Professor Steve Brown

Professor of Social and Organisational PsychologySteve Brown

Contact details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 223 1884
  • Email: s.d.brown@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 513, Level 5, Ken Edwards Building
  • Office Hours: By appointment.

Personal details

I have published over one hundred journal articles, book chapters and reports on the social psychological aspects of memory, emotion and organisation. I am the author of three books - Vital Memory and Affect: Living with a Difficult Past (with Paula Reavey), Psychology without Foundations: History, Philosophy and Psychosocial Theory (with Paul Stenner) and The Social Psychology of Experience: Studies in Remembering and Forgetting (with David Middleton). I have also been awarded research grants from the Leverhulme Trust (to study the memorialisation of British identity); Arts and Humanities Research Council (to study commemorations of the 2005 London Bombings); the Economic and Social Research Council (for projects on: fear of crime in urban communities; learning in and for interagency working; the electronic mediation of meetings); the Mental Health Foundation (to study experiences of elderly mental health service users) and the European Union (to study topological approach to cultural dynamics). I currently share the role of Associate Dean for Research within the School.

Teaching

Quantitative Methods (PhD Training Programme)
Preparation for Dissertation (MBA)
Dissertation Supervision (MBA)
Foundations of Knowledged (MBA)

Publications

Reavey P, Wilcock R, Brown SD, Batty R, Fuller S (2016) Legal professionals and witness statements from people with a suspected mental health diagnosis. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LAW AND PSYCHIATRY, 46, pp. 94-102 10.1016/j.ijlp.2016.02.040

Allen M, Brown SD (2016) Undecided life: Standards, subjects, and sovereignty in compensating victims of the war on terror. THEORY & PSYCHOLOGY, 26 (2), pp. 263-283 10.1177/0959354316638473 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36882

Brown SD, Reavey P (2016) Institutional forgetting/Forgetting institutions: Space and memory in secure forensic psychiatric care. In: Weik E, Walgenbach P (Eds.) Institutions Inc pp. 7-29

Scully M, Brown SD, King T (2016) Becoming a Viking: DNA testing, genetic ancestry and placeholder identity. ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES, 39 (2), pp. 162-180 10.1080/01419870.2016.1105991 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/33336

Allen M, Brown SD (2016) Memorial meshwork: The making of the commemorative space of the Hyde Park 7/7 Memorial. ORGANIZATION, 23 (1), pp. 10-28 10.1177/1350508415605103 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/33146

Brown SD, Reavey P (2016) Institutional forgetting/forgetting institutions: Space and memory in secure forensic psychiatric care. Institutions Inc. pp. 7-29 10.1057/9781137481498 ISBN13: 9781137481498

Brown SD, Allen M, Reavey P (2015) Remembering 7/7: The collective shaping of survivors' personal memories of the 2005 London bombing. Routledge International Handbook of Memory Studies pp. 428-441 10.4324/9780203762844 ISBN13: 9781134477562

Brown SD, Reavey P (2015) Dilemmas of memory: The mind is not a tape recorder. Discursive Psychology: Classic and Contemporary Issues pp. 210-223 10.4324/9781315863054 ISBN13: 9781317950547

Brown S, Reavey P (2015) Vital Memory and Affect Living with a difficult past. ISBN10: 1317499484 ISBN13: 9781317499480

Brown SD, Reavey P (2015) Turning around on experience: The 'expanded view' of memory within psychology. MEMORY STUDIES, 8 (2), pp. 131-150 10.1177/1750698014558660

Cluley R, Brown SD (2015) The dividualised consumer: sketching the new mask of the consumer. Journal of Marketing Management, 31, pp. 107-122 10.1080/0267257X.2014.958518

Brown SD (2015) Health in the experience ecology. Psicologia della Salute, (1), pp. 37-41

Cluley R, Brown SD (2014) The dividualised consumer: sketching the new mask of the consumer. Journal of Marketing Management, 10.1080/0267257X.2014.958518 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/29220

Kanyeredzi A, Reavey P, Brown SD (2014) The role of the visual in narratives of violence: Co-creating fissures. The Entrepreneurial University: Engaging Publics, Intersecting Impacts pp. 161-182 10.1057/9781137275875 ISBN13: 9781137275875

