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Mary Seacole Research Centre publications


Toolkit for: Increasing participation of Black Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups in health and social care

Raghavan R, Coope J, Jamwal S and Pandse T (forthcoming) Untold story of mental health and resilience of internal migrants in Pune, India. International Journal of Mental Health

Janet Robertson, Raghu Raghavan, Eric Emerson, Susannah Baines, and Chris Hatton (forthcoming) The health and healthcare of people with intellectual disabilities from minority ethnic communities in the United Kingdom: a systematic review. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual disabilities

Coope, J (2019). How might indigenous traditional ecological knowledge (ITEK) inform ecopsychology? Ecopsychology, special issue on indigenous decolonization and ecopsychology (forthcoming).

Coope, J (2019). Horticultural display in health humanities. In Crawford, P., Brown, B. and Charise, A. (eds) Companion to the Health Humanities. Routledge, London (forthcoming).

Coope, J, Mills, J, Prosser, M and Smith, M (2019). The Forest. In Beckett, J and Elliott, P (eds) (2019). Nottingham’s Green Spaces. Peregrine Publishing, Derby (forthcoming).

Atanasova, D., Koteyko, N., Brown, B. & Crawford, P. (2019) Mental health and the media: From illness to wellbeing, Sociology Compass.

Brown, B. (2019) English Language and digital health humanities In Knight, D. & Adolphs, S. (Ed.) Handbook of English Language and Digital Humanities, London: Routledge.

Brown, B. (2019) Responsibilisation and recovery: Shifting responsibilities on the journey through mental healthcare to social engagement. Social Theory and Health, https:://

Crawford, P. & Brown, B. (2019) Health humanities: A democratizing future beyond medical humanities, In Bleakley, A. (Ed.) Medical Humanities Handbook, London: Routledge.

Crawford, P., Brown, B. & Charise, A. (in preparation) Routledge Companion to the Health Humanities, London: Routledge.


Brown B & Baker, S. (2018) The social capitals of recovery in mental health  

O’Reilly, M., Svirydzenka, N., Adams, S., and Dogra, N. (2018) Review of mental health promotion interventions in schools. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology (2018) 53:647–662


Beckett, J, Coope, J, Elliott, P and Mills, J (2017). Nottingham’s Green Spaces. East Midlands History and Heritage, 05: 26-29.

Raghavan R and Griffin E (2017) Resilience and children and young people with intellectual disabilities, Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 11(3) 1-8 

Gobrial E and Raghavan R (2017) Calm Child Programme: Parental Programme for Anxiety in Children and Young People with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities, Journal of intellectual Disabilities, doi/10.1177/1744629517704536 

Wales J, Brewin N, Raghavan R and Arcelus J (2017) Exploring Barriers to South Asian Help-Seeking for Eating Disorders, Mental Health Review Journal, 22, 40-50

Atanasova, D., Koteyko, N., Brown, B., & Crawford, P. (2017) UK Representations of mental health and arts participation in the national and local British press, 2007–2015 

Brown, B., Huszar, K. & Chapman, R. (2017) Betwixt and between’; liminality in recovery stories from people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome, Sociology of Health and Illness, 39, (5): 696-710

Brown, B. & Manning, N. (2017) Genealogies of recovery: The framing of therapeutic ambitions, Nursing Philosophy, DOI: 10.1111/nup.12195

Svirydzenka, N., Ronzoni, P. and Dogra, N. (2017) Meaning and barriers to quality care service provision in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: Qualitative study of stakeholder perspectives. BMC Health Services Research, 17 (1), article no. 151


Raghavan R (2016) Active Involvement and Co-production with people with intellectual disabilities from minority ethnic communities. In Social Work in a Diverse Society: Transformative Practice in Ethnic Minority Communities (Eds. C. Williams and M. Graham) Policy Press

Handsley, S. (2016) ‘Faith, Mental Health & Deviance: Possession or illness? , in K.Sadique & P. Stanilas (eds). Religion, Faith & Crime: Theory, Identities and Issues. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

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

Svirydzenka, N., Aitken, J. and Dogra, N. (2016) Research and partnerships with schools. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51 (8), 1203-1209

O’Reilly, M., Bowlay-Williams, J., Svirydzenka, N. and Vostanis, P. (2016) A qualitative exploration of how adopted children and their parents conceptualise mental health difficulties. Adoption & Fostering, 40 (1), 60-76                  


Pearce, W., Brown, B. Nerlich, B. & Koteyko, N. (2015) Communicating climate change: conduits, content, and consensus, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 6, (6): 613–626 doi: 10.1002/wcc.366.

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.


Raghavan R and Griffin E (2014) Mental Health Services for Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

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.

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, doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.12160.

Crawford, P., Brown, B., Kvangarsnes, M. & Gilbert, P. (2014) The design of compassionate care, Journal of Clinical Nursing 23, 3589–3599, DOI:10.1111/jocn.12632.

Coope, J and Mills, J (2014). Reflections on a co-production project: the story of the Social World of Nottingham’s Green Spaces project. The Local Historian, 44: 335-340.

Crawford, P. Brown, B., Baker, C., Tischler, V. & Abrams, B. (2014) Health Humanities, London: Palgrave. ISBN 978-1-137-28260-6

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 37, (1): 1-17 DOI 10.1007/s10912-014-9274-8.

Baker, S., Brown, B. & Williams, E. (2014) 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

Singletary, J.H. Svirydzenka, N., Davies, C., & Dogra, N. (2014) Young people’s perceptions of mental and physical health in the context of general wellbeing. Health Education Journal, 74 (3), 257-269

Svirydzenka, N., Bone, C., & Dogra, N. (2014). Schoolchildren's perspectives on the meaning of mental health. Journal of Public Mental Health, 13 (1), 4 - 12