Dr Andrew Fox MRes, PhD, ClinPsyD

Dr Andrew Fox

School of Psychology
Lecturer in Psychology
Research Tutor
Clinical Psychologist

Contact details

Address
School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Andy Fox is a clinical psychologist specialising in complex and enduring mental health needs, particularly psychosis. Much of his work involves developing an understanding of the social-psychological factors important in complex mental health difficulties and trying to work out what to do about them to improve people's well-being.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Joint Hons) Biological Sciences and Psychology
  • MRes Cognition and Neuroscience
  • PhD (Psychology)
  • ClinPsyD

Biography

Before his clinical training Andy completed a PhD with Dr Chris Harrop and Prof. Peter Trower at the University of Birmingham. During this time, he used their cognitive-developmental model of self-construction to understand social processes involved in mental health difficulties in young people, including psychosis and eating disorders. After qualifying as a clinical psychologist, Andy went on to specialise in work across local inpatient psychiatric rehabilitation services. In March 2015 he published a co-edited book, with Dr Alan Meaden, that describes a range of innovative psychological approaches used to help people with psychosis who can be hard to reach. Andy joined the Clinical Psychology team at the University of Birmingham in May 2016 and continues to work part-time in local services for people experiencing distressing psychosis.

Teaching

Andy teaches on the Clinical Psychology doctoral course.

Postgraduate supervision

Andy supervises trainees conducting research projects as part of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and the Doctorate in Forensic Clinical Psychology.

He also supervises students conducting research as part of the MRes in Clinical Psychology course.

Research

Psychosis; social cognition; social recovery; adolescence; self-construction; negative symptoms; existentialism; third-wave behavioural approaches; compassion in healthcare.

Other activities

  • Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society: Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology and the Faculty of Psychosis and Complex Mental Health.
  • Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.
  • Founder member and coordinator of the West Midlands Existential Special Interest Group (E-SIG).

Publications

Fox, A. P. & Leung, N. (2009). Existential well-being in younger and older people with anorexia nervosa: a preliminary investigation. European Eating Disorders Review, 17, 24-30.

Fox, A., Harrop, C., Trower, P., & Leung, N. (2009). A consideration of developmental egocentrism in anorexia nervosa. Eating Behaviors, 10, 10-15.

Fox, A. P., Larkin, M., & Leung, N. (2011). The personal meaning of eating disorder symptoms: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Journal of Health Psychology, 16, 116-125.

Fox, A. (2013). Mental Illness. In: M.D. Gellman & J.R. Turner (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Behavioral Medicine, 1224-1226. DOI 10.1007/978-1-4419-1005-9.

Dennick, L., Fox, A. P., & Walter-Brice, A. (2013). Mindfulness groups for people experiencing distressing psychosis: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Mental Health Review Journal, 18(1), 32-43.

Papadopoulos, A., Fox, A., & Herriott, M. (2013). Recovering wellbeing: an integrative framework. British Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 2(3), 145-154.

Soundy, A., Stubbs, B., Roskell, C., Williams, S. E., Fox, A. & Vancampfort, D. (2015). Identifying the facilitators and processes which influence recovery in individuals with schizophrenia: a systematic review and thematic synthesis. Journal of Mental Health, doi: 10.3109/09638237.2014.998811

Meaden, A. & Fox, A. (2015). The need for innovation when providing services for the difficult to engage. In: A. Meaden & A. Fox (Eds), Innovations in psychosocial interventions for psychosis: Working with the hard to reach (pp. 1-2). Hove, E. Sussex: Routledge.

Fox. A. & Harrop, C. E. (2015). Enhancing social participation and recovery through a cognitive-developmental approach. In: A. Meaden & A. Fox (Eds), Innovations in psychosocial interventions for psychosis: Working with the hard to reach (pp. 129-146). Hove, E. Sussex: Routledge.

Meaden, A., Fox, A. & Hacker, D. (2015). Team-based cognitive therapy for distress and problematic behaviour associated with positive symptoms. In: A. Meaden & A. Fox (Eds), Innovations in psychosocial interventions for psychosis: Working with the hard to reach (pp. 184-199). Hove, E. Sussex: Routledge. 

Fox, A. & Meaden, A. (2015). Team-based cognitive therapy for problematic behaviour associated with negative symptoms. In: A. Meaden & A. Fox (Eds), Innovations in psychosocial interventions for psychosis: Working with the hard to reach (pp. 219-233). Hove, E. Sussex: Routledge.

Fox, A. & Meaden, A. (2015). Concluding remarks. In: A. Meaden & A. Fox (Eds), Innovations in psychosocial interventions for psychosis: Working with the hard to reach (pp. 234-236). Hove, E. Sussex: Routledge.