Selected publications Articles and chapters in edited books:

  • Bell, L and Nutt, L (2002) Divided loyalties, divided expectations: research ethics, professional and occupational responsibilities IN Mauthner, M et al (eds) Ethics in Qualitative Research Sage
  • Mauthner, M Bell, L (2007) Power in research teams in Gillies, V Lucey, H (eds) Feminist Reflections on Power the Academy Palgrave Macmillan
  • Miller, T and Bell, L (2002) Consenting To What? Issues Of Access, Gatekeeping and 'Informed' Consent IN Mauthner, M et al Ethics in Qualitative Research Sage

Refereed articles:

  • Bell, L & Allain, L (in press) Exploring professional stereotypes and learning for interprofessional practice: an example from UK qualifying level social work education Social Work Education
  • Bell, L (2007) Training managers constructing their identities in English health and care agencies Equal opportunities International, 26 (4) : 287 - 304
  • Wright, M and Bell, L (2007) Neurasthenia, depression and traditional Chinese medicine: is an understanding of their relationship important for practising traditional Chinese medicine in the United Kingdom? Journal of Health, Social and Environmental issues, 8 (2) :35 - 42
  • Caldwell, K, Coleman, K, Copp, G, Bell, L Ghazi, F (2007) Preparing for professional practice: how well does professional training equip health and social care practitioners to engage in evidence-based practice? Nurse Education Today 27 (6) : 518 - 528
  • Bryan K, Axelrod L, Maxim, J, Bell, L and Jordan, L (2002) Working with older people with communication difficulties: an evaluation of care worker training Aging Mental Health, 6 (3) pp. 248 -254
  • Whittington, C and Bell, L (2001) Learning for interprofessional and inter-agency practice in the new social work: evidence from an earlier research study Journal of Interprofessional Care, 15, (2) 153 - 169
  • Bell, L and Ribbens, J (1994) 'Isolated housewives and complex maternal worlds: the significance of social contacts between women with young children in industrial societies' Sociological Review, 42, (2), May 227 - 262
  • Conferences:

    Bell, L (2004) Time to train, time to care? Reflections on aspects of time and training in health and social care agencies. IN Radcliffe, J, Dent, M, Suckling, S and Morgan, L (eds) Dilemmas for Human Services 2003. A Post NPM World? Ethics and Risk in a Changing Environment. Conference proceedings, 7th International Research Conference, Staffordshire University, September 2003 ISBN: 1-904133-16-9


    Co-reviews editor /editorial board member, International Journal of Social Research Methodology: Theory and Practice (Routledge/ Taylor Francis) Jan 2007

    Current work

    Research Degrees Co-ordinator for mental health andsocial work dept Member of Social Work research ethics sub-committee and Health Ethics Subcommittee

    Languages spoken


    • Research methods and methodology
    • Dissertation supervision
    • Ethics
    • Research methods and methodology; feminist research
    • Research ethics and 'user' involvement in health and social care, including palliative care andbereavement.
    • Social work education and training. Communication training (primary health, social care)
    • 'Professional' knowledge and professionals' attitudes to research. Inter- professionalism and practice (primary health, social care)
    • Families/ households, especially parenting, social networks and social support. Domestic violence
    • Time in work settings. Organisations, gender and work, including historical interests
    • Medical anthropology: culture and health, including historical interests; herbal medicine and other complementary therapies.


    • Project relating to decision-making in research ethics committees
    • MA students learning about research methods
    • Tutor groups in social work education
    • Book proposal on 'professional' knowledge and academics/professionals' attitudes to research