Brown's Publications


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Baker, S. Brown, B. & Williams, E. (in preparation) Capitalizing community: Family life, civic society and social capital in Wales, Cardiff: University of Wales Press.


Crawford, P. Brown, B. Abrams, B., Baker, C., Tischler, V. & Jones, T. (2015) Health Humanities, London: Palgrave.


Brown, B., & Baker, S. (2012) Responsible citizens: Individuals, health and policy under neoliberalism. London: Anthem Press.


Brown, B. & Baker, S. (2011) Mothers, wives and changing lives: Uncovering forgotten histories in mid twentieth century Wales, Cardiff: Cardiff University Press.


Crawford, P., Baker, C., Brown, B. Carter, R. & Lipsedge, M. (2010) Madness in post 1945 British and American fiction, London: Palgrave.


Baker, S. & Brown, B. (2007) Rethinking universities: The social functions of post compulsory education, London and New York: Continuum International Publishers.


Brown, B. & Baker. S. (2007) Higher learning: philosophies of research into higher education, London and New York: Continuum International Publishers.


Brown, Crawford, P and Carter R. (2006) Evidence based health communication, Maidenhead: Open University Press.


Crawford, P., Brown, B., & Bonham, P. (2006)  Foundations in Nursing and Health Care - Communication in Clinical Settings, Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes (A division of the Kluwer Group).


Dyson, S. & Brown (2005) Social Theory and Applied Health Research, Buckingham: Open University Press.


Crawford, R. Brown & Crawford P. (2004) Storytelling in Therapy, Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes (A division of  Kluwer Academic Publishers Group)  


Brown, Crawford, P. & Hicks, C. (2003) Evidence based research:  Dilemmas and debates in health care, Buckingham: Open University Press.


Crawford, P. Brown, B. & Nolan, P. (1998) Communicating care: The language of nursing, Cheltenham: Stanley Thornes (a division of Kluwer Academic Publishers Group)


Cumberbatch, W.G., Brown & Negrine, R. (1992) Images of disability on Television, London and New York: Routledge.



Journal articles


Brown, B. (2016) Mutuality in health care: Review, concept analysis and ways forward, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25 (9-10): 1464-1475.


Brown, B. (2015) Towards a critical understanding of mutuality in mental health care: Relationships, power and social capital, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental health nursing, 22, (10): 829-835.


Brown, B., Crawford, P. & Rutherford, P. (2015) The role of noise in clinical environments with particular reference to mental health care: A narrative review, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52, (9): 1514-1524.


Pearce, W., Brown, B. Nerlich, B. & Koteyko, N. (2015) Communicating climate change: conduits, content, and consensus, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change (in press). doi: 10.1002/wcc.366


Baker, C. & Brown, B. (2014) Suicide, Self-Harm and Survival Strategies in Contemporary Heavy Metal Music: A Cultural and Literary Analysis, Journal of Medical Humanities DOI 10.1007/s10912-014-9274-8.


Brown, B., Crawford P., Gilbert P., Gilbert, J. & Gale, C. (2014) Practical compassions: Repertoires of practice and compassion talk in acute mental health, Sociology of Health and Illness, 36, (3): 383-399, doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.12065.


Crawford, P., Brown, B., Kvangarsnes, M. & Gilbert, P. (2014) The design of compassionate care, Journal of Clinical Nursing 23, 3589–3599,


Brown, B., Tanner, J. & Padley, W. (2014) ‘This wound has spoiled everything’: Emotional capital and the experience of surgical site infections, Sociology of Health and illness, 36, (8): 1171–1187.


Genders, N. & Brown B. (2014) Who chooses to be a nurse and why? A narrative study. Learning Disability Practice 17 (1) 14-18.


Baker, S., Brown, B. & Davies, H. (2013) ‘We Always Invite Residents to Come Along...’ Discourses of Citizenship Among Local Government Stakeholders, Contemporary Wales, 26, 205-223.


Baker, S., Brown, B. & Williams, E. (2013) Illuminating a Resilient Rural Culture in Twentieth Century Y Fro Gymraeg Using Bourdieu’s Bearn, Sociologia Ruralis, 54 (1) 40-56 doi: 10.1111/soru.12032.


Crawford, P., Lewis, l., Brown, B. & Manning, N. (2013) Creative practice as mutual recovery in mental health, Mental Health Review, 18, (2) 55-64.


Tanner, J., Padley, W., Davey, S., Murphy, K. & Brown, B. (2013) Using patient narratives to influence surgical site infection practice, Journal of Hospital Infection, 83 (1): 41-45.


Brown, B. Baker, S. & Baker, C. (2012) Struggling for subversion: Service user movements and limits to the impact of client led accountability, Transgressive Culture (1): 39-54.


