Previous Engagements

Conference Presentations

2020 – Key speaker – International Online Conference,

           ‘Birthing the New Humanity:   

           The Power to Create’, 20-29 November. 

2020 - Key speaker – International Online Conference ‘Perinatal Health –   

           Psychological, Social and Medical Approach 2020’, 25-26 September. 

           Romanian Maternology Association, International Society for Pre- and  

           Perinatal Psychology and Medicine (ISPPM), Faculty of Psychology and 

           Education Sciences, University of Bucharest and Romanian Society of   

           Paediatrics.

            A mindfulness relationship-based model to support maternal mental health,    

            mother-prenatal relationship and mother-infant relationship.

2020 – Abstract accepted for oral presentation to the 4th International Childhood    

            Trauma Conference in Melbourne, Australia (Postponed to 2021 due to   

            COVID-19).

            Supporting maternal mental health, mother-foetus relationship, and mother-

            infant emotional availability through the practice of mindfulness. Can this   

            avert the intergenerational transmission of trauma and deprivation?  

2020 – Two abstracts accepted for oral presentation to the 17th Congress of the World    

            Association of Infant Mental Health in Brisbane,Australia (Postponed to 2021)    

           Integrating primal wisdom with modern science and practice as a global   

            strategy for mothers, infants, families and communities

A mindfulness relationship-based model to support maternal mental health

in pregnancy, maternal-foetal relationship and mother-infant relationship 

2019 – Oral presentation to the Australiasian Marce’ Society for Perinatal Mental

            Health in Perth, Western Australia.

            Integrating primal wisdom with modern science and practice as a global   

            strategy for mothers, infants, families and communities.

2018 – Oral presentation to the Forging Families’ Parental Perinatal Mental Health   

            Conference, UK   

            The prenatal roots of mother-infant relationship and its impact on maternal    

            mental health, birth and infant development outcomes.

2018 – Oral presentation to All Indian Congress of Obstetrics & Gynaecology   

            (AICOG 2018), India 

            The prenatal roots of mother-infant relationship and its impact on maternal    

            mental health, birth and infant development outcomes.

2015 – Oral presentation and workshop to the International Congress of the   

           Association for Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health, Berkeley, California. 

            Gems of African wisdom from before conception through pregnancy, birth     

            and parenting.

2015 – Oral presentation to the Birth Light Conference, Cambridge, UK.

2014 - Poster presentation, 14th Congress of the World Association of Infant Mental   

           Health, Edinburgh, Scotland.

           The missing link: a mindfulness-based program of prenatal and perinatal     

           education.

2014 - Poster presentation to Optimising Childbirth Across Europe. An 

           Interdisciplinary Maternity Care Conference, Brussel

           From mindless to mindful childbirth.

2013 - Oral presentation to the 25th International Conference of the International   

           Society of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine (ISPPM), Germany

           Caesarean birth: Disruptive the human adaptive system. Insights for    

           prevention.

2006 - Oral presentation to the joint Conference of The McCarrison Society for    

           Nutrition and Health, Institute of brain Chemistry & Human Nutrition,    

           International Society for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine   

           (ISPPM), Mother and Child Foundation. Generating Healthy Brains, London 

           Working with parents and infants: a mind-body integration approach.

2000 - Oral presentation to the 13th Official Congress of the International Society of   

         Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine (ISPPM). Prenatal Psychology:   

         Methodology in Research, Sardinia 

         The mother’s body image: Attitude to her bodily self and its relationship with     

         the foetus’ life.

Workshops

2017 - Workshop How to Integrate Primal Wisdom with Science and Practice   

           Berlin, German     

2016 - Workshop Nurtured Mothers, London

2015 - Workshop A Mindfulness Integrative Approach to Birth and Parenting during    

            APPPAH conference in Berkeley, CA

2016 - Presentation - Study Day on Perinatal Mental Health for Obstetrics Trainees   

2001 – Series of presentations on Mothers and Babies’ Body Language at University   

            College of London            

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Workshops, Conferences and Seminars.
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