Rosie Harper

Rosie Harper

  • rharper1 at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • PGR
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Rosie Harper is clinical academic PhD student at Bournemouth University. She was awarded a match-funded PhD Studentship with the NIHR ARC Wessex in 2021. Rosie works as a specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist at University Hospitals Dorset. Her research interests include pelvic floor muscle training, women's health, digital technology, long-term conditions and behaviour change.


I am currently conducting a mixed methods research study exploring the role of digital 'nudges' to support perinatal women in pelvic floor muscle training

Journal Articles


  • Harper, R., Sheppard, S., Stewart, C. and Clark, C., 2023. Exploring adherence to pelvic floor muscle training in women using mobile apps: a systematic review. In: the CSP Annual Conference 2023 26 October 2023 Cardiff.
  • Stewart, C., 2022. #DryByChristmas: Celebrating women’s leaky(?) bodies in a comedic social media campaign. In: BSA Auto/Biography Study Group Christmas Conference: Celebration 2 December 2022 Friends House, London.

Internet Publications


  • Harper, R., 2021. Nudging: a theoretical concept for a very practical approach to pelvic floor muscle training. In: Bournemouth University PGR conference 2021.


  • BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy (Cardiff University, 2016)