Kerry Bell
Research Fellow



Kerry joined the University of York in 2006 as an undergraduate in Psychology and went on to complete a Masters in Cognitive Neuroscience alongside a Research Assistant post in Psycholinguistics. She then joined the Department of Health Sciences in 2010 to undertake a PhD (NIHR CLAHRC Studentship). Kerry’s doctoral research explores the relationship between maternal mental health and child developmental outcomes, addressing the impact of missed maternal depression and the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening for post-natal depression.

In 2013 Kerry joined York Trials Unit as a research fellow and is currently leading a number of education based trials whilst also leading economic evaluations on a number of health trials


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • MSc Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PhD Health Sciences

Departmental roles

  • Research Fellow
  • Trial Coordinator
  • Health Economist
  • Health Sciences Research Governance Committee



Kerry’s research interests include maternal and child health (particularly maternal mental health), childhood interventions, randomised controlled trials, quantitative research methods and health economics.


  • Exploring the relationship between maternal mental health and child developmental outcomes
  • BreathMOR HF-Morphine for the relief of breathlessness in stable chronic heart failure
  • Calderdale 2
  • Tutor Trust Affordable Primary Tuition
  • SCI-napse
  • ABRA - Online Reading Support Abracadabra
  • E-PLAYS - Evaluating ‘Enhancing Pragmatic LAnguage skills for Young children with Social communication disorder’ (E-PLAYS): A feasibility study
  • ReflectED
  • TRUST (Collaboration with Dundee)
  • ACE 2 HEAR - A randomised controlled feasibility trial of the Active Communication Education programme plus hearing-aid provision versus hearing-aid provision alone
  • EMPRESS - Cancer diagnosis via Emergency Presentation Study

Research group(s)

Contact details

Dr Kerry Bell
Research Fellow

Tel: 01904 321325



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