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Atkinson, S. (2021). Resilience. In M. Botha & P. Waugh (Eds.), Critical Transitions: Genealogies and Trajectories of Change. Bloomsbury, London. 

Atkinson, S. (2021) Commentary: Wellbeing, Space and Society (inaugural issue). Wellbeing, Space and Society 1: 

Atkinson, S. (2021) Overview of Section 1: Approaching Wellbeing in The Modern Guide to Wellbeing Research, Edward Elgar, eds. Searle, B., Pykett, J., Munoz, M.A.

Atkinson, S. (2021) Art-Space in Covid-19 and Similar Futures: Pandemic Geographies. Eds. Andrews, G.J., Crooks, V., Pearce, J., Messina, J. Springer: Switzerland.

Atkinson, S., Bradbury, H., Gadebusch Bondio, M., Macnaughton, J., Hallberg, A., Söderfeldt, Y. (2021 in press) Seeing the value of experiential knowledge through COVID-19.  History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences.

Atkinson, S., (2021) Reanimating the radical possibilities of wellbeing: commentary to Part 1. In: Searle, B., Pykett, J., Alfaro-Simmonds, M.J. (Eds.) A Modern Guide to Wellbeing Research, pp. 23-28. Edward Elgar, London.

Bernini, M. (2021, forthcoming). A Panting Consciousness: Beckett, Breath and Biocognitive Feedback. In D. Fuller, C. Saunders, & J. Macnaughton, (Eds.), The Life of Breath, Classical to Contemporary: Literature, Culture, and Medicine. Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

Bernini, M. (2021, forthcoming). Beckett and the Cognitive Method: Mind, Models and Exploratory Narratives. Oxford University Press.

Bernini, M. (2021, forthcoming). Reading for Departure: Narrative Theory and Phenomenological Interviews on Hallucinations. In A. Woods, B Alderson-Day & C. Fernyhough (Eds.), Voices in Psychosis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Oxford University Press.

Clarke, E. and Powell, A. (2021) ‘The Spiritual Journey’, in Spirituality, Mental Health, and Wellbeing. Pavilion.

Cunningham, N., Curtis, S., Pearce, J., Congdon, P., Cherrie, M., Atkinson, S. (2021 in press) Trajectories in mental health and socio-spatial conditions in a time of recessions and austerity: a longitudinal study in England 2011-17. Social Science and Medicine.

Curtis, S., Congdon, P., Atkinson, S., Corcoran, R., Maguire., Peasgood, T. (in press) Adverse conditions for wellbeing at the neighbourhood scale in England: potential and challenges for operationalising wellbeing in and of places. Wellbeing, Space and Society 

Dodgson, G., Aynsworth, C., Mitrenga, K., Gibbs, C., Patton, V., Fernyhough, C., Dudley, R., Ewels, C., Leach, L., Alderson-Day, B. and Common, S. (2021, in press) Managing Unusual Sensory Experiences: A feasibility trial in an At Risk Mental State for psychosis group. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice.

Fuller, D., Saunders, C., & Macnaughton, J. (Eds.) (2021, forthcoming). The Life of Breath, Classical to Contemporary: Literature, Culture, and Medicine. Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

Harrison, S., Bierski, K., Burn, N., McLusky, S., McFaull, V., Russell, A., Williams, G., Williams., S. and Macnaughton, J. Dance for people with chronic breathlessness: a transdisciplinary approach to intervention development. BMJ Open Respiratory Research. doi:10.1136/bmjresp-2020-000696

Malpass, A., McGuire, C. and Macnaughton, J. (2021) ‘The body says it’: the difficulty of measuring and communicating sensations of breathlessness’. BMJ Medical Humanities. doi:10.1136/medhum-2019-011816 

McGuire, C., Macnaughton, J. and Carel, H. (2021) ‘The Colour of Breath’, Literature and Medicine 38(2): 233-238.

