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Paul Crawford

Professor of Health Humanities, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Paul Crawford is Professor of Health Humanities at the School of Health Sciences, Director of the Centre for Social Futures at the Institute of Mental Health, and Co-Director of Nottingham Health Humanities Research Priority Area, University of Nottingham, UK. He is also Adjunct Professor at NTNU, Norway.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH). In 2008 he was awarded a Lord Dearing Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

As the founding father of the new, global and rapidly developing field of health humanities, Professor Crawford leads various research in applying the arts and humanities to inform and transform healthcare, health and wellbeing. He is currently Principal Investigator for two projects funded by the Arts Humanities Research Council: Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020 (£677,065) and Animated Storytelling and Mental Health Literacy [with the award-winning animated film company Aardman] (£996,475) . He is Co-Investigator for the £1.25m ESRC/ UKRI funded 'MARCH Network' to enhance public mental health and wellbeing. He has held several visiting professor or advisory board appointments in the UK and overseas. He is also Principal Investigator for three AHRC-funded networks: Madness and Literature Network (; International Health Humanities Network (; and Dementia Arts and Wellbeing Network ( In addition, he leads the International Health Humanities Conference series (inaugurated in 2010) and founded the AHRC/Wellcome national awards cycle for the medical and health humanities in 2018, now called the Medical Humanities Awards (

Professor Crawford serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Medical Humanities, Communication & Medicine and Applied Arts in Health and acts as a referee for several prominent publishing houses and major journals.

Professor Crawford has attracted over £5.5m in prestigious funding from AHRC, AHRC/RCUK/, ESRC, ESRC/UKRI, The Leverhulme Trust and The British Academy. He has written over 140 publications including peer-reviewed papers or chapters and 12 books, most recently Florence Nightingale at Home (Palgrave, forthcoming July 2020), The Routledge Companion for Health Humanities (Routledge, forthcoming 2019) and Humiliation: Mental Health and Public Shame (2019). He remains the leading figure in health humanities worldwide with three additional major publications: Health Humanities (Palgrave, 2015; now translated into Mandarin), The Routledge Companion of Health Humanities (Routledge, forthcoming March 2020) and The Encyclopedia of Health Humanities (Springer Nature, forthcoming 2021). He is Commissioning Editor for a new large 'Arts for Health Series' (Emerald, forthcoming 2020) to advance public understanding of the health humanities and the benefits of creative practices for human health and wellbeing.

His earlier work includes four books on health communication: Evidence-based Health Communication (Open University Press: Maidenhead, 2006), Communication in Clinical Settings (Nelson Thornes: Cheltenham, 2006), Storytelling in Therapy (Nelson Thornes: Cheltenham, 2004), and Communicating Care: The Language of Nursing (Stanley Thornes: Cheltenham, 1998) which was the first book on nursing language worldwide. His book on research philosophy in health won a Highly Commended Award at British Medical Association Book Competition 2004: Evidence Based Research: Dilemmas and Debates in Health Care (Open University Press: Maidenhead, 2003). He has also written two literary critical works: Madness in Post-1945 British and American Fiction (Palgrave: London, 2010) and Politics and History in William Golding: The World Turned Upside Down (University of Missouri Press: Columbia, 2002). His acclaimed novel about mental illness, Nothing Purple, Nothing Black (Book Guild: Lewes, 2002) was optioned for film with Dramahouse, UK/ Florida.

Professor Crawford has also written articles and letters for national and regional newspapers and appeared on BBC Radio 4 (Today Programme, Woman's Hour), Radio 2 (Johnnie Walker), 5 Live (Simon Mayo) and various regional shows.

Expertise Summary

Social and Cultural Perspectives on Mental health (acute, primary, community)

Health Humanities, including:

Language and communication in healthcare (Corpus Linguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, Discourse Analysis)

Literature and narrative in healthcare (literary analysis, literary theory, cultural studies)

Teaching Summary

  • Mental Health
  • Health humanities
  • Health language and communication
  • Philosophy of research
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Evidence-based practice

Research Summary

My research focuses on applying knowledge from the social sciences, humanities and arts disciplines to the development and practice of mental health, health and well-being.

