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Personal profile


Geraldine’s background is in Sociology and Social Policy and the focus of her research includes exploring individual’s and group’s experiences of public policy and practice, community engagement and community action. A key aspect of her work is to consider factors which contribute how individuals and groups experience exclusion or marginalisation and, in so doing identify ways of bringing about ‘change’.

Geraldine takes a community development approach to her work and has undertaken research with ‘pregnant teenagers and young parents’, ‘Black and Minority Ethnic communities’, ‘older people with a mental health need’ and ‘offenders’. Geraldine’s doctoral thesis focused on understanding the relationship between African Caribbean communities and ‘urban gun crime’.

Geraldine is an experienced qualitative researcher and has developed and delivered a range of training to practitioners, community workers and also uses her experience in teaching.

Research Interests

Inequality; Social justice; Race and Ethnicity; Research Methodology; Community Engagement and Action; Children Young People and Families; Health and Social Care Policy and Practice

Vision Statement

My aim is to undertake research that allows for the production of 'oppositional knowledge' and 'counter narratives.' Hence, research that produces knowledge grounded in the lived reality of those whose voices are often ‘missing’ and/or ‘seldom’ heard. As an activist and researcher my ambition is to engage in research that makes a difference through uncovering practical and theoretical insights. This is alongside contributing to the development of knowledge aimed at reducing the nexus between community and the academic ways of knowing and moves towards more 'intellectual democracy'.

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Projects 2009 2013

Church in Action: Where Churches are Making a Difference

Jarvis, D., Lambie, H., Brown, G., Brady, G. & Porter, F.


Project: Research

Research Output 2006 2018

4 Citations (Scopus)
14 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
online survey
educational policy
sexual violence

Hear Our Voices: We're More than the Hyper-Masculine Lable: Reasonings of Black Men Participating in a Faith-Based Programme

Brown, G. & Grant, P., Mar 2018, New Perspectives on Prison Masculinities. Maycock, M. & Hunt, K. (eds.). Cham: Palgrave, p. 145-169 24 p. (Palgrave Studies in Prison and Penology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

correctional institution
self awareness
13 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
correctional institution

An Evaluation of the Master Gardener Programme at HMP Rye Hill: An Horticultural Intervention with Substance Misusing Offenders

Brown, G., Bos, E., Brady, G. M., Kneafsey, M. R. & Glynn, M., 5 May 2016, In : Prison Service Journal. 225, May 2016, p. 45-51

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
correctional institution
correctional institution

Activities 2001 2014

  • 15 Participation in conference
  • 3 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

British Sociological Association Auto/Biography conference: People and Places

Geraldine Brown (Speaker)
11 Jul 201413 Jul 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Critical Perspectives on User Involvement Conference

Geraldine Brown (Speaker)
24 Apr 2009

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

ESRC Changing Parenting Culture Seminar Series, Seminar 2

Geraldine Brown (Speaker)
3 Apr 2009

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Advice to Mothers workshop

Geraldine Brown (Participant)
20 May 2008

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

BSA Annual Conference

Geraldine Brown (Speaker)
28 Mar 200830 Mar 2008

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference