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Dr Kerry-Ann Grant first began with HETI as a Course Coordinator for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (PIMH) studies. Kerry-Ann assumed the role of Framework Coordinator, Applied Mental Health Studies in 2017. She also coordinates research units and regularly contributes to HETI’s research culture in higher education. Kerry-Ann’s strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching is driven by her goal to better understand the psychology of pregnancy and the biopsychosocial and cultural factors that impact on infant and child development and parenting processes. Kerry-Ann completed her PhD at Macquarie University and then travelled to the United States where she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California. She has led several studies examining the impact of early life stress on maternal wellbeing and infant social, emotional and cognitive development. Kerry-Ann is currently leading a multidisciplinary, multisite longitudinal study investigating stress and coping around routine prenatal testing.