  • Social and cultural perspectives in mental health Health humanities
  • Language, narratives and communication in mental health and healthcare generally
  • Mental health in community and primary care settings

Recent Publications

  • Director, Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery: Connecting Communities for Mental Health and Well-Being (£1.5m large programme grant, Connected Communities, AHRC/RCUK)
  • Director, Nottingham Health Humanities (in association with CAS)

Other responsibilities

  • Co-Founder and Consulting Professor, Research and Education Centre, Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
  • Co-Founder and Lead, Madness and Literature Network: (AHRC)
  • Co-Founder and Lead, International Health Humanities Network: (AHRC)
  • Academic Lead, Managed Innovation Network in Mental Health Communication, Institute of Mental Health
  • MILNER, K, CRAWFORD, P, EDGLEY, A, HARE-DUKE, L and SLADE, M, 2020. The experiences of spirituality among adults with mental health difficulties: A qualitative systematic review Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences. May 3; 29:e34
  • CRAWFORD, P, BROWN, B and CHARISE, A, eds., 2020. The Routledge Companion to Health Humanities Routledge.
  • TISCHLER, V., SCHNEIDER, J., MORGNER, C., CRAWFORD, P., DENING, T., BROOKER, D., GARABEDIAN, C., MYERS, T., EARLY, F., SHAUGHNESSY, N., INNES, A., DUNCAN, K., PRASHAR, A., MCDERMOT, O., COATEN, R., ELAND, D. and HARVEY, K., 2019. Stronger Together: Learning from an interdisciplinary Dementia, Arts & Wellbeing Network (DA&WN) Arts & Health. 11(3), 272-277
  • LLEWELLYN-BEARDSLEY J, RENNICK-EGGLESTONE S, CALLARD F, CRAWFORD P, FARKAS M, HUI A, MANLEY D, MCGRANAHAN R, POLLOCK K, RAMSAY A, SÆLØR KT, WRIGHT N and SLADE M, 2019. Characteristics of mental health recovery narratives: Systematic review and narrative synthesis. PloS one. 14(3), e0214678
  • ATANASOVA, D, KOTEYKO, N, BROWN, B and CRAWFORD, P, 2019. Mental health and the media: From illness to wellbeing Sociology Compass.
  • SATHER, E.W, IVERSEN, V.C, SVINDSETH, M.F, CRAWFORD, P and VASSET, F, 2019. Patients’ perspectives on care pathways and informed shared decision making in the transition between psychiatric hospitalization and the community Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 5(6), 1131-1141
  • SVINDSETH, M.F and CRAWFORD, P., 2019. Humiliation: Mental Health and Public Shame Emerald.
  • CRAWFORD, P and BROWN, B., 2019. Health Humanities: Democratising the arts and humanities applied to healthcare, health and wellbeing. In: BLEAKLEY, A, ed., Routledge Handbook of the Medical Humanities Routledge.
  • DAHL B M and CRAWFORD P, 2018. Interprofessional collaboration in public health nursing: A qualitative study Journal of Interprofessional Care. 32(2), 178-184
  • JORDAN, M, WRIGHT, EJ, PURSER, A, GRUNDY, A, JOYES, E, WRIGHT, N, CRAWFORD, P and MANNING, N, 2018. Capoeira for beginners: Self-benefit for, and community action by, new capoeirista Sport, Education, & Society. 27(7), 756-769
  • SATHER, EW, SVINDSETH, MF, CRAWFORD, P and IVERSEN, VC, 2018. Care pathways in the transition of patients between district psychiatric hospital centres (DPCs) and community mental health services. Health Science Reports. 1(5), e37
  • CRAWFORD, P, 2018. Incomprehensibility and mutual recovery. In: SHAUGHNESSY, N and BARNARD, P, eds., Performing Psychologies: Imagination, Creativity and Dramas of the Mind Bloomsbury.
  • CHAO, W., YUJIE, H., HUA, F., LONGFENG, C., WEN, Q., JUNYANG, L., CRAWFORD, P. and JUNMING, D., 2017. Effects of a mutual recovery intervention on mental health in depressed community-dwelling adults: A cluster randomised trial BMC Public Health. 17(4),
  • LIN, M., HSU, W., HUNG, M., SU, Y., CRAWFORD, P. and TANG, C., 2017. 'I couldn't even talk to the patient’: Barriers to communicating with cancer patients as perceived by nursing students. European Journal of Cancer Care. 24(4),
