From February 2017, information about the work of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow is available and updated on the University of Glasgow website.

Qualitative Studies about Cultural Practices

We conduct some qualitative studies to complement our large scale epidemiological studies.

Publications

2011

Twamley K, Puthussery S, Macfarlane A, Harding S, Baron I. UK born ethnic minority women and their experiences of feeding their newborn baby . Midwifery 2011;27:595-602

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2010

Puthussery S, Twamley K, Macfarlane A, Harding S, Ahmed S, Mirsky J. ‘You need that loving tender care’ maternity care experiences and expectations of British-born ethnic minority women in the United Kingdom. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 2010;15:156-62

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2009

Puthussery S, Twamley K, Harding S, Mirsky J, Baron M, MacFarlane A. Born in the UK: maternity and postnatal care needs of UK-born ethnic minority women. Journal of Diversity in Health and Social Care 2009;6:305-8

Twamley K, Puthussery S, Macfarlane A, Harding S, Ahmed S, Mirsky J. Recruiting UK-born ethnic minority women for health research: lessons learned. Research Policy and Planning 2009;27:25-38

2008

Puthussery S, Twamley K, Harding S, Mirsky J, Baron M, MacFarlane A. 'They’re more like ordinary stroppy British women' attitudes and expectations of maternity care professionals to UK-born ethnic minority women. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 2008;13:195-201

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2007

Bradby H, Varyani M, Oglethorpe R, Raine W, White I, Helen M. British Asian families and the use of child and adolescent mental health services: a qualitative study of a hard to reach group. Social Science & Medicine 2007;65:2413-24

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Bradby H. Watch out for the aunties! Young British Asian's accounts of identity and substance use. Sociology of Health & Illness 2007;29:656-672

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2006

Scanlon K, Harding S, Hunt K, Petticrew M, Rosato M, Williams R. Potential barriers to the prevention of cancers and to early cancer detection among Irish people living in Britain: a qualitative study. Ethnicity & Health 2006;11:325-341

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2005

Walls P, Williams R. Religious discrimination in Scotland: a rebuttal of Bruce et al.'s claim that sectarianism is a myth. Ethnic and Racial Studies 2005;28:759-767

Walls P. The health of Irish-descended Catholics in Glasgow: a qualitative study of the links between health risk and ethnic and religious identities [PhD], MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit 2005.

2004

Walls P, Williams R. Accounting for Irish Catholic ill health in Scotland: a qualitative exploration of some links between 'religion' class and health. Sociology of Health & Illness 2004;26:527-556

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2003

Walls P, Williams R. Sectarianism at work: accounts of employment discriminating against Irish Catholics in Scotland. Ethnic and Racial Studies 2003;26:632-661