Harvey, K. & Brown, B, (2012) Health communication and psychological distress: Exploring the language of self-harm, Canadian Modern Language Review 68 (3): 316-340.


Tanner, J., Padley, W., Davey, S., Murphy, K. & Brown, B. (2012) Utter despair: patients’ experiences of surgical site infection, Journal of Infection Prevention 13: 164-168.


Brown, B., Baker, S. Day, G. (2011) Lives beyond suspicion: Gender and the Construction of Respectability in Mid Twentieth Century Rural North Wales, Sociologia Ruralis. 51 (4): 370-386.


Baker S, Gwilym H, & Brown B.J. (2011) ‘Trafodaeth feirniadol o gyfraniad defnyddwyr gwasanaeth at addysg gwaith cymdeithasol ung Nghymru, Gwerddon 8


Crawford, P. & Brown, B. (2011) Fast Healthcare: Brief communication - traps and opportunities Patient Education and Counseling, 82, (1): 3-10.


Crawford, P. & Brown, B. (2010) Health communication: Corpus linguistics, data driven learning and education for health professionals, International English for Specific Purposes Journal, 2,  (1): 1-25.


Nerlich, B., Koteyko, N. & Brown, B. (2010) Theory and language of climate change, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change: 1, (1): 97-110.


Crawford, P., Brown, B., Nerlich, B. &  Koteyko, N. (2010) Nutritional altruism and functional food: Lay discourses on probiotics. Sociology of Health and Illness, 32, (5): 745-760.


Crawford, P., Brown, B. Tischler, V. & Baker, C. (2010) Health Humanities: the future of medical humanities? Mental Health Review, 15, (3): 4-10.


Brown, B. (2009) Men in nursing: Re-evaluating masculinities, re-evaluating gender, Contemporary Nurse 33 (2): 120-129.


Baker, S. & Brown B. (2009) Harbingers of Feminism?: Gender, Cultural Capital and Education in Mid-Twentieth Century Rural Wales, Gender and Education 21,(1): 63-79.


Brown B & Crawford, P. (2009) Politeness strategies in question formulation in a UK telephone advisory service, Journal of politeness research: language, behaviour, culture, 5 (1): 73-92.


Brown, B. & Crawford, P. (2009) 'Post antibiotic apocalypse’: Discourses of mutation in narratives of MRSA, Sociology of Health and Illness 31 (4): 508-524.


Brown, B., Nerlich, B., Crawford, P., Koteyko, N. & Carter, R (2009) Hygiene and Biosecurity: The Language and Politics of Risk in an Era of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Sociology Compass 3 (5): 811-823.


Crawford, P., Aubeeluck, A., Brown, B., Cotrel-Gibbons, L., Porock, D. & Baker, C. (2009) Evaluation of the Assessment of Communication and Care Delivery Skills Knowledge by use of a DVD trigger examination in Year 1 of the Diploma/ BA (Hons) in Nursing, Nurse Education Today 29 (4): 456-463.


Crawford, P. & Brown, B. (2009) Mental health communication between service users and professionals: Disseminating practice congruent research, Mental Health Review, 14, (3): 31-39.


Nerlich, B. Brown, B. & Crawford, P. (2009) Health, hygiene and biosecurity: Conflicting knowledge claims in the UK poultry industry, Health, Risk and Society, 11, (6): 561-577.


Nerlich, B., Brown, B. & Wright, N. (2009) The 'ins and outs' of biosecurity: Bird flu in East Anglia and the spatial representation of risk, Sociologia Ruralis 49 (4): 344-359.


Baker, S. & Brown, B. (2008) Habitus and Homeland: Educational Aspirations, Family Life and Culture in Autobiographical Narratives of Educational Experience in Rural Wales, Sociologia Ruralis, 28 (1): 57-72.


Baker, S., Brown, B.J. and Gwilym, H. (2008) The rise of the service user: Are some service users more equal than others? Soundings 40: 18-28.


Brown, B., Crawford P., Nerlich, B. & Koteyko, N. (2008) The habitus of hygiene: Discourses of cleanliness and infection control in nursing work, Social Science and Medicine, 67: 1047-1055.  


Brown, Crawford, P. & Mullany, L. (2008) Clinical governmentality: A critical linguistic perspective on clinical governance in health care organisations, Journal of Applied Linguistics 2, (3): 273-298.


Crawford, P., Baker, C., Brown, B. Lipsedge, M. & Carter, R. (2008) On the Borderline: Borderline personality disorder and deliberate self harm in literature, Social Alternatives 27 (4): 22-27. 


Crawford, P., Brown, B., Nerlich, B. & Koteyko, N. (2008) The moral careers of microbes and the rise of the matrons: An analysis of UK national press coverage of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) 1995-2006. Health, Risk & Society, 10, (4): 331–347.