Powell, A. (2021, forthcoming) ‘Pollution and Purity: Understanding Voices as Punishment for Un-Wholly Sins’, in Woods, A., Fernyhough, C. & Alderson-Day, B. (eds), Voices in Psychosis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Oxford University Press.

Roe, L., Proudfoot, J., Tee Wee Teck, R.D.G., Irvine, S., Wiltshire, G., Clarke, N., Phoenix, C. & Bescoby, C. (accepted) Organ transplant recipients’ experiences of physical activity: Health, self-care and transliminality. Qualitative Health Research.

Roe, L., Proudfoot, J., Tee Wee Teck, J., Irvine, R.D.G., Frankland, S. and Baldacchino, A.M. ‘Isolation, solitude and social distancing for people who use drugs: An ethnographic perspective. Frontiers in Psychiatry 11: 623032. Doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2020623032. 

Riddell, F. (2021, forthcoming). ‘Now – For a Breath I Tarry’: Breath, Desire and Queer Materialism at the Fin de Siècle. In D. Fuller, C. Saunders, & J. Macnaughton (Eds.). The Life of Breath, Classical to Contemporary: Literature, Culture, and Medicine. Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

Seitz, D.K., & Proudfoot, J. (eds.) (2021) The Psychic Life of Gentrification. Cultural Geographies. In press [edited Special Issue, including six refereed articles and co-authored Introduction].

Seitz, D.K., & Proudfoot, J. (2021). The psychic life of gentrification: mapping desire and resentment in the gentrifying city. Cultural Geographies. 

Yoeli, H. and Macnaughton, J. (2021) ‘To more that I can be’: A Phenomenological Meta-Ethnography of Singing Groups for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Health.

Yoeli, H., Durant, S., McLusky, S. and Macnaughton, J. (2021) ‘We’re all in the same boat’: How participatory song-writing might enhance psychological benefits of Singing for Breathing groups. Journal of Applied Arts & Heath.



Alderson-Day, B., Moffatt, J., Bernini, M., Mitrenga, K., Yao, B., & Fernyhough, C. (2020). Processing Speech and Thoughts during Silent Reading: Direct Reference Effects for Speech by Fictional Characters in Voice-Selective Auditory Cortex and a Theory-of-Mind Network. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 1-17. 

Appleford, A. & Saunders, C. (2020, forthcoming). Reading Women in the Medieval Information Age: The Life of Elizabeth of Spalbeek and The Book of Margery Kempe. Studies in the Age of Chaucer 42.

Atkinson, S. (2020). Toxic Wellbeing and Geography’s Wholesome Tonic. Social Science & Medicine.

Atkinson, S., Rubinelli, S. (2020) Narrative in cancer research and policy: voice, knowledge and context.  Translated version of paper from Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology. In Lefève, C., Thoreau, F., Zimmer, A. (Eds) Les Humanités Medicales: Des Sciences Sociales aux Transformations de la Medicinés. Editions John Libbey, Paris.

Bradshaw, A., Phoenix, C., & Burke, S. (2020). Living in the Mo(ve)ment: An Ethnographic Exploration of Hospice Patients’ Experiences of Participating in Tai Chi. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 

Cook, C.C.H., Powell, A., Alderson-Day, B. & Woods, A. Spiritually Significant Voices: A Phenomenological Survey and Taxonomy. BMJ Medical Humanities 0: 1-12.  Medhum-2020-012021.R1.

Dodgson, G., Alderson-Day, B., Smailes, D., Ryles, F., Mayer, C., Glen-Davison, J., Mitrenga, K. J., and Fernyhough, C. (in press). Tailoring cognitive behavioural therapy to subtypes of voice-hearing using a novel tabletised manual: A feasibility study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.

Foxwell, J., Alderson-Day, B., Fernyhough, C., & Woods, A. (2020). ‘I’ve learned I need to treat my characters like people’: Varieties of Agency and Interaction in Writers’ Experiences of their Characters’ Voices. Consciousness and Cognition. 

Hendricksen, M.M.A. & Verwaal, R. (2020) Boerhaave’s Furnace: Exploring Early Modern Chemistry through Working Models. In: Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 43(3): 385-411.

