John Cromby previously conducted research and teaching at the Universities of Nottingham and Bradford, and has experience of working in mental health, drug addiction, and learning disability settings. His work engages with the ways that bodies and social processes come together to produce experience, including experiences of distress. This has meant exploring topics including paranoia, clinical sadness, emotion and fear of crime, and experimenting with methods of jointly analysing textual data and embodied activity. He is a former editor of the journal Subjectivity.
Paula Reavey edited the volume Visual Psychologies: Using and Interpreting Images in Qualitative Research (Psychology Press, 2011) and also co-edited two volumes with Sam Warner, New Feminist Stories of Child Sexual Abuse: Sexual Scripts and Dangerous Dialogues (Psychology Press, 2003) and Memory Matters: Contexts for Understanding Sexual Abuse Recollections , with Janice Haaken (Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 2009). She co-authors the book Vital Memory: Ethics, Affect and Agency (with Steven D. Brown, 2014) and has also published numerous articles on social remembering, child sexual abuse and sexuality, mental distress, and embodiment and space, using a variety of methodologies, including memory work, discourse analysis and visual methods.