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 Janet  Smithson

Janet Smithson

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

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 Washington Singer 202

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

Overview

Janet Smithson has been at the University of Exeter since 2006. She is a Senior Lecturer on the Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Clinical Practice, and Doctor of Clinical Research programmes in the School of Psychology (CEDAR), and on the M.Sc in Psychological Therapies. She is also a Research Fellow in the Law School.  Her research interests include: gender and discourse, life course transitions, qualitative methodology and analysis, work-life balance, online discourse and communication.

She is a co-investigator on a  3 year ESRC funded project "Mapping Paths to Family Justice" Anne Barlow, Rosemary Hunter, and Janet Smithson, School of Law, University of Exeter, and School of Law, University of Kent. 2011-2014.

She has collaborated with colleagues in the Peninsula Medical School and the University of Plymouth on a variety of research projects in health and mental health fields, in particular looking at how health services might use online methods to support different groups of service users, including young people who self harm, and older people in rural areas.

Qualifications

1989 B.A.(Hons) 2/1 in Philosophy and Psychology, University of Oxford.

1995 Ph.D.in Cognitive Science, University of Manchester.

Research

Research projects

Mapping Paths to Family Justice. (2011-2014) Economic and Social Research Council. Co-investigator with Anne Barlow (PI) and Rosemary Hunter (Kent). School of Law, University of Exeter.

Exploring Prenuptial preconceptions. (2010-11). Nuffield foundation. Co-investigator with Anne Barlow (PI). School of Law, University of Exeter.

Research networks

Leverhulme International NEtwork on New Families New Governance.

Conversation Analysis Research Group, Plymouth (CARP)

Symposium for Qualitative Research in Exeter (SQuaRE).

Research grants

  • 2011 Economic and Social Research Council
    'Mapping Paths to Family Justice'. Over three years, during which major reforms to the Family Justice System will take place, the research team will compare the use of the Alternative Family Dispute Resolution mechanisms of mediation, solicitor negotiation and collaborative law. They will look at how widely used these currently are, how the relative merits of these processes are perceived by clients and practitioners and whether particular processes are better suited to particular styles of couple or dispute.
  • 2011 National Institute for Health Research SDO Programme
    How can frontline expertise and new models of care best contribute to safely reducing avoidable acute admissions?
  • 2010 Nuffield
    'Exploring Perceptions of Pre-Nuptial Agreements' considers public attitudes and psychological considerations of the possible introduction of binding pre-nuptial agreements in English Family Law, which is currently under consideration by the Law Commission.