Brown SD, Reavey P, Kanyeredzi A, Batty R (2014) Transformations of self and sexuality: psychologically modified experiences in the context of forensic mental health. Health (London), 18 (3), pp. 240-260 10.1177/1363459313497606 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/28124

Brown SD, Reavey P, Kanyeredzi A, Batty R (2014) Transformations of self and sexuality: psychologically modified experiences in the context of forensic mental health. Health (London, England : 1997), 18 (3), pp. 240-260 10.1177/1363459313497606

Brown SD, Reavey P (2014) Vital memories: Movements in and between affect, ethics and self. Memory Studies, 7 (3), pp. 328-338 10.1177/1750698014530622 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/29221

Scully M, King T, Brown SD (2013) Remediating Viking Origins: Genetic Code as Archival Memory of the Remote Past. Sociology, 47 (5), pp. 921-938 10.1177/0038038513493538 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/29137

Brown SD (2013) Un acercamiento topologico a la psicologia. In: Restrepo Forero O (Eds.) Ensemblado Heteroglosias, Tomo 2 pp. 183-193

Brown SD, Stenner P (2013) Psychology as history and philosophy. The Psychologist, 11 (4), pp. 172-175

Brown SD, Reavey P (2013) Experience and memory. In: Keightley E, Pickering M (Eds.) Research Methods for Memory Studies pp. 45-59

Brown SD (2012) Memory and mathesis: For a topological approach to psychology. Theory, Culture and Society: explorations in critical social science, 29 (4/5), pp. 137-164

Brown SD (2012) Two minutes of silence: Social technologies of public commemoration. Theory & Psychology, 22 (2), pp. 234-252 10.1177/0959354311429031

Brown SD (2012) Experiment: Abstract experimentalism. Inventive Methods: The Happening of the Social pp. 61-75 10.4324/9780203854921 ISBN13: 9780203854921

Patterson A, Cromby J, Brown SD, Gross H, Locke A (2011) 'It all boils down to respect doesn't it?': Enacting a sense of community in a deprived inner-city area. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 21 (4), pp. 342-357 10.1002/casp.1078 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/21581

Allen MJ, Brown SD (2011) Embodiment and living memorials: The affective labour of remembering the 2005 london bombings. Memory Studies, 4 (3), pp. 312-327 10.1177/1750698011402574 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/21579

Brown SD (2011) Memory and space in the work of Maurice Halbwachs. In: Meusburger P, Heffernan M, Wunder E (Eds.) Cultural Memories: The geographical point of view pp. 29-49 ISBN10: 9048189446 ISBN13: 9789048189441

Brown SD (2011) Actor-Network Theory. In: Maclaran P, Parsons E, Tadajewski M, Parker M (Eds.) Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies pp. 24-28 ISBN10: 1849205698 ISBN13: 9781849205696

Brown SD, Goodings L (2011) Textuality and visuality in MySpace communication. In: Reavey P (Eds.) Visual methods in psychology: Using and interpreting images in qualitative research pp. 87-102

Brown SD, Cromby J, Harper DJ, Johnson K, Reavey P (2011) Researching “experience”: Embodiment, methodology, process. Theory & Psychology, 21 (4), pp. 493-515 10.1177/0959354310377543 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/9730

Brown SD (2011) A topology of the sensible. New Formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics, (72), pp. 162-170

Brown SD (2011) Rats, elephants and bees as matters of concern. Common Knowledge, 17 (1), pp. 71-76

Brown SD, Bendien E, Reavey P (2010) Social remembering as an art of living: Analysis of a 'reminiscence museum'. In: Schillmeier M, Domènech M (Eds.) New Technologies and Emerging Spaces of Care pp. 149-167 ISBN10: 0754678644 ISBN13: 9780754678649

Cameron A, Lightfoot G, Lilley S, Brown SD (2010) Placing the 'post-social' market: Identity and spatiality in the xeno-economy. Marketing Theory, 10 (3), pp. 299-312 10.1177/1470593110373182 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/8582

Brown SD, Middleton D (2010) Experience and memory: Imaginary futures in the past. In: Erll A, Nünning A, Young SBCOL (Eds.) A Companion to Cultural Memory Studies ISBN10: 3110229986 ISBN13: 9783110229981

Brown SD (2010) Preface. In: Bruun Jensen C (Eds.) Ontologies for developing things: Making health care futures through technology pp. xi-xii

