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Publications

Members of the Health Language Research Group have a prolific record of high-quality research publications.

Below you can browse their latest outputs and access an archive of past publications.

 

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Recent Publications

Find out more about the most recent and cutting-edge research publications produced by memebers of the HLRG by clicking on the links below.

In press

Baker, S., Gwilym, H. and Brown, B. (in press) '"Shut up, listen to us and forget about what you've read in your books": A critical discussion of service user involvement in social work education', Journal of Social Work.

Brookes, G. and Harvey, K. (2016) 'Using multimodal critical discourse analysis to examine the ongoing corporatisation of health care communication', Journal of Language and Politics. (In press).

Crawford, P. & Brown, B. 'Evidence-based mental health communication: Putting practice-congruent research to work', Mental Health Review. In press.

Mullany, L. Smith, C., Harvey, K., and Adolphs, S. (2015) 'Am I anorexic?': Weight, eating and discourses of the body in online adolescent health communication', Communication and Medicine, 12 (2). (In press).

 

2016

Baker, C. and Brown, B. (2016) 'Suicide, self-harm and survival strategies in contemporary heavy metal music: A cultural and literary analysis', Journal of Medical Humanities, 37 (1): 1-17.

Harvey, K. and Brookes, G. (2016) 'Opening up the NHS to market: Using multimodal critical discourse analysis to examine the ongoing commercialisation of health care', Journal of Language and Politics, 15 (3): 288-302.

James, D. M., Pilnick, A. Hall, A., and Collins, L. (2016) 'Participants' use of enacted scenes in research interviews: A method for reflexive analysis in health and social care', Social Science & Medicine, 151: 38-45.

Jaspal, R. and Nerlich, B. (2016) 'A "morning-after" pill for HIV? Social representations of post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV in the British print media', Health, Risk & Society.

Jaspal, R. and Nerlich, B. (2016). 'Polarised press reporting about HIV prevention: Social representations of preexposure prophylaxis in the UK press', Health: 1-20.

Stacey, G., Pollock, K. and Crawford, P. (2016) 'The rules of the game in graduate entry nursing: A longitudinal case study', Nurse Education Today, 36: 184-189.

Trusson, D. and Pilnick, A. (2016) 'Between stigma and pink positivity: Women's perceptions of social interactions during and after breast cancer treatment', Sociol Health Illn.

Trusson, D. and Pilnick A. (2016) 'The role of hair loss in cancer identity: Perceptions of chemotherapy-induced alopecia among women treated for early-stage breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ', Cancer Nursing.

Trusson, D., Pilnick, A., and Roy, S. (2016) 'A new normal?: Women's experiences of biographical disruption and liminality following treatment for early stage breast cancer', Social Science & Medicine, 151: 121-129.

 

Publications Archive

Collated publications from HLRG members from over the past twenty years.

2015-2011

2015

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. and 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.

Crawford, P., Brown, B., Baker, C., Tischler, V., Abrams, B. (2015) Health Humanities. Palgrave.

Hollin, G. J. S. and Pilnick, A. (2015) 'Infancy, autism, and the emergence of a socially disordered body', Social Science & Medicine, 143: 279-286.

Pollock, K. (2015) 'Is home always the best and preferred place of death?' BMJ: 351.

Stacey G., Pollock K. & Crawford P. (2015) 'A case study exploring the experience of graduate entry nursing students when learning in practice', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71 (9): 2084-2095.

 

2014

Brown, B. et al. (2014) 'Practical compassions: Repertoires of practice and compassion talk in acute mental healthcare', Sociology of Health and Illness, 36 (3): 383-399.

Brown, B., Tanner, J. and 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.

Crawford, P., Brown, B., Kvangarsnes, M. and Gilbert, P. (2014) 'The design of compassionate care', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23: 3589-3599.

