Professor Amy Brown
Professor
Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences
Telephone: (01792) 518672
Room: Office - 136
First Floor
Haldane Building
Singleton Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Infant nutrition
  • Breastfeeding
  • Weaning
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Postnatal depression
  • Parenting

Publications

  1. Brown, A. Informed is best: How to spot fake news about your pregnancy, birth and baby
  2. Regan, S., Brown, A. Experiences of online breastfeeding support: Support and reassurance versus judgement and misinformation Maternal & Child Nutrition
  3. Brown, A. Breastfeeding is good for mothers’ mental health – but those who struggle need support
  4. Harries, V., Brown, A., Brown, A. The association between baby care books that promote strict care routines and infant feeding, night time care, and maternal-infant interactions Maternal & Child Nutrition e12858

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Teaching

  • EYXM07 Dissertation

    The aim of this module is for students to undertake an independent study on an approved topic related to childhood studies. This could involve empirical research or a literature review. Students will be given individual as well as group advice and support either in the selection of their chosen focus for literature review or with their research design, data collection and data analysis. All students will be given guidance in relation to the presentation and structure of their dissertation.

  • EYXM18 Childhood Nutrition and Growth

    This module explores current public health issues surrounding food, nutrition and the diet of infants and children aged 0 ¿ 11 years in light of biological, psychological and social perspectives. Central issues will target the importance of early diet and growth, the interaction between nutrition, wellbeing and behavior the growing problem of childhood obesity. The role of different individuals in influencing child diet, eating behavior and weight will be considered alongside the impact of different campaigns in public health, education and the media to promote a healthy child diet.

  • EYXM19 Influences Upon Child Health

    This module will examine the evidence base behind a range of child public health issues relating to children aged 0 ¿ 11 years. It will explore the epidemiology, risk factors and impact of key issues such as perinatal health, immunisation uptake and wellbeing. Topics will consider how child health can have wide reaching outcomes for emotional, social and educational development and how health is affected by a range of biological, psychological and social factors. The module will explore how environmental, familial and socio-demographic factors, together with government and legal policies, initiatives and legislation influence child health and well-being. Legal, ethical and moral issues will also be considered alongside the role of child health services in supporting child health and wellbeing.

  • SHHM15 Data Collection Methods

    This module aims to provide students with an overview of the range of data collection methods available to individuals undertaking research and to enable the student to consider the implications, application strengths and weaknesses of the various data collection methods. The module will also provide insight into the ways that such methods may be applied effectively and ethically in social research.

  • SHQM43 Theory and Practice of Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care

    This module will enable students to develop a critical understanding of management and leadership in the context of health and social care. The module will have a dual focus on theoretical perspectives and applied health care management. Theoretical perspectives will be drawn from business, health and further afield, to examine their application within health and social care and the public sector. Contemporary health and social care examples will be used as points for discussion and learning.

Supervision

  • The SHIFT study: exploring the role of a baby-led feeding approach on infant growth - implications for childhood obesity (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michelle Lee
  • Why do women not attend antenatal care appointments in Saudi Arabia? The role of health clinics factors and staff communication. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Jaynie Rance
  • Understanding mothers’ coping mechanisms in the face «br /» of mental illness: An interpretative phenomenological analysis.«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Louise Condon
    Other supervisor: Dr Julia Terry
  • Maternal experiences of childbirth and infant behaviour (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Claire Williams
  • Exploring nutrient and energy intake in infants weaned using a baby-led or traditional feeding style (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michelle Lee
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Tom Crick
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Paul Bennett
    Other supervisor: Dr Janice Lewis
  • 'Promoting Healthy Eating Habits in Preschool Children in Saudi Arabia: Barriers and Challenges' (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michelle Lee
  • An exploration of professional and parental experience of cultural differences in childhood obesity in the UK (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr David Rea
    Other supervisor: Dr David Rea