Mr Angus McCabe

Angus McCabe

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology
Senior Fellow

Contact details

Address
School of Social Policy
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Angus has a background in community development work both in inner city and settings on peripheral estates. His research interests include resident led change, health and crime as well as community based education. Until 2006 he was Knowledge Manager for the National Evaluation of the Children's Fund and evaluator with the Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Mental Health.

He is currently working with the Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham and leading on the 'below the radar' work stream which is researching the experiences of small community based groups and activities. For more information on current work please visit the Third Sector Research Centre website. 

He also leads the national multi-media evaluation of Big Local, a resident led change programme in 150 areas in England (see Our Bigger Story website). As a multi-media projects films about Big Local are available to view at https://vimeopro.com/ourbiggerstory/residents-stories

Angus is currently researching community responses to COVID-19 with colleagues for Local Trust.

He is a Board Member of the International Community Development Journal, an Honorary Fellow at the Faiths and Civil Society Unit (Goldsmiths, University of London) and has been involved in training and development work with non-governmental organisations in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Qualifications

  • MSc (Hons)  Applied Social Sciences, University of Oxford, 1986

  • CQSW, University of Oxford, 1986

  • BA (Hons), English Literature, University of Cambridge, 1978

Biography

Prior to joining the University of Birmingham, Angus works as a play and, subsequently, community development worker in both inner city and peripheral estates settings.

Teaching

Angus teaches occasional community development theory and practice sessions on the BA and MA in Social Work and Step Up to Social Work programme.

He also provides sessions on community and voluntary sector responses to migrants and refugees on the Superdiversity module on the BA and MA Social Policy programme.

Postgraduate supervision

Angus currently co-supervises three doctoral students working on refugees, volunteering and community governance.

Research

Non Governmental Organisations, Community Development , Neighbourhood Regeneration/place based change, Mental Health and Anti-Poverty Strategies.

Other activities

  • International Juror (2018- ) Meliora: Corporate Social Responsibility Awards, Georgia
  • Company Secretary, Community Development Journal

Publications

Recent publications

Chapter

McCabe, A & Phillimore, J 2017, All change? Surviving below the radar: community groups and activities in hard times. in A McCabe & J Phillimore (eds), Community groups in context: Local activities and actions. Policy Press, pp. 113-132.

McCabe, A & Phillimore, J 2017, Are we different? Claims for distinctiveness in voluntary and community action. in A McCabe & J Phillimore (eds), Community Groups in Context: Local activities and action. Policy Press, pp. 51-70.

McCabe, A 2017, Below the Radar? Community groups and activities in context. in Community Groups in Context: Local activities and actions. Policy Press, pp. 7-26.

McCabe, A 2017, Community as policy: Refkections on community engagement, empowerments and social action in a changing context. in A McCabe & J Phillimore (eds), Community Groups in Context: Local activities and action. Policy Press, pp. 71-90.

McCabe, A & Phillimore, J 2017, Conclusions: Thinking back and looking forward. in A McCabe & J Phillimore (eds), Community groups in context: Local activities and actions. Policy Press, pp. 281-290.

McCabe, A & Phillimore, J 2017, Learning to sustain social action. in Community groups in context: Local activities and actions. pp. 241-262.

Commissioned report

McCabe, A, Wilson, M & Macmillan, R 2019, Big Local: Reflections from 'The Outside In'. Third Sector Research Centre. <https://www.ourbiggerstory.com/OBS%20paper%20-%20outside%20in%20Final%2018%203%2019.pdf>

McCabe, A, Macmillan, R & Wilson, M 2019, Big Local: Reflections on 'resident led' change. TSRC, The University of Birmingham. <https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tsrc/news/2018/big-local-reports.aspx>

McCabe, A, Macmillan, R & Wilson, M 2019, Big Local: Reflections on community leadership. TSRC, The University of Birmingham. <https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tsrc/news/2018/big-local-reports.aspx>

McCabe, A, Wison, M & Macmillan, R 2017, Big Local: Beyond the Early Years: Our Bigger Story: the longitudinal multi-media evaluation of Big Local: 2015-2016. TSRC, The University of Birmingham. <http://ourbiggerstory.com/reports.php>

Digital or Visual Products

McCabe, A, Morgans, P & Wilson, M, Big Local: Talking about resident led change, 2019, Digital or Visual Products, University of Birmingham. <http://ourbiggerstory.com/reports.php>

McCabe, A, Wilson, M & Morgans, P, The Residents Stories, 2017, Digital or Visual Products, TSRC, The University of Birmingham. <https://vimeopro.com/ourbiggerstory/residents-stories>

Working paper

McCabe, A 2017 'Community Action and Social Media: A Review of the Literature' TSRC, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham.

McCabe, A & Harris, K 2017 'Community Action and Social Media: Trouble in Utopia' TSRC, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham. <http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tsrc/documents/tsrc/working-papers/BTR-CASM-working-paper-140-final.pdf>

Buckingham, H, Miller, S & Musabyimana, M 2016 'Faith in social action: exploring faith groups responses to local needs' TSRC, The University of Birmingham.

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