Personal profile


Dr Judi Walsh gained her degree and PhD at the University of Birmingham, and following two ESRC-funded post-doctoral research projects, joined UEA in 2004. 

Judi's scholarship looks at wellbeing and identity, particularly in times of transition like entering higher education or becoming a parent. She is interested in all aspects of inclusive education.

Key Research Interests

  • Wellbeing and experience in higher education
  • Inclusive teaching and learning
  • Perinatal psychology

Teaching Interests

Perinatal psychology, attachment and relationships, wellbeing, qualitative methods.

Recent research students:

Carys Seeley (2023): Children's understanding of death (Primary supervisor Dr Gavin Nobes).

Sophie Bagge (2019): A Journey from Science to Art: Valuing the voices of women in the exploration of traumatic childbirth and perinatal mental health (Primary supervisor Professor Neil Cooper)

Jessica Brennan (2017): The developmental trajectory of the caregiving behavioural system through pregnancy and the first year of motherhood

Ella Mickleburgh (2017): Adult attachment orientations and information processing (Primary supervisor Professor Andrew Bayliss)

Key Responsibilities

Disability Liaison Officer

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
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham

Award Date: 1 Nov 2001

Bachelor of Science, University of Birmingham

Award Date: 1 Jul 1996

External positions

External Examiner, University of Southampton