Sergio A. Silverio

School of Psychology

Sergio A. Silverio is a Chartered Psychologist, Social Scientist, and qualitative research expert specialising in lifecourse analysis, with a primary research interest in women’s mental health. Sergio holds two Master’s degrees, the first in Psychological Sciences (Clinical & Health Psychology) from the University of Liverpool; the second in Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology from Brunel University London. At Liverpool he was trained as a Grounded Theorist – a methodology he would later employ in his Thesis focused on never married older women, gender identity, and social networks; which attracted critical acclaim from The British Psychological Society. His Thesis at Brunel focused on anxiety and the antenatal clinic; and won the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology’s 40th Anniversary Master’s Thesis Prize. His Doctoral research at King’s College London has attracted a Personal Fellowship from the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration – South London.

Sergio joined Liverpool John Moores University as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, having come from King’s College London as a Research Fellow in Social Science of Women's Health. Sergio’s research focuses on the qualitative experience of women’s identity changes over the lifecourse; and especially at lifecourse ruptures such as during experiences of loss – be that loss of identity, perceived loss of sanity, or loss through bereavement. His work adopts a critical female psychology lens, which enables him to focus on and the psychological, socio-political, and emotional impacts caused by these key life transitions. Most recently, Sergio has led the largest portfolio of international research dedicated to understanding the effects of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on maternity care, pregnancy, childbirth, and perinatal bereavement, including how we re-configure, recover, and re-build services and care provision. Sergio has a successful track-record of attracting grant funding and supervising students at both Master’s and Doctoral level. He is open to enquiries from prospective students whose research interests or methodological approaches align with his own.

Degrees

2019, Brunel University London, United Kingdom, MSc Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology
2016, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, MPsycholSci (Hons) Psychological Sciences (Clinical & Health Psychology)

Certifications

2021, British Psychological Society, United Kingdom, CPsychol - Chartered Psychologist
2020, Royal Anthropological Institute, United Kingdom, FRAI - Life Fellow of The Royal Anthropological Institute
2019, British Psychological Society, United Kingdom, AFBPsS - Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society
2019, Royal Society for Public Health, United Kingdom, FRSPH - Fellow of The Royal Society for Public Health
2018, Science Council, United Kingdom, RSci - Registered Scientist

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, School of Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2022 - present
Research Fellow in Social Science of Women's Health, School of Life Course & Population Sciences, King's College London, 2022 - present
Honorary Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Liverpool, 2022 - present
Research Associate in Social Science of Women’s Health, Department of Women & Children's Health, King's College London, 2020 - 2022
Research Assistant in Qualitative Analysis of Women’s Health, Department of Women & Children's Health, King's College London, 2019 - 2020
Honorary Fellow, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Liverpool, 2019 - 2022
Research Assistant, Department of Women & Children's Health, King's College London, 2019 - 2019
Honorary Research Fellow, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute of Women's Health, University College London, 2019 - 2022
Research Assistant (Suzy Lamplugh Trust), Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science, University College London, 2018 - 2019
Research Assistant in Qualitative Methods, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute of Women's Health, University College London, 2018 - 2018
Research Assistant, Evidence-based Practice Research Centre, Edge Hill University, 2016 - 2017

Highlighted publications

Silverio SA, Memtsa M, Barrett G, Goodhart V, Stephenson J, Jurković D, Hall JA. 2022. Emotional experiences of women who access early pregnancy assessment units: a qualitative investigation Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 43 :574-584 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, Sheen KS, Bramante A, Knighting K, Koops TU, Montgomery E, November L, Soulsby LK, Stevenson JH, Watkins M, Easter A, Sandall J. 2022. Sensitive, Challenging, and Difficult Topics: Experiences and Practical Considerations for Qualitative Researchers International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 21 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, De Backer K, Dasgupta T, Torres O, Easter A, Khazaezadeh N, Rajasingam D, Wolfe I, Sandall J, Magee LA. 2022. On race and ethnicity during a global pandemic: An ‘imperfect mosaic’ of maternal and child health services in ethnically-diverse South London, United Kingdom eClinicalMedicine, 48 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, Easter A, Storey C, Jurković D, Sandall J. 2021. Preliminary findings on the experiences of care for parents who suffered perinatal bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 21 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA. 2020. Women’s mental health as a public health priority: a call for action Journal of Public Mental Health, 20 :60-68 DOI Publisher Url

Journal article

Silverio SA. 2024. “There are lots of new faces this year… I’m not entirely sure when I became one of the old ones”: a psycho-ethnography of the self at #PoWESconf five years in Frontiers in Psychology, 14 :1-9 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

