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Hannah Bradby

Co - Director

Institute of Health

Tel: +44 (0)24 76523072

Fax: +44 (0)24 76523497


Room: R2.30, Department of Sociology, Ramphal Building, University of Warwick

Office hour: Thursday 10.00-11.00 (Terms 2 and 3)


Research interests:


Ethnicity and health, in particular, language, racism and mental health.







Skinfull. Onlywomen, London,


(editor), Defining Violence Avebury, Aldershot.


(editor), Dirty Words - Writings on the History and Culture of Pollution. Earthscan, London.


Journal papers:


In press:

Hannah Bradby, Rory Williams. ‘Is religion or culture the key feature in changes in substance use after leaving school? Young Punjabis and a Comparison Group in Glasgow'Ethnicity and Health, Vol. 11, No. 3, August 2006, pp. 307-324, Routledge


Annie S Anderson, Helen Bush, M E J Lean, Hannah Bradby, Rory Williams, Emma Lea. ‘Evolution of atherogenic diets in South Asian and Italian women after migration to a higher risk region’ Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 18(1):33-43. doi:10.1111/j.1365-277X.2005.00657_1.x

Gill Green, Hannah Bradby et al. '"We are not completely Westernised": dual medical systems and pathways to health care among Chinese migrant women in England’ Social Science and Medicine. Volume 62, Issue 6, March 2006, Pages 1498-1509.doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.08.014 


Hannah Bradby. Review essay. Qualitative Research 5(4): 523-526.  doi: 10.1177/1468794105057459


Hannah Bradby. ‘Biology, society, ethnicity and racism’ Encyclopedia Of The Human Genome (cd rom and book), Nature Publishing Group.

Hannah Bradby ‘Describing ethnicity in health research’ Ethnicity and Health 8(1) 5-13.

Helen Minnis, Eileen Kelly, Hannah Bradby, Rachel Oglethorpe, Wendy Raine and Deborah Cockburn. ‘The use of Child Psychiatry by South Asian families in South Glasgow’ Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 8, 2 179-186.


Maggy Lee, Anita Chan, Gill Green, Hannah Bradby ‘Chinese migrant women and families in Britain’ Women’s Studies International Forum 25/6, 607-618.

Hannah Bradby. ‘‘Over the top and glamorous’: The meaning of the marriage meal among Glasgow Punjabis’. Food and foodways 10, 3, 111-136.

Hannah Bradby. ‘Translating culture and language: a research note on multilingual settings’. Sociology of Health and Illness, 24, 6, 842-855. 

Gill Green, Hannah Bradby, Anita Chan, Maggy Lee, Kimmy Eldridge. ‘Equity and culture: Is the NHS failing to meet the needs of mentally distressed Chinese origin women in England?’ Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 7, 1-6.


MEJ Lean, TS Han, H Bush, AS Anderson, H Bradby and R Williams 'Ethnic differences in anthropometric and lifestyle measures related to coronary heart disease risk between South Asian, Italian and general population British women living in the west of Scotland' International Journal of Obesity, 25, 1800-1805.


Hannah Bradby, Rory Williams. ‘Behaviour and expectations in relation to sexual intercourse among 18-20 year old Asians and non-Asians’. Sexually Transmitted Infections 75: 162-167.


Helen Bush, Rory Williams, Hannah Bradby et al. ‘Family hospitality and ethnic tradition among South Asian, Italian and general population women in the West of Scotland’ Sociology of Health and Illness 20, 3: 351-380.


Hannah Bradby, Jon Gabe, Mike Bury. ‘Dirty Docs and Busty Blondes: Press coverage of professional misconduct cases brought before the General Medical Council’. Sociology of Health and Illness 17, 4: 458-476.

Hannah Bradby. ‘Ethnicity: not a black and white issue, a research note’. Sociology of Health and Illness 17, 3: 405-417.


Book Chapters:



Hannah Bradby ‘Understanding honour and religion as resource and constraint for young British Asians’ in John Walliss and Jim Beckford (eds) Religion and Social Theory. Avebury, Ashgate.


Hannah Bradby ‘Finding space in a tight-knit community - qualitative research with Glasgow Punjabis.’49-51 in Nina Hallowell, Julia Lawton and Susan Gregory (eds)  Reflections on Research: The Realities of Doing Research in the Social Sciences. Maidenhead, Open University Press, McGrawhill Education. 


Hannah Bradby. ‘Communication, interpretation and translation’ 129-148 in Sociology, Ethnicity and Nursing, S.Dyson & L.Culley (eds). Basingstoke, Macmillan.


Hannah Bradby. ‘Locality, loyalty and identity: Experiences of travel and marriage among young Punjabi women in Glasgow’ 236-249 in Tourism and Sex: Culture, Commerce and Coercion, London, Cassells.


Hannah Bradby. 'The racist uses of genetics then and now.' p61 in Progressive disorder eds Katrina M Brown and Christine Borland. Bookworks and Dundee Contemporary Arts.

Hannah Bradby. ‘Negotiating Marriage: Young Punjabi women’s assessment of their individual and family interests’ 152-166 in Gender, Ethnicity and Social Change edited by Rohit Barot, Harriet Bradley and Steve Fenton, Macmillan, London.


Rory Williams, Helen Bush, Mike Lean, Annie Anderson, Hannah Bradby. ‘Food choice and culture in a cosmopolitan city: South Asians, Italians and other Glaswegians’ 267-284 in The Nation’s Diet: the social science of food choice edited by Anne Murcott, Addison-Wesley Longman, London.


Hannah Bradby. ‘Health, heating and heart attacks: Glaswegian Punjabi women’s thinking about everyday food’ 211-233 in Food health and identity edited by Pat Caplan, Routledge, London.


Hannah Bradby. ‘Introduction’ 1-8 in Defining Violence edited by Hannah Bradby, Avebury, Aldershot.


Hannah Bradby. 'Racism and the New Genetics' 295-316 in The Benefits and Hazards of the New Genetics edited by Martin Richards and Theresa Marteau, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.