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Stronger together: learning from an interdisciplinary Dementia, Arts & Wellbeing Network (DA&WN) (2019)
Journal Article
Tischler, V., Schneider, J., Morgner, C., Crawford, P., Dening, T., Brooker, D., …Harvey, K. (2019). Stronger together: learning from an interdisciplinary Dementia, Arts & Wellbeing Network (DA&WN). Arts and Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, doi:10.1080/17533015.2018.1534252

There is increasing interest in the use of arts and creative activity to enhance dementia care (e.g. Beard, 2012; Cowl & Gaugler, 2014; Young, Camic & Tischler, 2016), and to bring together and support professionals and those who use services, see Cr... Read More

Looking through dementia: what do commercial stock images tell us about aging and cognitive decline? (2018)
Journal Article
Harvey, K., & Brookes, G. (2018). Looking through dementia: what do commercial stock images tell us about aging and cognitive decline?. Qualitative Health Research, doi:10.1177/1049732318814542

Commercial stock images are existing, artificially-constructed visuals used by businesses and mass media outlets to articulate certain values, assumptions and beliefs. Despite their pervasiveness and ready accessibility, little is known about the way... Read More

Emotional distress with dementia: a systematic review using corpus‐based analysis and metaethnography (2018)
Journal Article
Petty, S., Harvey, K., Griffiths, A., Coleston-Shields, D. M., & Dening, T. (in press). Emotional distress with dementia: a systematic review using corpus‐based analysis and metaethnography. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, doi:10.1002/gps.4870. ISSN 0885-6230

Objective: More understanding is needed about the emotional experiences of dementia from the perspective of the individual. This understanding can then inform the provision of health care to meet individual needs. This systematic review aimed to pres... Read More

"Our biggest killer": multimodal discourse representations of dementia in the British press (2017)
Journal Article
Brookes, G., Harvey, K., Chadborn, N., & Dening, T. (in press). "Our biggest killer": multimodal discourse representations of dementia in the British press. Social Semiotics, 28(13), 371-395 . doi:10.1080/10350330.2017.1345111

A recent (2016) Office for National Statistics report stated that dementia is now “the leading cause of death” in England and Wales. Ever fixated with the syndrome (an unfailingly newsworthy topic), the British press was quick to respond to the bulle... Read More

‘Off to the best start’? a multimodal critique of breast and formula feeding health promotional discourse (2016)
Journal Article
Brookes, G., Harvey, K., & Mullany, L. (2016). ‘Off to the best start’? a multimodal critique of breast and formula feeding health promotional discourse. Gender and Language, 10(3), doi:10.1558/genl.v10i3.32035. ISSN 1747-6321

This study critically examines the multimodal discourses of baby feeding practices in contemporary health promotion in the UK. Comparing two parallel texts from the ongoing Start4life campaign (one dedicated to breastfeeding, the other to bottle/form... Read More

Just plain Wronga?: a multimodal critical analysis of online payday loan discourse (2016)
Journal Article
Brookes, G., & Harvey, K. (in press). Just plain Wronga?: a multimodal critical analysis of online payday loan discourse. Critical Discourse Studies, 14(2), doi:10.1080/17405904.2016.1250651. ISSN 1740-5904

Payday loans constitute one of the most rapidly expanding and controversial forms of consumer lending today. Payday lending – the selling of high-interest, short-term credit – has thrived in the wake of the decline of the traditional high street bank... Read More

'Am I anorexic?': weight, eating and discourses of the body in online adolescent health communication (2015)
Journal Article
Mullany, L., Smith, C., Harvey, K., & Adolphs, S. (in press). 'Am I anorexic?': weight, eating and discourses of the body in online adolescent health communication. Communication and Medicine, 12(2-3), doi:10.1558/cam.16692. ISSN 1612-1783

This article explores the communicative choices of adolescents seeking advice from an internet-based health forum run by medical professionals. Techniques from the disciplines of sociolinguistics and corpus linguistics are integrated to examine the s... Read More

"He should have put them in the freezer": creating and connecting through shared reading (2015)
Journal Article
Jones, S., & Harvey, K. (2015). "He should have put them in the freezer": creating and connecting through shared reading. Journal of Arts and Communities, 7(3), doi:10.1386/jaac.7.3.153_1. ISSN 1757-1936

Shared reading involves reading short stories, poems, novels and plays aloud with groups of people who meet in a range of settings. Readings are conducted by a facilitator, after which the group members share their responses to the texts. The social... Read More

Peddling a semiotics of fear: a critical examination of scare tactics and commercial strategies in public health promotion (2014)
Journal Article
Brookes, G., & Harvey, K. (2015). Peddling a semiotics of fear: a critical examination of scare tactics and commercial strategies in public health promotion. Social Semiotics, 25(1), doi:10.1080/10350330.2014.988920. ISSN 1035-0330

This study critically examines the ways in which the nationwide Diabetes UK/Tesco public health promotion campaign (2013-2014) sought to raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes. Conducting a multimodal critical discourse analysis of six campaign images, w... Read More

Spelling errors and keywords in born-digital data: a case study using the Teenage Health Freak Corpus (2014)
Journal Article
Smith, C., Adolphs, S., Harvey, K., & Mullany, L. (2014). Spelling errors and keywords in born-digital data: a case study using the Teenage Health Freak Corpus. Corpora, 9(2), doi:10.3366/cor.2014.0055. ISSN 1749-5032

The abundance of language data that is now available in digital form, and the rise of distinct language varieties that are used for digital communication, means that issues of non-standard spellings and spelling errors are, in future, likely to becom... Read More