Speaking Engagements

  • Maternal Mental Health Conference (February 26, 2020), “How Can a Postnatal WELLNESS Plan Reduce the Risks of Perinatal Mental Illness?”, More Than a Tick Box, Leeds, UK.
  • Postpartum Support International 32nd Annual Conference (June 28, 2019), “Can a Postnatal WELLNESS Plan Reduce the Risks of Perinatal Mental Illness?”, Poster Presentation, Portland, OR.
  • 4th Birth Trauma Conference (January 9, 2019), “A Trauma Prevention Programme – the Missing Link in Birth Preparation”, London.
  • Doula UK Annual Conference (March 24, 2018), “Holistic Strategies for Protecting Perinatal Mental Health”, co-presented with Raja Gangopadhyay, MD, London.
  • Doula UK Conference, (March 25, 2017), “Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders”, co-presented with Raja Gangopadhyay, MD, Manchester, UK.
  • Birthlight Womb to World (September 19, 2015), “Postnatal bodies: distorted representations, body images and mothers’ real-life experiences”, Cambridge, UK.
  • BirthKeeper Summit (May 2, 2015), “Postpartum Presence: Empowering the Family Space in the Postpartum Period”, Berkeley, California.
  • Parenting 2.0 Talks 2014 (September 15, 2014), Speaker on the Communication Panel, Postnatal Support, Dublin, Ireland.
  • The International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health Biennial Scientific Conference (September 11, 2014), “Strengthening the Adult Attachment Bond to Reduce the Risk of Perinatal Mood Disorders for Mothers and Fathers/Partners”, poster presentation, Swansea, Wales.
  • 18th International Congress of the Association for Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health, (November 16, 2013), “Fostering the Couple Connection in the Transition to Parenthood”, Asilomar, CA.

Diane S. Speier, PhD is an internationally recognized speaker, and is available to speak passionately on the following topics:

  • The fourth trimester
  • The postpartum period
  • Perinatal mental health & illness
  • Perinatal relationships
  • Maternal mental health
  • Parenting
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Childbirth
  • Postpartum wellness
  • Psychological aspects of the childbearing year

Diane is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Conception to Age 2: the first 1001 critical days, House of Commons, advocating for improved infant and perinatal mental health.