Dr Nicola Burns

Lecturer

Research Overview

My research interests are diverse, crossing disciplinary boundaries, and focusing on groups often marginalised and discriminated against in society. A concern with equity and social justice underpins much of my work, exploring questions of difference and the ways in which such constructions shape access to housing, health and leisure.

The human right to health: exploring disability, migration and health
Burns, N. 10/2017 In: Disability and Society. 32, 10, p. 1463-1484. 22 p.
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Material practices for meaningful engagement: An analysis of participatory learning and action research techniques for data generation and analysis in a health research partnership
O’Reilly-de Brún , M., de Brún , T., O'Donnell, C.A., Papadakaki, M., Saridaki, A., Lionis, C., Burns, N., Dowrick, C., Gravenhorst, K., Spiegel, W., Weel, C.v., van Weel-Baumgarten, E., van den Muijsenbergh, M., MacFarlane, A. 25/08/2017 In: Health Expectations.
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Supporting the use of theory in cross-country health services research: a participatory qualitative approach using Normalisation Process Theory as an example
O'Donnell, C.A., Mair, F.S., Dowrick, C., O'Reilly de Brun, M., de Brún, T., Burns, N., Lionis, C., Saridaki, A., Papadakaki, M., van den Muijsenbergh, M., van Weel-Baumgarten, E., Gravenhorst, K., Cooper, L., Princz, C., Teunissen, E., van den Driessen Mareeuw, F., Vlahadi, M., Spiegel, W., MacFarlane, A. 1/08/2017 In: BMJ Open. 7, 14 p.
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Exploring barriers to primary care for migrants in Greece in times of austerity: Perspectives of service providers
Papadakaki, M., Lionis, C., Saridaki, A., Dowrick, C., de Brún, T., O’Reilly-de Brún , M., O'Donnell, C.A., Burns, N., van Weel-Baumgarten, E., van den Muijsenbergh, M., Spiegel, W., MacFarlane, A. 7/04/2017 In: European Journal of General Practice. 23, 1, p. 128-134. 7 p.
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The rural panopticon
Philo, C., Parr, H., Burns, N. 04/2017 In: Journal of Rural Studies. 51, p. 230-239. 10 p.
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Implementing guidelines and training initiatives to improve cross-cultural communication in primary care consultations: a qualitative participatory European study
Teunissen, E., Gravenhorst, K., Dowrick, C., van Weel-Baumgarten, E., van den Driessen Mareeuw, F., de Brún, T., Burns, N., Lionis, C., Mair, F.S., O'Donnell, C.A., O’Reilly-de Brún , M., Papadakaki, M., Saridaki, A., Spiegel, W., Van Weel, C., van den Muijsenbergh, M., MacFarlane, A. 10/02/2017 In: International Journal for Equity in Health. 16, 12 p.
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Engaging migrants and other stakeholders to improve communication in cross-cultural consultation in primary care: a theoretically informed participatory study
Lionis, C., Papadakaki, M., Saridaki, A., Dowrick, C., O'Donnell, C.A., Mair, F.S., van den Muijsenbergh, M., Burns, N., de Brun, T., O'Reilly de Brun, M., van Weel-Baumgarten, E., Spiegel, W., MacFarlane, A. 22/07/2016 In: BMJ Open. 6, 7, 16 p.
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Reducing the health care burden for marginalised migrants: the potential role for primary care in Europe
O'Donnell, C.A., Burns, N., Mair, F.S., Dowrick, C., Clissmann, C., van den Muijsenbergh, M., van Weel-Baumgarten, E., Lionis, C., Papadakaki, M., Saridaki, A., de Brun, T., MacFarlane, A., RESTORE Team 05/2016 In: Health Policy. 120, 5, p. 495-508. 14 p.
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Guidelines and training initiatives that support communication in cross-cultural primary-care settings: appraising their implementability using Normalization Process Theory
Brun, T.d., de-Brun, M.O., Weel-Baumgarten, E.v., Weel, C.v., Dowrick, C., Lionis, C., O'Donnell, C., Burns, N., Mair, F.S., Saridaki, A., Papadakaki, M., Princz, C., Muijsenbergh, M.v.d., MacFarlane, A. 1/08/2015 In: Family Practice. 32, 4, p. 420-425. 6 p.
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The safety of researchers and participants in primary care qualitative research
Williamson, A.E., Burns, N. 1/04/2014 In: British Journal of General Practice. 64, 621, p. 198-200. 3 p.
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Communication in cross-cultural consultations in primary care in Europe: the case for improvement. The rationale for the RESTORE FP 7 project
Muijsenbergh, M.v.d., Weel-Baumgarten, E.v., Burns, N., O'Donnell, C.A., Mair, F., Spiegel, W., Lionis, C., Dowrick, C., O'Reilly-de Brún, M., Brun, T.d., MacFarlane, A. 04/2014 In: Primary Health Care Research and Development. 15, 2, p. 122-133. 12 p.
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Health-care access for migrants in Europe
O'Donnell, C., Burns, N., Dowrick, C., Lionis, C., MacFarlane, A., RESTORE team 3/08/2013 In: The Lancet. 382, 9890, p. 393.
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Risky bodies in risky spaces: disabled people's pursuit of outdoor leisure
Burns, N., Watson, N., Paterson, K. 8/01/2013 In: Disability and Society. 28, 8, p. 1059-1073. 15 p.
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REsearch into implementation STrategies to support patients of different ORigins and language background in a variety of European primary care settings (RESTORE): study protocol
MacFarlane, A., O'Donnell, C.A., Mair, F., O'Reilly-de Brún, M., de Brún, T., Spiegel, W., van den Muijsenbergh, M., van Baumgarten, E., Lionis, C., Burns, N., Gravenhorst, K., Princz, C., Teunissen, E., van den Driessen Mareeuw, F., Saridaki, A., Papadakaki, M., Vlahadi, M., Dowrick, C. 20/11/2012 In: Implementation Science. 7
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Evaluation of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 Part 4
Burns, N., Watson, N. 1/12/2009 Edinburgh, UK : The Scottish Government
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An inclusive outdoors? Disabled people's experiences of countryside leisure services
Burns, N., Paterson, K., Watson, N. 1/10/2009 In: Leisure Studies. 28, 4, p. 403-419. 17 p.
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Risk, responsibility and reconfiguration: penal adaptation and misadaptation
McNeill, F., Burns, N., Halliday, S., Hutton, N., Tata, C. 1/10/2009 In: Punishment and Society. 11, 4, p. 419-442. 24 p.
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Street-level bureaucracy, interprofessional relations, and coping mechanisms: a study of criminal justice social workers in the sentencing process
Halliday, S., Burns, N., Hutton, N., McNeill, F., Tata, C. 10/2009 In: Law and Policy. 31, 4, p. 405-428. 24 p.
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Shadow writing and participant observation: a study of criminal justice social work around sentencing
Halliday, S., Burns, N., Hutton, N., McNeill, F., Tata, C. 06/2008 In: Journal of Law and Society. 35, 2, p. 189-213. 25 p.
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"An oasis for us": 'in-between' spaces of training for people with mental health problems in the Scottish Highlands
Philo, C., Parr, H., Burns, N. 1/11/2005 In: Geoforum. 36, 6, p. 778-791. 14 p.
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Not a display of emotions?: emotional geographies in the Scottish Highlands
Parr, H., Philo, C., Burns, N. 2005
Other chapter contribution