George-Carey R, Memtsa M, Kent-Nye FE, Magee LA, Oza M, Burgess K, Goodhart V, Jurković D, Silverio SA. 2024. Women’s experiences of early pregnancy loss services during the pandemic: A qualitative investigation Women and Birth, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, Varman N, Barry Z, Khazaezadeh N, Rajasingam D, Magee LA, Matthew J. 2023. Inside the ‘imperfect mosaic’: Minority ethnic women’s qualitative experiences of race and ethnicity during pregnancy, childbirth, and maternity care in the United Kingdom BMC Public Health, 23 :1-11 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hacking M, Jackson L, Fallon V, Harrold JA, Davie P, Silverio SA, Slade P. 2023. An interpretive phenomenological analysis of the experiences of mothers who continue to breastfeed despite facing difficulties Women and Birth, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Gurasashvili J, Silverio SA, Hill M, Peter M, Stafford-Smith B, Lewis C. 2023. The disequilibrium of hope: A grounded theory analysis of parents' experiences of receiving a “no primary finding” result from genome sequencing Journal of Genetic Counseling, :1-14 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Worrall S, Harris EJ, Silverio SA, Fallon V. 2023. The identification and measurement of postpartum anxiety in England: A Delphi survey Journal of Psychiatric Research, 168 :381-391 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Briley AL, Silverio SA, Shennan AH, Tydeman G. 2023. Experiences of Impacted Foetal Head: Findings from a Pragmatic Focus Group Study of Mothers and Midwives International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20 :7009-7009 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

de Montigny F, Verdon C, Pierce T, René C, Landry I, Corno G, Murphy M, Silverio SA. 2023. Vivre un décès périnatal en contexte de pandémie Études sur la mort, n° 159 :123-146 DOI Publisher Url

Ionio C, Ciuffo G, Landoni M, Smorti M, Della Vedova AM, Christiansen P, Fallon V, Silverio SA, Bramante A. 2023. The Italian language postpartum specific anxiety scale [PSAS-IT]: translation, psychometric evaluation, and validation. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 14 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Mashayekh-Amiri S, Jafarabadi MA, Davies SM, Silverio SA, Fallon V, Montazeri M, Mirghafourvand M. 2023. Psychometric evaluation of the postpartum specific anxiety scale - research short-form among iranian women (PSAS-IR-RSF) BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 23 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Benton M, Silverio SA, Ismail K. 2023. “It feels like medically promoted disordered eating”: The psychosocial impact of gestational diabetes mellitus in the perinatal period Abhyankar P. PLoS One, 18 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Mashayekh-Amiri S, Jafarabadi MA, Montazeri M, Fallon V, Silverio SA, Mirghafourvand M. 2023. Validation of the Iranian version of the Postpartum Specific Anxiety Scale 12-item research short-form for use during global crises (PSAS-IR-RSF-C) BMC Psychiatry, 23 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Khan Z, Vowles Z, Fernandez Turienzo C, Barry Z, Brigante L, Downe S, Easter A, Harding S, McFadden A, Montgomery E, Page L, Rayment-Jones H, Renfrew M, Silverio SA, Spiby H, Villarroel-Williams N, Sandall J. 2023. Targeted health and social care interventions for women and infants who are disproportionately impacted by health inequalities in high-income countries: a systematic review International journal for equity in health, 22 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Jackson L, Davies SM, Podkujko A, Gaspar M, De Pascalis LLD, Harrold JA, Fallon V, Soulsby LK, Silverio SA. 2023. The antenatal psychological experiences of women during two phases of the COVID-19 pandemic: A recurrent, cross-sectional, thematic analysis Ahmad D. PLoS One, 18 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, De Backer K, Brown JM, Easter A, Khazaezadeh N, Rajasingam D, Sandall J, Magee LA. 2023. Reflective, pragmatic, and reactive decision-making by maternity service providers during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic health system shock: a qualitative, grounded theory analysis BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 23 :368 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Costas-Ramón N, Silverio SA, Fallon V, Aparicio-García ME. 2023. Psychometric evaluation and validation of the Postpartum Specific Anxiety Scale for the Spanish-speaking population: PSAS-ES General Hospital Psychiatry, 83 :59-65 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Vowles Z, Bash-Taqi R, Kamara A, Kuteh M, Silverio SA, Turay I, Peckham S. 2023. The effect of becoming a Fistula Advocate on the recovery of women with Obstetric Fistula in Sierra Leone: A qualitative study. Robinson J. PLOS global public health, 3 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Roberts D, Jackson L, Davie P, Zhao C, Harrold JA, Fallon V, Silverio SA. 2023. Exploring the reasons why mothers do not breastfeed, to inform and enable better support Frontiers in Global Women's Health, 4 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Stelle I, Bah M, Saidykhan M, Verhoef H, Prentice AM, Cerami C, Silverio SA, Moore SE. 2023. Maternal acceptability of iron supplementation in young breastfed rural Gambian infants Reproductive, Female and Child Health, 2 :71-82 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, Bye A, Hildersley R, Chingara O, Chang YS, Bick D. 2023. A longitudinal qualitative study of women's experiences of postnatal care following hypertensive disorders of pregnancy Women and Birth, 36 :460-468 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Lovell H, Silverio SA, Story L, Skelton E, Matthew J. 2023. Factors which influence ethnic minority women’s participation in maternity research: A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative studies Memtsa MARIA. PLoS One, 18 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Magee LA, Molteni E, Bowyer V, Bone JN, Boulding H, Khalil A, Mistry HD, Poston L, Silverio SA, Wolfe I, Duncan EL, von Dadelszen P, Bick D, von Dadelszen P, Easter A, Fox-Rushby J, Mistry HD, Nelson E, Newburn M, Seed P, Soley-Bori M, Van Citters A, White S. 2023. National surveillance data analysis of COVID-19 vaccine uptake in England by women of reproductive age Nature Communications, 14 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Montgomery E, De Backer K, Easter A, Magee LA, Sandall J, Silverio SA. 2023. Navigating uncertainty alone: A grounded theory analysis of women's psycho-social experiences of pregnancy and childbirth during the COVID-19 pandemic in London Women and Birth, 36 :e106-e117 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, Rahman MR, Wilson CA, Catalao R, Lakhani S, Alter M, Khundakar M, Rashed AN, Weinman J, Flynn AC. 2023. "There's very little that you can do other than refer them to the doctor if you think they've got postnatal depression": Scoping the potential for perinatal mental health care by community pharmacists. Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP, 19 :286-292 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Landoni M, Silverio SA, Ciuffo G, Daccò M, Petrovic M, Di Blasio P, Ionio C. 2023. Linguistic features of postpartum depression using Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count text analysis Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 29 :127-134 DOI Publisher Url

