Professor Alex Hassett


NameProfessor Alex Hassett
Job titleDeputy Director of the Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology
Research instituteSchool of Psychology and Life Sciences

Research outputs

Foster caring as ‘professional parenting’: A grounded theory of the relationships between parent and professional in long-term foster care

Hassett, A., Hollett, M. and Lumsden, V. 2022. Foster caring as ‘professional parenting’: A grounded theory of the relationships between parent and professional in long-term foster care. Adoption and Fostering. 46 (4), p. 413–436. https://doi.org/10.1177/03085759221139490

Health visitors' experiences talking about difficulties with the parent–infant relationship

Kouvaras, Stef, Hassett, Alex and Lumsden, Virginia 2022. Health visitors' experiences talking about difficulties with the parent–infant relationship. Journal of Health Visiting. 10 (7), pp. 292-302. https://doi.org/10.12968/johv.2022.10.7.292

Exploring online social support groups, part 2

Hassett, A., Wagg, A. and Callanan, M. 2022. Exploring online social support groups, part 2. 13 (1). https://doi.org/10.1891/CL.2021-0014

“It’s more than milk, it’s mental health”: A case of online human milk sharing

Wagg, A., Hassett, Alex and Callanan, Margie 2020. “It’s more than milk, it’s mental health”: A case of online human milk sharing. International Breastfeeding Journal. 17 (1), p. 5. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-96628/v1

Exploring online breastfeeding support groups, part 1 of 2: Finding a community of like-minded people helps a mother to reach her breastfeeding goals

Hassett, A., Wagg, A. and Callanan, M. 2021. Exploring online breastfeeding support groups, part 1 of 2: Finding a community of like-minded people helps a mother to reach her breastfeeding goals. Clinical Lactation. 12 (4). https://doi.org/10.1891/cl.12.4

"He's still There": How Facebook facilitates continuing bonds with the deceased

Akinyemi, C. and Hassett, Alex 2021. "He's still There": How Facebook facilitates continuing bonds with the deceased. OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying. https://doi.org/10.1177/00302228211048672

Clinical supervision in CBT training: what do participants view as effective?

Kelly, N. and Hassett, A. 2021. Clinical supervision in CBT training: what do participants view as effective? The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. 14 (27). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1754470X21000222

‘Getting on with the job’: A systematised literature review of secondary trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in policing within the United Kingdom (UK)

Foley, J., Hassett, Alex and Williams, Emma 2021. ‘Getting on with the job’: A systematised literature review of secondary trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in policing within the United Kingdom (UK). The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles. 95 (1), pp. 224-252. https://doi.org/10.1177/0032258x21990412

More than meets the eye: How black and minority ethnic care-leavers construct and make sense of their identity

Lensvelt, I., Hassett, A and Colbridge, A 2021. More than meets the eye: How black and minority ethnic care-leavers construct and make sense of their identity. Adolescents. 1 (36-53). https://doi.org/10.3390/adolescents1010004

Trauma recovery core capabilities for the children’s workforce in the United Kingdom: A Q-methodology study

Hassett, A. and Strohmaier, S. 2020. Trauma recovery core capabilities for the children’s workforce in the United Kingdom: A Q-methodology study. Journal of Family Trauma, Child Custody & Child Development . 17 (4), pp. 317-343. https://doi.org/10.1080/26904586.2020.1826026

“They needed the attention more than I did”: How do the birth children of foster carers experience the relationship with their parents?

Hassett, A., Adams, E. and Lumsden, V. 2019. “They needed the attention more than I did”: How do the birth children of foster carers experience the relationship with their parents?

‘Who am I?’ How female care-leavers construct and make sense of their identity.

Hassett, A. and Colbridge, A. 2019. ‘Who am I?’ How female care-leavers construct and make sense of their identity.

Grieving in the workplace: How do grieving employees perceive their experience of workplace support from management?