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

Pilnick, A. and Zayts, O. (2014) '"It's just a likelihood": Uncertainty as topic and resource in conveying "positive" results in an antenatal screening clinic', Symbolic Interaction, 37: 187-208.

 

2013

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

 

2012

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

 
 

2010-2006

2010

Crawford, P. et al (2010) 'Health humanities: The future of medical humanities?', Mental Health Review, 15 (3): 4-10.

Pilnick, A., Clegg, J., Murphy, E. and Almack, K. (2010) 'Questioning the answer: Questioning style, choice and self determination in interactions with young people with intellectual disabilities', Sociology of Health and Illness.

 

2009

Baker, S. and 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 and 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. and Crawford, P. (2009) '"Post antibiotic apocalypse": Discourses of mutation in narratives of MRSA', Sociology of Health and Illness, 31 (4): 508-524.

Brown, B. & Crawford, P. (2009) 'Politeness strategies in question formulation in a UK telephone advisory service', Journal of Politeness Research, 5 (1): 73-91.

Brown, B., Nerlich, B., Crawford, P., Koteyko, N. and Carter, R. (2009) 'Hygiene and biosecurity: The language and politics of risk in an era of emerging infectious diseases', Sociology Compass.

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

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', Sociological Compass.

Brown, B. (2009) 'Masculinity, men's studies and gender in nursing', Contemporary Nurse, 33 (2).

Crawford, P. (2009) 'Communication Skills'. In J. Randle, F. Coffey and M. Bradbury (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 15-22.

Crawford, P., Aubeeluck, A., Brown, B., Cotrel-Gibbons, L., Porock, D. and Baker, C. (2009) 'An evaluation of a DVD trigger based assessment of communication and care delivery skills', Nurse Education Today, 29: 456-463.

Crawford, P. and Brown, B. (2009) 'Communication'. In Mallik, M., Hall, C. & Howard, D. Nursing Knowledge and Practice: Foundations for Decision Making. 3rd ed. London: Balliere Tindall and the Royal College of Nursing. 

Crawford, P., Aubeeluck, A., Brown, B., Cotrel-Gibbons, L., Porock, D. and 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.

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

Nerlich, B. Brown, B. and Crawford, P. (2009) 'Health, hygiene and biosecurity: Conflicting knowledge claims in the UK poultry industry', Health, Risk and Society.

Pilnick, A., Hindmarsh, J. and Gill, V.T., eds. 2009. Communication in Healthcare Settings: Policy, Participation and New Technologies. Blackwell. 

Pilnick, A. and Coleman, T., 2009. '"Do your best for me": The difficulties of finding a clinically effective endpoint in smoking cessation consultations in primary care', Health.

Pilnick, A., Hindmarsh, J. and Gill, V.T., 2009. 'Beyond doctor and patient: Developments in the study of healthcare interactions', Sociology of Health and Illness.

Porock, D., Pollock, K., Jurgens, F., 2009. 'Dying in public: The nature of dying in an acute hospital setting', Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 16 (1): 10-28.

 

2008

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

Brown, B., Crawford, P., Nerlich, B. and Koteyko, N. (2008) 'The habitus of hygiene: Discourses of cleanliness and infection control in nursing work'. Social Science and Medicine, 67 (7): 1047-1055.

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

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

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

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

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

Crawford, P., Brown, B., Nerlich, B. and 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.

Harvey, K., Brown, B., Crawford, P. and Candlin, S. (2008) 'Elicitation hooks: A discourse analysis of chaplain-patient interaction in pastoral and spiritual care', Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, 62 (1-2): 43-61.

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

Hindmarsh, J. and Pilnick, A., 2008. 'The tacit order of teamwork: Collaboration and embodied conduct in anaesthesia'. In R. Dingwall, (ed.), Qualitative Health Research (Fundamentals of Applied Research Series). 2: Health Professions and their work. Sage, pp. 268-94.

Koteyko, N., Brown, B. and 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 and Symbol, 23 (4): 242-261.