  • CALLAHAN, K., SCHLOZMAN, S., BERESIN, G. and CRAWFORD, P., 2017. The use of music in mutual recovery: A qualitative pilot study Journal of Applied Arts and Health. 8(1), 103-114
  • SAAVEDRA, J., PÉREZ VALLEJOS, E., CRAWFORD, P. and ARIAS, S., 2017. Recovery and Creative Practices in people with Severe Mental Illness: Evaluating Well-Being and Social Inclusion Disability and Rehabilitation. 40(8),
  • ATANASOVA, D., KOTEYKO, N., BROWN, B. and CRAWFORD, P., 2017. Representations of mental health and arts participation in the national and local British press, 2007-2015 Health: An interdisciplinary journal for the social study of health, Illness and medicine. 23(1),
  • SAAVEDRA J, ARIAS S, CRAWFORD P and PEREZ E, 2017. Impact of creative workshops for people with severe mental illness: Art as a means of recovery Arts & Health. 10(3), 241-256
  • STACEY, G., POLLOCK, K. and CRAWFORD, P., 2016. The rules of the game in graduate entry nursing: A longitudinal case study Nurse Education Today. 184-189
  • PEREZ VALLEJOS, E., BALL, M.J., BROWN, B., CREPAZ-KEAY, D., HASLAM-JONES, E. and CRAWFORD, P., 2016. Kundalina Yoga as mutual recovery: A feasibility study including children in care and their carers. Journal of Children’s Services. 11(4), 261-282
  • LINDIS, H., FYLKESNES, A-M, CRAWFORD, P. and SVINDSETH, M., 2016. The power of shared philosophy: A study of midwives’ perceptions of alternative birth care in Norway. British Journal of Midwifery. 24(2), 1-7
  • ALLEN, S., MULLA, I. and CRAWFORD, P., 2016. Exploring the acceptability of an innovative technology in early intervention: Using LENA with young deaf children in the UK Child Language Teaching and Therapy. 1-12
  • STACEY, G., POLLOCK, K. and CRAWFORD, P., 2015. A Case Study Exploring the Experience of Graduate Entry Nursing Students When Learning in Practice Journal of Advanced Nursing. 9, 2084-2095
  • 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
  • SAAVEDRA, J., LÓPEZ, M., GONZÁLEZ, S., ARIAS, S. and CRAWFORD, P., 2015. Cognitive and social functioning correlates of employment among people with severe mental illness Community Mental Health Journal.
  • CRAWFORD, P., BROWN, B., BAKER, C., TISCHLER, V. and ABRAMS, B., 2015. Palgrave.
  • BROWN, B., CRAWFORD, P., GILBERT, P., GILBERT, J. and GALE, C., 2014. Practical compassions: Repertoires of practice and compassion talk in acute mental health Sociology of Health and Illness. 36(3), 383-99
  • CRAWFORD, P., KVANGARSNES, M., BROWN, B. and GILBERT, P., 2014. The design of compassionate care Journal of Clinical Nursing. 23(23-24), 3589-3599
  • CRAWFORD, P., BROWN, B. and HARVEY, K., 2014. Corpus linguistics and evidence-based health communication. In: HAMILTON, H.E. and CHOU, W.S., eds., Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication Routledge. 75-90
  • CRAWFORD, P., GILBERT, P., GILBERT, J., GALE, C. and HARVEY, K., 2013. The language of compassion in acute mental health care Qualitative Health Research. 23(6), 719-27
  • 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
  • KVANGARSNES, M., TORHEIM, H., HOLE, T. and CRAWFORD, P., 2013. Nurses’ perspectives on compassionate care for patients with Exacerbated Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Journal of Allergy & Therapy. 4(158),
  • SAAVEDRA, J., SANTAMARIA, A., CRAWFORD, P. and LUCIUS-HOENE, G., 2012. Auditory hallucinations as social self-positions: A theoretical discussion from a single-case study. Journal of Constructivist Psychology. 25(2), 132-153
  • SAAVEDRA, J., CUBERO, M. and CRAWFORD, P., 2012. Everyday life, culture and recovery: Carer experiences in care homes for individuals with a severe mental illness Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 36(3), 422-441
  • CRAWFORD, P, 2012. Humanity: A precious resource Public Servant. 43