Social geographies of rural mental health: experiencing inclusions and exclusions
Parr, H., Philo, C., Burns, N. 1/12/2004 In: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 29, 4, p. 401-419. 19 p.
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Negotiating difference: disabled people's experiences of housebuilders
Burns, N. 1/09/2004 In: Housing Studies. 19, 5, p. 765-780. 16 p.
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Geographies of exclusion
Philo, C., Parr, H., Burns, N. 1/05/2004 In: Mental Health Today. p. 20-23. 4 p.
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Rural madness: a geographical reading and critique of the rural mental health literature
Philo, C., Parr, H., Burns, N. 1/07/2003 In: Journal of Rural Studies. 19, 3, p. 259-281. 23 p.
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The limits of housing reform: British social rented housing in a European context
Stephens, M., Burns, N., MacKay, L. 04/2003 In: Urban Studies. 40, 4, p. 767-789. 23 p.
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Social Geographies of Rural Mental Health: Summary Report
Philo, C., Parr, H., Burns, N. 1/03/2003 University of Glasgow.
Other report

The place of Highland general practitioners in the provision of mental health services (Findings paper no. 16)
Burns, N., Philo, C., Parr, H. 1/03/2003
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'That awful place was home': reflections on the contested meanings of Craig Dunain asylum
Parr, H., Philo, C., Burns, N. 2003 In: Scottish Geographical Journal. 119, 4, p. 341-360. 20 p.
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Alcohol and mental health (Findings paper no, 12)
Burns, N., Parr, H., Philo, C. 1/03/2002
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Drop-ins (Findings paper no. 14)
Burns, N., Parr, H., Philo, C. 1/03/2002
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Exclusionary Social Relations and Practices (Findings paper no. 3)
Philo, C., Parr, H., Burns, N. 1/03/2002
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Experiences of Mental Health Problems in The Highlands (Findings paper no. 6)
Burns, N., Parr, H., Philo, C. 1/03/2002
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Formal services (Findings paper no. 13)
Burns, N., Parr, H., Philo, C. 1/03/2002
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Highlands, Economy, Culture and Mental Health Problems (Findings paper no. 4)
Philo, C., Parr, H., Burns, N. 1/03/2002
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Inclusionary Social Relations and Practices (Findings paper no. 2)
Philo, C., Parr, H., Burns, N. 1/03/2002
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Introducing the Findings Papers (Findings paper no. 1)
Philo, C., Parr, H., Burns, N. 1/03/2002
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Remoteness, Rurality and Mental Health Problems (Findings paper no. 5)
Philo, C., Parr, H., Burns, N. 1/03/2002
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Safe and Unsafe Places (Findings paper no. 11)
Philo, C., Parr, H., Burns, N. 1/03/2002
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Social differences: locals, incomers, gender, age and ethnicity (Findings paper no. 8)
Philo, C., Parr, H., Burns, N. 1/03/2002
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Spatial differences: east and west, Inverness and the rest (Findings paper no. 9)
Philo, C., Parr, H., Burns, N. 1/03/2002
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Therapeutic Landscapes (Findings paper no. 10)
Burns, N., Parr, H., Philo, C. 1/03/2002
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User Networks (Findings paper no. 15)
Burns, N., Parr, H., Philo, C. 1/03/2002
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Visibility, Gossip and Intimate Neighbourly Knowledges (Findings paper no. 7)
Parr, H., Philo, C., Burns, N. 1/03/2002
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Social market or safety net?: British social rented housing in a European context
Stephens, M., Burns, N., MacKay, L. 20/02/2002 Bristol, UK : Policy Press. ISBN: 9781861343871.
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