Maternal sexual wellbeing

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About this project

Sexual relationship problems can often occur after a baby is born. This can have a significant effect on a new mother’s relationship with her partner and also impact on her self-esteem and body image. This project explores the sexual problems that can occur in maternal health. This knowledge will be used to develop a tool to assess and measure post-natal sexual health issues among new mothers that can be used in their maternity care.


Professor Mark Hayter

Professor Julie Jomeen 


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.