  • CRAWFORD, P., GILBERT, P, GILBERT, J. and GALE, C., 2011. The language of compassion Taiwan International ESP Journal. 3(1), 1-16
  • CRAWFORD, P. and BROWN, B., 2011. Fast healthcare: Brief communication, traps and opportunities Patient Education & Counselling. 82, 3-10
  • CRAWFORD, P. and HALLAWELL, B., 2011. Where is the love? Learning Disabilities Practice. 14(6), 9
  • CRAWFORD, P., BAKER, C. and BROWN, B., 2011. Mad Lit.: An Introduction to a Special Issue of the Journal of Medical Humanities Journal of Medical Humanities. 32(4), 253-255
  • CRAWFORD, P., BAKER, C. and BROWN, B., 2011. Madness and literature Mental Health Review Journal. 16(3), 91-92
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2011. Foreword. In: The Moon and Madness Imprint Academic. vii-ix
  • CRAWFORD, P., BAKER, C. and BROWN, B., eds., 2011. Special Issue on Madness and Literature: Papers from the 1st International Health Humanities Conference 2012 Journal of Medical Humanities, Springer.
  • 2011. Health Humanities: Madness and Literature Mental Health Review Journal. 15(3), 4-10
  • CRAWFORD, P., BROWN, B., TISCHLER, V. and BAKER, C., 2010. Health humanities: The future of medical humanities? Mental Health Review. 15(3), 4-10
  • LIN, M-F, HSU, M-C., CHANG, H-J., HSU, Y-Y., CHOU, M-H. and CRAWFORD, P., 2010. Pivotal moments and changes in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (BMGIM) for service users with depression Journal of Clinical Nursing. 19(7-8), 1139-1148
  • CRAWFORD, P., BROWN, B., NERLICH, B. and KOTEYKO, N., 2010. Nutritional altruism and functional food: lay discourses on probiotics Sociology of Health and Illness. 32(5), 745-760
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2010. The language of compassion. In: UENG, S-H., ed., The Proceedings of 2010 ESP International Conference Crane Publishing. 36-47
  • CRAWFORD, P. and BROWN, B., 2010. Health communication: Corpus linguistics, data driven learning and education for health professionals Taiwan ESP Journal. 2(1), 1-25
  • BAKER, C., CRAWFORD, P., CARTER, R., LIPSEDGE, M. and BROWN, B., 2010. Madness in Post-1945 British and American Fiction London: Palgrave.
  • CALLAGHAN, P. and CRAWFORD, P., 2009. Evidensbaseret praktis i psykiatrien. In: NIELS BUSS, ed., Psykiatrisk sygepleje Nordisk Forlag Arnold Busck. 78-94
  • NERLICH, B, BROWN, B and CRAWFORD, P., 2009. Health, hygiene and biosecurity: Tribal knowledge claims in the UK poultry industry Health, Risk & Society. 11(6), 561-577
  • BROWN, B. and CRAWFORD, P., 2009. Politeness strategies in question formulation in a UK telephone advisory service Journal of Politeness Studies. 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 Sociological Compass. 2(6), 1-13
  • CALLAGHAN, P. and CRAWFORD, P., 2009. Evidence-based Mental Health Nursing Practice. In: CALLAGHAN, P., PLAYLE, J. and COOPER, L., eds., Mental Health Nursing Skills Oxford University Press. 33-41
  • CRAWFORD, P. & BROWN, B., 2009. Mental health communication between service users and professionals: Disseminating practice-congruent research Mental Health Review. 14(3), 31-39
  • SAAVEDRA, J., CUBERO, M. and CRAWFORD, P., 2009. Incomprehensibility in the narratives of individuals with a diagnosis of schizophrenia Qualitative Health Research. 19(11), 1548-1558
  • CRAWFORD, P. and BROWN, B., 2009. Communication. In: MALLIK, M., HALL, C. and HOWARD, D, eds., Nursing Knowledge and Practice: Foundations for Decision Making 3rd ed. Balliere Tindall and the Royal College of Nursing.
  • BROWN, B. and CRAWFORD, P., 2009. Post antibiotic apocalypse: Discourses of mutation in narratives of MRSA Sociology of Health & Illness. 31(4), 508-524
  • CRAWFORD, P. and BAKER, C., 2009. Literature and Madness: Fiction for students and professionals Journal of Medical Humanities. 30, 237-251
  • 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(4), 456-463