Macnaughton, J. (2020). Making Breath Visible: Reflections on Relations between Bodies, Breath and World in the Critical Medical Humanities. Body & Society, 26(2), 30-54. 

Mitrenga, K. & Moseley, P. (2020, forthcoming). The Varieties and Complexities of Multimodal Hallucinations in Psychosis. Voices in Psychosis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

Moffatt, J., Mitrenga, K., Alderson-Day, B., Moseley, P., and Fernyhough, C. (forthcoming). Inner experience differs in rumination and distraction without a change in electromyographical correlates of inner speech. PLOS One.

Murray, S., Park, S., Saunders, C., & Woods, A. (2020-). Series Editors, Medical and Health Humanities: Critical Interventions, Bloomsbury, London.

Phoenix, C., Bell, S.L., & Hollenbeck, J. (2020, forthcoming). Segregation and the Sea: Towards a Critical Understanding of Race and Blue Space in Greater Miami. Journal of Sport and Social Issues.

Powell, A. (2020) ‘”A Simple and Warm Common Humanity”: Self-Transcendence and Restless Resilience in Jürgen Moltmann’s Theology’, in C Cook and N White (eds) Biblical and Theological Visions of Resilience: Pastoral and Clinical Insights. Routledge. 

Powell, A and Moseley, P. (2020), ‘When Spirits Speak: Absorption, Attribution, and Identity among Spiritualists Who Report “Clairaudient” Experiences,’ Mental Health, Religion and Culture DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2020.1793310 

Riddell, F. (2020). Queer Music in the Queen’s Hall: Teleny and Decadent Musical Geographies at the Fin de Siècle. Journal of Victorian Culture, vcaa016. 

Saunders, C. (2020). ‘Breathing in Peace and War: Malory’s Morte Darthur’. In C. McIlroy & A. Scott (Eds.), Cultural Interpretations and Reinterpretations in the Spheres of Peace, War, and Reconciliation: A Tribute to Andrew Lynch. ARC Humanities Press, Kalamazoo, MI.

Saunders, C. (2020). ‘Thinking Fantasies: Visions and Voices in Medieval English Secular Writing’. In H. Powell & C. Saunders (Eds.), Visions and Voice-Hearing in Medieval and Early Modern Contexts. Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

Saunders, C. & Powell, H. (Eds.) (2020). Visions and Voice-Hearing in Medieval and Early Modern Contexts. Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

Simons, J. S., Mitrenga, K., & Fernyhough, C. (2020). Towards an Interdisciplinary Science of the Subjective Experience of Remembering. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 32, 29–34. 

Tupper, E., Atkinson, S., & Pollard, T.M. (2020). Doing More with Movement: Constituting Healthy Publics in Movement Volunteering Programmes. Palgrave Communications, 6, 94. 

Verwaal, R. (2020) Bodily Fluids, Chemistry and Medicine in the Eighteenth-Century Boerhaave School. Palgrave Macmillan.

Verwaal, R. (2020) Blood: From Humor to Hematology. In: Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences. Eds. D Jalobeanu & T Charles. Cham: Springer, 13.

Verwaal, R. (2020) Een maquette op grote schaal: De campus van de Medische Faculteit Rotterdam. In: De universitaire campus. Eds. A Flipse & A V Streefland. 15: 83-98.

Verwaal, R. (2020) Increasing and Reducing: Breastmilk Flows and Female Health. In: Lifestyle and Medicine in the Enlightenment. Eds. J Kennaway & R Knoeff. Routledge. 223-239.

Yoeli, H. and McLusky, S. (2020) ‘It’s clever but is it art?’ Perspectives in Public Health 140 (5), pp.257-8.

Yoeli, H., Macnaughton, J., McLusky, S. and Robson, M. (2020) Arts as treatment? Innovation and resistence within an emerging movement. Nordic Journal of Arts, Culture and Health 2020(2), pp.91-106.