Crawford, P. & Brown, B., (2008) Soft authority: Ecologies of infection management in the working lives of modern matrons and infection control staff, Sociology of Health and Illness, 30, (5): 756-771.


Crawford, P. & Brown (2008) Education as an exit strategy for community mental health nurses: A thematic analysis, Mental Health Review, 13 (3), 8-15.


Crawford, P., Brown, B. & Majomi, P. (2008) Professional identity in community mental health nursing: A thematic analysis, international Journal of Nursing Studies 45: 1055-1063.


Harvey, K., Brown, B. & Crawford, P. (2008) ‘Elicitation hooks’: A discourse analysis of chaplain-patient interaction in pastoral and spiritual care, Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, 62, (1-2): 43-63.


Harvey, K., Churchill, R., Crawford, P., Brown, B., Mullany, L., Macfarlane, A. & McPherson, A. (2008) Health communication and adolescents: what do their emails tell us? Family Practice 25 (4): 304-311.


Koteyko, N., Brown, B. & Crawford, P. (2008) The dead parrot and the dying swan: The role of metaphor scenarios in UK press coverage of avian flu in the UK in 2005-2006. Metaphor & Symbol, 23: 242-261.


Baker, S. & Brown (2007) Images of excellence: constructions of institutional prestige and reflections in the university choice process, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 28, (3): 377-391.


Baker, S., Brown, B. and Fazey, J. (2007) individualisation in the widening participation debate. London Review of Education 4, (2): 169-182.


Harvey, K., Brown, B. & Crawford, P. (2007) 'Am I Normal?' Teenagers, Sexual Health and the Internet, Social Science & Medicine, 65 (4), 771-781.


Sheeran, Y., Brown, B. & Baker, S. (2007) Conflicting Philosophies of Inclusion: The Contestation of Knowledge in Widening Participation, London Review of Education 5, (3), 249-263.


Baker, S., Brown & Fazey, J. (2006) Mental health and higher education: Mapping field, consensus and legitimation, Critical Social Policy 16 (2) 31-56.


Adolphs, S., Brown, Carter, R., Crawford, P. & Sahota, O. (2004) Applying corpus linguistics in a health care context, Journal of Applied Linguistics, 1, (1), 9-28.


Brown & Crawford, P. (2003) ‘The clinical governance of the soul: Deep management and the self regulating subject in integrated community mental health teams’, Social Science and Medicine, 56, 67-81.


Majomi, P. Brown & Crawford, P. (2003) The sacrifice of the personal to the professional in the lives of Community Psychiatric Nurses, Journal of Advanced Nursing 42, (5), 527-538. 


Dorn, L. & Brown (2003) Making Sense of Invulnerability at Work – A Qualitative Study of Police Drivers, Safety Science, 41, (10): 837-859. 


Brown, Crawford, P. & Darongkamas, J. (2002) Interdisciplinary work in Community Mental Health, Nursing Times, 98, (2): 32, 38-39.


Crawford, P. & Brown, (2002) ‘like a friend going round’ reducing the stigma of mental health care in rural communities, Health and Social Care in the Community, 10, (4), 229-238.


Crawford, P., Brown, Anthony, P. & Hicks C. (2002) Reluctant empiricists: Community mental health nurses and the art of evidence based praxis, Health and Social Care in the Community, 10, (4), 287-298.


Crawford, P., Brown & Darongkamas, J. (2001) Boundaries and blurred roles: Interdisciplinary working in community mental health, Mental health Care and Learning Disabilities, 4, (8), 270-272.


Brown, Crawford P & Darongkamas, J. (2000) 'Blurred roles and permeable boundaries: The experience of interdisciplinary team working for community mental health staff'. Health and Social Care in the Community, 8, (6), 425-435.


Brown, Nolan, P. & Crawford, P. (2000) 'Men in nursing: Ambivalences in Care, Gender and Masculinity', International History of Nursing Journal, 5, (3), 4-14.


Brown, & Crawford P. (1999) 'Beyond a tale of two Clarkes: Putting the debate on nursing language in context', Nursing Standard, vol. 14 no. 1, 41-43.


Crawford, P., Lewis, A., Brown, B. & Nolan, P. (1999) Firing paper bullets: The language of mental health nursing reports, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 29, (2), 331-340.


Brown, Crawford, P., Nolan, P., & Richards, K.D. (1999) Weighing our words: Language, nursing and reflective practice, Mental Health Care, 3 (1) 22-24.


Crawford, P., Nolan, P. & Brown, B. (1998) Ministering to madness: The narratives of people who have left religious orders to work in the caring professions, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 28 (1) 212-220.


Nolan, P. Brown, B. & Crawford, P. (1998) Fruits without labour: The implications of Friedrich Nietzsche's ideas for the caring professions, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 28 (2) 251-259.


