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. What Do Women Lose if They Are Prevented From Meeting Their Breastfeeding Goals?. Clinical Lactation 9(4), 200-207.
  2. Motherhood, mothering and infant feeding. The Practising Midwife 21(11), 14-18.
  3. Understanding the impact of birth and the early postnatal environment on breastfeeding initiation and continuation. The Practising Midwife 21(10), 14-18.
  4. Understanding physiological contraindications and impediments to exclusive and partial breastfeeding. The Practising Midwife 21(9), 14-18.
  5. Why do so many women struggle to breastfeed? Exploring psychological, social and cultural influences on infant feeding decisions. The Practising Midwife 21(8), 14-18.

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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.

  • EYXM17 Common Childhood Illness

    This module explores the impact of a range of common childhood illnesses on children aged 0 ¿ 11 years and their families. The module will cover acute and chronic illness as well as common infections. The role of the multi-disciplinary team in managing and supporting children and their families will also be examined. Issues for public health promotion will be considered.

  • 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

  • An exploration of professional and parental experience of cultural differences in childhood obesity in the UK (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr David Rea
    Other supervisor: Dr David Rea
  • 'How can we better support women in Oman who have been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes?' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Alyson Einion
  • Empowering the Future, Embracing the Past- Head Start's role in preserving the culture for the Choctaw Nation's youngest members (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Peter King
    Other supervisor: Dr Justine Howard
  • 'Promoting Healthy Eating Habits in Preschool Children in Saudi Arabia: Barriers and Challenges' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michelle Lee
  • The factors that affect antenatal care attendance and it effect on the outcome of pregnancy among Saudi women (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Jaynie Rance
  • How might weaning approach affect infant weight and appetite regulation? (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michelle Lee
  • 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
  • Mental health and students (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Ashley Frawley
  • Exploring the influence of childbirth experience upon infant behaviour (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Alyson Einion
    Other supervisor: Dr Claire Williams
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Julia Terry