Perinatal Mental Health & Early Development

People & Partners

The Perinatal Mental Health research projects are coordinated by Prof Matthias Schwannauer and Dr Angus Macbeth and involve a wide range of partner institutions

Prof. Matthias Schwannauer


Matthias is Head of School for Health in Social Science and was previously Head of Clinical Psychology from 2009. He is also a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Early Psychosis Support Service at CAMHS Lothian.

His PhD research examined psychological interventions for bipolar disorders; this involved the implementation of a randomised controlled trial of Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy and an investigation of the role of interpersonal and cognitive factors in mood regulation in bipolar disorders and the recovery process.

His research interests focus on the psychology of onset and recovery of severe mental health problems in young adults. Matthias is Principal Investigator in a number of randomised controlled trials to develop psychological interventions for severe mental health problems. 


Matthias Schwannauer


Dr Angus Macbeth

Angus Macbeth

Angus is a Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychology Society and works with NHS Grampian as an Honorary Principal Clinical Psychologist in Adult Mental Health. He completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Glasgow, and it was at this time he developed an interest in perinatal mental health.  Angus' other research interests are complex mental health difficulties, developmental psychopathology and psychological interventions.

He contributes to course organisation, delivery and supervision on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a number of MSc programmes in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology.


Angus Macbeth





Bipolar Scotland

European Network of Maternal Mental Health

NHS Education for Scotland

NHS Scotland

Support in Mind Scotland

University of Copenhagen