Dr Angela Morgan

Senior Researcher (CHSCI)

Email address: Angela-Morgan@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 322455 Location: Wolverhampton Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Grounded theory, discourse analysis, mixed methods programme evaluation and qualitative data analysis

About

Angela has extensive experience in social research, consultation and evaluation of social policy and practice. With recognised project management qualifications, she has contributed to and led national, regional and local multi-disciplinary projects. Working in the area of social policy, health and social care improvement for eleven years, she has completed consultation and development work with a range of community, health and social care, and criminal justice agencies. She has successfully published her work in high quality academic and practice journals, and has also contributed to current debates through conferences and seminars. Angela’s research expertise lies in qualitative research methods, particularly face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews, focus groups, participatory appraisal methods, and a basket of methods for use with young vulnerable and challenging children (including photography and ‘hands-on’, ‘action’ participatory techniques). Although her research interests are wide-ranging, they are interlinked with a focus on empowerment, ‘voice’ and well-being. Angela has been actively involved in research into domestic violence over the last eleven years. Her key research areas have been in improving the health and wellbeing of victims and survivors of domestic violence through contributing to the enhancement of provision of specialist support services. Working for a range of commissioning bodies (The Home Office, CPS, Police, GOWM, HEFCE, Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum, the Safer Wolverhampton Partnership), Angela’s work has been tailored to meet the needs of research requirements locally, regionally and nationally. These research interests, coupled with her extensive experience in sensitive interviewing skills and operating within the highest ethical standards, ensure that Angela is suitably experienced to conduct research into similar areas, for example, sexual violence and abuse, and child sexual abuse.

Although Angela’s research interests are wide-ranging, they are interlinked with a focus on empowerment, voice and well-being. She has been actively involved in research into domestic violence and abuse over the last twelve years. Her key research area has been in improving the health and wellbeing of victims and survivors of gender-based violence through contributing to the enhancement of provision of specialist support services, and working for a range of commissioning bodies (EU Daphne III, The Home Office, CPS, Police, GOWM, HEFCE, Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum, the Safer Wolverhampton Partnership, The Haven Wolverhampton). Angela has extensive experience in research, consultation and evaluation of social policy and practice. With recognised project management qualifications, she has contributed to and led national, regional and local multi-disciplinary projects. Working in the area of social policy, health and social care improvement for over twelve years, she has completed consultation and development work for a range of statutory and community health and social care agencies. Angela’s research expertise lies in qualitative research methods, particularly in-depth interviews, focus groups, participatory appraisal methods in order to provide insight to inform service improvement. She uses a range of methods tailored to specific needs when researching with vulnerable and challenging children and adults (including photography and activity-based participatory techniques). Angela favours grounded theory and Foucauldian discourse analysis within a repertoire of qualitative analytic frameworks. She also has expertise in gathering and collating project/programme monitoring data and survey data, and expertise in the use of SPSS for analysis and clear and concise data presentation.

Research interests

  • Domestic violence
  • Vulnerable children and young people
  • Any area of social policy and health outcomes
  • Previous research on Violence Against Women
    • Sexual Violence Needs Assessment for the West Midlands Police Force Area. For Birmingham East and North Primary Care Trust. Expert Adviser to ICF GHK International (2011)
    • Impact and Effectiveness of Counselling for Victims of Domestic Violence: ‘Beyond Surviving’. For The Haven Wolverhampton (2011)
    • Scoping Sexual Violence and Abuse in Wolverhampton: A Survey of Wolverhampton GPs and Primary Care Staff. For Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum and Government Office West Midlands (2010)
    • Sexual Violence and Abuse in Wolverhampton: A Problem Profile. For Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum and Government Office West Midlands (2010)
    • Unpacking Retractions in Domestic Violence Cases: A Study of Wolverhampton. For West Midlands Police and Crown Prosecution Service (2006)
    • Preventing Domestic Violence: Moving on and Empowerment Through Education. For Higher Education Funding Council for England (2006)
    • Evaluation of the Wolverhampton Specialist Domestic Violence Court: A baseline study to inform LPSA DV targets. For Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum (2005)

