Dr Katie Rose Mahon Sanfilippo is a Research Fellow at CHIR. Her overall research interests concern the function and application of music and the arts within healthcare contexts. Her current research is exploring the application of music-based interventions to support maternal mental health across different cultural contexts in Africa, India and the UK. She also worked with various policymakers, charities and health organisations to promote maternal mental health in the educational and health policy agendas in The Gambia and across Africa. She is an affiliated lecturer in Cambridge within the music faculty and also has extensive experience working in the charity sector in the UK.