Prof Angie Hart
Prof of Child, Family & Community Health
Nursing and Midwifery
Telephone: +44 (0)1273 644051
- Academic Director of the Community University Partnership Programme
- Visiting Professor, Alva Myrdal Professorship for Collaborative Research and Development Equality, Mälardalen University, Sweden
- Inequalities and disadvantage
Find out more on Angie's website run in collaboration with the Community Interest Company Boingboing at www.boingboing.org.uk
- Applying insights from research to practice
- User involvement in research and development
- Client-practitioner relationships
- Qualitative research methods
- Find out more on the 'Positive Psychology Resources' website: Resilient Therapy: A box of ordinary magic tricks or see: www.brighton.ac.uk/cupp/component/content/article/133.html
Angie Hart is the Academic Director of the award winning Community University Partnership Programme at the University of Brighton. As part of that role, she was the Brighton lead for the HEFCE-funded South East Coastal Communities Programme (www.cupp.org.uk). She is also Professor of Child, Family and Community Health in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in the Faculty of Health and Social Science. She teaches on professional courses for health and social care practitioners and undertakes participatory research into inequalities in health and social care in relation to children and families. 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. For further details of current projects see the school's health and social inequalities current projects page, and for completed projects the health and social inequalities completed projects page.
Professor Hart is a child and family therapist, and until August 2008 she worked part-time as a research-practitioner in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Sussex Partnership NHS Trust, Brighton. She worked both in a specialist team supporting fostered and adopted children, and in a generic CAMHS clinic located in a socially and economically deprived area of Brighton. As the adoptive parent of three children from the care system, she has much experience herself as a service user of health and social care services in both the voluntary and statutory sector.
Professor Hart has 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. She has also published her work on the development of community university partnership programmes. Her current work includes developing a series of communities of practice in collaboration with a local charity. This project involves working with groups of parents and practitioners to implement and develop Resilient Therapy.
Professor Hart's degrees are in philosophy and social anthropology from the Universities of Sussex, Cambridge and Oxford, and she has a postgraduate diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Sussex.
Professor Hart has project-managed and worked as a research collaborator on many multi-disciplinary research projects. These include ones commissioned by major government agencies (e.g. the Department of Health and the Economic and Social Research Council).
HART, ANGELA and Aumann, Kim (2012) Challenging inequalities through community-university partnerships In: Benneworth, P., ed. University engagement with socially excluded communities. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 9789400748743
Cameron, Josh, Walker, Carl, Hart, Angie, Sadlo, Gaynor, Haslam, Imogen and The Retain Support Group, (2012) Supporting workers with mental health problems to retain employment: users' experiences of a UK job retention project Work, 42 (4). pp. 1-12. ISSN 1051-9815
Mulvihill, N., Hart, Angie, Northmore, S., Wollf, D. and Pratt, J. (2011) South East Coastal Communities Project dissemination series paper 1: The future of university-community engagement. [Working Paper]
HART, ANGELA and MILLICAN, JULIET (2011) Community university partnership research in practice at the University of Brighton, England: processes and pitfalls Rizoma Freireano, 9 . pp. 1-15. ISSN 1989-0605
WOLFF, DAVID and HART, ANGELA (2011) Public engagement method: Communities of practice National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.
HART, ANGELA and CHURCH, ANDREW (2011) Research leadership for the community-engaged university: key challenges Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 22 (2). pp. 45-64. ISSN 1047-8485
Hart, Angie and Northmore, S. (2011) Auditing and evaluating university-community engagement: lessons from a UK case study Higher Education Quarterly, 65 (1). pp. 34-58. ISSN 0951-5224
Hart, Angie and Taylor, Sam (2011) Experience in mind. Mental health and the resilient therapy toolkit: a guide for parents about mental health written by young people MBE Bath.
Mulvihill, Natasha, Northmore, S., Hart, Angie, Wolff, D and Pratt, J. (2011) Measuring the impact of university-community engagement South east Coastal Communities Dissemination Paper 5 . pp. 1-11.
Hart, Angie and Aumann, K (2011) Public engagement case study: Bouncing back: Community University Knowledge Exchange for children and families National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.
Wollf, D. and Hart, Angie (2011) Public engagement guide: Working with local communities National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement .
Wollf, D. and Hart, Angie (2011) Public engagement method: Brokerage. National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement .
Mulvihill, N., Hart, Angie, Northmore, S., Wollf, D. and Pratt, J (2011) South East Coastal Communities Project dissemination series paper 2: Models of partnership working in university-community engagement. http://www.coastalcommunities.org.uk/briefingPapers.html.
Mulvihill, N., Hart, Angie, Northmore, S., Wollf, D. and Pratt, J (2011) South East Coastal Communities Project dissemination series paper 3: Geographies of collaboration in university-community engagement. http://www.coastalcommunities.org.uk/briefingPapers.html.
Mulvihill, N., Hart, Angie, Northmore, S., Wollf, D. and Pratt, J (2011) South East Coastal Communities Project dissemination series paper 4: Embedding University-Community Partnership Working. http://www.coastalcommunities.org.uk/briefingPapers.html.
