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PhD Student Virginia Campbell

PhD Student

Institute of Health & Society

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tel: +44 (0)208 752 2331

BSc (Hons) Mathematical statistics and operational research with psychology, 1982 Exeter University
BA Educational Studies, University of Bedford, 2008

Virginia is part-time PhD student in the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Worcester. Her main research interests are education and self-efficacy in pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. She is conducting a grounded theory study in the effect of yoga in pregnancy on women’s self-efficacy for labour and birth.

Her supervisors are:

Professor Mary Nolan, Professor of Perinatal Education, Allied Health Science

Matthew Jellis, Principal Lecturer, Psychology

Professor Collette Clifford, Emeritus Professor of Nursing, University of Birmingham

Virginia is grateful for studentship support from both the University of Worcester and National Childbirth Trust (NCT).

In addition to working towards her PhD, Virginia is Head of Education and Practice at NCT where she has responsibility for the training and quality of over 1,000 NCT antenatal teachers, breastfeeding counsellors and postnatal practitioners who deliver services to parents.

Campbell, Virginia R., and Mary Nolan. "A qualitative study exploring how the aims, language and actions of yoga for pregnancy teachers may impact upon women's self-efficacy for labour and birth." Women and Birth 29.1 (2016): 3-11.