• 30 Citations
  • 3 h-Index

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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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Church in Action: Where Churches are Making a Difference

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


Project: Research

Research Output

Let's Talk: African Caribbean Women, Mothering, Motherhood and Well-being

Brown, G., 21 Feb 2020, In : Frontiers in Sociology. 2019.00088.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 15 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
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    An evaluation of Unlocking Nature, Greening the prison environment: Unlocking Nature

    Brown, G., Fried, J., Crookes, R. & Brady, G., Dec 2018, Coventry University : Coventry University. 47 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  • 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

    Open Access
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    • 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

    BSA Annual Conference

    Geraldine Brown (Speaker)
    28 Mar 200830 Mar 2008

    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