Northmore, S. and Hart, Angie (2011) Sustaining community-university partnerships Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement , 4 . pp. 1-11. ISSN 1836-3393
Hart, Angie, Aumann, K and Heaver, B. (2010) Boingboing resilience research and practice www.boingboing.org.uk .
Hart, Angie (2010) Early promise? Working in community university partnerships: academic experiences University of Brighton.
Wyatt, S., Henwood, F., Hart, Angie and Platzer, H. (2010) Transforming Health? The Internet and Everyday Life In: Murdock, G and Golding, P, eds. Digital Dynamics: Engagements and Connections. Hampton Press , Cresskill, NJ, pp. 3-22.
HART, ANGELA (2009) Armed against adversity Professional Social Work . pp. 22-24. ISSN 1352-3112
Hart, Angie, Northmore, S. and Gerhardt, C (2009) Auditing, benchmarking and evaluating public engagement. National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement., Bristol.
Hart, Angie, Northmore, S., Gerhardt, C. and Rodriguez, P. (2009) Developing access between universities and local community groups: a university helpdesk in action Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 13 (3). pp. 45-59. ISSN 1534-6102
Aumann, K and Hart, Angie (2009) Helping children with complex needs bounce back: resilient therapy for parents and professionals Jessica Kingsley, London.
Aumann, K and Hart, Angie (2009) Resilient therapy: an introduction for parents and professionals Jessica Kingsley, London.
Hart, Angie and Fox, Alice (2008) Resilient therapy: introduction to resilient therapy and related issues (motion picture) Alice Fox, UK. (Unpublished)
Hart, Angie, Blincow, Derek and Thomas, H. (2008) Resilient therapy: strategic therapeutic engagement with children in crisis Child Care in Practice, 4 (2). pp. 131-145. ISSN 1357-5279
Hart, Angie, Wolff, D and Maddison, E (2007) Community-university partnership in practice NIACE: London. ISBN 978-1-86201-317-9
Hart, Angie and Aumann, K (2007) An ACE way to engage in community-university partnerships: making links through resilient therapy In: Hart, A., Maddison, E. and Wolff, D, eds. Community-university partnerships in practice. Niace, Leicester.
Cameron, J. and Hart, Angie (2007) Ethical issues in obtaining informed consent for research with participants recovering from acute mental health problems Research Ethics Review, 3 (4). pp. 127-129. ISSN 1549-1676
Hart, Angie, Blincow, Derek and Thomas , H (2007) Introducing resilient therapy to the family courts Family Law, 37 . pp. 839-843. ISSN 0014-7281
Hart, Angie, Blincow, Derek and Thomas, Helen (2007) Resilient therapy: working with children and families Routledge, London. ISBN 4154-0384
Hart, Angie, Virgo, S and Aumann, K (2006) Insider's guide to brining up children with special needs: Evaluation of the Amaze parent support course Amaze, Brighton, UK.
Hart, Angie and Wolff, D (2006) Developing local 'communities of practice' through local community-university partnerships Planning, Practice and Research, 21 (1). pp. 121-138. ISSN 1360-0583
Hart, Angie and Luckock, B. (2006) Core principles and therapeutic objectives for therapy with adoptive and permanent foster families Adoption & fostering journal, 30 (2). pp. 29-42. ISSN 1740-469X
Luckock, B. and Hart, Angie (2005) Adoptive family life and adoption support: policy ambivalence and the development of effective services Child & Family Social Work, 10 (2). pp. 125-134. ISSN 1365-2206
Hart, Angie and Freeman, M. (2005) Health 'care' interventions: making health inequalities worse, not better? Journal of Advanced Nursing, 49 (5). pp. 502-512. ISSN 0309-2402
HART, ANGELA, WOLFF, DAVID, Aumann, Kim and Blincow, Derek (2005) Community-university partnerships for community-university benefit: lessons learnt from Brighton In: Making Knowledge Work International Conference, University of Stirling, UK.
Hart, Angie, Saunders, A and Thomas, H (2005) Attuning practice findings from a service user study of child and adolescent mental health services Epidemiologia e Psichiatria Sociale, 14 (1). pp. 199-218.
Jones, A., Henwood, F. and Hart, Angie (2005) Factors facilitating effective use of electronic patient record systems for clinical audit and research in the UK maternity services British Journal of Clinical Governance, 10 (2). pp. 126-138. ISSN 1477-7274
Hart, Angie (2005) Ordinary magic: attachment spells and resilient therapy with fostered and adopted children In: Brisch, K. H and Hellbrugge, Th., eds. Children with no attachment: deprivation, adoption and psychotherapy. Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart, Germany.
