Antje Horsch, D.Clin.Psych.

Assistant Professor


Antje Horsch is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, who has a second affiliation as a clinical research fellow at the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the Lausanne University Hospital. Prof. Horsch leads the Lausanne Perinatal Research Group. Her research focuses on the impact of stress and trauma in the perinatal period on parental and infant (mental) health with the following objectives: (1) Increase the understanding of the psychosocial and neurophysiological mechanisms linked to stress and trauma that underlie the development of perinatal mental health problems; (2) Investigate the interplay between parental mental health and the development of the infant (intergenerational transmission of stress and trauma); (3) Develop effective and evidence-based early interventions to help prevent or combat perinatal mental health problems and their negative impact on the infant.


Prof. Horsch is the Science Communication Manager and member of the management committee of the COST Action CA18211. She is also a board member of the Society of Reproductive and Infant Psychology and of the Swiss Society of Early Childhood Research.


University of Lausanne


Phone: 0041 79 556 07 50


Twitter handle: @drantjehorsch

Research keywords: perinatal mental health, mother, father, infant, postpartum, pregnancy, childbirth, trauma