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Dr Sharin Baldwin

Senior Health Visiting Research Lead

Sharin Baldwin PhD, MSc, PG Dip, BSc (Hons), HV, RM, RN, QN, FiHV

Dr Sharin Baldwin joined the iHV Projects and Evaluations team in July 2023 as Senior Health Visiting Research Lead.

Sharin brings with her a wealth of research knowledge and experience. 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 served as a Trustee of the iHV between October 2021 – April 2023.

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 Western Sydney University as adjunct Research Fellow.

Sharin is passionate about increasing research capability and capacity within health visiting. Sharin’s research interests are perinatal mental health (fathers’ mental health in particular) and emotional wellbeing of the workforce. Sharin is a Selection Committee Member for the NIHR Local Authority Fellowship Programme and a member of the NIHR Nursing and Midwifery Incubator. 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, BMC Psychiatry, BMJ Open, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Mental Health Practice, PLOS One, Primary Health Care Research and Development, Journal of Health Visiting and Journal of Midwifery.

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