Brown SD, Lilley S, Lim M, Shukaitis S (2010) The state of things. Ephemera: theory and politics in organization, 10 (2), pp. 90-94

Brown SD, Tucker I (2010) Eff the ineffable: Affect, somatic management and mental health service users. In: Gregg M, Seigworth G (Eds.) The Affect Theory Reader pp. 229-249

Brown SD, Hoskins A (2010) Terrorism in the new memory ecology: Mediating and remembering the 2005 London Bombings. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 2 (2), pp. 87-107

Ashmore M, Brown SD (2010) On changing one's mind twice: The strange credibility of recovered memories. In: Haaken J, Reavey P (Eds.) Memory Matters: Contexts for understanding childhood sexual abuse pp. 17-40 ISBN10: 0415444918 ISBN13: 9780415444910

Cromby J, Brown SD, Gross H, Locke A, Patterson AE (2010) Constructing crime, enacting morality: Emotion, crime and anti-social behaviour in an inner-city community. The British Journal of Criminology: an international review of crime and society, 50, pp. 873-895

Brown SD (2009) Between the planes: Deleuze and social science. Deleuzian Intersections: Science, Technology, Anthropology pp. 101-120 ISBN13: 9781845459642

Brown SD, Reavey P, Cromby J, Harper D, Johnson K (2009) On psychology and embodiment: Some methodological experiments. Sociological Review, 56 (SUPPL. 2), pp. 199-215 10.1111/j.1467-954X.2009.00823.x http://hdl.handle.net/2381/21529

Brown SD, Stenner P (2009) Psychology Without Foundations: History, Philosophy and Psychosocial Theory. pp. viii-233 ISBN13: 978-0-7619-7227-3

Brown SD, Daniels H, Edwards A, Leadbetter J, Martin D, Middleton D, Warmington P, Apostolov A, Popova A (2009) Imaginary epistemic objects in integrated children’s services. Society and Business Review, 4 (1), pp. 58-68 10.1108/17465680910932478

Reavey P, Brown SD (2009) The Mediating Role of Objects in Recollections of Adult Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Culture & Psychology, (15), pp. 463-484 10.1177/1354067X09344890 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/8016

McGrath L, Reavey P, Brown SD (2008) The scenes and spaces of anxiety: Embodied expressions of distress in public and private for a. Emotion, space and society, 1 (1), pp. 56-64 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/14004

Brown SD (2008) The quotation marks have a certain importance: Prospects for a 'memory studies'. Memory Studies, 1 (3), pp. 261-271 10.1177/1750698008093791 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/14006

Brookfield H, Brown SD, Reavey P (2008) Vicarious and post-memory practices in adopting families: The re-production of the past through photography and narrative. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 18 (5), pp. 474-491 10.1002/casp.960 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/14007

Goodings L, Locke A, Brown SD (2007) Social networking technology: Place and identity in mediated communities. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 17 (6), pp. 463-476 10.1002/casp.939 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/3595

Brown SD, Leadbetter J, Daniels H, Edwards A, Middleton D, Warmington P, Apostolov A (2007) Professional learning with multi-agency children's services: researching into practice. Educational Research, 49 (1), pp. 83-98

Reavey P, Brown SD (2007) Rethinking agency in memory: Space and embodiment in memories of child sexual abuse. Journal of Social Work Practice, 21 (4), pp. 5-21

Daniels H, Leadbetter J, Warmington P, Edwards A, Brown SD, Middleton D, Popova A, Apostolov A (2007) Learning in and for multi-agency working. Oxford Review of Education, 33 (4), pp. 521-538

Brown SD, Reavey P (2006) Transforming past agency and action into the present: Time, social remembering and child sexual abuse. Theory and Psychology, 16 (2), pp. 179-202

Brown SD (2006) Bonga, Tromba and the organizational impetus: Evolution and vitalism in Bergson. Culture and Organisation, 12 (4), pp. 307-319

Brown SD (2006) The determination of life. Theory, Culture and Society: explorations in critical social science, 23 (2/3), pp. 331-332

Brown SD, Middleton D (2005) The baby as virtual object: Agency and difference in a neo-natal intensive care unit. Environment and Planning D, 23 (5), pp. 695-715 10.1068/d354t http://hdl.handle.net/2381/3218

Middleton DJ, Brown DSD (2005) The social psychology of experience. ISBN10: 0803977573 ISBN13: 9780803977570