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Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Smithson J, Jones RB, Ashurst E (2012). Developing an online learning community for mental health professionals and service users: a discursive analysis. BMC Medical Education, 12(1). Abstract.
Barlow A, Smithson J (2012). Is modern marriage a bargain? Exploring Perceptions of Pre-Nuptial Agreements in England and Wales. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 3(24), 304-319.
Smithson J, Britten N, Paterson C, Lewith G, Evans M (2012). The experience of using complementary therapies after a diagnosis of cancer: a qualitative synthesis. Health (London), 16(1), 19-39. Abstract.  Author URL.
Smithson J, Garside R, Pearson M (2011). Barriers to, and facilitators of, the prevention of unintentional injury in children in the home: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research. Inj Prev, 17(2), 119-126. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Smithson J, Sharkey S, Hewis E, Jones RB, Emmens T, Ford T, Owens C (2011). Membership and boundary maintenance on an online self-harm forum. Qual Health Res, 21(11), 1567-1575. Abstract.  Author URL.
Smithson J, Sharkey S, Hewis E, Jones R, Emmens T, Ford T, Owens C (2011). Problem presentation and responses on an online forum for young people who self-harm. Discourse Studies, 13(4), 487-501. Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Lishman E, Cheston R, Smithson J (2016). The paradox of dementia: Changes in assimilation after receiving a diagnosis of dementia. Dementia (London), 15(2), 181-203. Abstract.  Author URL.
Owens C, Sharkey S, Smithson J, Hewis E, Emmens T, Ford T, Jones R (2015). Building an online community to promote communication and collaborative learning between health professionals and young people who self-harm: an exploratory study. Health Expect, 18(1), 81-94. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Smithson J, Holmes J, Gillies F (2015). Integration, assimilation or transformation: Introducing therapists to qualitative research methods, a focus group study. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling Abstract.
Chatrakul Na Ayudhya U, Smithson J, Lewis S (2014). Focus group methodology in a life course approach - individual accounts within a peer cohort group. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 17(2), 157-171. Abstract.
Pedersen S, Smithson J (2013). Mothers with attitude - how the Mumsnet parenting forum offers space for new forms of femininity to emerge online. Women's Studies International Forum, 97-106.
Smithson J, Jones RB, Ashurst E (2012). Developing an online learning community for mental health professionals and service users: a discursive analysis. BMC Medical Education, 12(1). Abstract.
Barlow A, Smithson J (2012). Is modern marriage a bargain? Exploring Perceptions of Pre-Nuptial Agreements in England and Wales. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 3(24), 304-319.
Smithson J, Hennessey C, Means R (2012). Online interaction and "real information flow": analysis of an interdisciplinary research forum. Journal of Research Practice, 1(8).
Sharkey S, Smithson J, Hewis E, Jones R, Emmens T, Ford T, Owens C (2012). Supportive interchanges and face-work as 'protective talk' in an online self-harm support forum. Communication and Medicine, 9(1), 71-82. Abstract.
Smithson J, Britten N, Paterson C, Lewith G, Evans M (2012). The experience of using complementary therapies after a diagnosis of cancer: a qualitative synthesis. Health (London), 16(1), 19-39. Abstract.  Author URL.
den Dulk L, Peper A, Cernigoj Sadar N, Lewis S, Smithson J, van Doorne-Huiskes A (2012). Work, family and managerial attitudes and practices in the European workplace: comparing Dutch, British and Slovenian financial sector managers. Social Politics: international studies in gender, state, and society, 2(18), 300-329.
Smithson J, Garside R, Pearson M (2011). Barriers to, and facilitators of, the prevention of unintentional injury in children in the home: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research. Inj Prev, 17(2), 119-126. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Sharkey S, Jones R, Smithson J, Hewis E, Emmens T, Ford T, Owens C (2011). Ethical practice in internet research involving vulnerable people: lessons from a self-harm discussion forum study (SharpTalk). J Med Ethics, 37(12), 752-758. Abstract.  Author URL.
Smithson J, Sharkey S, Hewis E, Jones RB, Emmens T, Ford T, Owens C (2011). Membership and boundary maintenance on an online self-harm forum. Qual Health Res, 21(11), 1567-1575. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones R, Sharkey S, Ford T, Emmens T, Hewis E, Smithson J, Sheaves B, Owens C (2011). Online discussion forums for young people who self-harm: User views. Psychiatrist, 35(10), 364-368. Abstract.
Smithson J, Sharkey S, Hewis E, Jones R, Emmens T, Ford T, Owens C (2011). Problem presentation and responses on an online forum for young people who self-harm. Discourse Studies, 13(4), 487-501. Abstract.
Jones R, Sharkey S, Smithson J, Ford T, Emmens T, Hewis E, Sheaves B, Owens C (2011). Using metrics to describe the participative stances of members within discussion forums. J Med Internet Res, 13(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Smithson J, Paterson C, Britten N, Evans M, Lewith G (2010). Cancer patients' experiences of using complementary therapies: polarization and integration. J Health Serv Res Policy, 15 Suppl 2, 54-61. Abstract.  Author URL.
Barlow A, Smithson J (2010). Legal assumptions, cohabitants’ talk and the rocky road to reform. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 3(22), 328-350.
Pedersen S, Smithson J (2010). Membership and activity in an online parenting community. , 1, 88-103. Abstract.
Sümer S, Smithson J, Das Dores Guerreiro M, Granlund L (2008). Becoming working mothers: Reconciling work and family at three particular workplaces in Norway, the UK, and Portugal. Community, Work and Family, 11(4), 365-384. Abstract.
Sullivan C, Smithson J (2007). Perspectives of homeworkers and their partners on working flexibility and gender equity. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 18(3), 448-461. Author URL.

Publications by year


2016

Lishman E, Cheston R, Smithson J (2016). The paradox of dementia: Changes in assimilation after receiving a diagnosis of dementia. Dementia (London), 15(2), 181-203. Abstract.  Author URL.

2015

Owens C, Sharkey S, Smithson J, Hewis E, Emmens T, Ford T, Jones R (2015). Building an online community to promote communication and collaborative learning between health professionals and young people who self-harm: an exploratory study. Health Expect, 18(1), 81-94. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Smithson J, Holmes J, Gillies F (2015). Integration, assimilation or transformation: Introducing therapists to qualitative research methods, a focus group study. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling Abstract.