Koteyko, N., Nerlich, B., Crawford, P., and Wright, N. (2008) '"Not rocket science" or "no silver bullet"? Media and government discourses about MRSA and cleanliness', Applied Linguistics, 29: 223-243.

Koteyko, N., Brown, B. and 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.

Pilnick, A., 2008. '"It's something for you both to think about": Choice and decision making in nuchal translucency screening for Downs Syndrome', Sociology of Health and Illness, 30 (4): 511-30.

 

2007

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

Brown, B and Crawford, P. (2007) 'Personality disorder in UK mental health care: Language, legitimation and the psychodynamics of surveillance'. In R. Iedema (ed.), The Discourse of Hospital Communication: Tracing  Complexities in Contemporary Health Care Organisations. London: Palgrave, pp. 109-137.

Harvey, K., Brown, B. and Crawford, P. (2007) '"Am I normal?" Teenagers, sexual health and the internet', Social Science & Medicine, 65 (4): 771-781.

Hindmarsh, J. and Pilnick, A. (2007) 'Knowing bodies at work: Embodiment and ephemeral teamwork in anaesthesia', Organization Studies, 28 (9): 1395-1416.

Sheeran, Y., Brown, B. and Baker, S. (2007) 'Conflicting philosophies of inclusion: The contestation of knowledge in widening participation', London Review of Education, 5 (3): 249-263.

 

2006

Baker, S., Brown, B. and Fazey, J. (2006) 'Individualisation in the widening participation debate', London Review of Education, 4 (2): 169-182.

Baker, S., Brown, B. and Fazey, J. (2006) 'Mental health and higher education: Mapping field, consensus and legitimation', Critical Social Policy, 26 (1): 31-56.

Brown, B., Crawford, P. and Carter, R. (2006) Evidence-Based Health Communication. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Crawford, P., Brown, B. and Bonham, P. (2006) Communication in Clinical Settings. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes.

Pilnick, A. and Coleman, T. (2006) 'Death, depression and "defensive expansion": Closing down smoking as an issue for discussion in GP consultations', Social Science & Medicine, 62 (10): 2500-2512. 

 
 

2005-2001

2005

Allen, D. and Pilnick, A. (eds.). (2005) The Social Organisation of Healthcare Work. Oxford; New York: Blackwell Publishing.

Allen, D. and Pilnick, A. (2005) 'Making connections: A case study in the social organisation of healthcare work', Sociology of Health and Illness, 27 (6): 683-700.

Brown, B., Crawford, P. and Mullany, L. (2005) 'Clinical governmentality: A critical linguistic perspective on clinical governance in health care organisations', Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2 (3): 299-324.

Pilnick, A. (2005) '"Why didn't you just say that?" Dealing with issues of knowledge, competence and asymmetry in the pharmacist/client interaction'. In Medical Care, Medical Work and Medical Knowledge: A reader in the sociology of health and illness. Oxford; New York: Blackwell Publishing.

 

2004

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

Crawford, P. and Brown, B. (2004) 'Communication in Nursing'. In Mallik, M., Hall, C. and D. Howard (eds.) Nursing Knowledge and Practice: Foundations for Decision Making. 2nd edition. London: Balliere Tindall and the Royal College of Nursing, pp. 1-24.

Crawford, R., Brown, B. and Crawford, P. (2004) Storytelling in Therapy. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes.

Pilnick, A. (2004) '"It's just one of the best tests that we've got at the moment": The presentation of nuchal translucency screening for fetal abnormality in pregnancy', Discourse and Society, 15 (4): 451-465.

Pilnick, A. M., Fraser, D. M. and James, D. K. (2004) 'Presenting and discussing nuchal translucency screening for fetal abnormality in the UK', Midwifery, 20 (1): 82-93.

 

2003

Brown, B. and 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 (1): 67-81.

