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.

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