Angus McCabe

Senior Research Fellow, Birmingham University, UK

Angus McCabe is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department for Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, University of Birmingham. 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. He also leads the national multi-media evaluation of Big Local, a resident led change programme in 150 areas in England. 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 community organisations in the UK and Europe.

Angus’s recent publications include:

McCabe, A. and Phillimore, J. (eds.) (2017) Community Groups in Context. Local activities and actions. Policy Press, Bristol McCabe, A., Wilson, M. and Macmillan, R. (2017) Beyond the Early Years. The longitudinal multi-media evaluation of Big Local. Local Trust, London/Third Sector Research Centre, Birmingham. McCabe, A. and Harris, K. (2017) Trouble in Utopia: Community Action and Social Media (Working Paper 140). Third sector Research Centre, Birmingham McCabe. A., Buckingham, H., Miller, S. and Musabyimana, M. (2016) Belief in Social Action: Exploring faith groups’ responses to local needs (Working Paper 137) Third Sector Research centre, Birmingham