Brown (1996) 'The reproduction of othering', In Wilkinson, S. & Kitzinger, C. (Eds) Representing the Other, London: Sage Publications Inc.


Brown, Nolan, P. Crawford, P. & Lewis, A. (1996) Interaction, Language and the narrative turn in psychology and psychiatry, Social Science and Medicine, 43, (11), 1569-1578.


Richards, K.D., Brown, Crawford, P. & Nolan, P. (1996) Making sense of patients: An analysis of practical reasoning by psychiatric nursing students Studies in Language and Literature, 2, 1-23


Brown (1995) Review of Segal, L. (1994) 'Straight sex: The politics of pleasure' London: Virago; Feminism and Psychology, 5, (3), 398-400.


Brown (1995) The reproduction of othering, Feminism and Psychology, 5, (4), 535-538


Crawford, P., Nolan, P. & Brown (1995) Linguistic Entrapment: Medico-Nursing Biographies as Fictions, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 22, 1141-1148.


Lawes, R. & Brown (1995) Review of Soyland, A.J. (1994) 'Psychology as metaphor' London: Sage, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 14, (3), 337-339.


Brown (1994) Pleasures untold: Heterosexuality, power and radicalism Feminism and Psychology, 4, (2) 322-325.


Gilfoyle, J., Wilson, J. & Brown (1992) Sex, Organs and Audiotape: A Discourse Analytic Approach to Talking About Heterosexual Sex and Relationships Feminism and Psychology, 2, (2), 209-230.


Cumberbatch, W.G., Morrison, D. Brown & McGregor, R. (1988) Arresting knowledge: A response to the debate about TV news and the miners' strike Media, Culture and Society, 10, (1) 112-116.


Brown, McGregor, R. & Cumberbatch, W.G. (1987) Tilting at Windmills: An attempted murder by misrepresentation Media, Culture and Society, 9, (3), 381-383.



Book Chapters


Abrams, N., Baker, S. and Brown, B.J. (2013) Grassroots Religion: Facebook and Offline Post-Denominational Judaism, in Herbert, D. and Gillespie, M (Eds.) Social Media, Religion and Spirituality.Boston: Walter De Gruyter.


Baker, S. & Brown, B. (2012) Agency, culture and community: Formulations of intentions and possibilities in the life narratives of older adults in rural Wales In Mrozowicki, A., Nowaczyk, O. & Szlachcicowa, I. (Eds.) Social agency: Theories, methods, empirical research, Krakow: Wydawnictwo NOMOS .


Crawford, P., Brown, B. & Harvey, K. (2012) Corpus linguistics and evidence based communication In Hamilton, H.E. & Chou, P. (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Health Communication, London: Routledge


Crawford, P. & Brown (2009) Communication, in Malik, M., Hall, C. & Howard, D. (Eds.) Nursing Knowledge and Practice, 3rd Edition, London: Elsevier Science (pp. 21-44)


Brown, B. & Koteyko, N. (2009) Hygiene as Habitus: Putting Bourdieu to Work in Hospital Infection Control, In Doering, M. and Kollek, R. (Eds.) Emerging diseases: Structure, controversy and change in the scientific making of disease patterns, Bielefeld: Verlag.


Brown, B. & Crawford, P. (2007) Personality disorder in UK mental health care: Language, legitimation and the psychodynamics of surveillance In Iedema, R.(Ed.) Hospital communication, London: Palgrave (pp. 109-137).


Crawford, P. & Brown (2004) Communication, in Malik, M., Hall, C. & Howard, D. (Eds.) Nursing Knowledge and Practice, London: Elsevier.pp1-24.


Gilfoyle, J., Wilson, J. & Brown (1992) 'Sex, Organs and Audiotape: A Discourse Analytic Approach to Talking About Heterosexual Sex and Relationships' In Wilkinson, S. & Kitzinger, C. (Eds.) Heterosexuality: A Feminism and Psychology reader London: Sage Publications.


Cumberbatch, W.G., Brown, & Skelton, J. (1992) 'The implications of Parliamentary Broadcasting for Politicians' In Franklin, B. (Ed) (1992) Televising Democracies London: Routledge.



Reports to Public Bodies


Brown (1989) 'Studying media audiences from an ethnographic perspective' Report to the Broadcasting Standards Council: London.


Cumberbatch, W.G. Brown (and others) (1989) 'Disabling images: TV portrayals of disability' Report to the Broadcasting Research Unit: London.


Cumberbatch, W.G. & Brown (1991) 'The House of Commons Television Experiment: The Evaluation Research' Final Report to the Leverhulme Trust: London: Leverhulme Trust.


Cumberbatch, W.G., McGregor, R. Brown & Morrison, D. (1986) 'Television news and the miners' strike' London: Broadcasting Research Unit. May 1986.