Silverio SA, Lyons M, Burton S. 2023. Dangerously intelligent: A call for re-evaluating psychopathy using perceptions of intelligence. Journal of Intelligence, 11 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, Karki P, Lakhani S, Alter M, Weinman J, Flynn AC. 2022. 'People still want a face and that's where we can fill in': a qualitative study of community pharmacists' experiences of providing healthcare advice about preconception and pregnancy. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Worrall S, Silverio SA, Fallon VM. 2022. The relationship between prematurity and maternal mental health during the first postpartum year Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 29 :511-518 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Landoni M, Silverio SA, Ionio C, Giordano F. 2022. Managing Children’s Fears during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Strategies Adopted by Italian Caregivers International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, Memtsa M, Barrett G, Goodhart V, Stephenson J, Jurković D, Hall JA. 2022. Emotional experiences of women who access early pregnancy assessment units: a qualitative investigation Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 43 :574-584 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, Sheen KS, Bramante A, Knighting K, Koops TU, Montgomery E, November L, Soulsby LK, Stevenson JH, Watkins M, Easter A, Sandall J. 2022. Sensitive, Challenging, and Difficult Topics: Experiences and Practical Considerations for Qualitative Researchers International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 21 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Loughnan SA, Gautam R, Silverio SA, Boyle FM, Cassidy J, Ellwood D, Homer C, Horey D, Leisher SH, De Montigny F, Murphy M, O'Donoghue K, Quigley P, Ravaldi C, Sandall J, Storey C, Vannacci A, Wilson AN, Flenady V. 2022. Multicountry study protocol of COCOON: Continuing Care in COVID-19 Outbreak global survey of New, expectant, and bereaved parent experiences BMJ Open, 12 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

De Backer K, Brown JM, Easter A, Khazaezadeh N, Rajasingam D, Sandall J, Magee LA, Silverio SA. 2022. Precarity and preparedness during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: A qualitative service evaluation of maternity healthcare professionals Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 101 :1227-1237 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Landoni M, Silverio SA, Ionio C, Ciuffo G, Toscano C, Lega I, Gelabert E, Kalcev G, Roca-Lecumberri A, Plaza Estrade A, Brenna V, Garcia-Esteve L, Subirà Alvarez S, Torres Giménez A, Bramante A. 2022. Mothers who kill their children: A systematic review of perinatal risk factors Maltrattamento e Abuso all'Infanzia: Rivista Interdisciplinare, 24 :33-61 DOI Publisher Url