Alderson-Day, B., Smailes, D., Moffatt, J., Mitrenga, K., Moseley, P., & Fernyhough, C. (2019). Intentional Inhibition but not Source Memory is related to Hallucination-Proneness and Intrusive Thoughts in a University Sample. Cortex, 113, 267-278.

Atkinson, S. (2019). Wellbeing and the Wild, Blue 21st Century Citizen. In Foley, R., Kearns, R., Kistemann, T., & Wheeler, B. (Eds.), Blue Space, Health and Wellbeing: Hydrophilia Unbounded (pp. 190-204). Routledge, London. 

Atkinson, S., Bagnall, A.M., Corcoran, R., South, J., & Curtis, S. (2019). Being Well Together: Individual Subjective and Community Wellbeing. Journal of Happiness Studies. 

Atkinson, S. & Hunt, R. (Eds.) (2019). Geohumanities and Health. Springer, New York. 

Coyle, L.A. & Atkinson, S. (2019). Vulnerability as Practice in Diagnosing Multiple Conditions. Medical Humanities, 45, 278-286. 

Fernyhough, C. (2019). Modality-General and Modality-Specific Processes in Hallucinations. Psychological Medicine, 49(16), 2639-2645. 

Fernyhough, C., Watson, A., Bernini, M., Moseley, P., & Alderson-Day, B. (2019). Imaginary Companions, Inner Speech and Auditory Verbal Hallucinations: What are the Relations? Frontiers in Psychology: Cognitive Science, 10, 1665. 

Malpass, A., Dodd, J., Feder, G., Macnaughton, J., Rose, A., Walker, O., Williams, T., & Carel, H. (2019). Disrupted Breath, Songlines of Breathlessness: An Interdisciplinary Response. Medical Humanities, 45 (3), 294-303; 

Mitrenga, K., Alderson-Day, B., May, L., Moffatt, J., Moseley, P., & Fernyhough, C. (2019). Reading Characters in Voices: Ratings of Personality Characteristics from Voices Predict Proneness to Auditory Verbal Hallucinations. PLOS ONE, 14(8), e0221127. 

Morrison, H., McBriar, S., Powell, H., Proudfoot, J., Stanley, S., Fitzgerald, D., & Callard, F. (2019). What is a Psychological Task? The Operational Pliability of ‘Task’ in Psychological Laboratory Experimentation. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, 5, 61–85. 

Oxley, R., Harrison, S., Rose, A., & Macnaughton, J. (2019). The Meaning of the Name of ‘Pulmonary Rehabilitation’ and Its Influence on Engagement with Individuals with Chronic Lung Disease. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 16. 

Proudfoot, J. (2019). Traumatic Landscapes: Two Geographies of Addiction. Social Science & Medicine, 228, 194–201. 

Proudfoot, J. (2019). The Stakes of Situated Knowledges. Dialogues in Human Geography, 9(2), 158-61. 

Riddell, F. (2019). Disembodied Vocal Innocence: John Addington Symonds, the Victorian Chorister, and Queer Musical Consumption. Victorian Literature and Culture. 

Saunders, C. (2019). Writing Inwardly: The Book of Margery Kempe. In T. Atkin, & J. Rajcic (Eds.), Manuscript and Print in Late Medieval and Early Tudor Britain: Essays in Honour of Professor Julia Boffey (pp. 147-65). D. S. Brewer, Cambridge.

Tan, M.K.B. & Atkinson, S. (2019). Multiplicity and Encounters of Care in Advanced Ageing. In S. Atkinson & R. Hunt (Eds.), Geohumanities and Health (pp. 241-59). Springer, New York. 

Woods, A., Hart, A. & Spandler, H. (2019). The Recovery Narrative: Politics and Possibilities of a Genre. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 



Bernini, M. (2018). Affording Innerscapes: Dreams, Introspective Imagery and the Narrative Exploration of Personal Geographies. Frontiers of Narrative Studies 4(2), 291-311. 