  • CRAWFORD, P and BROWN, B. & MAJOMI, P., 2008. Professional identity in Community Mental Health Nursing International Journal of Nursing Studies. 45(7), 1055-1063
  • CRAWFORD, P., AUBEELUCK, A. and COTREL-GIBBONS, L., 2008. An evaluation of a DVD trigger assessment in health communication and care delivery In: European Association of Communication in Healthcare EACH Conference.
  • BAKER, C., CRAWFORD, P., 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
  • KOTEYKO, N., CRAWFORD, P. and BROWN, B., 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
  • 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, 1-18
  • CRAWFORD, P., AUBEELUCK, A. and COTREL-GIBBONS, L., 2008. Evaluation of a DVD-based assessment of communication and care delivery skills In: Developing Great Nurses: Innovations in Pre-Registration Education Conference.
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2008. Bringing research into the classroom PESL. Available at: <>
  • 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., 2008. Storytelling and role play in developing communication skills PESL. Available at: <>
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2008. Trigger exams: assessing decision making PESL. Available at: <>
  • 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
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2008. Literature of Atrocity: Lord of the Flies and The Inheritors. In: BLOOM, H., ed., Modern Critical Interpretations: William Golding’s Lord of the Flies New Edition. Bloom's Literary Criticism. 103- 131
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2008. Engaging students in learning communication skills PESL. Available at: <>
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • HARVEY, K.J, BROWN, B, CRAWFORD, P, MACFARLANE, A and MCPHERSON, A., 2007. 'Am I normal?': Teenagers, sexual health and the internet Social Science & Medicine. 65, 771–781
  • NERLICH, B., WRIGHT, N., CRAWFORD, P., CARTER, R., BROWN, B. and KOTEYKO, N, 2007. Discourses of MRSA In: Centre for Healthcare Associated Infections Launch Symposium.
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2007. Brief, Ordinary and Effective Health Communication. In: CAMPOS PARDILLOS, M.A.: GONZALEZ-JOVER, A.G., ed., The Language of Health Care: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language and Health Care IULMA.
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2007. On Aggression and Violence. Richard Mizen and Mark Morris Mental Health Practice. 10(10), 22-23
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2007. Solution Focused Nursing: Rethinking Practice. Margaret McAllister. Mental Health Practice. 10(6), 24
  • CRAWFORD, P. and BROWN, B., 2007. Fast Healthcare: Brief communication, traps and opportunities In: COMET International Conference. (In Press.)
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2007. Health Humanities Innovation In: Knowledge Transfer from Medical Professionals to Industry: An ESRC Business Seminar.
  • BROWN, B. AND CRAWFORD, P., 2007. Personality disorder in UK mental health care: Language, legitimation and the psychodynamics of surveillance. In: IEDEMA, R., ed., The Discourse of Hospital Communication: Tracing Complexities in Contemporary Health Care Organizations 1st. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 109-137
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2007. Evidence-based health communication. In: CAMPOS PARDILLOS, M.A.: GONZALEZ-JOVER, A.G., ed., The Language of Health Care: Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Language and Health Care IULMA.
  • BAKER, C. and CRAWFORD, P., 2007. Spatial Psychosis In: Space and Time in Language and Literature (STLL).
  • CRAWFORD, P. and HARVEY, K., 2007. Am I normal?’: Teenagers and email health advice requests In: COMET International Conference. (In Press.)
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2007. Suicide Junkie. S. Westwood Mental Health Practice. 11(2), 30
