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Scholarly biography

I work in the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice, based in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton. Our team collaborate closely with Boingboing social enterprise, and we work as, with and for people who have lived experience of adversity, to develop resilience research and practice. Through our work we challenge the inequalities faced by marginalised communities, taking a social justice and co-productive approach to everything we do.

I work on a variety of national and international interdisciplinary collaborative research projects. These include projects that develop and adapt our Resilient Therapy, Resilience Framework and Academic Resilience Approach materials for different contexts and for different groups, including children and young people, adults and practitioners. Co-producting research design, research process, materials and outputs ensures that our work is relevant, authentic, accessible, meaningful and useful for the people who will be using it.

I have worked at the University of Brighton since 2010. I am a Chartered Psychologist and Member of The British Psychological Society. My background is in cognitive psychology, recognition memory and psychophysiology.

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Projects 2018 2022

Research Output 2010 2018

Open Access
mental health
emotional development

Communities of practice in community-university engagement: Supporting co-productive resilience research & practice

Davies, C., Hart, A., Eryigit-Madzwamuse, S., Stubbs, C., Aumann, K., Aranda, K. & Heaver, B., 1 Jan 2017, Communities of practice: facilitating social learning in higher education. McDonald, J. & Cater-Steel, A. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, (Higher Education Dynamics).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter


Uniting resilience research and practice with an inequalities approach

Hart, A., Gagnon, E., Eryigit-Madzwamuse, S., Cameron, J., Aranda, K., Rathbone, A. & Heaver, B., 8 Dec 2016, In : SAGE Open. 6, 4, p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Structure of Society
research policy
research practice
social justice
Open Access
Mental Health
Referral and Consultation

Building resilience through group visual arts activities

Hart, A., Macpherson, H., Panton, C., Heaver, B. & Gagnon, E., 1 Sep 2015, In : Engage. 36, p. 87-95 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle