Women's psychosocial health with Dr Robyn Brunton

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About this episode

This episode focuses on Dr Robyn Brunton’s research unpacking the connection between women’s adverse childhood experiences, such as various kinds of abuse, and subsequent pregnancy-related anxiety.

Dr Robyn Brunton is a Lecturer with the School of Psychology, Charles Sturt University based in Bathurst, Australia. If you want to keep up to date with Robyn’s research you can visit her university research outputs page.

Research papers discussed in this episode

Brunton, R., & Dryer, R. (2021). Child sexual abuse and pregnancy: A systematic review of the literature. Child abuse & neglect, 111, 104802. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104802

Brunton, R. J., Dryer, R., Krageloh, C., Saliba, A., Kohlhoff, J., & Medvedev, O. (2018). The Pregnancy-related Anxiety Scale: A validity examination using Rasch analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 236C, 127-135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2018.04.116


Brunton, R. J., Dryer, R., Saliba, A., & Kohlhoff, J. (2019). The initial development of the Pregnancy-related Anxiety Scale. Women & Birth, 32(1), e118–e130. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.05.004

Brunton, R., Wood, T., & Dryer, R. (2020). Childhood abuse, pregnancy-related anxiety and the mediating role of resilience and social support. Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105320968140

Dryer, R., & Brunton, R. (In press). Psychometric properties of the Pregnancy-related Anxiety Scale – Screener. Psychological Assessment.

At the time of this episode’s release, Robyn’s book is available for pre-order:

Dryer, R., & Brunton, R. (Eds.). (2021). Pregnancy-related anxiety: Theory, research, and practice. Routledge.

Sensitive content warning

This episode covers the connection between child sexual, physical, and psychological abuse and subsequent experiences of pregnancy-related anxiety. Please take care while listening and if you are feeling discomfort and think you would benefit from some support, please reach out to your GP or contact a service like Lifeline.

Cite this episode

MacDonald, J. B. (Host). (2021, July 29). Women's psychosocial health with Dr Robyn Brunton (No. 4) [Audio podcast episode]. In Psych Attack. www.psychattack.com

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