Silverio SA, De Backer K, Dasgupta T, Torres O, Easter A, Khazaezadeh N, Rajasingam D, Wolfe I, Sandall J, Magee LA. 2022. On race and ethnicity during a global pandemic: An ‘imperfect mosaic’ of maternal and child health services in ethnically-diverse South London, United Kingdom eClinicalMedicine, 48 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Pilav S, De Backer K, Easter A, Silverio SA, Sundaresh S, Roberts S, Howard LM. 2022. A qualitative study of minority ethnic women’s experiences of access to and engagement with perinatal mental health care BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 22 :421 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Fallon V, Davies SM, Christiansen P, Harrold JA, Silverio SA. 2022. The Postpartum Specific Anxiety Scale: Confirmatory factor analyses and relationships with birth experience Archives of Women's Mental Health, 25 :655-665 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Davies SM, Todd-Leonida BF, Fallon VM, Silverio SA. 2022. Exclusive Breastfeeding Duration and Perceptions of Infant Sleep: The Mediating Role of Postpartum Anxiety International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Pilav S, Easter A, Silverio SA, De Backer K, Sundaresh S, Roberts S, Howard LM. 2022. Experiences of Perinatal Mental Health Care among Minority Ethnic Women during the COVID-19 Pandemic in London: A Qualitative Study International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bridle L, Walton L, Van Der Vord T, Adebayo O, Hall S, Finlayson E, Easter A, Silverio SA. 2022. Supporting Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Stelle I, Bah M, Silverio SA, Verhoef H, Comma E, Prentice AM, Moore SE, Cerami C. 2022. Iron supplementation of breastfed Gambian infants from 6 weeks to 6 months of age: protocol for a randomised controlled trial Wellcome Open Research, 7 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, Easter A, Storey C, Jurković D, Sandall J. 2021. Preliminary findings on the experiences of care for parents who suffered perinatal bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 21 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Memtsa M, Goodhart V, Ambler G, Brocklehurst P, Keeney E, Silverio SA, Anastasiou Z, Round J, Khan N, Hall J, Barrett G, Bender-Atik R, Stephenson J, Jurkovic D. 2021. Differences in the organisation of early pregnancy units and the effect of senior clinician presence, volume of patients and weekend opening on emergency hospital admissions: Findings from the VESPA Study PLoS One, 16 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Davies SM, Sriskandarajah S, Staneva AS, Boulton HCM, Roberts C, Shaw SH, Silverio SA. 2021. Factors influencing ‘burn-out’ in newly qualified counsellors and psychotherapists: A cross-cultural, critical review of the literature Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 22 :64-73 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Robbins T, Hanlon C, Kelly AH, Gidiri MF, Musiyiwa M, Silverio SA, Shennan AH, Sandall J. 2021. Pills and prayers: a comparative qualitative study of community conceptualisations of pre-eclampsia and pluralistic care in Ethiopia, Haiti and Zimbabwe BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 21 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Rayment-Jones H, Harris J, Harden A, Silverio SA, Turienzo CF, Sandall J. 2021. Project20: interpreter services for pregnant women with social risk factors in England: what works, for whom, in what circumstances, and how? International Journal for Equity in Health, 20 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Jackson L, De Pascalis L, Harrold JA, Fallon V, Silverio SA. 2021. Postpartum women's experiences of social and healthcare professional support during the COVID-19 pandemic: A recurrent cross-sectional thematic analysis Women and Birth, 35 :511-520 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Jackson L, De Pascalis L, Harrold JA, Fallon V, Silverio SA. 2021. Postpartum women’s psychological experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic: a modified recurrent cross-sectional thematic analysis BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 21 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Roberts C, Montgomery E, Richens Y, Silverio SA. 2021. (Re)activation of survival strategies during pregnancy and childbirth following experiences of childhood sexual abuse Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Davie P, Bick D, Silverio SA, Chilcot J. 2021. Easier, but not easy: Testing a grounded theory of breastfeeding experiences among women with larger birthweight infants Psychology and Health, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hall JA, Silverio SA, Barrett G, Memtsa M, Goodhart V, Bender-Atik R, Stephenson J, Jurkovic D. 2021. Women's experiences of early pregnancy assessment unit services: a qualitative investigation BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 128 :2116-2125 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hasanzadeh R, Jafarabadi MA, Hasanpour S, Fallon V, Silverio SA, Montazeri R, Mirghafourvand M. 2021. Psychometric evaluation of the postpartum specific anxiety scale in an Iranian population (PSAS-IR) BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 21 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, De Backer K, Easter A, von Dadelszen P, Magee LA, Sandall J. 2021. Women's experiences of maternity service reconfiguration during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative investigation Midwifery, 102 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ralston ER, Smith P, Chilcot J, Silverio SA, Bramham K. 2021. Perceptions of risk in pregnancy with chronic disease: A systematic review and thematic synthesis PLoS ONE, 16 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Atkinson L, Silverio SA, Bick D, Fallon V. 2021. Relationships between paternal attitudes, paternal involvement, and infant-feeding outcomes: Mixed-methods findings from a global on-line survey of English-speaking fathers Maternal and Child Nutrition, 17 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Beardmore-Gray A, Vousden N, Silverio SA, Charantimath U, Katageri G, Bellad M, Chinkoyo S, Vwalika B, Goudar S, Sandall J, Chappell LC, Shennan AH. 2021. Planned early delivery for late preterm pre-eclampsia in a low- and middle-income setting: a feasibility study Reproductive Health, 18 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Infante-Gil L, Silverio SA, Fallon V, Wendland J. 2021. Postpartum specific anxiety in a French population: Validation of the French version of the Postpartum Specific Anxiety Scale [PSAS-FR] Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 58 :418-428 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Davies SM, Christiansen P, Harrold JA, Silverio SA, Fallon V. 2021. Creation and validation of the Postpartum Specific Anxiety Scale Research Short-Form (PSAS-RSF) Archives of Women's Mental Health, 24 :957-969 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S. 2021. The Male Gaze or Male Gays? From Romance to Bromance through Performances of Gender and Sexuality by two of Love Island’s Favourite Characters Sexuality & Culture, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, Wallace H, Gauntlett W, Berwick R, Mercer S, Morton B, Rogers SN, Sandars JE, Groom P, Brown JM. 2021. Becoming the temporary surgeon: A grounded theory examination of anaesthetists performing emergency front of neck access in inter-disciplinary simulation based training PLoS ONE, 16 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bridle L, Bassett S, Silverio SA. 2021. “We couldn’t talk to her”: a qualitative exploration of the experiences of UK midwives when navigating women’s care without language International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, 14 :359-373 DOI Publisher Url