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2007. Fast healthcare and communication. In: CHEN, Y., ed., The Proceedings of 2007 International Symposium on ESP & Its Application in Nursing & Medical English Education Fooyin University.
  • CRAWFORD, P and BROWN, B. AND BONHAM, P., 2006. Communication in Clinical Settings 1st. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes.
  • BROWN, B, CRAWFORD, P and MULLANY, L.J., 2006. Clinical governmentality: A critical linguistic perspective on clinical governance discourse in health care organisations Journal of Applied Linguistics. (In Press.)
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2006. Little Steps. Katherine Wealthall. Mental Health Practice. 9(6), 29-30
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2006. William Golding. In: The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature 1st. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2006. Dr Who, tardises and blip culture: Brief, ordinary and effective communication in clinical settings In: Language in Professions (LIPS): A Cross-Institutional Research Seminar and Workshop Series 2006/7. (In Press.)
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2006. Communication Skills. In: RANDLE, ., COFFEY, F. and BRADBURY, M, eds., Oxford Handbook of Clinical Nursing Skills Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • CRAWFORD, P. AND HARVEY, K., 2006. Adolescent Health Language In: TSA/CRIPACC/RCGP International National Adolescent Research Conference.
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2006. Working Ethics. Richard Rowson. Mental Health Practice. (In Press.)
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2006. You Don't Have to be Famous to Have Manic Depression: The Insider's Guide to Mental Health. Jeremy Thomas and Tony Hughes. Mental Health Practice. 10(5), 27-28
  • BROWN, B and CRAWFORD, P. AND CARTER, R., 2006. Evidence-Based Health Communication 1st. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
  • BROWN, B and 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.
  • CRAWFORD, P and BROWN, B. & BONHAM, P., 2005. Towards a model for brief communication in healthcare settings In: COMET-VELIM International Conference.
  • CRAWFORD,P., 2005. Doctor, what's wrong? Making the NHS human again. Mental Health Practice. 9(4), 33
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2005. Philosophy of Research: Evidence Based Health Communication In: Birmingham and Solihull Mental health Trust Nurses Research Forum (BSMHT).
  • CRAWFORD, P. AND BROWN, B., 2005. Diversity, violence and social control: A case vignette study of practitioner narratives of patients In: The British Association for Applied Linguists 38th Annual Meeting.
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2005. Discourse, Identity and Nursing In: Annual HCRC Workshop.
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2005. A Can of Madness. Jason Pegler. Mental Health Practice. 8(9), 32
  • CRAWFORD,P., 2005. Review of the month: Good practice in adult mental health. Mental Health Practice. 9(3), 34-5
  • ADOLPHS, S, CRAWFORD, P., BROWN, B., SAHOTA, O. and CARTER, R.A.., 2004. Applying Corpus Linguistics in a health care context International Journal of Applied Linguistics. 1(1), 44-49
  • CRAWFORD, P. and BROWN, B., 2004. Communication in Nursing. In: , ed., Nursing knowledge and practice London: Bailliere Tindall.
  • CRAWFORD, P. AND RANDLE, J., 2004. Communication Skills Teaching in Nurse Education In: COMET International Conference.
  • CRAWFORD,R., BROWN,B. and CRAWFORD,P., 2004. Storytelling in Therapy Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes.
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2004. Communication Skills Teaching in Nursing Curricula: Myth or Reality? In: International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, EACH.
