Ms Emma Scott-Smith
Since 2011, I have provided commentaries in the media about societal attitudes and individual experiences to well-being. The outlets included amongst others, The Psychologist, Guardian Supplement, The Herald, New Scientist, Stirling Minds, and Health Awareness . My paper was featured as one of the cover stories in the herald and Health Awareness.
Exhibiting Everything that is and has been in collaboration with Stirling University and Museums Galleries Scotland, September 2015 and June 2016 at the Pathfoot Exhibition Hall, Stirling, UK.
Currently, I am working on my PhD, Using creative methodologies to understand communication in emerging adults with long-term chronic pain conditions. The research focuses on patients aged 18-30, who have experienced Chronic Pain for upwards of a 2 year period.
I also have completed research in using visual methods to understand and challenge negative social attitudes to disability and/or mental health service users. Employing a mixed methodological approach, of critical discussion and using art as a tool to be transformatory.
Academic and Professional Positions
2021-present Lecturer, Psychology Access Course, The University of Stirling 2019-2021 Subject Teacher, ‘Research methods’ INTO The University of Stirling. 2017-2019 Research Assistant, ‘Costing Good Self-Directed Support’ funded by DRILL and Scottish Government, PI Prof Kirstein Rummery, The University of Stirling. 2017-2018 Research Assistant, ‘Social Housing Enterprise Project’ Dr Steve Rolfe, The University of Stirling. 2016-2018 Project Coordinator, ‘Diabetes Scotland funded project Sustainable Health Behaviour Change’ NHS Training, University of Stirling. 2017-2018 Research Assistant, ‘Accessible Housing for young Disabled People’ Dr Diane Theakston, The University of Stirling. 2015-2016 Facilitator, ‘Improving well-being in a community context A Reflective Account’ Dr N. Bell and Dr M. Selkirk. 2015-2016 Workshop Facilitator, ‘Reflections of the East: Everything that is and has been’ Workshops in a local community group to understand the social and medical impact of attitudes towards mental illness and disability. 2012-2013 Artist, ‘Using art to explore social attitudes to invisible/visible disability A Qualitative account, funded visit in Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, and Tianjin’, disseminated in the Journal of Image Technology, Published by 影像技术. 2011-2011 Reviewer, ‘Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology’. 2011-2013 Artist and Researcher, ‘The inside out project funded by The University of Stirling. In collaboration with artist JR, a project was developed to raise awareness and feedback from the local community about attitudes to mental illness and/or disability’. The Edinburgh Film House Previewed the film as part of The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2013. 2010-2011 Artist, ‘REVEAL Project funded by Creative Scotland’. Ten Scottish artists were invited to be photographed & interviewed about personal experiences of disability. 2011-2012 Artist and Researcher, ‘Reflection, a film funded by Stirling Council. ‘Can social attitudes and environments stigmatize and oppress minority groups’.