Judi Walsh
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PhD projects

Managing stress and transition in higher education

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Personal profile

External Activities

Membership secretary (2017-2020): Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology (SRIP)

Executive Committee: UK Attachment Network: www.ukattachmentnetwork.co.uk



Perinatal psychology

Psychological health and wellbeing in transition to university


Dr Judi Walsh gained her degree and PhD at the University of Birmingham, and joined UEA in 2004. 

Judi's research and scholarship looks wellbeing and psychological health, particularly in times of transition, like becoming a parent or entering higher education. She is also interested in widening participation and inclusive education.



Teaching Interests

Undergraduate Teaching

Level 4: Developmental Psychology; Qualitative analysis

Level 6: Family Life

Level 6: Research Project (Qual) 

Master's Supervision Topics

  • Experiences in identity during transition, like coming to university or becoming a parent.
  • Experiences and inclusivity in education

Areas Of Expertise


Key Research Interests and Expertise

I'm interested in identity and wellbeing, particularly in times of transition, like becoming a parent or entering higher education.

Current research students:

Carys Seeley: Children's understanding of death.

Recent research students:

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

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 Dr Andrew Bayliss)

Jinnie Ooi (2016): Anxiety-related cognitions in close relationships.

Gareth Edwards (2016): Social orienting in gaze-based interactions (Primary supervisor Dr Andrew Bayliss)

Key Responsibilities

Teaching Co-Director (with Dr Victoria Scaife)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment 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 Jan 2001

Bachelor of Science, University of Birmingham

Award Date: 1 Jan 1996

External positions

External Examiner, University of Southampton



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