Biography

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

Judi's research and scholarship looks at how wellbeing and psychological health are linked with relationship processes, particularly in times of transition, like becoming a parent or entering higher education. 

Judi was part of an ESRC seminar series on Applying Relationships Science to Contemporary Interventions:

www.applying-relationships-science.info 

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Walsh, J., Hepper, E., Marshall, B.

(2014)

Investigating attachment, caregiving, and mental health: a model of maternal-fetal relationships,

in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

14.

Full Text UEA Repository

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(Published)


Millings, A., Walsh, J., Hepper, E., O'Brien, M.

(2013)

Good partner, good parent: Responsiveness mediates the link between romantic attachment and parenting style,

in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

39.

pp. 170-180

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Walsh, J., Hepper, E., Bagge, S., Wadephul, F., Jomeen, J.

(2013)

Maternal-fetal relationships and psychological health: Emerging research directions,

in Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology

31.

pp. 490-499

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Walsh, J.

(2010)

Definitions matter: if maternal–fetal relationships are not attachment, what are they?,

in Archives of Women's Mental Health

13.

pp. 449-451

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Bagge, S., Westgate, B., Few, K., Clarke, P., Adlam, A., Walsh, J., O'Brien, M.

(2017)

Acceptability and feasibility of collecting psychosocial data from fathers of very low birth weight infants,

in Journal of Child Health Care

21

(3)

pp. 283-291

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Darwin, Z., Walsh, J.

(2017)

The maternal-fetal relationship: conceptualisation, measurement and application in practice,

in Biopsychosocial Factors in Obstetrics and Gynaecology .

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

UEA Repository

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Ooi, J., Dodd, H. F., Stuijfzand, B. G., Walsh, J., Broeren, S.

(2016)

Do you think I should be scared? The effect of peer discussion on children's fears,

in Behaviour Research and Therapy

87

pp. 23-33

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Brennan, J., Walsh, J.

(2015)

The Caregiving Experiences Questionnaire: A Cross-Cultural Validation: Poster 16,

in Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology : Special Issue: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after Birth.

Taylor & Francis

pp. e40

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Ooi, J., Dodd, H., Walsh, J.

(2015)

Shared cognition in childhood anxiety: Interpretation bias in preschool children and their parents,

in Journal of Child and Family Studies

24

(11)

pp. 3413-3422

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Walsh, J., Hepper, E., Marshall, B.

(2014)

Investigating attachment, caregiving, and mental health: a model of maternal-fetal relationships,

in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

14

article no. 383

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Rosenthal, H. E. S., Somers, N., Fleming, P., Walsh, J.

(2014)

The contributions of interpersonal attachment and friendship group identification to depressive symptoms in a non-clinical sample: Attachment, group identification, and depression,

in Journal of Applied Social Psychology

44

(6)

pp. 409-414

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Bagge, S., Walsh, J.

(2014)

The associations between antenatal representations (AN) and psychological health in pregnancy: Poster 13,

in Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology.

Taylor & Francis

pp. e29-e30

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Alderdice, F., Ayers, S., Darwin, Z., Green, J., Jomeen, J., Kenyon, S., Martin, C. R., Morrell, C. J., Newham, J. J., Redshaw, M., Savage-Mcglynn, E., Walsh, J.

(2013)

Measuring psychological health in the perinatal period: workshop consensus statement, 19 March 2013,

in Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology

31

(5)

pp. 431-438

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Millings, A., Walsh, J., Hepper, E., O'Brien, M.

(2013)

Good partner, good parent: Responsiveness mediates the link between romantic attachment and parenting style,

in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

39

(2)

pp. 170-180

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Walsh, J., Hepper, E., Bagge, S., Wadephul, F., Jomeen, J.

(2013)

Maternal-fetal relationships and psychological health: Emerging research directions,

in Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology

31

(5)

pp. 490-499

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Rosenthal, H. E., Walsh, J., Crisp, R. J., Farrow, C. V., Waugh, M. J., Blissett, J., Millings, A.

(2012)

Attachment anxiety and friendship group identification under attachment threat: The moderating role of priming support network expectations,

in Personality and Individual Differences

53

(5)

pp. 562-567

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Walsh, J., Britten, G., Smith, L., Hoppitt, L.

(2012)

Parenting intentions and expectations: The role of attachment and caregiving,

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Walsh, J., Scaife, V., Notley, C., Dodsworth, J., Schofield, G.

(2011)

Perception of need and barriers to access: the mental health needs of young people attending a Youth Offending Team in the UK,

in Health & Social Care in the Community

19

(4)

pp. 420-428

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Walsh, J.

(2010)

Definitions matter: if maternal–fetal relationships are not attachment, what are they?,

in Archives of Women's Mental Health

13

(5)

pp. 449-451

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(Published)


Schofield, G., Walsh, J.

(2010)

Young carers - or children in need of care? Decision making for children of parents with mental health problems,

in Mental Health and Family Law: The collected papers of the 2009 International Conference at Dartington Hall.

Family Law Jordans

pp. 71-82

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Schofield, G., Walsh, J.

(2010)

Young carers - or children in need of care? Decision making for children of parents with mental health problems,

in Child and Family Law Quarterly

22

(2)

pp. 223-233

UEA Repository

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(Published)


Crisp, R., Farrow, C., Rosenthal, H., Walsh, J., Blissett, J., Penn, N.

(2009)

Interpersonal attachment predicts identification with groups,

in Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

45

(1)

pp. 115-122

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(Published)


Millings, A., Walsh, J.

(2009)

A dyadic exploration of attachment and caregiving in long term couples,

in Personal Relationships

16

pp. 437-453

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(Published)


Walsh, J.

(2009)

Children's understanding of mental ill health: implications for risk and resilience in relationships,

in Child and Family Social Work

14

(1)

pp. 115-122

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Key Research Interests

I'm interested in how wellbeing and psychological health are linked with relationship processes, particularly in times of transition, like becoming a parent or entering higher education.

My current projects investigate:

How emerging representations of connection with the baby and self as parent affect psychological health in pregnancy and beyond.

The application of relationships science to contemporary interventions to promote health and wellbeing.

Young people's management of their psychological health and wellbeing in the transition to higher education.

Effective outreach in widening access to university.


Current research students:

Sophie Bagge: The role of birth expectations in PTSD symptomology following childbirth

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

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

 

Recent research students:

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

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

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate Teaching

PSY-4003Y: PSYCHOLOGY OF THE INDIVIDUAL: Development, Personality, Brain and Cognition

PSY-6002Y: RESEARCH PROJECT

Master's Supervision Topics

  •  Experience and identity in pregnancy and transition to parenthood.
  •  Attachment and transition to university

PhD Supervision Topics

  • Perinatal psychology

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

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

 

Key Responsibilities

Psychology Athena Swan Lead