Camilla Rosan

Camilla Rosan


Camilla works at the Mental Health Foundation leading a national portfolio of prevention programmes related to families, parenting, infants, children and young people. Camilla is a perinatal clinical psychologist and couple therapist by background and across her clinical career has held a range of therapeutic roles in the NHS, local authority and other third sector organisations. She currently maintains a small private clinic focusing on perinatal and parent infant therapy.

Camilla completed an undergraduate degree in psychology and neuroscience at Sussex University. After working for a number of years in the social care field related to parenting and child protection, she was later awarded a quality improvement leaders fellowship with NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC). After training as a clinical psychologist at Oxford University and completing her doctoral thesis on co-parenting approaches in the early years at Imperial College London, she moved into the third sector to lead national service development work related to perinatal and infant mental health. Camilla retains an honorary clinical academic post at Imperial College London in the Centre for Psychiatry and has published extensively in peer-review journals, therapy manuals, book chapters, policy reports and national guidelines. She has a specialist research interest in developing the field of couples work from pre-conception across the transition to parenthood and beyond and is involved in several research projects to develop the evidence-base in this area. Camilla teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervises extensively  and sits on many government level expert advisory groups for perinatal and infant mental health. She lives in South London with her partner, daughter and Westie Terrier.

A selection of recent published works:

Webb, R., Rosan, C., Ayers, S. (2018). A systematic review of measures of mental health and emotional wellbeing in parents of children aged 0-5. Journal of Affective Disorders, 1, 608-617

Gardner, R., & Rosan, C. (2017). Child protection in the community: recognising and responding to signs of child neglect in infants. In P. Leach (Ed.), Transforming infant wellbeing: research, policy and practice for the first 1001 critical days (pp. 47-55). London: Routledge.

Rosan, C. (2017). Good Practice Points: Supporting families after a traumatic event. London: Institute of Health Visiting.

Iles, J., Rosan, C., et al. (2017). Adapting and developing a video-feedback intervention for co-parents of infants at risk of externalising behaviour problems (VIPP-Co): A feasibility study. Journal of Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry, 22, 483-499.

Chakkalackal, L., Rosan, C., & Stavrou, S. (2017). Through Each Other's Eyes: An evaluation of a Video Interaction Guidance project delivered by health visitors and family support workers in a disadvantaged urban community. London: Mental Health Foundation.

Lake, A., & Rosan, C. (2017). Being a Military Child: best practice guidance for engagement and early intervention with military families, International Journal of Birth and Parenting Education, 4, 3.

Bateson, K., Darwin, Z. J., Galdas, P. M., & Rosan, C. (2017). Engaging fathers: acknowledging the barriers. Journal of Health Visiting, 5, 122-128 Rosan, C., & Grimas, E. (2016). The power of couple-focused approaches in the perinatal period. Journal of Family Health, 25, 10-13.

Domoney, J., Iles, J. E., O’Farrelly, C., Kellet, P., Rosan, C. (2015). Bringing the relationship to life: The power of video-feedback approaches. Journal of Health Visiting, 3, 368-372.

Richards, P. K., Sanger, C., De Sousa, C., & Hogg.,S. (2015). Coping with Crying: an innovative new programme to support positive parenting and prevent child abuse. International Journal of Birth and Parenting Education, 2, 19-22.

Sanger, C., Haynes, A., Mountain, G., & Bonett-Healy, N. (2015). Antenatal screening and early-intervention: A mental health update from the NSPCC. British Journal of Midwifery, 23, 388-390.

Brookes, H., Coster, D., & Sanger, C. (2015). Baby Steps: supporting parents from minority ethnic backgrounds in the perinatal period. Journal of Health Visiting, 3, 2-7.

Sanger, C., Iles, J., Andrew, C., & Ramchandani, P. (2015). Associations between postnatal maternal depression and psychological outcomes in adolescent offspring: a systematic review. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 18, 147 – 162.


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