Women's experiences of using the Alexander Technique in pregnancy

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About this project

The Alexander Technique (AT) has been proposed as a way of maximizing the potential for optimum birth experience. However, very little is known about how women experience AT during pregnancy. This project would include investigating the characteristics of women choosing to use AT, their reasons for doing so, personal and social barriers and facilitators as well as its outcomes. 


Professor Julie Jomeen 

Dr Lesley Glover 

Next steps


Full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarships will include fees at the ‘home/EU' student rate and maintenance (£14,553 in 2017/18) for three years, depending on satisfactory progress.

Full-time International Fee PhD Studentships will include full fees at the International student rate for three years, dependent on satisfactory progress.

Entry requirements



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How to apply

Application deadline: 13 March 2017

Research options:

PhD: 4 years (full-time)

The Postgraduate Training Scheme

PhD students at the University of Hull follow modules for research and transferable skills development and gain a Masters level Certificate, or Diploma, in Research Training, in addition to their research degree.