Dr. Julie Roberts is Senior Research Fellow, Division of Midwifery, School of Health Sciences and a member of the Maternal Health & Wellbeing Research Group.
I have a background in Women's Studies and Sociology. I am primarily interested in experiences of health and healthcare and the social and cultural context of pregnancy and birth.
My current research interests include induction of labour, women's experiences of being 'overdue' in pregnancy, autonomy and personalised care in maternity, obstetric ultrasound and childbirth on television. I recently completed a Wellcome Seed Award 'Televising Childbirth: Understanding media impacts on perceptions of risk, women's choices and health.'
I have published widely on obstetric ultrasound and foetal images and I am the author of The Visualised Foetus: A cultural and political analysis of ultrasound imagery (2012).
Since 2014, I have been a co-facilitator of the Nottingham Maternity Research Network , a group for public involvement in research.
I welcome PhD proposals in my areas of interest. Contact me to discuss.
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6099-9600
qualitative research, sociology of pregnancy and childbearing, ultrasound, reproductive rights, visual representations of pregnancy and birth, feminism, experiences of health and health care, public involvement in research
Julie Roberts is the PI on a Wellcome Seed Award 'Televising Childbirth: Understanding media impacts on perceptions of risk, women's choices and health.'