    Masters dissertation supervision record

    • The epidemiology of intimate partner violence against women in Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Alcohol-related intimate partner violence and possible moderators in Sub-Saharan Africa
    • The epidemiology of intimate partner violence among pregnant women in Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Adults with learning disability: perceptions of barriers to physical activity
    • A policy analysis to identify the concerns, aims and outcomes of the teenage pregnancy strategy 1999
    • The effect of government policy: HIV and AIDS in African communities: a framework for better prevention and care (2004c): an approach to its analysis
    • Testing targets and strategies in national HIV policy documents: a cross-country comparison between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the United Kingdom
    • Analysis of social representation of MRSA in UK newspapers
    • The implications of personal budgets on social work practice
    • A qualitative policy analysis of the policy framework (document) on reproductive health in Nigeria. How and to what extent are the documents translated into policies and the impact of the policies on the reproductive health outcome?
    • Tuberculosis treatment in Nigeria: a policy analysis
    • To investigate how the issue of forced marriages and honour-based violence is being addressed from a local perspective by examining the way services are currently responding to cases of forced marriages
    • The NHS role in screening to identify early victims of domestic violence: a policy analysis
    • The effectiveness of NHS Trust policies on domestic violence in informing clinical practice: a critical discourse analysis

    PhD supervision record
    • 5 current:
    o Emma Danks - ‘The social and political influences on the maternity experiences of women following female genital mutilation: the service user’s perspective’ (DoS)
    o Elizabeth Rouse - ‘Benefits of infant massage for vulnerable children and their carers, and effective service delivery in a children’s centre context’ (SS)
    o Mandu Ekpenyong - ‘An assessment of barriers to accessing emergency obstetric care amongst patients in a secondary health care facility’ (SS)
    o Ngozika Jane Hemuka - ‘The continuance of female genital mutilation among women and young girls in communities at risk of FGM in Nigeria: men’s perception and perpetuating factors’ (SS)
    o Bill Myers - tbc


    • 2 completed:
    o Research Supervisors Development Programme
    o Dr David King - ‘Social class within the therapeutic alliance: a Foucauldian discourse analysis’ (DoS)

    Professional Doctorate Supervision record
    • 4 current:
    o Vik Kelly-Teare - ‘The un/abused: emic perspectives on discourses of domestic violence in lesbian relationships’ (Doctorate in Health and Wellbeing) (DoS)
    o Gail Freedman - ‘The lived experience of mothers who have navigated alcohol addiction and child protection services in England’ (Doctorate in Counselling Psychology) (DoS)
    o Elain Frawley – ‘A grounded theory analysis on the voices of bereaved children: implications for counselling psychological intervention’ (DoS)
    o Rebecca Stewart – ‘The link between children's wishes and feelings in UK family court procedures and parental alienation: implications for counselling and trauma therapy’ (DoS)

Membership of professional bodies

  • Chartered Psychologist BPS
  • Editorial board member for Journal of Health and Social Care Improvement
  • Peer reviewer for Violence Against Women
  • Peer reviewer for Recent Advances in Conductive Education
  • Peer reviewer for American Journal of Men’s Health

Qualifications

  • PhD in Psychology, University of Wolverhampton
  • PG Cert Teaching and Learning in HE, University of Wolverhampton
  • BSc (2:1 Hons) Psychology, University of Wolverhampton

    Additional qualifications
    Learning to Tutor Online Certificate 2014
    Good Clinical Practice Certificate 2010
    Research Passport 2010
    PRINCE2TM Project Management Practitioners Course 2007
    PRINCE2TM Project Management Foundation Course 2006
    Qualified Research Supervisor Certificate 2006

    Professional Qualifications
    Chartered Psychologist (BPS)

Publications

Books
Morgan A (2011) Constructing and Maintaining Disability: School Choice for Children with Neurological Motor Disorders. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing, 233pp, ISBN: 978-3-8443-3181-3
Morgan A (2008) Surviving Domestic Abuse: Empowerment through Education. Germany: VDM Verlag, 63pp, ISBN: 978 3 63909 499 2


