Sally Brown

Sally Brown

Dr Sally Brown



Sally Joined Edinburgh Napier in December 2015 as a lecturer in Sociology in the Social Sciences subject group. Prior to this, she was Deputy Director of the Evaluation, Research and Development Unit in the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health at Durham University, where she led research projects for local NHS trusts. Before joining Durham, she was project manager on an NIHR funded project looking at primary care, based in The York Management School at the University of York.



Invited Speaker

  • Reducing teenage pregnancy and supporting teenage parents - what works? Family, social and cultural contexts of teenage pregnancy and parenting"
  • Negotiating physical and emotional 'affect' of social research
  • Teenage pregnancy and parenting: multigenerational experiences and contexts
  • Negotiating the physical and emotional impacts of social research
  • Researching teenagers and sex: ethics, issues and findings
  • Teenage pregnancy: moral problem, social problem, or no problem at all?
  • Teenage pregnancy: moral problem, social problem, or no problem at all?
  • Examining attitudes towards contraception in adolescents



  • Reviewer for Sociology of Health and Illness; Health, Risk and Society; Culture, Health and Sexuality; Family Practice; European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Healthcare; International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance.


Conference Activity

  • Thinking and writing qualitatively
  • Masculinities, roles and transitions
  • ‘I’ve had the mucky looks.’ Challenging the stigmatised identity of teenage parents.
  • Where’s the fun? The absence of pleasure in discourses about sex for young people.
  • ‘I wouldn’t have let you in if you’d had a folder.’ Access, resistance and consent in a qualitative interview study.
  • The influence of families and communities on teenage pregnancy and parenting: the social context of becoming a young parent
  • “I think it must run in the family”: multi-generational households and the decision-making processes around teenage pregnancy and parenthood
  • Migrants, Media and Health: Moral panics and the impact of immigration on health and health resources
  • Gendered influences on non-participation in FOBT bowel cancer screening: a qualitative exploration
  • Risk, resistance and neo-liberalism: an examination of social health inequalities discourses related to young people
  • BSA Sociology of Medicine, Health and Illness Stream Convenor
  • Men’s health, masculinities, work and wellbeing


Editorial Activity

  • Editorial Board member, Sociological Research Online


Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD supervisions

  • Edward Derbyshire; MD Durham University
  • Deeni Idris: PhD, Durham University
  • Christina Dobson: PhD Durham University