Monthly Archives: April 2013

Critical junctures

How pleasing it is to report that the paper I blogged about in this earlier post has now been accepted for publication. Co-written with Nicola Evans this (re)introduces the idea of ‘critical junctures’ and will appear in Social Theory & … Continue reading

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A nursing view of the REF

I haven’t seen much commentary by nurses or midwives on the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework (REF), so I thought I’d make a start. For those coming to this afresh, the REF has replaced the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) as the … Continue reading

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Football and mental health

A highlight of last year’s Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research conference in Oxford was Alan Pringle‘s talk on football and mental health. Alan works at Nottingham University, and here’s what his web page has to say: Alan has worked in … Continue reading

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MHNAUK launches a blog

Michael Coffey, chair of Mental Health Nurse Academics UK, has today launched the group’s blog at On the site’s home page Michael writes that: This is the first entry in what we hope will be a vibrant and engaging … Continue reading

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Some brief thoughts on academic writing

Amongst the general array of things occupying this last working week has been some academic writing. On this occasion my hand has been forced somewhat by news of a previously submitted paper having been rejected by a journal editor, an … Continue reading

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Two out of three (revisited)

A brief note, further to yesterday’s post on the business of submitting papers for peer review and possible publication. Aled Jones (tweeting as @AledJonze) alerts me to this post on the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog. In it Vincent … Continue reading

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Two out of three…

…ain’t bad. After a fairly intensive burst of writing over the last few months I received, on Saturday, an editor’s ‘no thanks’ email following completion of the peer review of a paper I offered for publication at the end of … Continue reading

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