Dorn, L. and Brown, B. (2003) 'Making sense of invulnerability: A qualitative study of police drivers', Safety Science, 41 (10): 837-859.

Majomi, P., Brown, B. and 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.

Pilnick, A. and Coleman, T. (2003) '"I'll give up smoking when you get me better": Patients' resistance to attempts to problematise smoking in general practice (GP) consultations', Social Science & Medicine, 57 (1): 135-45. 

Pilnick, A. (2003) '"Patient counselling" by pharmacists: Four approaches to the delivery of counselling sequences and their interactional reception', Social Science & Medicine, 56 (4): 835-849.

 

2002

Crawford, P. and Brown, B. (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. and Brown, B., Hicks, C. and Anthony P. (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.

Hindmarsh, J. and Pilnick, A. (2002) 'The tacit order of teamwork: Collaboration and embodied conduct in anesthesia', Sociological Quarterly, 43 (2): 139-164.

Pilnick, A. (2002) 'What "most people" do: Exploring the ethical implications of genetic counselling', New Genetics and Society, 21 (3): 339-350.

Pilnick, A. (2002) '"There are no rights and wrongs in these situations": Identifying interactional difficulties in genetic counselling', Sociology of Health & Illness, 24 (1): 66-88.

Pilnick, A. (2002) Genetics and Society: An Introduction. Buckingham; Philadelphia: Open University Press, 2002.  

 

2001

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

Pilnick, A., Dingwall, R. and Starkey, K. (2001) 'Disease management: Definitions, difficulties and future directions', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 79 (8): 755-763.

Pilnick, A. (2001) 'The interactional organization of pharmacist consultations in a hospital setting: A putative structure', Journal of Pragmatics, 33 (12): 1927-1945.

Pilnick, A. and Dingwall, R. (2001) 'Research directions in genetic counselling: A review of the literature', Patient Education and Counseling, 44 (2): 95-105.

 
 

2000-1996

1999

Brown, B. and Crawford, P. (1999) 'Putting the debate on nursing language in context', Nursing Standard, 14 (1): 41-43.

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

Crawford, P. and Brown, B. (1999) 'A language for nursing: Furthering the debate', Nursing Standard, 14 (12): 36-37.

Crawford, P., Brown, B. and Nolan, P. (1999) 'The language of nursing: Uses and abuses', Nursing Times, 95 (6): 48-49.

Crawford, P., Johnson, A. J., Brown, B. and Nolan, P. (1999) 'The Language of mental health nursing reports: Firing paper bullets?', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 29 (2): 331-340.

Pilnick, A. (1999) '"Patient counseling" by pharmacists: Advice, information, or instruction?', Sociological Quarterly, 40 (4): 613-622.

Pilnick, A. (1999) '"When you wake up it'll all be over": Communication in the anaesthetic room', Symbolic Interaction, 22 (4): 345-360.

 

1998

Crawford, P., Brown, B. and Nolan, P. (1998) Communicating Care: The Language of Nursing. Cheltenham: Stanley Thornes.

Pilnick, A. (1998) 'Advice giving in community pharmacies: A response concerning methods for future research', Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 3 (2): 97-99.

Pilnick, A. 1998. '"Why didn't you say just that?" Dealing with issues of ymmetry, knowledge and competence in the pharmacist/client encounter', Sociology of Health and Illness, 20 (1): 29-51.

 

1997

Nolan, P. and Crawford, P. (1997) 'Towards a rhetoric of spirituality in mental health care', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 26: 289-294.

 

1996

Brown, B., Nolan, P., Crawford, P. and Lewis, A. (1996) 'Interaction, language and the "narrative turn" in psychotherapy and psychiatry', Social Science and Medicine, 43 (11): 1569-1578.

 
 

Pre-1995

1995

Crawford, P., Nolan, P. and Brown, B. (1995) 'Linguistic entrapment: Medico-nursing biographies as fictions', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 22: 1141-1148.

 
 

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