School:Education and Social Care
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 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 & Gasper R., forthcoming. The choice to disclose (or not) mental health ill-health in UK higher education institutions: a duoethnography by two female academics. Journal of Organisational Ethnography.
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., and Videmsek, P., forthcoming. 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
Fox, J., 2017, Building on the recovery approach: the development of a conceptual model of service design for carers in mental health. Journal of Research, Policy and Practice, 32,3, 183-196
Fox, J., Smith, A, Kenedler, L, Evangelinos, G, in preparation and under review, Reflections on developing a blended learning recovery programme for family carers of people diagnosed with mental ill-health.
Videmsek, P & Fox, J, 2017, Exploring the value of involving experts-by-experience in social work research: experiences from Slovenia and the UK. European Journal of Social Work. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2017.1292220
Fox, J, Ramon, S, Morant, N, 2015, ‘Exploring the meaning of recovery for carers: Implications for social work practice’, The British Journal of Social Work, 45 (suppl_1): i117-i134. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcv109
Fox, JR, 2019, Promoting good mental health in the workplace for people who experience mental ill-health: an insider perspective Refocus on Recovery. Nottingham: Sept 4-6 2019.
Fox, J, 2018, Promoting good mental health in the workplace for people who experience mental ill-health: an insider perspective. British Autoethnography conference. Bristol: July 23rd – 24th 2018.
Fox, J, 2017, Reflections on developing a blended learning recovery education programme for mental health carers, Refocus on Recovery 2017. Nottingham. September 18 – 20, 2017.
Fox, J and Smith A, Developing a recovery course for carers. Connecting People: Parity of Esteem and Well-being. Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust, Stevenage: 10.10.16
Fox, J, 2016. The relevance of the recovery concept to carers of people with schizophrenia. 'Creative Approaches to Working with and Engaging Family and Carer Systems'. Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. 24.03.16
Fox J, 2015, A personal reflection on working with parents with mental ill-health: Obstacles and opportunities for delivering best practice. Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare Work. Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd, London, 02.12.2016