Angela Sweeney

Angela Sweeney

Angela Sweeney was part of her local survivor movement as a teenager and young adult, and conducted her first survivor research project as an undergraduate student in 1998.  Sometime after graduating, she joined the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health to work on a study of the British Survivor Movement (On Our Own Terms, 2003) before moving to the Service User Research Enterprise at the Institute of Psychiatry where she gained a PhD in medical sociology.  She has a particular interest in survivor controlled research, trauma-informed approaches, survivors' perspectives on and experiences of psychiatric services and treatments, and alternatives to mainstream biomedical psychiatry including trauma and social models of causation.  She is currently undertaking a five year Post-Doctoral Fellowship exploring assessment processes for talking therapies. She has two young children, a partner, and a cat.

Books by Angela Sweeney

This is Survivor Research

This is Survivor Research

ISBN 978 1 906254 14 8 (2009)

There has been a major development in health and social science research: it is now being carried out by people who had previously only been seen as its subjects. At the forefront are people with experience as mental health service users/survivors who have taken a lead in pioneering a new…