Louise Howard (psychiatrist)

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King's College portrait, 2013

Louise Howard is Professor of Women's Mental Health, King's College London. Howard's research includes medication in pregnancy, violence and health and the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of perinatal mental health services. She is an Honorary Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.[1][2]

Howard is Chair of the NICE National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Guideline Development Group on Antenatal and Postnatal Mental Health and a member of the International Editorial Board of the British Journal of Psychiatry.[1] In 2019 she became a Senior Investigator at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).[3]


  • Howard, Louise (2008), Camberwell Assessment of Need for Mothers (CAN-M) : a needs-based assessment for pregnant women and mothers with severe mental illness, Royal College of Psychiatrists, ISBN 978-1435674615
  • Howard, Louise M; Feder, Gene; Agnew-Davies, Roxane (2013), Domestic violence and mental health, Royal College of Psychiatrists, ISBN 978-1908020567


  1. ^ a b 29/07/2013 (2013-07-29). "Louise Howard awarded prestigious NIHR Research Professorship". Kcl.ac.uk. Retrieved 2014-01-15.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Louise Howard - Research Portal, King's College, London". Kclpure.kcl.ac.uk. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  3. ^ "Professor Louise Howard". King’s College London. Retrieved 2021-12-22.

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