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Barnes Macfarlane, L. (2019). Balancing the rights of parents and children: The Children (Scotland) Bill 2019. https://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/112969.aspx: Scottish Parliament Justice Committee
The Scottish Government is in the process of updating the Family Justice system. This includes the legislation regulating how family court law cases (i.e. disputes about chil...
Yates, P. (in press). "It's Just the Abuse that Needs to Stop": Professional Framing of Sibling Relationships in a Grounded Theory Study of Social Worker Decision Making Following Sibling Sexual Behavior. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse,
Sibling abuse is a global problem, arguably the most prevalent form of family violence, and as harmful as other familial abuse. There is evidence internationally that sibling ...
Brown, S., & McQueen, F. (in press). Engaging young working class men in the delivery of sex and relationships education. Sex Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/14681811.2019.1636780
Despite a substantial body of research on young people’s wishes about the content and delivery of sex and relationships education (SRE), studies still indicate dissatisfaction...
Head of Learning and Teaching, Associate Professor: Learning and Teaching
Idris, D. R., Forrest, S., & Brown, S. (2019). Health help-seeking by men in Brunei Darussalam: masculinities and ‘doing’ male identities across the life course. Sociology of health and illness, 41(6), 1071-1087. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12885
Using data collected through semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions with 37 adult men living in Brunei Darussalam, this paper explores how masculinities and ex...
Macfarlane, L. (2018). Rethinking Childhood Contributory Negligence: 'Blame', 'Fault' - but what about Children's Rights?. Juridical Review, 75-97
Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child provides that the child’s ‘best interests… shall be a primary consideration’ in all actions concerning th...
Sanghera, G., Botterill, K., Hopkins, P., & Arshad, R. (2018). ‘Living Rights’, rights claims, performative citizenship and young people – the right to vote in the Scottish independence referendum. Citizenship Studies, 22(5), 540-555. https://doi.org/10.1080/13621025.2018.1484076
This paper examines the rights claims-making that young people engaged in during the 2014 Scottish independence referendum when the right to vote was extended to 16- and 17-ye...
Botterill, K. (2018). Rethinking “community” relationally: Polish communities in Scotland before and after Brexit. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12249
Community is a nebulous, contested concept in geography spanning research on social networks, encounters, mobilities, citizenship and belonging. However, its use as a discursi...
Arshad, R., Botterill, K., Hopkins, P., & Sanghera, G. (2017). Minority ethnic young people: Confident negotiators. Race Equality Teaching, 34(2), 5-9. https://doi.org/10.18546/RET.34.2.02
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Brown, S. (2015). Teenage pregnancy, parenting and intergenerational relations. Palgrave Macmillan
Drawing on interviews and focus groups with young mothers and fathers, their parents and other relatives, this book provides a rich exploration of the experience of being a te...
Brown, S. (2015). The wrong type of mother: moral panic and teenage parenting. In V. E. Cree, G. Clapton, & M. Smith (Eds.), Revisiting Moral Panics: Book 1 Gender and the FamilyPolicy Press
We live in a world that is increasingly characterised as full of risk, danger and threat. Every day a new social issue emerges to assail our sensibilities and consciences. Dra...
Brown, S. (2013). Using focus groups in naturally occurring settings. Qualitative Research Journal. 15, 86-97. doi:10.1108/QRJ-11-2013-0068. ISSN 1443-9883
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the experiences of conducting focus groups amongst acquaintances in naturally occurring settings, where participants were ...
Botterill, K. (2014). Family and Mobility in Second Modernity: Polish Migrant Narratives of Individualization and Family Life. Sociology, 48(2), (233-250). doi:10.1177/0038038512474728. ISSN 0038-0385
This article revisits the individualization debate in the context of Polish migration to the UK. Drawing on empirical research with young Polish migrants in Scotland and Polan...
on behalf of the DESIST Investigators, , Train, S., Kydonaki, K., Rattray, J., Stephen, J., Weir, C. J., & Walsh, T. S. (2019). Frightening and Traumatic Memories Early After Intensive Care Discharge. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 199(1), 120-121. doi:10.1164/rccm.201804-0699le
Botterill, K. (2016). Diminished Transnationalism: Growing older and practicing home in Thailand. In K. Walsh, & L. Näre (Eds.), Rethinking Home: Transnational Migration and Older Age, (99-111). Taylor & Francis