Sophie Bagge has a first class degree in BSc (Hons) Psychology and an MRes (Distinction) from the University of East Anglia.  She is currently in her second year of a PhD funded by the University of East Anglia.  The topic of her PhD is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following childbirth and the role of birth expectations.  Her PhD uses a mixed methods design with mothers, fathers and health professionals as participants.

Sophie is currently an academic peer reviewer for the Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology and is a seminar leader on the undergraduate psychology degree programme.

All Publications

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


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

in Journal of Child Health Care



pp. 283-291

Full Text UEA Repository



Robertson, C., King, D., Bagge, S., Allen, N., Parker, S., Piper, L., Wade, T., Beezhold, J.


Service Evaluation of Headucate’s Educational Intervention to Reduce Stigma and Increase Mental Health Literacy Among School Children,

in European Psychiatry


(Supplement 1)

pp. 1212

Full Text



Bagge, S., Walsh, J.


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

Full Text UEA Repository

(Conference contribution)


Key Research Interests

Sophie’s broad research interests include mental health and motherhood, with a particular focus on perinatal maternal mental health.  Alongside her current studies she is involved in a research project examining the feasibility and acceptability of collecting social and psychological adaptation data from fathers of Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) Infants.  She is also currently the Principal Investigator for a study examining how mental health stigma can be reduced through school based interventions.

Indicative Publications

Walsh, J., Hepper, E. G., Bagge, S. R., Wadephul, F. & Jomeen, J. (2013). Maternal-foetal relationships and psychological health:  Emerging research directions. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 31, 490-499.

Poster presentations

Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology (SRIP, Malta, 2014) – The associations between Antenatal Representations (AR) and psychological health in pregnancy.