Professor Amy Brown

Professor Amy Brown

Professor, Public Health

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 518672

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Available For Postgraduate Supervision
Media Commentator


A psychologist by background, I now work in public health research specialising in research exploring early experiences of parenthood with a focus on infant feeding, mental health and normal baby behaviour. I have published widely across these topics with my research helping to inform policy and practice in the UK and internationally.

I have a particular interest in public engagement and making sure our research findings are relevant, understood and shared in an engaging way so that they can reach new parents and those who support them. I have worked closely with policy makers, public health bodies and charities around the world to ensure this happens.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Infant feeding
  • Maternal mental health
  • Responsive parenting
  • Normal infant behaviour
  • Psychosocial experiences of pregnancy and birth
  • Online research
  • Public health and policy
  • Public engagement

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

I am programme director for the MSc in Child Public Health where I specialise in teaching about the impact of pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period upon child health and wellbeing. Key topics include infant feeding, maternal mental health, and responsive parenting.

Research Award Highlights