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2004. Literature of Atrocity: Lord of the Flies and The Inheritors In , ed. (Thomson Gale: Farmington Hills, MI), pp... In: Children's Literature Review Michigan, USA: Thomson Gale. 145-156
  • CRAWFORD,P., 2004. Literature of Atrocity: Lord of the Flies and The Inheritors. In: BLOOM,H., ed., William Golding's Lord of the Flies Broomall, PA: Chelsea House Publishers. 81-82
  • MAJOMI, P., BROWN, B. and CRAWFORD, P., 2003. Sacrificing the personal to the professional: community mental health nurses Journal of Advanced Nursing. VOL 42(PART 5), 527-538
  • CRAWFORD, P. AND BROWN, B., 2003. 'Compliance and Concordance: What can corpus linguistics offer? In: 1st Interdisciplinary Conference on Communication, Medicine and Ethics.
  • BROWN, B. AND CRAWFORD, P., 2003. Dialectics of Difference: Interprofessional communication and the construction of disciplinary identity In: 1st Interdisciplinary Conference on Communication, Medicine and Ethics.
  • BROWN, B., CRAWFORD, P. and HICKS, C., 2003. Evidence Based Research: Dilemmas and Debates in Health Care Buckingham: Open University Press.
  • CRAWFORD, P., BROWN, B., ANTHONY, P. and 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. and BROWN, B., 2002. 'Like a friend going round': reducing the stigma attached to mental healthcare in rural communities Health and Social Care in the Community. 10(4), 229-238
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2002. Emotional rescue Post Weekend. June 8, 22
  • CRAWFORD,P., 2002. Politics and History in William Golding: The World Turned Upside Down Columbia, USA: University of Missouri Press.
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2002. Nothing Purple, Nothing Black Lewes: Book Guild.
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2002. Church must face up to facts of life The Sentinel. June 11, 6
  • CRAWFORD, P. AND ANTHONY, P., 2002. Evidence Based Practice and the Community Mental Health Nurse In: 7th European Mental Health Nursing Conference.
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2002. Letter to the editor At: The Daily Telegraph
  • CRAWFORD,P., 2002. This life. Mental Health Today. 34
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2002. Student’s breakdown set me on new path The Harp. May, 19
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2002. Why sexuality is tearing the Catholic Church apart Sentinel Sunday. July 7, 6
  • JENKINSON, T and RANDLE, J. AND CRAWFORD, P., 2002. Findings of a national communication survey In: International Conference on Communication in Healthcare.
  • CRAWFORD,P., 2002. Living in denial Guardian Weekly. 5
  • BROWN, BRIAN, CRAWFORD, PAUL and DARONGKAMAS, JURAI, 2002. Interdisciplinary work in community mental health. Nursing Times. 98(32), 38-9
  • CRAWFORD, P., CARR, J., KNIGHT, A., CHAMBERS, K. and NOLAN, P., 2001. The value of community health nurses based in primary care teams: `switching the light on in a cellar' Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 8(3), 213-220
  • CRAWFORD,P., BROWN,B. and DARONGKAMAS,J., 2001. Boundaries and blurred roles: interdisciplinary working in community mental health. Mental Health Care. 4(8), 270-2
  • CRAWFORD, P. AND LEEDHAM, A, 2001. Clinical Governance in Mental Health In: International Council of Nurses Conference.
  • CRAWFORD, P. and LEEDHAM, A., 2001. Clinical Governance in Mental Health In: The International Council of Nurses.
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2001. Fuelling Boundaries in Community Mental Health In: 5th International Dilemmas for the Human Services Conference.
  • LEIGHTON, S., SMITH, C., MINNS, K. and CRAWFORD, P., 2001. Specialist child and adolescent mental health nurses: a force to be reckoned with? Mental Health Practice. 5(2), 8-13