Coyle, L.A. & Atkinson, S. (2018). Confidentiality, Creativity and Ethnographic Fiction. In S. De Leeuw et al. (Eds.), Geographies of Medical and Health Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Conversation. Geohumanities, 4, 285-334 (pp.312-315). 

Coyle, L.A. & Atkinson, S. (2018). Imagined Futures in Living with Multiple Conditions: Positivity, Relationality and Hopelessness. Social Science & Medicine, 198, 53-60. http://doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.12.022 

Fernyhough, C. (2018). Plastic Perfection. The Lancet, 391, May 5, 1763. 

Powell, A. (2018) ‘Mind and Spirit: Hypnagogia Religious Experience’, The Lancet Psychiatry 5.6.

Rose, A., Garratt, P., Heine, S., Saunders, C., & Tsentourou, N. (2018). Reading Breath in Literature. Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

Saunders, C. (2018). Lifting the Veil: Voices, Visions and Destiny in Malory’s Morte Darthur. In E. Archibald, M. Leitch, & C. Saunders (Eds.), Romance Rewritten: The Evolution and Reception of Middle English Romance. A Tribute to Helen Cooper (pp. 189-206). D. S. Brewer, Cambridge.

Saunders, C. (2018). Magic in Literature: Romance Transformations. In S. Page & C. Rider (Eds.), The Routledge History of Medieval Magic (pp. 355-70). Routledge, London.

Saunders, C. (2018). ‘The Play of Breath: Chaucer’s Narratives of Feeling’. In A. Rose, P. Garratt, S. Heine, C. Saunders, & N. Tsentourou, Reading Breath in Literature (pp. 17-37). Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

Saunders, C., Archibald, E., Leitch, M. (Eds.). (2018). Romance Rewritten: The Evolution and Reception of Middle English Romance. A Tribute to Helen Cooper. D. S. Brewer, Cambridge.

Woods, A. (2018). Narrative Freedoms: Four Fragments. The Freedom Papers (Special Issue of Gutter magazine published by the Edinburgh International Book Festival).



Macnaughton, J. (2017). The Past, Present, and Future of Medical Humanities. Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies, 8 (2), 19, 234-39. 

McKinstry, J. & Saunders, C. (Eds.) (2017). Special Issue: Medievalism and the Medical Humanities. Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies, 8 (2), co-authored introduction 139-46. 

Powell, A. (2017) ‘The Hearing Voices Movement as Postmodern Religion-Making: Meaning, Power, Sacralisation, Identity’, Implicit Religion 20.2: 105-26. 

Powell, A. (2017) ‘The Place of Identity Dissonance and Emotional Motivations in Bio-Cultural Models of Religious Experience: A Report from the 19th Century’, Journal for the Study of Religious Experience 3.1: 91-105. 

Proudfoot, J. (2017). The Libidinal Economy of Revanchism: Illicit Drugs, Harm Reduction, and the Problem of Enjoyment. Progress in Human Geography, 43(2), 214-34. 

Rose, A., Duschinsky, R., & Macnaughton, J. (2017). Cynicism as a Strategic Virtue. The Lancet, 389 (10070), 18 Feb., 692-93. https://doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(17)30349-5 

Saunders, C. (2017). Gower and Romance. In Ana Saez-Hidalgo et al. (Eds.), The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower (pp. 281-95). Routledge, London.

Saunders, C. (2017). Mind, Breath and Voice in Chaucer’s Romance Writing. In S. Hilger (Ed.), New Directions in Literature and Medicine Studies (pp. 119-41). Palgrave Macmillan, London.

Saunders, C. (2017). The Mystical Theology of Margery Kempe: Writing the Inner Life. In J. McLean, P. Tyler, & C. C. H. Cook (Eds.), Mystical Theology and Contemporary Spiritual Practice: Renewing the Contemplative Tradition (pp. 34-57). Routledge, London.

Saunders, C. & Fernyhough, C. (2017). Reading Margery Kempe's Inner Voices. Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies, 8(2), 209–217.