Areas of Expertise: Social Work and Social Policy
Dr Joanna Fox is a qualified and registered SWE 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.
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.
Her PhD, completed in 2013, focused on the role of family carers in supporting people with mental health needs, and their commitment and interest in the recovery approach. This work has been further developed with the receipt of two successful internal research bids into a blended learning programme currently being delivered and evaluated.
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.
Joanna would be pleased to consider supervising doctoral students with the following research interests/topics:
Fox, J., Smith, A., Driver, P., e Sa Vasconcelos, D., 2022. Teaching family carers about the recovery concept in mental health: An exploration of the potential impact of utilising an online programme. Journal of Recovery in mental health, 5(1), pp. 46-65.
Fox, J., Dean, J., Amas, D., 2021. Involving people with lived experiences in role-play assessment in social work education in England: implications for practice. Practice: Social Work in Action. doi: 10.1080/09503153.2021.2010694
Videmšek P., Fox, J., 2021. Covid-19: Can this pandemic trigger innovation in social work practice in Slovenia and England? American Journal of Biomedical Science and Research, 14(2). doi: 10.34297/AJBSR.2021.14.001977
Fox, J. 2021. Models Underpinning Mental Health: A Proposal for A User-Based Framework. American Journal of Biomedical Science and Research, 13(3). pp. 228-234. doi: 10.34297/AJBSR.2021.13.001863. ISI Impact Factor: 1.042
Fox, J., 2021. Lived Experiences of Psychosis: Understanding the Gap Between Perception and Reality. Schizophrenia Bulletin, sbab065. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbab065
Fox, J., 2021. Shared Decision-Making: An Autoethnography About Service User Perspectives in Making Choices About Mental Health Care and Treatment. Front. Psychiatry, 12, 637560. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.637560
Fox, J., 2021. Exorcising memories of internalised stigma: the demons of lived experience. World Journal of Psychiatry, 11(3), pp. 63-72 doi: 10.5498/wjp.v11.i3.63.
Fox, J., 2021. A reflection on the value of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for promoting good mental health in the workplace: a service user perspective. Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 49(3), pp. 362-370. doi: 10.1080/03069885.2021.1897087
Fox, J., 2020. Perspectives of experts-by-experience: an exploration of lived experience involvement in social work education. Social Work Education. doi: 10.1080/02615479.2020.1861244
Fox, J., 2020. Experiences of user involvement in mental health research: exploring reflections from a service user researcher using auto-ethnography. Mental Health Review Journal, 25(3), pp. 281-294. doi: 10.1108/MHRJ-11-2019-0040
Fox, J., Gasper, R., 2020. The choice to disclose (or not) mental health ill-health in UK higher education institutions: a duoethnography by two female academics. Journal of Organizational Ethnography, 9(3), pp. 295-309. doi: 10.1108/JOE-11-2019-0040
Fox, J., Videmšek, P., 2019. Looking back, looking forward: using a duoethnographic study to explore the role of personal positioning in social work education in the UK and Slovenia. European Journal of Social Work. doi: 10.1080/13691457.2019.1689927
Fox, J., Videmsek, P., 2019. Exploring the mental health and spiritual recovery of an expert-by-experience: a discussion of the unique contribution social workers can make to support this journey. Ljetopis Socijalnog Rada, Annual of Social Work, 26(2), pp. 235-256. doi: 10.3935/ljsr.v26i2.266. In Web of Science this journal has a Category rank of 44/44 and is in Q4.
Fox, J., April 2021. Local journey of mental health. Social Power and Mental Health (Online), CRASSH, University of Cambridge (invited speaker).
Fox, J., Smith, A., March 2021. Teaching family carers about the recovery concept in mental health: An exploration of its potential impact. FHEMS Research Conference (Online) (abstract peer reviewed).
Fox, J., Pinfold, V., November 2020. Decision making concerning the use of medication by pregnant women experiencing mental ill health. CPFT, Cambridge University Hospitals Trust R&D, University of Hertfordshire Conference on Shared Decision Making in the 2020 and Beyond (Online) (invited speaker).
Fox, J. R., September 2019. Promoting good mental health in the workplace for people who experience mental ill-health: an insider perspective. Refocus on Recovery, Nottingham.