Tula Brannelly

Dr Tula Brannelly

  • Principal Academic
  • Bournemouth House B403, 19 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LH
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Dr Tula Brannelly is a Principal Academic in Mental Health at Bournemouth University and programme lead for the MSc Mental Health Nursing. Tula has extensive experience in practice, research and education in mental health. Her research interest is about the experiences of care and outcomes of service provision on marginalised populations, shaped by an interest in ethics and citizenship.

Tula’s academic interest was kindled by a practice background in mental health nursing with older people with mental health problems, and particularly, dementia and has continued through research and teaching in the areas of mental health and citizenship. The core question that drives her research is how does health and social policy impact on the wellbeing of marginalised groups? This broad question hosts numerous interests about citizenship(s) for service users, and the ethics practised through welfare relationships. The theoretical basis for this work is the ethics of care. The combination of these factors provides a platform for work related to citizenship and improving health relationships, particularly with people with mental health problems and disability, older people with dementia and young people with alcohol and drug problems...



Journal Articles

  • Morgan, P., Brannelly, T. and Eales, S., 2020. Future studies, mental health and the question of citizenship. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 24 (1), 23-32.
  • Yaghmour, S.M., Bartlett, R. and Brannelly, T., 2019. Dementia in Eastern Mediterranean countries: A systematic review. Dementia, 18 (7-8), 2635-2661.
  • Brannelly, P.T., Bartlett, R. and Topo, P., 2019. Using GPS technologies with People with Dementia: A synthesising review and recommendations for future practice. Journal for Care Research, 3.
  • Bartlett, R. and Brannelly, T., 2019. On being outdoors: How people with dementia experience and deal with vulnerabilities. Social Science and Medicine, 235.
  • Brannelly, T., Gilmour, J.A., O’Reilly, H., Leighton, M. and Woodford, A., 2019. An ordinary life: People with dementia living in a residential setting. Dementia, 18 (2), 757-768.
  • Brannelly, T., 2018. An ethics of care research manifesto. International Journal of Care and Caring, 2 (3), 367-378.
  • Edwards, R. and Brannelly, T., 2017. Approaches to democratising qualitative research methods. Qualitative Research, 17 (3), 271-277.
  • Brannelly, T. and Boulton, A., 2017. The ethics of care and transformational research practices in Aotearoa New Zealand. Qualitative Research, 17 (3), 340-350.
  • Bartlett, R., Balmer, A. and Brannelly, P., 2017. Digital technologies as truth-bearers in health care. Nursing Philosophy, 18 (1).
  • Wilson, S.C., Carryer, J. and Brannelly, T., 2016. New risks: the intended and unintended effects of mental health reform. Nursing inquiry, 23 (3), 200-210.
  • Vaka, S., Brannelly, T. and Huntington, A., 2016. Getting to the Heart of the Story: Using Talanoa to Explore Pacific Mental Health. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37 (8), 537-544.
  • Brannelly, T., 2016. Decolonising research practices with the ethics of care. Nursing Ethics, 23 (1), 4-6.
  • Brannelly, T., 2016. Citizenship and people living with dementia: A case for the ethics of care. Dementia, 15 (3), 304-314.
  • Johal, S.S., Mounsey, Z., Brannelly, P. and Johnston, D.M., 2015. Nurse Perspectives on the Practical, Emotional, and Professional Impacts of Living and Working in Post-earthquake Canterbury, New Zealand. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 31 (1), 10-16.
  • Brannelly, T. and Whitewood, J., 2014. Case commentary 2. Nursing Ethics, 21 (7), 848-849.
  • Missen, R.L., Brannelly, T. and Newton-Howes, G., 2013. Qualitative exploration of family perspectives of smoke-free mental health and addiction services. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 22 (4), 294-303.
  • Brannelly, T., Boulton, A. and Wilson, S., 2013. Developing Citizens: Missed Opportunities in Health and Social Service Provision? A View From Aotearoa New Zealand. Child and Youth Services, 34 (3), 218-235.
  • Boulton, A., Tamehana, J. and Brannelly, T., 2013. WHÄNAU- CENTRED HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICE DELIVERY IN NEW ZEALAND. MAI Review.
  • Brannelly, T., Boulton, A. and Te Hiini, A., 2013. A Relationship Between the Ethics of Care and Māori Worldview—The Place of Relationality and Care in Maori Mental Health Service Provision. Ethics and Social Welfare.
  • Brannelly, T., 2011. Sustaining citizenship: People with dementia and the phenomenon of social death. Nursing Ethics, 18 (5), 662-671.
  • Brannelly, T., 2011. That Others Matter: The Moral Achievement—Care Ethics and Citizenship in Practice with People with Dementia. Ethics and Social Welfare.
  • Gilmour, J.A. and Brannelly, T., 2010. Representations of people with dementia - subaltern, person, citizen. Nursing Inquiry, 17 (3), 240-247.
  • Brannelly, T. and Matthews, B., 2010. When practical help is valued so much by older people, why do professionals fail to recognise its value? Journal of Integrated Care, 18 (2), 33-40.
  • Barnes, M. and Brannelly, T., 2008. Achieving care and social justice for people with dementia. Nursing Ethics, 15 (3), 384-395.
  • Brannelly, T., 2006. Negotiating ethics in dementia care:An analysis of an ethic of care in practice. Dementia, 5 (2), 197-212.



  • Brannelly, T., 2015. Mental health service use and the ethics of care: In pursuit of justice. Ethics of Care: Critical Advances in International Perspective. 219-232.
  • Barnes, M., Brannelly, T., Ward, L. and Ward, N., 2015. Introduction: The critical significance of care. Ethics of Care: Critical Advances in International Perspective. 3-20.
  • Barnes, M., Brannelly, T., Ward, L. and Ward, N., 2015. Conclusion: Renewal and transformation – the importance of an ethics of care. Ethics of Care: Critical Advances in International Perspective. 233-243.
  • Boulton, A. and Brannelly, T., 2015. Care ethics and indigenous values: Political, tribal and personal. Ethics of Care: Critical Advances in International Perspective. 69-82.
  • Brannelly, T., 2007. Citizenship and care for people with dementia: Values and approaches. Care, Community and Citizenship: Research and Practice in a Changing Policy Context. 89-101.


  • Brannelly, P., 2018. Ethics of care in the research process. In: Economics and Social Research Council Research Methods Festival 3-5 July 2018 Bath.


  • International Collaborations for ESRC Investment (Economic and Social Research Council, 01 Oct 2018). Awarded

Consultancy Activities

  • Knowledge Exchange Facilitator, Wellcome Trust funded external consultancy. University of Birmingham, Dr Lizzie Ward, Dr Denise Tanner and Professor Mo Ray, 01 Nov 2017
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