Fernandez Turienzo C, Rayment-Jones H, Roe Y, Silverio SA, Coxon K, Shennan AH, Sandall J. 2021. A realist review to explore how midwifery continuity of care may influence preterm birth in pregnant women Birth, 48 :375-388 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA. 2021. Reflections on the life, work, and influence of Professor Kathy Charmaz (1939–2020): Academic, Constructivist… Grounded Theorist Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin, :45-49 Publisher Url

Fallon V, Davies SM, Silverio SA, Jackson L, De Pascalis L, Harrold JA. 2021. Psychosocial experiences of postnatal women during the COVID-19 pandemic. A UK-wide study of prevalence rates and risk factors for clinically relevant depression and anxiety JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH, 136 :157-166 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Silverio SA, Davies SM, Christiansen P, Aparicio-García ME, Bramante A, Chen P, Costas-Ramón N, de Weerth C, Della Vedova AM, Infante Gil L, Lustermans H, Wendland J, Xu J, Halford JCG, Harrold JA, Fallon V. 2021. A validation of the Postpartum Specific Anxiety Scale 12-item research short-form for use during global crises with five translations. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 21 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Davies SM, Silverio SA, Christiansen P, Fallon V. 2021. Maternal-infant bonding and perceptions of infant temperament: The mediating role of maternal mental health JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, 282 :1323-1329 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Fernandez Turienzo C, Newburn M, Agyepong A, Buabeng R, Dignam A, Abe C, Bedward L, Rayment-Jones H, Silverio SA, Easter A, Carson LE, Howard LM, Sandall J, Horn A. 2021. Addressing inequities in maternal health among women living in communities of social disadvantage and ethnic diversity BMC Public Health, 21 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ashworth D, Sharma P, Silverio SA, Khan S, Kathuria N, Garg P, Ghule M, Shivkumar VB, Tayade A, Mehra S, Shivkumar PV, Tribe RM. 2021. The PROMISES study: A mixed methods approach to explore the acceptability of salivary progesterone testing for preterm birth risk among pregnant women and trained frontline healthcare workers in rural India BMJ Open, 11 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Briley AL, Silverio SA, Singh C, Sandall J, Bewley S. 2021. “It's like a bus, going downhill, without a driver”: A qualitative study of how postpartum haemorrhage is experienced by women, their birth partners, and healthcare professionals Women and Birth, 34 :e599-e607 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Fernandez Turienzo C, Silverio SA, Coxon K, Brigante L, Seed PT, Shennan AH, Sandall J, POPPIE Collaborative Group . 2021. Experiences of maternity care among women at increased risk of preterm birth receiving midwifery continuity of care compared to women receiving standard care: Results from the POPPIE pilot trial. PLoS One, 16 :e0248588 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA. 2020. Women’s mental health as a public health priority: a call for action Journal of Public Mental Health, 20 :60-68 DOI Publisher Url

Memtsa M, Goodhart V, Ambler G, Brocklehurst P, Keeney E, Silverio S, Anastasiou Z, Round J, Khan N, Hall J, Barrett G, Bender-Atik R, Stephenson J, Jurkovic D. 2020. Variations in the organisation of and outcomes from Early Pregnancy Assessment Units: the VESPA mixed-methods study Health Services Delivery and Research, 8 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, Cope LC, Bracken L, Bellis J, Peak M, Kaehne A. 2020. The implementation of a Technician Enhanced Administration of Medications [TEAM] model: An evaluative study of impact on working practices in a children's hospital Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 16 :1768-1774 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S. 2020. The powerful student consumer and the commodified academic: A depiction of the marketised UK Higher Education system through a textual analysis of the ITV drama Cheat. Sociological Research Online, 26 :147-165 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, Bewley S, Montgomery E, Roberts C, Richens Y, Maxted F, Sandall J, Montgomery J. 2020. Disclosure of non-recent (historic) childhood sexual abuse: What should researchers do? Journal of Medical Ethics, 47 :779-783 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Fernandez Turienzo C, Bick D, Briley AL, Bollard M, Coxon K, Cross P, Silverio SA, Singh C, Seed PT, Tribe RM, Shennan AH, Sandall J, POPPIE Pilot Collaborative Group . 2020. Midwifery continuity of care versus standard maternity care for women at increased risk of preterm birth: A hybrid implementation-effectiveness, randomised controlled pilot trial in the UK. PLoS Med, 17 :e1003350 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Davie P, Chilcot J, Jones L, Bick D, Silverio SA. 2020. Indicators of ‘good’ feeding, breastfeeding latch, and feeding experiences among healthy women with healthy infants: A qualitative pathway analysis using Grounded Theory Women and Birth, 34 :e357-e367 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Wilkinson C, Silverio SA, Wilkinson S. 2020. The neoliberal university and the neurotic academic: A textual analysis of ITV drama Cheat Journal of Further and Higher Education, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S. 2020. Further uses for Grounded Theory: A methodology for psychological studies of the visual arts and written media Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin, 29 Publisher Url Public Url