Chapters in edited volumes
Morgan A (2012) Governmentality versus choice in contemporary special education. In: M Murphy. (Ed). Social Theory and Education Research. New Delhi: Sage. ISBN 978-1-4462-5312-0


Peer-reviewed academic journals
Morgan A, Drew D, Clifford A and Hull K (2016) Success of a sports-club led-community X-PERT Diabetes Education Programme, Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, Special Issue: Healthy stadia: an insight from policy to practice. Published online: 21 Apr 2016. DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2016.1173923
Eshareturi C, Morgan A and Lyle C (2015) Proposed reforms to UK policy on honour based violence: the big societal divide? Journal of Health and Social Care Improvement, April 2015
Eshareturi C, Lyle C and Morgan A (2014) Policy Responses to Honour Based Violence: A Cultural or National Problem? Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 23(4), 1–14, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10926771.2014.892048 Online DOI:10.1080/10926771.2014.892048 WIRE identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/581526
Morgan A (2011) Service evaluation of health trainers in NHS Nottinghamshire and NHS Bassetlaw. Journal of Health and Social Care Improvement, February 2011
Morgan A (2010) Discourse analysis: An overview for the neophyte researcher. Journal for Health and Social Care Improvement. May 2010
Chambers M and Morgan A (2009). Evaluating Social Work Placements: Key Action Points. Journal for Health and Social Care Improvement. November 2009
Morgan A (2007) “You’re nothing without me!” The positive role of education in regaining self-worth and ‘moving on’ for survivors of domestic abuse. Journal of Research in Post-compulsory Education, 12(2), 241-258
Morgan A, Holt J and Williams J (2007) Gathering and analysis of social work workforce intelligence. Journal of Care Services Management, 1 (2), 180-195
Morgan A and Hogan K (2005) School choice and conductive education: the experiences of education administrators. British Journal of Special Education. 32(3), 149-156
Morgan A (2005) Governmentality versus choice in contemporary special education. Critical Social Policy. 25(3), pp 325-348


Other publications
Morgan A (2010) The extent of sexual violence related data in Wolverhampton. Safe: The Domestic Abuse Quarterly, 35, pp20-22. Bristol: Women’s Aid Federation of England
Morgan A (June 2010) Sexual violence profile of Wolverhampton. Women Organising in Wolverhampton (WOW) 2009/10 Annual Report and Newsletter. (Summer edition)
Dr Angela Morgan June 2016
Morgan A (2010) Sexual Violence and Abuse in Wolverhampton: A Problem Profile. Women Organising in Wolverhampton (WOW) Newsletter. (Winter edition, 2009/2010)
Morgan A (2007) Pathways to Empowerment for Survivors of Abuse. Women Organising in Wolverhampton (WOW) Newsletter. (November edition)
Morgan A (2007) Life after Domestic Abuse. Safe: The Domestic Abuse Quarterly, 23, p21. Bristol: Women’s Aid Federation of England
Morgan A, Williams J, Holt J and Thandi K (2006) Do the numbers add up? Summary Report: A Case Study on Social Work Workforce Intelligence. Birmingham and the Black Country Skills for Care, Learning Resources network
Morgan A (2005) Constructing and Maintaining Disability: Discourses of Power, Conflict and Choice in Special Educational Needs Administration, PhD thesis. Wolverhampton: University of Wolverhampton


