Associate Head of School - Highland and Western Isles
Programme Director - MSc Health and Wellbeing of the Older Person
Module Coordinator -Managing and Assessing Pain
I am intrested in research about different apsects of older people care. Recent and current projects have looked at the impact of sensory impairment and pharmacological care services. Further research intrests include access to remote and rural healthcare and education delivery. I have also published pedagogical research realting to various aspects of education access and particpation.
I supervise Masters, Clinical Doctorate and PhD students. Research topics inlcude; remote and rural healthcare, telehealth andeducation.
I teach across the Undergraduate nursing programme and am an academic mentor for undergraduate nursing students.
I have research and teaching linkages across institutions, including international collaborations in India.
Education research and workforce development
Remote and rural health care
Carolan C, Smith A, Davies GR & Forbat L (2018) Seeking, accepting and declining help for emotional distress in cancer: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative evidence. European Journal of Cancer Care, 27 (2), Art. No.: e12720. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.12720
Macaden L, Washington M, Smith A, Thooya V, Selvam SP, George N & Mony P (2017) Continuing Professional Development: Needs, Facilitators and Barriers of Registered Nurses in India in Rural and Remote Settings: Findings from a Cross Sectional Survey. Open Journal of Nursing, 7 (8), Art. No.: 78795. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojn.2017.78069
Leung J, Smith A, Atherton I & McLaughlin D (2016) "Everybody Knows Everybody Else's Business"—Privacy in Rural Communities. Journal of Cancer Education, 31 (4), pp. 811-812. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-015-0862-8
Carolan C, Smith A & Forbat L (2016) Constructing knowledge in Family Research: The Impact of Methodological Choices. IIQM 15th Annual Qualitative Methods Conference 2016, Glasgow, 03/05/2016 - 05/05/2016. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 15 (1), p. 9. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1609406916672113; https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406916672113
Carolan C, Forbat L & Smith A (2016) Developing multi-perspective methodology: using triadic family interviews to understand experience in families. The 11th Palliative Care Congress, Glasgow, 09/03/2016 - 11/03/2016. Palliative Medicine, 30 (4), pp. S10-S11. http://pmj.sagepub.com/content/30/4/S1.full; https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216316631462
Carolan C, Forbat L & Smith A (2016) Developing the DESCARTE Model: The Design of Case Study Research in Health Care. Qualitative Health Research, 26 (5), pp. 626-639. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732315602488
Smith A, Shepherd A, Jepson R & MacKay S (2016) The impact of a support centre for people with sensory impairment living in rural Scotland. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 17 (2), pp. 138-148. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423615000225
Smith A, Beattie M & Kyle R (2015) Stepping up, stepping back, stepping forward: student nurses’ experiences as peer mentors in a pre-nursing scholarship [Nurse Education in Practice]. Nurse Education in Practice, 15 (6), pp. 492-497. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2015.03.005
Smith A, Beattie M & Kyle R (2015) “I know exactly what I’m getting into”: Recommendations for pre-nursing experience: Evaluation of a pre-nursing scholarship programme. Nursing Open, 2 (3), pp. 105-118. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.23
Carolan C, Forbat L & Smith A (2015) Developing DESCARTE: using the prism of mixed-methods to advance case study design in healthcare research. MMIRA San Antonio Mixed Methods Regional Conference, San Antonio, TX, 03.08.2015-04.08.2015. http://www.nursing.uthscsa.edu/ce/MMIRA_AGENDA.pdf
Carolan C, Smith A & Forbat L (2015) Conceptualising psychological distress in families in palliative care: findings from a systematic review. Palliative Medicine, 29 (7), pp. 605-632. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216315575680
Eady S, Drew V & Smith A (2015) Doing Action Research in Organizations: Using Communicative Spaces to Facilitate (Transformative) Professional Learning. Action Research, 13 (2), pp. 105-122. https://doi.org/10.1177/1476750314549078
