Carol Gray Brunton

Carol Gray Brunton

Dr Carol Gray Brunton BA (Hons) MSc PhD CPsychol AFBPsS FHEA

Lecturer

Biography

Carol is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and has a background in critical health and social psychology. Carol gained her PhD in 2009 from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Her study explored lay and professional constructions of childhood attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder from the perspective of professional discourses compared with parents and teachers using discourse analysis. Carol also completed a masters degree in health psychology from Queen Margaret University (with distinction) and has an honours degree in psychology (University of South Africa). Carol worked as a psychology research assistant in the NHS on a range of research projects. She has also been involved in service evaluation and consultancy for the NHS and charitable sector (Attention Fife, Macmillan Cancer Support). Carol has presented widely at national and international conferences spanning psychology and health. Carol is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has taught widely across psychology and nursing, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in research approaches, qualitative methods for healthcare, applied health and social psychology and child development.

Themes

Research Areas

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • Gray, C. (2008). Negotiating the 'good parent': Parental talk about their child's ADHD diagnosis. Paper Presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society/11th Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology, 9-12 September, Bath, UK.
  • Gray, C. (2007). Parent's experiences of their child's ADHD: A Critical Review. Poster Presentation at the 21st Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, 15-18 August, Maastricht, Netherlands.

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Associate Fellow British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)

 

Invited Speaker

  • Psychosocial constructions of the HPV vaccine amongst young women in Scotland, Spain, Serbia and Bulgaria. 26th September, 2014; Global Health Department and Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston.

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Chartered Psychologist (BPS)
  • Division of Teachers, Academics and Researchers in Psychology (BPS)
  • Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section (BPS)
  • International Society for Critical Health Psychology Society Member

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewed for a number of journals including: Journal of Clinical Nursing; Health; Sociology of Health & Illness; Qualitative Health Research; Psycho-Oncology

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Scholar Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, US; 7 Sep - 3 Oct 2014
  • Visiting Scholar to Health Psychology Research Centre, Sofia, Bulgaria; 23-30 April 2012.

 

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Using Foucauldian Discourse Analysis to Analyze Young Women’s Constructions of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

Journal Article
Gray Brunton, C., Todorova, I., Petrova, D., Carnegie, E., & Whittaker, A. (2018)
Using Foucauldian Discourse Analysis to Analyze Young Women’s Constructions of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. Sage Research Methods Cases, https://doi.org/10.4135/9781526440235
This case study introduces the reader to Foucauldian discourse analysis (FDA) as applied to a cross-cultural project around young women’s constructions of the Human Papillomav...

Media and Social Media representations of the HPV vaccine.

Presentation / Conference
Gray Brunton, C., & Carnegie, E. (2017, July)
Media and Social Media representations of the HPV vaccine. Paper presented at 10th Biennial International Society for Critical Health Psychology Conference
Public health interventions such as immunizations for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine are not neutral but occur within a socio-cultural, historical context. They are gi...

Qualitative, critical and discursive methodology for exploring ambivalence around the HPV vaccine amongst marginalised groups

Presentation / Conference
Gray Brunton, C., Carnegie, E., Pow, J., Whittaker, A., & Todorova, I. (2017, June)
Qualitative, critical and discursive methodology for exploring ambivalence around the HPV vaccine amongst marginalised groups. Poster presented at Building trust, managing risk: vaccine confidence and Human Papillomavirus vaccination

Young people, constructions, context and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV vaccine.

Presentation / Conference
Gray Brunton, C., & Carnegie, E. (2017, May)
Young people, constructions, context and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV vaccine. Paper presented at International Week, School of Health and Social Care, Global issues in Healthcare
Background: New social science research approaches are called for to address personal, socio-cultural, and political aspects of specific vaccines in context, given public anxi...

Development of a cross-cultural HPV community engagement model within Scotland

Journal Article
Carnegie, E., Whittaker, A., Gray Brunton, C., Hogg, R., Kennedy, C., Hilton, S., …Pow, J. (2017)
Development of a cross-cultural HPV community engagement model within Scotland. Health Education Journal, 76(4), 398-410. https://doi.org/10.1177/0017896916685592
Objective To examine cultural barriers and participant solutions regarding acceptance and uptake of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine from the perspective of Black Afric...

Cultural reflections on the Scottish HPV vaccination programme

Journal Article
Carnegie, E., Whittaker, A., Gray Brunton, C., Hanif, N., Harding, S., Hilton, S., …Pow, J. (2016)
Cultural reflections on the Scottish HPV vaccination programme. European Journal of Public Health, 26(1 supp 1), https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckw169.049
Background The Scottish HPV vaccination programme serves young women aged 11 to 18 years and reports consistently high uptake rates, yet these figures may conceal levels of un...

Young men with intellectual disabilities’ constructions of the human papillomavirus and vaccine

Journal Article
Carnegie, E., Whittaker, A., Gray Brunton, C., Harding, S., Hilton, S., Hogg, R., …Willis, D. (2016)
Young men with intellectual disabilities’ constructions of the human papillomavirus and vaccine. European Journal of Public Health, 26(suppl_1), ckw169.050. doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckw169.050
Scotland is one European country offering a national schoolbased HPV vaccination programme to at least one age-cohort of females, however it does not include young men. A subs...

Critical discursive psychology as methodology for exploring ambivalence around the HPV vaccine amongst marginalised groups

Presentation / Conference
Gray Brunton, C., Carnegie, E., Whittaker, A., & Todorova, I. (2016, August)
Critical discursive psychology as methodology for exploring ambivalence around the HPV vaccine amongst marginalised groups. Poster presented at The 30th joint European Health Psychology Society Conference/British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology
Background: Public vaccinations rely on individual acceptance and uptake. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine was introduced internationally to protect against common stra...

Young men with intellectual disabilities, the HPV vaccine, and constructions of sexual health risk

Presentation / Conference
Carnegie, E., Gray Brunton, C., Whittaker, A., Kennedy, C., Hogg, R., Harding, S., …Willis, D. (2016, August)
Young men with intellectual disabilities, the HPV vaccine, and constructions of sexual health risk. Paper presented at The 30th joint European Health Psychology Society Conference/British Psychology Society Division of Health Psychology
Background: The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine was introduced internationally in order to provide a vaccine against common strands of the HPV virus which is implicated in...

The views of young women on HPV vaccine communication in four European countries.

Journal Article
Petrova, D., Gray Brunton, C., Jaeger, M., Lenneis, A., Muñoz, R., Garcia-Retamero, R., & Todorova, I. (2015)
The views of young women on HPV vaccine communication in four European countries. Current HIV Research, 13(5), 347-358
The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) and can cause cervical cancer. Two vaccines are available to protect against the most c...

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