Conference papers/presentations/workshops
• Integrated Care Pathways for Victims. Workshop facilitated with Chris Lyle at the ‘Tackling domestic violence: evidence, expertise, experience’ conference. West Midlands Minority Ethnic Health Liaison Committee, BVSC, Birmingham. 26 April 2013
• Secure and sustainable funding for specialist domestic violence counselling services: A shared vision. Keynote address delivered at the ‘From hearing to healing: specialist counselling for female and child victims of domestic violence’ conference. Novotel, Wolverhampton. 8 March 2013
• Pilot project to implement and embed the draft West Midlands ALD Obesity Charter in two residential homes for Adults with Learning Disabilities in Telford and Wrekin. Research for practice, research in practice, SHAW staff development day. 14 June 2012
• Boys as hidden, silent victims of honor based violence. Paper presented at the Landsorganisation af kvindekrisecentre (LOKK) conference in Denmark, Honour and Conflict - The Role of Boys. 17 November 2011
• Developing an outcomes measurement model for young people with complex needs. Poster presented at University of Wolverhampton School of Health and Wellbeing Conference. 9 June 2011
• Sexual Violence in Wolverhampton: A problem profile. Feedback and Consultation Seminar. Wolverhampton Science Park. 21 May 2010
• Preventing Domestic Violence: Moving on and Empowerment Through Education. Feedback and Consultation seminar. Wolverhampton: Wolverhampton Women’s Wellbeing Centre (WWWC). 21 September 2006
• Evaluation of a local Children’s Fund programme: What have we learned? Paper presented to the Annual Conference of the Social Policy Association, Birmingham University. 18-20 July 2006
• Consulting with Young Children: Participation: Pep it up! Participation Unravelled Conference. Staffordshire County Council: Staffordshire Children’s Fund. 7 June 2006


Research reports
2016
• Impact Case Studies. For The Haven Wolverhampton
2013
• EU Comparative: Counselling Survivors of Domestic Violence: Comparative Analysis of Perceptions of Domestic Violence Counselling: Clients and Counsellors. For Daphne III
Dr Angela Morgan June 2016
• EU Comparative: Counselling Survivors of Domestic Violence: Funding for and Mapping of NGOs Providing Counselling / Psychological Services For Women and Child Victims of Domestic Violence. For Daphne III
• EU Comparative: Counselling Approaches for Victims of Domestic Violence: A literature review. For Daphne III
• EU Comparative: Counselling Survivors of Domestic Violence: Executive Summary. For Daphne III
• Domestic Violence Needs Assessment. For Birmingham Community Safety Partnership. Expert Adviser to ICF GHK International
• Appraisal of Psychiatric Liaison serving Dudley and Walsall Acute Hospitals. For Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Trust Joint Commissioning Unit
• Evaluation of the X-PERT Diabetes Education Programme. For Wolverhampton Community Trust
• Reasons for and implications of DNAs in GP and dental surgeries in NHS Walsall: An evaluation. For NHS Walsall
2012
• Evaluation of the X-PERT Diabetes Education Programme: Interim Report. For Wolverhampton Community Trust (WCT) in partnership with Wolverhampton Primary Care Trust (PCT)

 

Previous professional experience

Teaching experience
• Introduction to Research Methods, (Grounded Theory; Discourse Analysis, PG level), Social Research for CPD, University of Wolverhampton
• Social Research Methods in Health Care, (PG level) Masters in Public Health, University of Wolverhampton
• Psychology and Education (UG level 3), BSc Psychology, University of Wolverhampton
• Psychology Practicals II (UG level 2), BSc Psychology, University of Wolverhampton
• Developmental Psychology (UG level 2), BSc Psychology, University of Wolverhampton
• Introduction to Psychology (UG level 1), BSc Psychology, University of Wolverhampton
• Research Methodology (UG level 1), BSc Psychology, University of Wolverhampton

Previous Relevant Experience
2009-current Senior Researcher, Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement, Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton
2004-2009 Senior Researcher, Policy Research Institute, University of Wolverhampton
2001-2004 Visiting Lecturer, Division of Psychology, University of Wolverhampton (Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Research Methods – under and postgraduates)
2003-2004 Part-time Study Skills Advisor, University Learning Centres, University of Wolverhampton
2003-2004 Part-time Fieldwork Researcher, Regional Research Institute, University of Wolverhampton (whilst studying for PhD)
2001-2002 Part-time Research Assistant, Division of Psychology, University of Wolverhampton (contribution to 2 major projects: Fall Prevention in the Elderly; Needs Assessment Exercise of Health Needs of the Elderly Population in Wolverhampton)
2001-2001 Part-time Fieldwork Researcher, Woodcote Consulting Ltd, Bromsgrove (perceptions of GPs in Wolverhampton in respect to mental health services

Further information

Extramural and External Academic Development

  • Consultancy for ICF GHK International
  • Peer Reviewer for the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research
  • Higher Education Academy
  • UK Evaluation Society (Midlands Branch)
  • British Psychological Society