Professor Caroline Bradbury-Jones PhD, MA, RN, RM, HV

Professor Caroline Bradbury-Jones

School of Nursing
Professor of Gender Based Violence and Health

Contact details

Institute of Clinical Sciences
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Caroline is a registered nurse, midwife and health visitor. Since joining academia she has developed research expertise in the field of domestic violence and abuse.  Specifically, within the scope of addressing inequalities, focused on issues of family violence and child abuse and neglect. Caroline has led or been actively involved in securing funding for several research projects relevant to these areas. 


  • 2009 - Bangor University, PhD in Nursing
  • 2005 - Manchester Metropolitan University, MA in Education
  • 1996 - Manchester Metropolitan University, PG Certificate in Education             
  • 1995 -  Manchester Metropolitan University, BSc (Hons) Community Health
  • 1991 - Manchester Metropolitan University,Registered Health Visitor
  • 1988 - Salford Health Authority, Registered Midwife
  • 1983 - Clwyd Health Authority, Registered General Nurse


Caroline teaches on a range of programmes and she leads a module of Mixed Methods.

Postgraduate supervision

Caroline Bradbury-Jones is a registered nurse, midwife and health visitor. Her research interests lie broadly within the scope of addressing inequalities and more specifically are focused on issues of family violence and child abuse and neglect. She has led or been actively involved in securing funding for a number of research projects relevant to these areas. Caroline welcome enquiries from prospective doctoral researchers whose research interests match her own.


Recent publications


Bradbury-Jones, C & Isham, L 2021, Understanding Gender-Based Violence: An Essential Textbook for Nurses, Healthcare Professionals and Social Workers. Springer Nature. 10.1007/978-3-030-65006-3


Bradbury-Jones, C, Hallett, N, Sammut, D, Billings, H, Hegarty, K, Kishchenko, S, Kuruppu, J, McFeely, C, McGarry, J & Sheridan, J 2021, 'Gender-based violence: A five country, cross-sectional survey of health and social care students’ experience, knowledge and confidence in dealing with the issue', Journal of Gender-Based Violence, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 129-147.

Abdallah, B, Whitford, H, Bradbury‐Jones, C & Jones, M 2021, 'Perceptions and attitudes of parents and healthcare professionals about the option of using infant massage in neonatal intensive care units', Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Rockowitz, S, Flowe, H & Bradbury-Jones, C 2021, 'Post-rape medicolegal service provision and policy in East Africa: a scoping review protocol', Systematic Reviews, vol. 10, no. 1, 63.

Taylor, J, Bradbury-Jones, C, Ogik, P, Kawuma, F, Betts, J & Lund, P 2021, 'Reactions to and explanations for the birth of a baby with albinism: a qualitative study in Busoga, Uganda', BMJ open, vol. 11, no. 2, e040992. bmjopen-2020-040992

Bradbury-Jones, C, Aveyard, H, Herber, OR, Isham, L, Taylor, J & O’malley, L 2021, 'Scoping reviews: the PAGER framework for improving the quality of reporting', International Journal of Social Research Methodology, vol. 2021, no. 00, pp. 1-14.

Chandan, J, Keerthy, D, Gokhale, KM, Bradbury-Jones, C, Raza, K, Bandyopadhyay, S, Taylor, J & Nirantharakumar, K 2021, 'The association between exposure to domestic abuse in women and the development of syndromes indicating central nervous system sensitisation: a retrospective cohort study using UK primary care records', European Journal of Pain.

Clancy, M, Taylor, J, Bradbury‐jones, C & Phillimore, J 2020, 'A systematic review exploring palliative care for families who are forced migrants', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 76, no. 11, pp. 2872-2884.

Kumar, K, Bradbury-Jones, C, Armitage, CJ, Peters, S, Raizada, S & Wong, P 2020, 'Comparing reactions to written leaflets, online information and real-time Doppler images among South Asian patients with rheumatoid arthritis', Rheumatology Advances in Practice, vol. 4, no. 1, rkaa009.

Chandan, JS, Gokhale, KM, Bradbury-Jones, C, Nirantharakumar, K, Bandyopadhyay, S & Taylor, J 2020, 'Exploration of trends in the incidence and prevalence of childhood maltreatment and domestic abuse recording in UK primary care: a retrospective cohort study using 'the health improvement network' database', BMJ open, vol. 10, no. 6, e036949.

Isham, L, Bradbury-Jones, C & Hewison, A 2020, 'Female family carers’ experiences of violent, abusive or harmful behaviour by the older person for whom they care: a case of epistemic injustice?', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 80-94.

Caswell, RJ, Maidment, I, Ross, JDC & Bradbury-Jones, C 2020, 'How, why, for whom and in what context, do sexual health clinics provide an environment for safe and supported disclosure of sexual violence: protocol for a realist review', BMJ open, vol. 10, no. 6, e037599.

Alshawush, K, Hallett, N & Bradbury-Jones, C 2020, 'Impact of transition programmes for students and new graduate nurses on workplace bullying, violence, stress and resilience: a scoping review protocol', BMJ open, vol. 10, no. 10, e038893.


Bradbury-Jones, C & Nikupeteri, A 2021, 'Intimate partner violence, stalking and the pandemic: yet more paradoxes?', Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Bradbury-Jones, C & Keeling, J 2020, 'Can we stop the violence, please? Moving forward to address domestic violence', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol. 29, no. 1-2, pp. 3-4.

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