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Judi Walsh

Judi Walsh

  • SPN Mentor

My research focuses on how wellbeing and psychological health are linked with relationship processes. I'm particularly interested in how people manage times of transition, like becoming a parent or entering higher education. My recent work looks at how emerging representations of connection with the baby and self as parent affect psychological health in pregnancy and beyond. My current work investigates the factors that affect transition to university.

Primary Interests:

  • Close Relationships
  • Health Psychology
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Personality, Individual Differences

Journal Articles:

  • Blissett, J., Walsh, J., Harris, G., Jones, C., Leung, N., & Meyer, C. (2006). Different core beliefs predict paternal and maternal attachment representations in young women. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 13(3), 163-171.
  • Crisp, R. J., Farrow, C. V., Rosenthal, H. E. S., Walsh, J., Blissett, J., & Penn, N. M. K. (2009). Interpersonal attachment predicts identification with groups. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(1), 115-122.
  • Millings, A., Walsh, J., Hepper, E., & O’Brien, M. (2013). Good partner, good parent. Responsiveness mediates the link between romantic attachment and parenting style. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39(2), 170-180. doi: 10.1177/0146167212468333
  • Walsh, J. (2010). Definitions matter: If maternal-fetal relationships are not attachment, what are they? Archives of Women’s Mental Health. 13 (5) 449-451. DOI 10.1007/s00737-010-0152-8.
  • Walsh, J., Hepper, E. G., Bagge, S. R., Wadephul, F., & Jomeen, J. (2013). Maternal-fetal relationships and psychological health: Emerging research directions. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 31, 490-499. doi: 10.1080/02646838.2013.834311
  • Walsh, J., Hepper, E. G., & Marshall, B. (2014). Investigating attachment, caregiving, and mental health: a model of maternal-fetal relationships. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14(1), 383.
  • Walsh, J., Schofield, G., Harris, G., Vostanis, P., Oyebode, F., & Coulthard, H. (2009). Attachment and coping strategies in middle childhood children whose mothers have a mental health problem: Implications for social work practice. British Journal of Social Work, 39(1), 81-98.

Judi Walsh
School of Psychology
Lawrence Stenhouse Building
University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom

  • Phone: +44 (0) 1603 597147

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