Judi Walsh
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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 research and scholarship looks at wellbeing, particularly in times of transition, like becoming a parent or entering higher education. She is also interested in widening participation and inclusive education more generally.

Key Research Interests and Expertise

  • Welbeing and experience in higher education
  • Inclusive teaching and blended learning
  • Perinatal psychology

External Activities

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

Committee Member Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology (SRIP)

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate Teaching

Level 4: Developmental Psychology; Qualitative analysis

Level 6: Family Life

Level 6: Research Project (Qual) 

Master's Teaching

Practical skills for psychological research

Dissertation supervision

Current research students:

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

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 (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 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

Director of Teaching and Learning (with Dr Piers Fleming)

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