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Beth Cross, with an MSc in African Studies and PhD in Sociology of Education from the University of Edinburgh, has been researching the interface between formal and informal learning contexts for the last fifteen years and is particularly interested in dialogic methods of exploring learner identities, strategies and trajectories.  Her interests include deliberative democracy, and service user voice and participation in health, social services and education. She has taught in the areas of community education, social policy and children’s services in England and Scotland and worked with a number of creative interdisciplinary projects that involve visual and dramatic arts in order to expand the modalities for deliberation and participation.

External positions

CLD Standards Council Approvals Committee Member

3 Mar 2014 → …

Social Pedagogy Development Network

1 Nov 2012 → …


  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Service-user engagement
  • Policy Co-production
  • Forum Theatre
  • Asset-based Approaches
  • Visual Reasoning

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Organizational Culture Medicine & Life Sciences
Scotland Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Communication Medicine & Life Sciences
narrative Social Sciences
communication media Social Sciences
literacy Social Sciences
Urban Population Medicine & Life Sciences
Negotiating Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2009 2018

30 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Organizational Culture
Administrative Personnel
137 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Health Communication
Urban Population
Community Health Services
1 Citation (Scopus)
34 Downloads (Pure)

Strength-based approaches: a realist evaluation of implementation in maternity services in Scotland

Cross, B. & Cheyne, H., 31 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Public Mental Health. 26, 4, p. 425-436 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Women's Health Services
Public Health

Community-based participatory research in healthcare: Ethical issues and impact on healthcare practitioners

Lewitt, M., Campbell, P. & Cross, A., 2017, Healthcare ethics for healthcare practitioners. Lategan, L. O. K. & Van Zyl, G. J. (eds.). AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, p. 81-96

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


basic education
Federal Ministry