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2001. Access to mental health support for individuals with a severe and enduring mental illness in a rural setting In: RCN 6th European Mental Health Nursing Conference.
  • BROWN, B., CRAWFORD, P. and DARONGKAMAS, J., 2000. Blurred roles and permeable boundaries: the experience of multidisciplinary working in community mental health Health and Social Care in the Community. VOL 8(PART 6), 425-435
  • CRAWFORD, P, BROWN, B.J and JOHNSON, A.J. AND NOLAN, P., 2000. The Language of Mental Health Nursing In: 5th European Mental Health Conference.
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2000. The madness of John Clare Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Care. VOL 3(ISSU 6), 182-187
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2000. Casting out devils. Spiritual values under threat in a market-driven NHS? In: Spirituality and Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. (In Press.)
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2000. The Language of Caring In: Applied Linguistics as an Interdisciplinary Research Focus.
  • ANTHONY, P. and CRAWFORD, P., 2000. Service user involvement in care planning: the mental health nurse's perspective Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. VOL 7(PART 5), 425-434
  • CRAWFORD, P, NOLAN, P and KNIGHT, A. AND ISSIT, J., 2000. 'The Impact of Community Mental Health Nurse Integration in Primary Care Teams In: 13th Annual Primary Care Symposium in Research, Evidence and Innovation.
  • CRAWFORD, P., 2000. Service user involvement in care planning: The Mental Health Nurse’s perspective In: Developing Practice: Meeting the Challenge.
  • CRAWFORD,P., 2000. Book review: An inheritance of fear, aggression and loss. Nursing Times. 96(34), 36
  • BROWN, B and CRAWFORD, P, 1999. Putting the debate on nursing language in context. Nursing Standard. 14(1), 41-3
  • CRAWFORD, P and NOLAN, P, 1999. Nursing language: uses and abuses. Nursing Times. 95(6), 48-9
  • CRAWFORD, P., 1999. The Language of Mental Health Nursing In: Research is Everyone's Practice.
  • CRAWFORD, P., 1999. Ministering to Madness In: Religion, Spirituality and Mental Health.
  • CRAWFORD, P, 1999. A language for nursing: furthering the debate. Nursing Standard. 14(12), 36-7
  • CRAWFORD, P., JOHNSON, A. J., BROWN, B. J. and NOLAN, P., 1999. The language of mental health nursing reports: firing paper bullets? Journal of Advanced Nursing. VOL 29(NUMBER 2), 331-340
  • CRAWFORD,P., 1999. Weighing our words: language, nursing and reflective practice. Mental Health Care. 3(1), 22-24
  • CRAWFORD, P., 1999. The Language of Nursing In: Nursing: The Appliance of Science.
  • NOLAN, P. W., BROWN, B. and CRAWFORD, P., 1998. Fruits without labour: the implications of Friedrich Nietzsche's ideas for the caring professions Journal of Advanced Nursing. VOL 28(NUMBER 2), 251-259
  • CRAWFORD, P., NOLAN, P. W. and 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. VOL 28(NUMBER 1), 212-220
  • CRAWFORD,P., BROWN,B. and NOLAN,P., 1998. Communicating Care: The Language of Nursing Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes.
  • NOLAN, P. and CRAWFORD, P., 1997. Towards a rhetoric of spirituality in mental health care Journal of Advanced Nursing. VOL 26(NUMBER 2), 289-294
  • BROWN, B, NOLAN, P, CRAWFORD, P and LEWIS, A, 1996. Interaction, language and the "narrative turn" in psychotherapy and psychiatry. Social Science & Medicine. 43(11), 1569-78
  • CRAWFORD, P., 1995. Making sense of patients: An analysis of practical reasoning by psychiatric nursing students. 2, 1-24
  • CRAWFORD, P, 1995. The other lady with the lamp. Nursing Times. 88(11), 56-8
  • CRAWFORD, P., NOLAN, P. and BROWN, B., 1995. Linguistic entrapment: medico-nursing biographies as fictions Journal of Advanced Nursing. VOL 22(NUMBER 6), 1141-1148
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