Busbridge MJ & Smith A (2015) Fly in/fly out health workers: a barrier to quality in health care. Rural and Remote Health, 15, Art. No.: 3339. http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/subviewaust.asp?ArticleID=3339
Smith A, Macleod K, Shepherd A, Mitchell G & Gill J (2014) Raising awareness of sensory impairment with nurses working in the community. The Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland. https://www.qnis.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Raising-Awareness-of-Sensory-Impairment-Report.pdf
Thomson P, Smith A & Annesley S (2014) Exploration of the effects of peer teaching of research on students in an undergraduate nursing programme. Journal of Research in Nursing, 19 (5), pp. 415-430. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987113519444
Beattie M, Smith A & Kyle RG (2014) Sadness, socialisation and shifted perceptions: school pupils’ stories of a pre-nursing scholarship. Nurse Education Today, 34 (6), pp. 894-898. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2014.01.016
Smith A, Gray A, Atherton I, Pirie E & Jepson R (2014) Does time matter? An investigation of knowledge and attitudes following blood transfusion training. Nurse Education in Practice, 14 (2), pp. 176-182. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1471595313001753#; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2013.08.016
Smith A, MacKay S & McCulloch K (2013) Case management: developing practice through action research. British Journal of Community Nursing, 18 (9), pp. 452-458. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2013.18.9.452
Smith A, Shepherd A, Stoddart K & Bugge C (2013) An action research study of the implementation of 'Leading better care' in the community. RCN 2013 Annual International Nursing Research Conference: Advancements in clinical leadership: Leading Better Care Symposium, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 20.03.2013-22.03.2013. http://www.rcn.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/511597/RCN_2013_research_-_Book_of_Abstracts.pdf
Smith A, Shepherd A & Jepson R (2013) An Evaluation of the Impact of Sight and Hearing Support Services: Western Isles Sensory Project. Smith A (Editor), Shepherd A (Editor) & Jepson R (Editor). University of Stirling.
Smith A, Jepson R, Atherton I, Doi L, Gray A & Pirie E (2011) Evaluation of the Learnbloodtransfusion education programme: Module 1 Safe Transfusion Practice. Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service.
Smith A, Roxburgh M, James B, Mackay S, Gray C, Parkes T, Lauder W, McCulloch K & Wilson C (2010) Developing Community Nursing Practice: Promoting Case Management and Skill Enhancement to Support Shifting the Balance of Care. NHS Highland. http://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk
Roxburgh M & Smith A Invited paper: Developing community nursing practice: promoting case management and skill enhancement to support shifting the balance of care (Presentation) NHS Highland Research and Development Day.
Jepson R, Robertson R, Menzies S, Lake S, Smith A & Fairhurst K (2009) A review of the prevalence of physical activity in health professional undergraduate, postgraduate, pre qualification courses and Continuous Professional Development activities. NHS Health Scotland. NHS Health Scotland, Edinburgh. http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/11825-AReviewofPrevalenceofPAinCourses&ActivitiesFinalReport0910.pdf
Innes A, Cox S, Smith A & Mason A (2006) Service provision for people with dementia in rural Scotland: difficulties and innovations. Dementia, 5 (2), pp. 249-270. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301206062253
Blackstock K, Innes A, Cox S, Smith A & Mason A (2006) Living with dementia in rural and remote Scotland: Diverse experiences of people with dementia and their carers. Journal of Rural Studies, 22 (2), pp. 161-176. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/07430167; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2005.08.007
Innes A, Blackstock K, Mason A, Smith A & Cox S (2005) Dementia care provision in rural Scotland: service users’ and carers' experiences. Health and Social Care in the Community, 13 (4), pp. 354-365. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2524.2005.00569.x
Innes A, Mason A, Cox S, Ribiero P & Smith A (2003) Dementia services in remote and rural areas. Journal of Dementia Care, 11 (4), pp. 33-37. http://www.careinfo.org/dementia-services-in-remote-and-rural-areas-2/