Jessica completed her Doctor of Psychology degree at the University of Melbourne in 2008. Her doctoral thesis, Toward Parenthood: an antenatal intervention for postnatal depression and parenting difficulties, was completed in conjunction with PIRI from 2004-2008. She returned to the PIRI team in 2010. Jessica is currently working on the Beating the Blues Before Birth and Mum Mood Booster research projects. Her role on these projects includes conducting initial clinical assessments, delivering the psychological treatment interventions, and completing follow-up assessments. Jessica also works part-time in the Infant Clinic, providing individual psychological treatment to mothers and infants.