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Dr Britta Wigginton
  – Honorary Research Fellow

+617 3365 4466
Postal Address:
School of Psychology
McElwain Building
The University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072

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Research Activities:

My research expertise includes qualitative health research, women's reproductive and sexual health, tobacco use, and the intersection of gender and health.

Representative Publications:

Wigginton, B., Harris, M., Loxton, D. & Lucke, J. (in press). A qualitative analysis of women’s explanations for changing contraception: the importance of non-contraceptive effects. Accepted for publication 4th January 2016. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.

Wigginton, B., Moran, C., Harris, M., Loxton, D. & Lucke, J. (in press). Young Australian women explain their contraceptive ‘choices’ Accepted for publication 4th November 2015. Culture, Health & Sexuality.

Wigginton, B. & Lafrance, M. N. (2015). How do women manage the spoiled identity of a ‘pregnant smoker’? An analysis of discursive silencing in women’s accounts. Feminism & Psychology, doi:10.1177/0959353515598335

Morison, T., Gibson, A., & Wigginton, B., & Crabb, S. (2015). Online research methods in psychology: Methodological opportunities for critical qualitative research. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 12(3), 223-232. doi:10.1080/14780887.2015.1008899

Wigginton, B., Harris, M. L., Loxton, D., Herbert, D., & Lucke, J. (2014). The feminisation of contraceptive use: Australian women’s accounts of accessing contraception. Feminism & Psychology. doi: 10.1177/0959353514562802

Wigginton, B., & Lafrance, M. N. (2014). “I think he is immune to all the smoke I gave him”: Women account for the harm of smoking during pregnancy. Health, Risk and Society.

Wigginton, B., & Lee. C. (2014). “But I am not one to judge her actions”: Thematic and discursive approaches to university students’ responses to ‘women who smoke while pregnant’ Qualitative Research in Psychology, 11(3), 265-276. doi: 10.1080/14780887.2014.902523

Wigginton, B., & Lee, C. (2013). A story of stigma: Australian women’s accounts of smoking during pregnancy. Critical Public Health, 23(4), 466-481. doi:  10.1080/09581596.2012.753408

Wigginton, B., & Lee, C. (2013). Stigma and hostility towards pregnant smokers: Does individuating information reduce the effect? Psychology and Health, 28(8), 862-873. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2012.762101

Course Tutor:
  • Semester 1, 2012
    PSYC2030 - Developmental Psychology
  • Semester 2, 2012
    PSYC3132 - Health Psychology
  • Semester 1, 2011
    PSYC1030 - Introduction to Psychology: Development, Social, and Clinical Psychology
  • Semester 2, 2011
    PSYC1030 - Introduction to Psychology: Development, Social, and Clinical Psychology
  • Semester 3, 2011
    PSYC1030 - Introduction to Psychology: Development, Social, and Clinical Psychology
Course Coordinator:
  • Semester 2, 2017
    PSYC3132 - Health Psychology
  • Semester 2, 2016
    PSYC3132 - Health Psychology

Note: Coordinator roles prior to 2009 and tutor roles prior to 2006 are not included.

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