Dr Kerrie Stevenson


Honorary Research Fellow
and NIHR Doctoral PhD Fellow

Keppel Street
United Kingdom

Kerrie is an NHS Public Health Doctor and National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Doctoral PhD Fellow based at the UCL Institute of Health Informatics and The University of Oxford. Originally from Northern Ireland, she graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2017, and worked as a junior doctor in North-West London before specialising in Public Health as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Kerrie graduated with distinction from the MSc in Public Health at LSHTM in 2021, before gaining a prestigious NIHR Doctoral Fellowship in 2022.


Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy


Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre


Kerrie's research explores the impact of conflict and migration on maternal and child health, having been influenced by her experiences of conflict whilst growing up in Northern Ireland. In November 2022 she began a PhD exploring maternity care for underserved migrant women in the UK, and will use the newly created Million Migrant Cohort Study to explore perinatal outcomes amongst low-income migrants to the UK, as well as the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiry in Maternal Deaths (MBRRACE-UK) database to explore factors associated with maternal death amongst migrant women in the UK. She is collaborating with a range of stakeholders in this work including NHS England, the Department for Health and Social Care, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal College of Midwives, Maternity Action, and Doctors of the World UK.


Kerrie has worked with a number of NGOs (Doctors of the World, Médecins Sans Frontières, Save the Children) and local Ministries of Health, and has worked in the Middle East (Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen) and in Europe (Greece, UK). She is passionate about improving access to healthcare for migrants and is the Migrant Health Advocacy Lead at the Faculty of Public Health, and is a member of the Lancet Migration Global Collaboration on Migration Health. She currently sits on the NHS Maternity Service Users' Equality Steering Group, the National Migrant Health Coalition, and jointly leads the UK City of Sanctuary Maternity Research Network. In 2021 she was awarded the UK Faculty of Public Health President Medal for outstanding service to Public Health.

Research Area
Child health
Maternal health
Public health
Operational research
United Kingdom
Arab World
Euro area
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

The global burden of perinatal common mental health disorders and substance use among migrant women: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Stevenson K; Fellmeth G; Edwards S; Calvert C; Bennett P; Campbell OMR; Fuhr DC
The Lancet Public health
Migrant-inclusive healthcare delivery in the UK: Lessons learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Burns R; Stevenson K; Miller A; Hargreaves S
The Lancet regional health. Europe
How should the UK respond to the Ukrainian migrant crisis?
Miller A; Burns R; Hargreaves S; Stevenson K
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Prioritising women's and girls' health in disaster settings: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and the overlapping crises affecting Beirut, Lebanon.
Stevenson K; Holtermann-Entwistle O; Alameddine R; Ghattas H; DeJong J; Singh N; Usta J
Global public health
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