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Rachel Black is a Research Associate in the Institute of Nursing and Health Research at Ulster University. She gained her PhD from Ulster University in 2023 where her doctoral research focused on developing an EMDR Therapy intervention for women who had experienced breastfeeding trauma.  She has a Master’s degree in Health Psychology and a BSc in Psychology.

She has experience in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research. Her research interests include breastfeeding, maternal mental health, women's health and research using social media.

She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is currently an Online Global Educator on the Ulster University Health Psychology MSc programme. You can also find her on twitter @Rachel_Black742 and

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Health Psychology , Ulster University

Award Date: 1 Dec 2018

Bachelor, The Open University

Award Date: 1 Dec 2015

External positions

Co Chair , BirthWise

May 2019Feb 2023


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