Flux, L., Hassett, A. and Callanan, M. 2020. Grieving in the workplace: How do grieving employees perceive their experience of workplace support from management? Policy and Practice in Health and Safety. 18 (2), pp. 186-195. https://doi.org/10.1080/14773996.2020.1796084

Supervision on the frontline

Guindi, A., Hassett, A. and Callanan, M. 2019. Supervision on the frontline. 92 (9), pp. 45-47.

How employers respond to employees who return to the workplace after experiencing the death of a loved one? A review of the literature

Flux, L., Hassett, A. and Callanan, M. 2019. How employers respond to employees who return to the workplace after experiencing the death of a loved one? A review of the literature. Policy and Practice in Health and Safety. https://doi.org/10.1080/14773996.2019.1590764

Online social support group use by breastfeeding mothers: a content analysis

Wagg, A., Callanan, M. and Hassett, A. 2019. Online social support group use by breastfeeding mothers: a content analysis. Heliyon. 5 (3). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01245

Service user involvement in cognitive behavioural therapy training; an interpretive phenomenological analysis

Garwood, P. and Hassett, A. 2019. Service user involvement in cognitive behavioural therapy training; an interpretive phenomenological analysis. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMHTEP-02-2018-0014

What do we know about the impact of stress on foster carers and contributing factors?

Adams, E., Hassett, A. and Lumsden, V. 2018. What do we know about the impact of stress on foster carers and contributing factors? Adoption and Fostering. 42 (4), pp. 338-353. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308575918799956

Parental involvement: a grounded theory of the role of parents in adolescent help seeking for mental health problems

Green, C., Hassett, A. and Zundel, T. 2018. Parental involvement: a grounded theory of the role of parents in adolescent help seeking for mental health problems. SAGE Open. 8 (4). https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244018807786

“They needed the attention more than I did”: how do the birth children of foster carers experience the relationship with their parents?

Adams, E., Hassett, A. and Lumsden, V. 2018. “They needed the attention more than I did”: how do the birth children of foster carers experience the relationship with their parents? Adoption and Fostering. 42 (2), pp. 135-150. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308575918773683

Youth offending teams: a grounded theory of the barriers and facilitators to young people seeking help from mental health services

Hassett, A. and Lane, C. 2018. Youth offending teams: a grounded theory of the barriers and facilitators to young people seeking help from mental health services. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research. 18 (2).

The use of computer mediated communication in providing patient support: a review of the research literature

Wagg, A., Callanan, M. and Hassett, A. 2018. The use of computer mediated communication in providing patient support: a review of the research literature. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 82, pp. 68-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.03.010

Young men’s experiences of accessing and receiving help from child and adolescent mental health services following self-harm

Hassett, A. and Isbister, C. 2017. Young men’s experiences of accessing and receiving help from child and adolescent mental health services following self-harm. SAGE Open. 7 (4). https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244017745112

‘Who am I?’ How female care-leavers construct and make sense of their identity

Hassett, A. and Colbridge, A. 2017. ‘Who am I?’ How female care-leavers construct and make sense of their identity.

Experiences of engaging with mental health services in 16-18 year olds: An interpretative phenomenological analysis

Hassett, A. and Jones, S. 2017. Experiences of engaging with mental health services in 16-18 year olds: An interpretative phenomenological analysis.

Experiences of engaging with mental health services in 16- to 18-year-olds: an interpretative phenomenological analysis

Jones, S., Hassett, A. and Sclare, I. 2017. Experiences of engaging with mental health services in 16- to 18-year-olds: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. SAGE Open. 7 (3). https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244017719113

PhD in professional practice: psychological perspectives

Hassett, A. 2017. PhD in professional practice: psychological perspectives.

Exploring how parents make sense of change in parent-child psychotherapy

Kenny, M., Hassett, A. and Pae, L. 2017. Exploring how parents make sense of change in parent-child psychotherapy. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. 16 (1), pp. 73-92. https://doi.org/10.1080/15289168.2016.1248200

Experiences of engaging in mental health services in 16-18 year olds: an interpretative phenomenological analysis

Jones, S., Hassett, A. and Sclare, I. 2016. Experiences of engaging in mental health services in 16-18 year olds: an interpretative phenomenological analysis.

