Dr Julia Brown

Dr Julia Brown

Position: Alumni in Anthropology
School and/or Centres: School of Archaeology and Anthropology

Email: julia.brown@anu.edu.au

Ms Julia E H Brown, PhD Candidate Anthropology

Tentative thesis title: Experiences of Self and Health in Schizophrenia Treatment 

Research Interests:

Julia's research interests stem from her time working in government public health policy, where she became increasingly concerned about social inequities in health and the lived policy consequences for vulnerable population groups. Her PhD project in medical and psychiatric anthropology considers the lived experiences of clozapine-treated schizophrenia patients. Her fieldwork was based in 'clozapine clinics' in Australia and the UK. She also works as a Learning Advisor at the ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre, and is a 

founding member of the anthropology social engagement project, The Familiar Strange: https://thefamiliarstrange.com/. 



Brown, JEH [Forthcoming]. ‘Doing Things Little by Little’: Smoking and Vaping While Being Pharmaceutically Treated for Schizophrenia. Anthropological Forum: Smoke Volume

Brown, JEH & Dennis, S. 2017. Actively Negotiating the Mind-Body Divide: how clozapine-treated schizophrenia patients make health for themselves. Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry 41(3) 368-381.

Brown, JEH, Mezquida G & Fernandez-Egea. 2016. Well-being in clozapine-treated schizophrenia patients: the significance of positive symptoms. Comprehensive Psychiatry 68:140-146.

Conference papers:

‘Biomedical Psychiatry’s Crossroads: self-reclamation and mindfulness in the context of clozapine-treated schizophrenia’. Anthropology Matters in Mental Health: Advancing Psychological Anthropology through Engagement with Global Mental Health panel, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting 2017, Washington DC, USA

‘Fluid Governance of Blood Work at Clozapine Clinics’. Mundane Governance Conference 2017, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Reclaiming Space and Rationality: "vaping" for health during schizophrenia treatment. AAS 2016 Conference: Anthropocene Transitions, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, December 2016

Temporality & self-as-being in the course of treatment for chronic schizophrenia.Cambridge AHRC DTP Conference, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, September 2016

Experiences of self and health in schizophrenia treatment: online health communication. Health Wellness and Society Conference: Health and Wellness in the Age of Big Data, Madrid, Spain, September 2015

Accessing a clinically vulnerable population: practicing critical, non-clinical medical anthropology. Australian Anthropological Society 2015 Conference: Moral Horizons, Melbourne, Australia, December 2015

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