Hall, Valerie and Hart, Angie (2004) The use of imagination in professional education to enable learning about disadvantaged clients Learning in health and social care, 3 (4). pp. 190-202. ISSN 1473-6861
Jones, Angie, Henwood, F. and Hart, Angie (2004) Can midwives afford to ignore the development of electronic patient records in NHS trusts? RCM midwives journal, 7 (8). pp. 336-339. ISSN 1462-138X
Hart, Angie and Luckock, B. (2004) Developing adoption support and therapy: new approaches for practice Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, UK. ISBN 9781843101468
Hart, Angie, Henwood, F. and Wyatt, S. (2004) The role of the internet in patient-practitioner relationships: findings from a qualitative research study Journal of Medical Internet Research, 6 (3). ISSN 1438-8871
Hart, Angie (2004) Health visitors and "disadvantaged" parent-clients: designing realist research In: Carter, Bob and New, Caroline, eds. Making realism work: realist social theory and empirical research. Routledge. ISBN 9780415300612
Lockey, R and Hart, Angie (2004) Improving consultation with disadvantaged service users British journal of midwifery, 12 (12). pp. 784-789.
Hart, Angie, Henwood, F. and Wyatt, S. (2004) Information at your fingertips Public Service Review: Health . pp. 32-33.
Hart, Angie (2004) Information for what? Public Service Review: Central Government . pp. 64-67.
Henwood, F., Wyatt, S and Hart, Angie (2004) The internet, health information and everyday life In: Kuipers, G, Kloet, J de and Kuik, S, eds. Digitaal Contact: het net van de begrendse mogelijkheden. Amsterdams Sociologisch Tijdschrift, Amsterdam, Holland, pp. 254-273. ISBN 908061453X
Wyatt, S, Henwood, F., Hart, Angie and Platzer, H (2004) L'extension des territoires du patient: internet et sante au quotidien (extending the patient's world: the internet, health information and everyday life) Science sociales et sante (Social science and medicine) . pp. 45-68.
Hart, Angie, New, C. and Freeman, M. (2004) Writing a realist proposal: experiences from a health-related research project In: Carter, B. and New, C., eds. Making realism work: realist social theory and empirical research. Critical realism: interventions . Routledge, London, UK, pp. 151-170. ISBN 0415300614
Hart, Angie, Henwood, F. and Shiers, C. (2003) Use of client held records in the maternity services British Journal of Midwifery, 11 (11). pp. 668-674. ISSN 0969-4900
Henwood, F., Wyatt, S., Hart, Angie and Smith, J. (2003) 'Ignorance is bliss sometimes': constraints on the emergence of the 'informed patient' in the changing landscapes of health information Sociology of Health and Illness, 25 (6). pp. 589-607. ISSN 1467-9566
Lockey, R. and Hart, Angie (2003) Addressing inequalities in health: breast benefits project British Journal of Midwifery, 11 (5). pp. 281-285. ISSN 0969-4900
Hart, Angie, Hall, Valerie and Henwood, F. (2003) Helping health and social care professionals to develop an 'inequalities imagination': a model for use in education and practice Journal of Advanced Nursing, 41 (5). pp. 480-489. ISSN 1365-2648
Henwood, F. and Hart, Angie (2003) Articulating gender in the context of ICTs in health care: the case of electronic patient records in the maternity services Critical Social Policy, 23 (2). pp. 249-267. ISSN 1461-703X
Wyatt, S, Henwood, F., Hart, Angie and Smith, J (2003) De digitale tweedeling: internet, gezondheidsinformatie en het dagelikjs leven (re-examining the digital divide: the internet, health information and everyday life) In: Digitaal contact. Het net van de begrensde mogeljkheden. Amsterdams Sociologisch Tijdschrift, Amsterdam, pp. 254-273. ISBN 90 806145 3 x
Hart, Angie, Henwood, F. and Jones, A. (2003) Views of heads of midwifery on electronic patient records British Journal of Midwifery, 11 (1). pp. 53-57. ISSN 0969-4900
Jones, A., Henwood, F. and Hart, Angie (2002) Electronic patient records: the view from maternity British Journal of Midwifery, 10 (10). pp. 635-639. ISSN 0969-4900
Hart, Angie and Lockey, R. (2002) Inequalities in health care provision: the relationship between contemporary policy and contemporary practice in maternity services in England Journal of Advanced Nursing, 37 (5). pp. 485-493. ISSN 0309-2402
Hart, Angie, Luckock, B and Gerhardt, C (2002) The attachment project in context: developing therapeutic and social support services for adoptive and long term foster families in Brighton and Hove, a research based evaluation University of Brighton, Brighton, UK.
Henwood, F., Wyatt, S., Hart, Angie and Smith, J. (2002) Turned on or turned off? Accessing health information on the internet The Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, 14 (2). pp. 79-90. ISSN 0905-0167
Hart, Angie and Hall, Valerie (2001) Addressing health inequalities: implications for curriculum planning and educational delivery The practising midwife, 4 (9). pp. 42-43. ISSN 1461-3123
Hart, Angie, Henwood, F., Pankhurst, F., Hall, Valerie and Sommerville, F. (2001) Addressing inequalities in health: new directions in midwifery education and practice English national Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, London UK. ISBN 1901697703
Hart, Angie (2001) Adressing health inequalities The practising midwife, 4 (6). pp. 42-43.
Hart, Angie and Lockey, R (2001) Adressing health inequalities: developmental implications in practice The practising midwife, 4 (10). pp. 40-41.