Joanna Fox is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Anglia Ruskin University. Joanna identifies herself as a person with lived experience of mental ill health. Her lived experience plays a major role in her research, teaching and writing. Her PhD focuses on the carers' contribution to mental health recovery in the service user with schizophrenia, which will be completed by Summer 2013. Joanna has worked extensively in developing support services for carers, in implementing and supporting service user and carer involvement in social work education and in PPI in health care. Areas of expertise include: the use of concept mapping in research and teaching , mental health caring, and recovery in mental health. She teaches mental health on the social work course at Anglia Ruskin University.