Rayment-Jones H, Silverio SA, Harris J, Harden A, Sandall J. 2020. Project 20: Midwives’ insight into continuity of care models for women with social risk factors: what works, for whom, in what circumstances, and how Midwifery, 84 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bick D, Silverio SA, Bye A, Chang YS. 2020. Postnatal care following hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: a qualitative study of views and experiences of primary and secondary care clinicians BMJ Open, 10 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Knighting K, Kirton J, Silverio SA, Shaw BNJ. 2019. A Network Approach to Neonatal Palliative Care Education: Impact on Knowledge, Efficacy, and Clinical Practice Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 33 :350-360 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Silverio SA, Soulsby LK. 2019. Turning that shawl into a cape: older never married women in their own words–the ‘Spinsters’, the ‘Singletons’, and the ‘Superheroes’ Critical Discourse Studies, 17 :211-228 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Berwick RJ, Gauntlett W, Silverio SA, Wallace H, Mercer S, Brown JM, Sandars JE, Morton B, Groom P. 2019. A mixed-methods pilot study to evaluate a collaborative anaesthetic and surgical training package for emergency surgical cricothyroidotomy Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 47 :357-367 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Brown JM, Sandars JE, Nwolise C, Silverio SA, Agius S, Patel M, Mamelok J. 2019. Multi-disciplinary training hubs in North West England: the training hub lead perspective Education for Primary Care, 30 :289-294 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Shaw SH, Silverio SA. 2019. A critical reflection on Egyptian feminism and psychology: Nawal El Saadawi, the best loved, most hated and best-known feminist in the Arab world Psychology of Women and Equalities Section Review, 2 :82-86 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Fallon V, Silverio SA, Halford JCG, Bennett KM, Harrold JA. 2019. Postpartum-specific anxiety and maternal bonding: Further evidence to support the use of childbearing specific mood tools Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 39 :114-124 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Silverio SA. 2018. From mothers to matriarchs Psychologist, 32 :1-6 Publisher Url Public Url

Zubairu K, Lievesley K, Silverio SA, McCann S, Fillingham J, Kaehne A, Sandars J, Carey L, Aitkenhead S, Brown J. 2018. A process evaluation of the first year of Leading Change, Adding Value British Journal of Nursing, 27 :817-824 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Jack BA, Mitchell TK, O'Brien MR, Silverio SA, Knighting K. 2018. A qualitative study of health care professionals' views and experiences of paediatric advance care planning BMC Palliative Care, 17 :93 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Adams M, Newburn M, Rayment-Jones H, Easter A, Fernandez Turienzo C, Silverio SA, Hartley J, Sandall J. Community engagement and partnerships in maternity services research The Endocrinologist, :15-16

Other

Mashayekh-Amiri S, Jafarabadi MA, Davies SM, Silverio SA, Fallon V, Montazeri M, Mirghafourvand M. 2023. Correction: Psychometric evaluation of the postpartum specific anxiety scale – research short-form among Iranian women (PSAS-IR-RSF) (BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, (2023), 23, 1, (531), 10.1186/s12884-023-05855-4) BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 23 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Magee LA, Molteni E, Bowyer V, Bone JN, Boulding H, Khalil A, Mistry HD, Poston L, Silverio SA, Wolfe I, Duncan EL, von Dadelszen P, Bick D, Easter A, Fox-Rushby J, Mistry HD, Nelson E, Newburn M, Seed P, Soley-Bori M, Van Citters A, White S. 2023. Author Correction: National surveillance data analysis of COVID-19 vaccine uptake in England by women of reproductive age (Nature Communications, (2023), 14, 1, (956), 10.1038/s41467-023-36125-8) Nature Communications, 14 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Chapters

Silverio S, Soulsby LK. 2023. Turning that shawl into a cape: Older never married women in their own words – The ‘Spinsters’, the ‘Singletons’, and the ‘Superheroes’ Paterson LL, Turner G. Approaches to Discourses of Marriage :107-124 Routledge 9781032462547

Burton SP, Shepard KC, Silverio SA. 2022. What’s Your Poison? On the identity crises faced by healthcare professionals who (ab)use drugs and alcohol Addison M, McGovern W, McGovern R. Drugs, Identity and Stigma :99-119 Palgrave Macmillan 978-3-030-98285-0 DOI Publisher Url

Silverio SA, Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S. 2022. Academic ventriloquism: Tensions between inclusion, representation, and anonymity in qualitative research Handbook of Social Inclusion: Research and Practices in Health and Social Sciences :643-660 9783030895938 DOI Publisher Url

Shaw SH, Silverio SA. 2021. Transcending shame through rebellion: The modern Arab woman, sexual suppression, and the will to break free. Mayer C, Vanderheiden E, Wong PTP. Shame 4.0: Investigating an Emotion in Digital Worlds and the Fourth Industrial Revolution :475-494 Springer. Cham, Switzerland 978-3-030-59526-5 DOI Publisher Url

Silverio SA, Wilkinson C, Fallon V, Bramante A, Staneva AA. When a mother’s love is not enough: A cross-cultural critical review of anxiety, attachment, maternal ambivalence, abandonment, and infanticide. Mayer C, Vanderheiden E. International Handbook of Love: Transcultural and Transdisciplinary Perspectives :291-315 Springer DOI Publisher Url