2014

Chatrakul Na Ayudhya U, Smithson J, Lewis S (2014). Focus group methodology in a life course approach - individual accounts within a peer cohort group. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 17(2), 157-171. Abstract.

2013

Pedersen S, Smithson J (2013). Mothers with attitude - how the Mumsnet parenting forum offers space for new forms of femininity to emerge online. Women's Studies International Forum, 97-106.

2012

Smithson J, Jones RB, Ashurst E (2012). Developing an online learning community for mental health professionals and service users: a discursive analysis. BMC Medical Education, 12(1). Abstract.
Barlow A, Smithson J (2012). Is modern marriage a bargain? Exploring Perceptions of Pre-Nuptial Agreements in England and Wales. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 3(24), 304-319.
Smithson J, Hennessey C, Means R (2012). Online interaction and "real information flow": analysis of an interdisciplinary research forum. Journal of Research Practice, 1(8).
Sharkey S, Smithson J, Hewis E, Jones R, Emmens T, Ford T, Owens C (2012). Supportive interchanges and face-work as 'protective talk' in an online self-harm support forum. Communication and Medicine, 9(1), 71-82. Abstract.
Smithson J, Britten N, Paterson C, Lewith G, Evans M (2012). The experience of using complementary therapies after a diagnosis of cancer: a qualitative synthesis. Health (London), 16(1), 19-39. Abstract.  Author URL.
den Dulk L, Peper A, Cernigoj Sadar N, Lewis S, Smithson J, van Doorne-Huiskes A (2012). Work, family and managerial attitudes and practices in the European workplace: comparing Dutch, British and Slovenian financial sector managers. Social Politics: international studies in gender, state, and society, 2(18), 300-329.

2011

Smithson J, Garside R, Pearson M (2011). Barriers to, and facilitators of, the prevention of unintentional injury in children in the home: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research. Inj Prev, 17(2), 119-126. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Sharkey S, Jones R, Smithson J, Hewis E, Emmens T, Ford T, Owens C (2011). Ethical practice in internet research involving vulnerable people: lessons from a self-harm discussion forum study (SharpTalk). J Med Ethics, 37(12), 752-758. Abstract.  Author URL.
Smithson J, Sharkey S, Hewis E, Jones RB, Emmens T, Ford T, Owens C (2011). Membership and boundary maintenance on an online self-harm forum. Qual Health Res, 21(11), 1567-1575. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones R, Sharkey S, Ford T, Emmens T, Hewis E, Smithson J, Sheaves B, Owens C (2011). Online discussion forums for young people who self-harm: User views. Psychiatrist, 35(10), 364-368. Abstract.
Smithson J, Sharkey S, Hewis E, Jones R, Emmens T, Ford T, Owens C (2011). Problem presentation and responses on an online forum for young people who self-harm. Discourse Studies, 13(4), 487-501. Abstract.
Jones R, Sharkey S, Smithson J, Ford T, Emmens T, Hewis E, Sheaves B, Owens C (2011). Using metrics to describe the participative stances of members within discussion forums. J Med Internet Res, 13(1). Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Smithson J, Paterson C, Britten N, Evans M, Lewith G (2010). Cancer patients' experiences of using complementary therapies: polarization and integration. J Health Serv Res Policy, 15 Suppl 2, 54-61. Abstract.  Author URL.
Barlow A, Smithson J (2010). Legal assumptions, cohabitants’ talk and the rocky road to reform. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 3(22), 328-350.
Pedersen S, Smithson J (2010). Membership and activity in an online parenting community. , 1, 88-103. Abstract.

2008

Sümer S, Smithson J, Das Dores Guerreiro M, Granlund L (2008). Becoming working mothers: Reconciling work and family at three particular workplaces in Norway, the UK, and Portugal. Community, Work and Family, 11(4), 365-384. Abstract.

2007

Sullivan C, Smithson J (2007). Perspectives of homeworkers and their partners on working flexibility and gender equity. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 18(3), 448-461. Author URL.

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Teaching

Janet teaches Research Methods on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Doctorate in Clinical Practice, Doctorate in Clinical Research, and M.Sc. in Psychological Therapies.

Janet is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

Modules

2018/19


Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

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