Wendy Brown

Research Fellow



Wendy has worked in education and voluntary sectors in fields spanning business and enterprise, mental health and disability studies.

As the Research Manager for Scottish Recovery Network - part of Scotland's National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing, Wendy conducted a largescale investigation into mental health recovery in Scotland. She is currently completing a PhD in Disability Studies at the University of Strathclyde, the focus of which is the impact of socioeconomic and cultural derivation on the lives of people with learning disabilities. The research uses Bourdieuian theories of cultural reproduction and class capitals as a lens to unveil privilege and disadvantage, and uses a critical realist interactional discourse of disability as a theoretical framework.

In 2014, Wendy joined Surrey's School of Health Sciences as a Research Fellow. She is based at their satellite office in Glasgow and is working on Phase 1 of a WellChild funded study which aims to explore the feasibility/desirability of developing an e-health communication tool to support families with children who have complex and exceptional needs to care for their child at home.

Research interests

Disability StudiesCultural CapitalSocial CapitalMental Health RecoveryEntrepreneurship EducationResearch Ethics


MSc Dissertation Supervisor

Departmental duties

WellChild, e-Supportive Care Research Project


Refereed Journal Publications

Brown, W. (2012). Jothy Rosenberg, Who Says I Can't? A Two-Time Cancer-Surviving Amputee and Entrepreneur Who Fought Back, Survived and Thrived. [BOOK REVIEW]. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 13(2), 133-134.

Brown, W. (2008). Narratives of Mental Health Recovery. Social Alternatives Journal, 27(4), 42-48.

Brown, W. (2008). Working for Recovery - Lance's Story. Social Alternatives Journal, 27(4), 49-50.

Brown, W. & Kandirikirira, N. (2007). The Possibility of Wellness. Mental Health Today, 7(7), 23-26.

Galloway. L., Brown. W., Anderson. M. & Wilson. L. (2006). "Investigating the potentials of entrepreneurship education." International Journal of Management Education 5(1), 57-65.

Galloway, L., Anderson, M. & Brown, W. (2006). Are Engineers Becoming More Enterprising? A Study of the Potentials of Entrepreneurship Education. International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Lifelong Learning, 16(5), 355-365.

Galloway. L., Anderson. M., Brown. W. & Wilson. L. (2005) “Enterprise skills for the economy.” Education And Training, 47 (1) p.7-17, February 2005.

Steele. L., Brown. W. & Arenius. P. (2002) “Gender-based differences in entrepreneurial behaviour: A comparative examination of Scotland and Finland.” International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 3 (2) p.109-120, May 2002.

Galloway. L., and Brown. W. (2002) “Entrepreneurship education at university as a driver in the creation of high growth firms?” Education And Training, 44 (8/9) p.398-405, November 2002.

Refereed Book Chapters

Levie. J., Brown. W. & Galloway. L. (2004) “How Entrepreneurial Are University Alumni? A Scottish and International Comparison.” Chapter 15 p.342 - 364. In Emerging Paradigms in International Entrepreneurship edited by Jones, M. V. and Dimitratos, P. Edward Elgar.

Published Articles / Booklets / Reports

Brown, W. (2008, 3rd March). Real Life Recovery. The Point, 16-17.

Brown, W. (2008, January). Uncovering Recovery in Scotland. Bipolar Fellowship Scotland - On the Level, 16-18.

SRN (2007). Routes to Recovery. Well? Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing in Scotland, 11(1), 19-22.

Brown, W. & Kandirikirira, N. (2007). Recovering Mental Health in Scotland. Report on Narrative Investigation of Mental Health Recovery (Research Report). Glasgow: Scottish Recovery Network.

SRN (2007). Routes to Recovery. Collected Wisdom from the SRN Narrative Research Project. Glasgow: Scottish Recovery Network.

Brown, W. (2007). Findings Srn Research. [Newsletter Article]. The Newsletter, 2(2), 8.

SRN (2006). Journeys of Recovery. Glasgow: Scottish Recovery Network.

Galloway, L., M. Anderson., Brown. W. & Whittam. G. (2005). The Impact of Entrepreneurship Education in Higher Education. BEST Report

Levie. J., Brown. W. & Cooper. S. (2004) “Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Scotland 2003.” University of Strathclyde

Levie. J., Brown. W. & Galloway. L. (2003) “Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Scotland 2002.” University of Strathclyde.

Levie. J. & Brown. W. (2003) “Entrepreneurship Education in Higher Education and Further Education in Wales: An analysis of returns from an entrepreneurship audit.” Commissioned by Education and Learning Wales.

Other Research Activities & Distinctions

Winner of most 'outstanding paper' in the 2002 Education + Training Journal.