Young men’s experiences of accessing and receiving help from child and adolescent mental health services following self-harm

Hassett, A. and Isbister, C. 2014. Young men’s experiences of accessing and receiving help from child and adolescent mental health services following self-harm.

The importance of measuring outcomes related to looked after young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health

Hassett, A. and Neal, A. 2011. The importance of measuring outcomes related to looked after young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Solihull Approach training in Solihull and Kent- working together to implement The Solihull Approach through a cascade model

Hassett, A. and Rheeston, M. 2011. Solihull Approach training in Solihull and Kent- working together to implement The Solihull Approach through a cascade model.

Exploring how parents make sense of change in parent-child psychotherapy

Kenny, M., Hassett, A. and Pae, L. 2016. Exploring how parents make sense of change in parent-child psychotherapy.

CAMHS Information Project: a resource kit for outcomes measurement in Kent Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Neal, A. and Hassett, A. 2011. CAMHS Information Project: a resource kit for outcomes measurement in Kent Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

‘Who am I?’ How female care-leavers construct and make sense of their identity

Colbridge, A., Hassett, A. and Sisley, E. 2017. ‘Who am I?’ How female care-leavers construct and make sense of their identity. SAGE Open. https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244016684913

Brain development and impact of trauma and stress on children

Hassett, A. 2016. Brain development and impact of trauma and stress on children.

Domains pilot: Kent County Council HeadStart Project. Case studies in promoting resilience in vulnerable children

Hassett, A. and Kerr, M. 2016. Domains pilot: Kent County Council HeadStart Project. Case studies in promoting resilience in vulnerable children.

What have we learnt? Where are we going? HeadStart Kent, Knowledge Seminar Four Report

Hassett, A. and Kerr, M. 2015. What have we learnt? Where are we going? HeadStart Kent, Knowledge Seminar Four Report.

Evidence based approaches: what is happening in Kent. HeadStart Kent, Knowledge Seminar Three Report

Hassett, A. and Kerr, M. 2015. Evidence based approaches: what is happening in Kent. HeadStart Kent, Knowledge Seminar Three Report.

Measuring outcomes: HeadStart Kent, Knowledge Seminar Two Report

Hassett, A. and Kerr, M. 2015. Measuring outcomes: HeadStart Kent, Knowledge Seminar Two Report.

Conceptualising resilience: the beginning of the definition and understanding for Kent. HeadStart Kent, Knowledge Seminar Report

Hassett, A. and Kerr, M. 2014. Conceptualising resilience: the beginning of the definition and understanding for Kent. HeadStart Kent, Knowledge Seminar Report.

Evaluation of the Solihull Approach in Kent: drawing conclusions from the data

Hassett, A. 2015. Evaluation of the Solihull Approach in Kent: drawing conclusions from the data.

Understanding your pupil’s behaviour: a pilot study from two primary schools in Kent

Hassett, A. and Appleton, R. 2016. Understanding your pupil’s behaviour: a pilot study from two primary schools in Kent.

The Solihull approach: understanding your pupils' behaviour: a pilot study in four primary schools

Hassett, A. 2014. The Solihull approach: understanding your pupils' behaviour: a pilot study in four primary schools.

Exploring the impact of the Solihull Approach Understanding Your Pupils Behaviour on a range of teacher variables and on their perceptions of their work with young people

Hassett, A. 2015. Exploring the impact of the Solihull Approach Understanding Your Pupils Behaviour on a range of teacher variables and on their perceptions of their work with young people.

A preliminary report exploring the need for and development of a coherent Personal and Social Education curriculum

Maynard, T., Moss, J., Bowie, R. A., Christie, S., Bainbridge, A., Barnes, J., Blamires, M., Hassett, A., Powell, S., Robinson, S. and Canterbury Christ Church University 2013. A preliminary report exploring the need for and development of a coherent Personal and Social Education curriculum.

Supporting public health practitioners to support the emotional well-being of young people

Hassett, A. 2007. Supporting public health practitioners to support the emotional well-being of young people.
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