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Judi Walsh

Judi Walsh

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I am interested in how people manage, negotiate and represent their family relationships, and the consequences this has for well-being, particularly in the context of attachment and caregiving. My recent research has focused on the influence attachment orientation has on seeking and providing care, especially in group situations, and I am currently investigating the development of parental-fetal representations using a caregiving framework.

Primary Interests:

  • Close Relationships
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Group Processes
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Personality, Individual Differences

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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.
  • Crisp, R. J., Walsh, J., & Hewstone, M. (2006). Crossed categorization in common ingroup contexts. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32(9), 1204-1218.
  • Millings, A., & Walsh, J. (2009). A dyadic exploration of attachment and caregiving in long term couples. Personal Relationships, 16, 437-453 .
  • 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. (2009). Children’s understanding of mental ill health: Implications for risk and resilience in relationships. Child and Family Social Work, 14(1), 115-122.
  • 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. Health & Social Care in the Community, 19 (4), 420-428.
  • 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.

Courses Taught:

  • Attachment and Caregiving
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Psychology 1
  • Psychology of the Individual

Judi Walsh
School of Social Work and Psychology
Elizabeth Fry Building
University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom

  • Phone: +44 (0) 1603 592068
  • Fax: +44 (0) 1603 593552

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