Dr Carrie Barber

Carrie Barber

Qualifications: PhD Vanderbilt University

Papers Taught

Research Interests

Carrie's clinical experience is with assessment and treatment of children and adolescents, as well as perinatal mental health and issues relating to parenting. She is registered as a clinical psychologist in New Zealand, and has previously been licensed in Kansas and California.

Her research experience includes evaluation of the outcomes of intensive mental health services to children and adolescents, as well as social services to homeless youth; her current research focus is on perinatal mental health and transition to parenting.

Recent Publications

  • Barber, C. C., Middlemiss, W., & Medvedev, O. N. (2022). Applying Rasch methodology to examine and enhance precision of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. Journal of Affective Disorders. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2022.04.009

  • Barber, C. C., & Masters-Awatere, B. (2021). Positively Pregnant: Development and piloting of a mobile app for social and emotional well-being in pregnancy. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. doi:10.1111/aphw.12333

  • Wootton, A., Starkey, N. J., & Barber, C. (2018). Unmoving and unmoved: experiences and consequences of impaired non-verbal expressivity in Parkinson’s patients and their spouses. Disability and Rehabilitation, -online, 1-13. doi:10.1080/09638288.2018.1471166

  • Barber, C., Singh, S., Hinze, A., & Vanderschantz, N. (2018). Positively pregnant: exploring a stress-management app for pregnant women. In 32nd BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (BCS HCI 2018) (pp. 4 pages). Conference held Belfast, Northern Ireland. doi:10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.179 Open Access version:

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Perinatal mental health, especially depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy, and the adjustment to parenting; child clinical psychology, especially the efficacy of mental health treatment for childhood emotional and behavioural problems, and the effects of relationships and attachment on development.