Brown SD, Ashmore M, MacMillan K (2005) Lost in the mall with Mesmer and Wundt: Demarcation and demonstration in the psychologies. Science, Technology and Human Values, 30 (1), pp. 76-110

Brown SD (2005) Collective emotions: Artaud's nerves. Culture and Organisation, 11 (4), pp. 235-246

Middleton D, Brown SD (2005) The social psychology of experience: Studies in remembering and forgetting. pp. 1-252 10.4135/9781446221808 ISBN13: 9781446221808

Brown SD (2004) Parasite Logic. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 17 (4), pp. 383-395

Brown SD (2004) Subjectivity and multitudo. Political Geography, 23 (4), pp. 469-474 10.1016/j.polgeo.2003.12.003

Brown SD, Ashmore M, MacMillan K (2004) It's a scream: Professional hearing and tape fetishism. Journal of Pragmatics, 36 (1), pp. 349-374

Brown SD (2003) Natural writing: the case of Serres. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 28 (3), pp. 184-192 10.1179/030801803225005175

Brown SD (2002) Michel Serres: Science, translation and the logic of the parasite. Theory, Culture and Society, 19 (3), pp. 1-27 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/3220

Brown SD, Lunt P (2002) A genealogy of the social identity tradition: Deleuze & Guattari and social psychology. British Journal of Social Psychology, 41 (1), pp. 1-23 10.1348/014466602165018 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/14005

Brown SD (2002) Psychology without foundations. History and Philosophy of Psychology, 4 (1), pp. 69-83

Hepburn A, Brown SD (2001) Teacher stress and the management of accountability. Human Relations, 54 (6), pp. 691-715 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/3221

Brown SD, Middleton D, Lightfoot G (2001) Performing the past in electronic archives: Interdependencies in the discursive and non-discursive ordering of institutional rememberings. CULTURE & PSYCHOLOGY, 7 (2), pp. 123-144 10.1177/1354067X0172001

Brown SD (2001) Psychology and the art of living. Theory and Psychology, 11 (2), pp. 171-192 10.1177/0959354301112002

Brown SD, Stenner P (2001) Being affected: Spinoza and the psychology of emotion. International Journal of Group Tensions, 30 (1), pp. 81-105

Brown SD (2001) Performing the past in electronic archives: Interdependencies in the discursive and non-discursive organisation of institutional rememberings. Culture and Psychology, 7 (2), pp. 123-144 10.1177/1354067X0172001

Brown SD (2000) The angelology of knowledge. The Sociological Review, 48 (1), pp. 147-153

Brown SD, Lightfoot G (1998) Insistent implacement: Heidegger on the technologies of informing. Information Technology and People, 11 (4), pp. 290-304

Brown SD (1996) The textuality of stress: drawing between scientific and everyday accounting. Journal of Health Psychology, 1 (2), pp. 173-193 10.1177/135910539600100203

Brown SD, Lee N (1995) Esoteric speech? Making sense of what is not Critical Discourse Analysis. Discourse and Society: an international journal for the study of discourse and communication in their social, political and cultural contexts, 6 (4), pp. 559-561

Brown SD, Lee N (1994) Otherness and the actor-network: The undiscovered continent. American Behavioral Scientist, 37 (6), pp. 772-790

Research

Social remembering; collective affect; vulnerable groups experiences of organisation; process philosophy (esp. Deleuze, Bergson, James); contemporary philosophy of organization; science and technology studies.

Activities

Research Interests Social and institutional remembering; discourse analysis and qualitative methodologies; contemporary philosophy of organisation.

Grants

Prof S Brown (100%) Conflicts of Memory: Mediating and Commemorating the 2005 London BombingsFrom: 4/1/2008 - To: 3/1/2011, funded by ARTS & HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AH/E002579/1), Sum Awarded: £34910

Prof S Brown (100%) ATACD: A topological approach to cultural dynamicsFrom: 10/10/2007 - To: 31/3/2010, funded by CEC (043415), Sum Awarded: £5213

Brown Dr S LEVERHULME-WAGE GROWTH AND RISK AVERSIONFrom: 1/6/2004 - To: 31/5/2006, funded by THE LEVERHULME TRUST (F/00212/J), Sum Awarded: £49917

Supervision

  • Critical management studies
  • Critical social psychology
  • Science & technology studies

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