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Angie Hart

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19972021
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Personal profile

Approach to teaching

Most of my teaching is at postgraduate level and I have a large group of PhD students working with me. I also teach from our resilience research base across the curriculum – particularly to nurses, midwives, social workers, occupational therapists and doctors – and I support others in our resilience group to do this too. This includes BSc Nursing, Research Methods (UG to PhD level), Health Visiting, Qualitative Research Masters Module, and Leadership and Decision-Making in Safeguarding Children Masters Module.

Teaching by others on the resilience framework I have developed is embedded in many courses in health and social work at the Universities of Brighton, Sussex and beyond. For example BSc Nursing, Preceptorship programme, Health Visiting course, clinical supervisors training, practice teacher’s module, mentorship preparation course, PgCHSCE, Paramedic programme, MSc in Community Health and international MA in Health.

Much of our resilience research has produced practical resources that are freely available on the Boingboing website (www.boingboing.org.uk), which students are able to use and adapt as they wish as part of their learning and practice development. Many of our PhD students have co-produced resources in their own contexts that can then be shared with others, such as the Kinship Carer’s guide and the adult version of the resilience framework.

As the longstanding Academic Director of our Community University Partnership, I always try to enthuse others to work in a way that is helpful to communities outside the university. My aim is to use my academic privilege to support other people, and I work closely with co-researchers who are young people with complex needs and adults experiencing adversity, as well as a lively (and international) group of more traditional researchers who want to work in a more co-productive way.

Research interests

My work is interdisciplinary and I work closely with evidence bases and colleagues from psychology, sociology, social anthropology, community development, education, social work, psychiatry and nursing. All of my research is co-productive, and as the academic director of the Community University Partnership Programme (CUPP) I have expertise in applying insights from research within the context of Communities of Practice (CoP). CoPs bring people with a shared passion together across, not only different agencies and disciplines, but also organisational forms and status boundaries, including service users and their carers. I am passionate about using research insights to inform practice developments and vice versa.

I have published widely on health and social care services to disadvantaged children, their families and their supporters, especially in relation to fostering and adoption to midwifery and health visiting and in relation to the concept of resilience. I have also published work on the development of community university partnership programmes. All of my work results in practical applications.

Scholarly biography

Professor Angie Hart is Professor of Child, Family and Community Health at the University of Brighton and Director of the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice.

She is also Academic Director of the award winning Community University Partnership Programme. As part of that role, she was the Brighton lead for the HEFCE-funded South East Coastal Communities Programme. She undertakes participatory research into inequalities in health and social care in relation to children and families, especially in relation to resilience. Angie teaches on professional courses for health and social care practitioners and coordinates a large group of PhD students working on resilience and inequalities. She currently has a number of resilience-focused research projects under way, many of which are funded under the AHRC/ESRC's Connected Communities Programme.

As well as project managing and collaborating on a variety of national and international interdisciplinary collaborative research projects, including ones commissioned by major government agencies (for instance, the Department of Health and the Economic and Social Research Council), Angie Hart takes a key role in shaping and implementing research strategy within the CHR, attracting research funding, recruiting, supervising and mentoring other researchers and research students, contributing to curriculum design and supporting others to teach from the research base developed in the centre. 

Angie provides academic leadership and strategic direction to the Community University Partnership Programme (CUPP), promoting CUPP internally, nationally and internationally, and encouraging and supporting the School, CUPP and other University of Brighton staff members to develop an engagement orientated research profile. She supports colleagues through direct project work, grant applications, publications, conference and seminar addresses, workshops and delivering research advice to community groups as part of the one-to-one support programme.

Angie takes overall responsibility for the strategic direction, financial accountability and development of Boingboing as a collaborative resilience research and practice development social enterprise. She does is Boingboing’s director, in a voluntary capacity. Boingboing works  in partnership with the University of Brighton (where the organisation is housed), YoungMinds, Amaze and others, including colleagues and organisations in other countries. Angie oversees the Boingboing website, and plays a direct role in delivering training to colleagues, offering a consultation service to young people, parents and other practitioners in relation to resilience, and recruiting, supervising and mentoring staff and volunteers.

She has also developed many practice resources which are used in the UK and beyond. Resilient Therapy is an approach to supporting the most disadvantaged children and families which has been articulated in books and films. The Academic Resilience Approach (ARA) is another of Angie’s creations. Designed in collaboration with young people’s mental health systems expert Lisa Williams, the ARA is articulated in a free online suite of resources for schools available free to download from the BoingBoing website. Schools throughout the UK use the resource to support the resilience of individual students and to tackle whole school resilience building.

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resilience Social Sciences
community Social Sciences
university Social Sciences
mental health Social Sciences
school Social Sciences
parents Social Sciences
health Social Sciences
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Projects 2018 2021

Imagine

Cameron, J., Hart, A., Eryigit-Madzwamuse, S., Heaver, B., Hudson, C., Aranda, K., Rathbone, A., Maitland, J., Church, A., Walker, C., Haynes, P. & Gant, N.

1/02/1830/09/21

Project: GrantResearch and Enterprise

File

Research Output 1997 2018

primary education
role play
resilience
inclusion
narrative

Collaboration in the design and delivery of a mental health recovery college course: experiences of students and tutors

Cameron, J., Hart, A., Brooker, S., Neale, P. & Reardon, M. 15 May 2018

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tutor
mental health
experience
student
resilience

The Academic Resilience Approach in the promotion of young people’s mental health: Proposals for its use in schools

Hart, A., Fernández-Rodrigo, L., Molina, M. C., Izquierdo, R. & Maitland, J. 27 Jul 2018 (Accepted/In press) 4, p. 7-29 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
resilience
promotion
mental health
school
educational practice

United we stand: youth perspectives on developing resilience to drought in South Africa [Motion Picture]

Hart, A. 19 Apr 2018

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

drought
resilience
research project
community
coping

United we stand: youth perspectives on developing resilience to drought in South Africa

Hart, A. 19 Apr 2018 Brighton. 16 p.

Research output: Book/ReportProject report

Open Access
File
drought
resilience
research project
community
coping