Dr Joanna Fox

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

Department:School of Education & Social Care

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Social Work and Social Policy

Dr Joanna Fox is a qualified and registered HCPC Social Worker. Her interests are in mental health, the recovery approach, family carers, and research led and supported by service users and carers who have themselves experienced or cared for someone with mental ill-health.

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joanna.fox@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Joanna's interests are in developing research with patients and public who have themselves experienced disability, illness, or cared for someone who has. She has a keen interest in supporting the involvement of service users and carers in training social work students.

She has recently completed a PhD focusing on the role of family carers in supporting people with mental health needs, and their commitment and interest in the recovery approach. A partnership has been developed with the Recovery College East to implement training on the recovery approach, developed for this PhD, to family carers.

Research interests

  • Patient and public involvement
  • Service user and carer involvement in social work education
  • Service user and carer involvement in research
  • Service user and carer involvement in developing mental health services
  • Concept mapping
  • Mental health social work
  • The recovery approach in mental health

Joanna is very interested in developing the service user voice in all aspects of social work education, research and support. This is particularly in connection with mental health service research and monitoring and the development of the recovery approach.

Teaching

  • Joanna teaches the third year BA (Hons ) Social Work module Well-being across the life course
  • Joanna supports teaching of the preparation for practice module for BA (Hons) Social Work students on their first year training.

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in (HE) Teaching and Learning, Anglia Ruskin University 2013-2014
  • PhD, Anglia Ruskin University 2007-2013
  • BTEC in Management Studies, Hertfordshire Regional College, 2007
  • MA in Mental Health Professional Practice, Anglia Ruskin University 1999-2003
  • Diploma in Social Work, Anglia Ruskin University 1995-1997
  • BA Joint Hons, Durham University 1990-1993

Memberships, editorial boards

  • HCPC Registered Social Worker
  • HEA Fellow

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Service user member of Lived Experience Advisory Panel, Refocus on Recovery, Institute of Psychiatry
  • Anglia Ruskin Learning and Teaching Fellowship Award: An evaluation of the use of concept maps in social work education
  • Anglia Ruskin Learning and Teaching Fellowship Award: Developing best practice in service user education across health and social care

Selected recent publications

Fox, JR, 2012, Best practice in maternity and mental health services: a service user perspective. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 38, 4, p. 651 - 656

Fox, J, and Ramon, S, 2011, Recovery: Bringing service users in, An International Journal of Applied Social Work and Social Sciences Review, Volume 14, Number 3, 2011 , pp. 10-22(13)

Slade M, Bird V, Chandler R, Fox J, Larsen J, Tew J, Leamy M, 2010, The contribution of advisory committees and public involvement to large studies: case study, BMC Health Services Research, (Dec 2), (10) p. 323 - 332

Fox, JR. et al, 2011, Modelling best practice in service user and carer involvement in the faculty of health and social care at Anglia Ruskin University: the development of e-learning technology. Illuminate: 11th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference. 2010 Learning and Teaching Project Reports. Cambridge: Anglia Ruskin University. p. 77 -80

Fox, JR, 2011, ‘The view from inside’: understanding service user involvement in health and social care education, Disability & Society, 26, (2) p. 169- 177

Fox, J.R. and Ockwell, CR., 2010, Service user and carer involvement in the OSWE Project in England:  the experiences of two service user researchers. In. J. Carpenter and H Burgess, eds., 2010, The outcomes of social work education: developing evaluation methods. Southampton: SWAP, University of Southampton, p. 118 – 126.

Anghel, R, Fox, JR. and Warnes, M, 2010, An exploration of concept mapping as a method of evaluating student learning in social work.  In J Carpenter and H Burgess eds, 2010, The outcomes of social work education: developing evaluation methods. Southampton: SWAP, University of Southampton. p 34 – 52,

Fox, J.R., 2013. The Recovery Concept: the importance of the recovery story. In S. Walker ed 2013.  Modern Mental Health. ;St. Albans: Critical Publishing. Chapter 4.

Recent presentations and conferences

Larsen J, Arbouthnutt, M, Braithwaite, T, Chandler, R, Faulkner, A, Fox, J, Henham, R, Moore, E, Trivedi, P, 2012,Using lived experience to guide research, perspectives of the Refocus LEAP. Refocus on Recovery Conference, London, 5 -7 Mar, 2012.

Fox, JR, 2011, Recovery and Personalisation: a service user perspective,European Congress of Community Psychology,York: York St John University, 15 & 16 September, 2011.

Fox J.R., 2011, An exploration of the role of carers in the recovery of people with schizophrenia, May 2011, Anglia Ruskin University Post Graduate Research Students’ Conference 2011, Anglia Ruskin University, UK. I was awarded a prize for one of the best paper presentations.

Fox J.R., 2010, An exploration of the role of carers in the recovery of people with schizophrenia, May 2011, Anglia Ruskin University Post Graduate Research Students’ Conference 2010, Anglia Ruskin University, UK. I was awarded a prize for one of the best paper presentations.

Ramon, S., Hantman, S., Anghel, R., Fox, J.,  2010, Developing robust user involvement in social work education: a cross-cultural comparison, Joint World Conference on Social Work and social development: The Agenda.  Hong Kong June 2010.