017) and editor of the Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine (2007, 2018). She has given numerous invited lectures and workshops and was awarded the Annual Lecturer Prize by the Society of Reproductive and Infant Psychology in 2012. Richard de Visser Richard teaches at Brighton & Sussex Medical School and in the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex, where has received awards for his individual and group teaching. He was co-author of Psychology for Medicine (Sage, 2011). Richard completed a BSc in psychology at the University of Melbourne, and a PhD at the Australian Research centre in Sex, Health & Society. He completed post-doctoral work at Birkbeck College, University of London before moving to Sussex where he was Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer, and now Reader in Psychology. Richard's research interests span a broad range of topics in health psychology, including: sexuality and relationships; gender and health; alcohol use; use of health services; and cross-cultural analyses. He has expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods, intervention studies, and mixed-methods designs.