Angie Boyle
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Location (town and country)
Carlisle, Cumbria
University of Cumbria
Social work
Job title
Lecturer in Health, Psychology and Social Studies
Areas of interest and expertise
Academic and Professional Qualifications

Dip HE Social and Environmental Studies
Dip HE in Counselling
PgC in Academic Practice
MA in Education
PhD Registrant
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Recent outputs:

• International Conference on Research and Science (ICRES) 2015 organised by the International Journal of Education and Science in Turkey. Paper given on ‘The use of technology in social work in promoting Expert by Experience involvement’.

•Authenticity to Action Conference, UCLAN. Paper delivered with EbE colleagues ‘Working in Co-production with Experts by Experience’ March 2015

• Teaching and Learning conference, Plymouth University. Poster given on ‘Does creative play enhance students wellbeing?’ June 2016.

• University of Coventry Violence and Interpersonal Aggression Conference - Paper delivered on ‘Resilience, resistance and agency in adult survivors of childhood domestic abuse.’

• Teaching and Learning Conference University of Cumbria 20th June 2017. Paper delivered on ‘Working with Experts by Experience’.

• Cumbria Research and Innovation Conference 7th July 2017. Paper delivered on ‘How well does the world of academia accommodate the non-traditional student?’

Research and teaching interests:

Reflective practice
Experts by Experience
Values and Ethics

My PhD thesis a PhD will be looking at the development of agency, resilience and resistance in adults who experienced domestic abuse as children.
Reason for joining the mhhehub
Research and support

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At 13:48 on March 3, 2015, Jill Anderson said…

This a really belated welcome to the mhhehub Angie.  Hope all is well with you.  Am so glad that you joined the hub at the end of last year.   Do share some further information about your interests, and  I hope that you'll find things on the mhhehub that are of use to you. Try using the search box on the home page for items in your areas of interest, and to connect with others who share them . Set up or join a group - it can be an open one, or a closed one.  Any queries or suggestions, do just get in touch.

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Blog Posts

QMU launches the world's first Masters in Mad Studies

Posted by Jill Anderson on December 1, 2020 at 11:50 0 Comments

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh is launching the world’s first master’s degree in Mad Studies. The MSc Mad Studies course is primarily a course for graduates with lived experience of mental health issues. It has been hailed by a leading international Mad Studies academic as the most exciting piece of curriculum development in the last 20 years!

Mad Studies is a recognised academic discipline that explores the knowledge and actions that have grown…


Unlearning through Mad Studies: disruptive pedagogical praxis

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 26, 2020 at 19:00 0 Comments

Medical discourse currently dominates as the defining framework for madness in educational praxis. Consequently, ideas rooted in a mental health/illness binary abound in higher learning, as both curriculum content and through institutional procedures that reinforce structures of normalcy. While madness, then, is included in university spaces, this inclusion proceeds in ways that continue to pathologize madness and disenfranchise mad people.

This paper offers Mad…


Stepchange: mentally healthy universities

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:48 0 Comments

Earlier this year, UUK published a refreshed version of its strategic framework, Stepchange: mentally healthy universities, calling on universities to prioritise the mental health of their students and staff by taking a whole university approach to mental health.

The Stepchange approach and shared set of principles inform the …


Think Ahead gets funding to boost its intake.

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:41 0 Comments

Fast-track mental health social work provider Think Ahead will expand its intake by 60% from next year following a government funding boost of at least £18m.

The Department of Health and Social Care has agreed a contract with Think Ahead to increase the number of trainees for its 2021 and 2022 cohorts from 100 to 160, with…


Transforming Mental Health Social Work videos

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:39 0 Comments

Health Education England has commissioned 11 videos centered on real-life experience of specialists in the social work field.

See the video playlist.

Transforming mental health social work - conference report

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:37 0 Comments

In February 2020 Health Education England and Skills for Care put on two major conferences about the role and development of mental health social work. 

Download the conference report.

Leadership in mental health social work - web pages

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:33 0 Comments

A section of the Skills for Care website has been developed for mental health social workers and AMHPs

View the web pages here.

Social work education and training in mental health, addictions and suicide: a scoping review protocol

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:29 1 Comment

Social workers are among the largest group of professionals in the mental health workforce and play a key role in the assessment of mental health, addictions and suicide. Most social workers provide services to individuals with mental health concerns, yet there are gaps in research on social work education and training programmes. The objective of this open access scoping review is to examine literature on social work education and training in mental health, addictions and…


Mental health nurse education: perceptions, access and the pandemic

Posted by Jill Anderson on October 16, 2020 at 15:25 0 Comments

With World Mental Health Day this Saturday, a new Nuffield Trust report discusses how more people might be attracted to apply to study mental health nursing, and the reasons why they might currently be less likely to do so.

Co-author Claudia Leone picks out some  key findings.

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