Wilkinson C, Benwell M, Carter B, Brookes L, Davies A, Evans B, Silverio SA, Thomas G. Creative Dissemination. Benzon N, Holton M, Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S. Creative Methods for Human Geographers. SAGE Public Url

Silverio SA, Gauntlett W, Wallace H, Brown JM. (Re)discovering grounded theory for cross-disciplinary qualitative health research Clift BC, Gore J, Bekker S, Costas Batlle I, Chudzikowski K, Hatchard J. Myths, methods, and messiness: Insights for qualitative research analysis :41-59 University of Bath 978-0-8619-7200-5

Silverio SA. Reconstructing gender to transcend shame: Embracing human functionality to enable agentic and desexualised bodies Mayer C, Vanderheiden E. The Bright Side of Shame: Transforming and Growing Through Practical Applications in Cultural Contexts :149-165 Springer 978-3-030-13408-2 DOI Publisher Url

Silverio SA. A man in women’s studies research: Privileged in more than one sense. Clift B, Hatchard J, Gore J. How do we belong? Researcher positionality within qualitative inquiry. :39-48 University of Bath. Bath, United Kingdom

Koops TU, Wilkinson C, Perry G, Wilkinson S, Silverio SA. Making the cut: Mass media and the growing desire for genital cosmetic surgery by young women and girls Mayer C, Vanderheiden E, Wong PTP. Shame 4.0: Investigating an Emotion in Digital Worlds and the Fourth Industrial Revolution :193-212 Springer. Cham, Switzerland 978-3-030-59526-5 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Thesis/Dissertation

Silverio SA. 2019. Anxiety and the antenatal clinic: Towards a psycho-ethnography of women and early pregnancy. Niehaus I.

Silverio SA. 2016. A qualitative examination of gender identity in the never married older woman. Soulsby LK.

Editorial/letter to the editor

Silverio SA. 2016. Taking a stand' debate continues Psychologist, 29 :662

Research Grants Awarded:

King's Undergraduate Research Fellowship [KURF], Women’s psycho-social experiences of pregnancy loss and perinatal death during the pandemic., Sergio A. Silverio, Grant value (£): 2,400.00, Duration of research project: 4months. 2023

NIHR Short Placement Award for Research Collaboration [SPARC], Vaccine hesitancy in women of reproductive age through the lens of race and ethnicity., Kirsty Crossley, Helen H. Skirrow, Josie Dickerson, Laura A. Magee, & Sergio A. Silverio, Grant value (£): 4,880.00, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2023

University of Liverpool Public Policy Quality-Related Pump Priming Fund, The Postpartum Specific Anxiety Scale: Policy Engagement and Dissemination, Victoria Fallon & Sergio A. Silverio, Grant value (£): 9,517.47, Duration of research project: 3 months. 2023

NIHR Methodology Incubator Funding, Cross-Workstream Pilot Review of 2021 REF Impact Case Studies., Claire Jinks, Paula Williamson, Andrew Finney, Rachel Adams, Alison Edgely, Amy Grove, Abigail Locke, Amy Russell, & Jane Southam, Grant value (£): 2,954.00, Duration of research project: 4 months. 2023

University of Liverpool Research and Knowledge Exchange Fund, The Postpartum Specific Anxiety Scale: International knowledge exchange and research strategy development workshop, Victoria Fallon, Sergio A. Silverio, Grant value (£): 17,250.00, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2023

King’s College London ESRC Impact Acceleration Account – Social Science Impact Fund, Post-pandemic maternal and child healthcare systems., Mari Greenfield (King's College London), Laura A. Magee (King's College London), Sergio A. Silverio (King's College London), Grant value (£): 14,974.00, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2022

The Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Pandemic recovery and future planning for research, policy, and practice in maternal and child health: A meeting for collaboration and consensus., Mari Greenfield (King's College London), Siân M. Davies (Liverpool John Moores University), Sara Barnett (Imperial College London), Sally Bridges (Bradford Institute for Health Research), Claire Cameron (University College London), Anna Chiumento (University of Liverpool), Kirsty Crossley (Bradford Institue for Health Research), Lisa Hinton (THIS Institute), Beth Holder (Imperial College London), Leanne Jackson (University of Liverpool), Alice Keely (University of Huddersfield), Laura A. Magee (King's College London), Carmen Power (Independent Researcher), Caroline A.B. Redhead (The University of Manchester), Hellen Skirrow (Imperial College London), Soo Downe (University of Central Lancashire), Sergio A. Silverio (King's College London), Grant value (£): 1,500, Duration of research project: 4 months. 2022

University of Liverpool Policy Support Fund, The Postpartum Specific Anxiety Scale: Bridging the gap between postpartum anxiety research and maternal mental health care, via policy., Victoria Fallon (University of Liverpool), Sergio A. Silverio (King's College London), Grant value (£): 21,720.00, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2022

