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Dr Sharin Baldwin

Sharin Baldwin PhD, MSc, PG Dip, BSc (Hons), HV, RM, RN, QN, FiHV, IHV Research & PIMH Champion
Clinical Academic Lead (Nursing), London North West University Healthcare Trust

Sharin is a trained nurse, midwife, health visitor with over 26 years of experience working in the NHS. Sharin qualified as a health visitor in 2002 and has experience working in a range of leadership, professional development and clinical academic roles throughout her career. Sharin works as Nursing Clinical Academic Lead at London North West Healthcare Trust. She is a Queen’s Nurse, Fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting (FiHV), iHV Perinatal Mental Health Champion and Health Visitor Research Champion.

Sharin completed her PhD at King’s College London in September 2020 as part of an NIHR Clinical Doctoral Fellowship and remains the only health visitor in the UK to be awarded this fellowship. As part of her PhD, Sharin has led and successfully completed the New Dad Study (NEST), resulting in numerous publications and national/international recognition. Sharin has experience in securing research grants, fellowships and awards. Following her PhD, Sharin completed a year in Warwick Clinical Trials Unit (part-time) after being awarded the NIHR Development and Skills Enhancement Award. Sharin currently holds an honorary position at Warwick Medical School as a Visiting Research Fellow.

Sharin is passionate about increasing research capability and capacity within health visiting. Sharin’s research interests are perinatal mental health, and fathers’ mental health in particular. Sharin has co-authored book chapters in health visiting textbooks and has a good track record of publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals She is an editorial board member for the Journal of Health Visiting and peer reviewer for numerous professional bodies and journals, including NIHR, iHV, British Journal of Nursing, British Journal of Midwifery, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Primary Health Care Research and Development, and Journal of Midwifery.