Julie Roberts is Senior Research Fellow in Maternity Care, School of Health Sciences, Division of Midwifery and a member of the Maternal Health & Wellbeing Research Group. Julie will be on maternity leave until April 2018.
Julie has a background in women's studies and sociology. She is interested in the social and cultural context of pregnancy and birth, as well as experiences of health and healthcare. She has published widely on obstetric ultrasound and foetal images. She is the author of 'The Visualised Foetus: A cultural and political analysis of ultrasound imagery' (Ashgate 2012).
Julie's current interests include fathers' experiences of early labour, women's experiences of being 'overdue' in pregnancy and childbirth on television. She is the PI of a Wellcome Seed Award 'Televising Childbirth: Understanding media impacts on perceptions of risk, women's choices and health.
Julie is also currently:
Co-facilitator of the Nottingham Maternity Research Network
qualitative research, sociology of pregnancy and childbearing, ultrasound, reproductive rights, feminism, experiences of health and health care
Julie Roberts is the PI on a Wellcome Seed Award 'Televising Childbirth: Understanding media impacts on perceptions of risk, women's choices and health.'
Julie is also leading the project 'Men, Masculinities and Early Labour' funded by a small grant from the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust. You can follow the project on Twitter @MenEarlyLabour
Julie is also working (with Denis Walsh) to explore 'Women's experiences of being "overdue" in pregnancy,' funded by the Nottingham Hospitals Charity.
THOMAS, GARETH M, ROBERTS, JULIE and GRIFFITHS, FRANCES E, 2017. Ultrasound as a technology of reassurance? How pregnant women and health care professionals articulate ultrasound reassurance and its limitations. Sociology of health & illness.
DIVALL B, SPIBY H, ROBERTS J and WALSH D, 2016. Birth Plans: A Narrative Review of the Literature International Journal of Childbirth. 6(3), 157-172 ROBERTS, JULIE, GRIFFITHS, FRANCES, VERRAN, ALICE and AYRE, CATHERINE, 2015. Why do women seek ultrasound scans from commercial providers during pregnancy? Sociology of Health & Illness. 37(4),
LOVATT, MELANIE, NANTON, VERONICA, ROBERTS, JULIE, INGLETON, CHRISTINE, NOBLE, BILL, PITT, ELIZABETH, SEERS, KATE and MUNDAY, DAN, 2015. The provision of emotional labour by health care assistants caring for dying cancer patients in the community: a qualitative study into the experiences of health care assistants and bereaved carers International Journal of Nursing Studies.