National Institute for Health Research - Health Services & Delivery Research, Post-pandemic planning for maternity care for local, regional, and national maternity systems across the four nations., Laura A. Magee (King's College London), Abigail Easter (King's College London), Erika Molteni (King's College London), Harriet Boulding (King's College London), Ingrid Wolfe (King's College London), Marina Soley-Bori (King's College London), Paul Seed (King's College London), Sara White (King's College London), Sergio A. Silverio (King's College London), Aricca Van Citters (The Dartmouth Institute), Asma Khalil (St. George's, University of London), Emma Duncan (King's College London), Julia Fox-Rushby (King's College London), Lucilla Poston (King's College London), Peter von Dadelszen (King's College London), Grant value (£): 998,790.51, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2021

National Institute for Health Research South London Applied Research Collaboration Capacity Building Theme, NIHR ARC South London Personal Doctoral Fellowship., Sergio A. Silverio (King's College London), Grant value (£): 35,528.00, Duration of research project: 3 years. 2021

Society of Authors and Arts Council England funding awarded to Dr. Sophie Coulombeau, University of York, Consultancy to the novel: Monster., Sergio A. Silverio (King's College London), Grant value (£): 1,000.00, Duration of research project: 8 months. 2021

King’s College London Global Engagement Partnership Fund, Training and infrastructure for an international collaboration on perinatal bereavement., Sergio A. Silverio (King's College London), Grant value (£): 15,432.00, Duration of research project: 4 months. 2021

The Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Lockdown babies & lockdown blues: Pregnancy, childbirth, and maternal mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic., Sergio A. Silverio (King's College London), Abigail Easter (King's College London), Victoria Fallon (University of Liverpool), Mari Greenfield (King's College London), Mary Adams (King's College London), Kaat De Backer (King's College London), Lauren E. Carson (King's College London), Sabrina Pilav (King's College London), Siân M. Davies (Liverpool John Moores University), Leanne Jackson (University of Liverpool), Daghni Rajasingam (Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust), Nina Khazaezadeh (Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust), Julie Hartley (King's College London), Claire Wilson (King's College London), Leonardo De Pascalis (University of Liverpool), Elsa Montgomery (King's College London), Claire Storey (International Stillbirth Alliance), Mary Newburn (King's College London), Joanne A. Harrold (University of Liverpool), Laura A. Magee (King's College London), Louise M. Howard (King's College London), Jane Sandall (King's College London), Grant value (£): 1,500.00, Duration of research project: 8 months. 2021

The College of Radiographers Industry Partnership Scheme, Why are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women under-represented in pregnancy imaging studies? A multi-method study to explore attitudes, experiences and research priorities., Jacqueline Matthew (King's College London), Lisa Story (King's College London), Sharon Watty (Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust), Emily Skelton (City, University of London), Agnes Agyepong (Best Beginnings), Sergio A. Silverio (King's College London), Grant value (£): 13,472.00, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2021

King’s College London Public Engagement Small Grant Scheme, Engaging Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority communities in maternity and perinatal mental health research: A participatory appraisal approach., Abigail Easter (King's College London), Mary Newburn (King's College London), & on behalf of the NIHR ARC South London PPIE Group, Grant value (£): 1,000.00, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2021

Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington Faculty Strategic Research Grant, Parents' experience of perinatal loss during the pandemic., Billie Bradford (University of Wellington), Robin Cronin (University of Auckland), Tosin Popoola (University of Wellington), Sergio A. Silverio (King's College London), Grant value (£): 10,166.98, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2021

The Lily Mae Foundation Research Grant, Supporting researchers conducting emotionally-laden and sensitive qualitative research studies., Sergio A. Silverio (King's College London), Jane Sandall (King's College London), Grant value (£): 1,000.00, Duration of research project: 10 months. 2021

King’s College London King’s Together Seed Fund, Does co-morbidity increase risk for pregnant women with COVID-19?, Laura A. Magee (King's College London), Eliana Castillo (University of Calgary), Sergio A. Silverio (King's College London), Lauren E. Carson (King's College London), Abigail Easter (King's College London), Manju Chandiramani (Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust), Nick Kametas (King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust), Lucilla Poston (King's College London), Peter von Dadelszen (King's College London), Grant value (£): 19,630.00, Duration of research project: 15 months. 2020

Edge Hill University Research Investment Fund, Fear of falling [FoF] in obese adults: Developing interventions to promote activity., Paola Dey (Edge Hill University), Sergio A. Silverio (Edge Hill University), Derek Larkin (Edge Hill University), Whitney Curry (Edge Hill University), Genevieve Stone (Edge Hill University), Vicky Karkou (Edge Hill University), Anne Milston (University of Central Lancashire), J. Mills, Gilly Rosic (The University of Syney), Grant value (£): 22.084.84, Duration of research project: 18 months. 2017

Membership of professional bodies:

Chartered Member, The British Psychological Society. 2021

Member, International Association for Critical Realism. 2021

Full Member, Association for European Qualitative Researchers in Psychology. 2019

Member, The Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 2019

International Affiliate (incl. to Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women), The American Psychological Association. 2017

Member, The International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health. 2017

Fellowships:

Life Fellow, The Royal Anthropological Institute. 2020

Associate Fellow, The British Psychological Society. 2019

Fellow, The Royal Society for Public Health. 2019

Editorial boards:

Psychology of Women and Equalities Section Review, Advisory Board Member. 2018

British Mensa's: ANDROGYNY, Editor-in-Chief. 2016

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