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Dr Janet Smithson

Dr 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

 Office hours:

I work for Exeter University Mon-Thurs.

Overview

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology (Clinical Education Development and Research (CEDAR).

Interests and expertise

Qualitative research methods: I have expertise in a wide range of qualitative research methods and analytic approaches. I am particularly interested in cross-cultural and cross-national research methodologies, in online research methods, and in Discourse, Narrative and Conversation Analysis.

Much of my research has focused on equality, diversity and social justice issues, especially gender issues, in policy, in law, in the workplace, and in the home.  Current research interests include the study of migrant issues, especially in forced migration and refugee contexts, both in the UK and internationally.

Ehealth and online interaction: I conduct studies into the design and evaluation of online interventions for a wide variety of health and mental health conditions (including self harm, eating disorders, chronic pain). I have published widely on discourse and conversation analysis of communication on online forums, blogs, social media and websites.

Teaching and education: I am research lead on the Doctor of Clinical Practice and the M.Sc. in Psychological Therapies, and Qualitative research lead on Doctor of Clinical Psychology, and Doctor of Clinical Research. In these roles, I design, train and evaluate innovative research methods including online and distance learning and assessment methods for students at doctoral and M.Sc. level. I have been developing a qualitative and mixed methods cross-cultural and cross-national research and teaching network, Recent activity on this was the development and implementation of a series of workshops on cross-national methods to study trauma, in Bogotá, Colombia (funded by the Medical Research Council). 

Qualifications

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

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

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

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Research

Research interests

Qualitative research methods: I have expertise in a wide range of qualitative research methods and analytic approaches. I am particularly interested in cross-cultural and cross-national research methodologies, in online research methods, and in Discourse, Narrative and Conversation Analysis.

Much of my research has focused on equality, diversity and social justice issues, especially gender issues, in policy, in law, in the workplace, and in the home.  Current research interests include the study of migrant issues, especially in forced migration and refugee contexts, both in the UK and internationally.

Ehealth and online interaction: I conduct studies into the design and evaluation of online interventions for a wide variety of health and mental health conditions (including self harm, eating disorders, chronic pain). I have published widely on discourse and conversation analysis of communication on online forums, blogs, social media and websites.

Research grants

  • 2018 MRC
    Establishing a mixed methods research network for cross-national research in trauma-related mental health with Colombia.
  • 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


Barlow A, Hunter R, Smithson J, Ewing J (2017). Mapping Paths to Family Justice: Resolving Family Disputes in Neoliberal Times. London, England, Palgrave Macmillan.
Smithson J, Barlow A, Hunter R, Ewing J (2017). The Moral Order in Family Mediation: Negotiating Competing Values. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 35(2), 173-196. Abstract.  Full text.
Smithson J, Lewis S, Cooper C, Dyer J (2016). Flexible Working and the Gender Pay Gap in the Accountancy Profession. Work, Employment and Society, 18(1), 115-135. Abstract.
Smithson J, Barlow A, Hunter R, Ewing J (2015). The “child’s best interests” as an argumentative resource in family mediation sessions. Discourse Studies: an interdisciplinary journal for the study of text and talk, 17(4), 1-15. Abstract.  Full text.
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, 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.

Publications by category


Books

Barlow A, Hunter R, Smithson J, Ewing J (2017). Mapping Paths to Family Justice: Resolving Family Disputes in Neoliberal Times. London, England, Palgrave Macmillan.
Nilsen A, Brannen J, Lewis S, Smithson J (2002). Young Europeans, work and family: Futures in transition. London, Routledge.

Journal articles

Weightman E, Smithson J (2020). Containment? an investigation into psychoanalytic containment in the NHS in relation to someone with a diagnosis of personality disorder. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 33(4), 248-265.
Smithson J (2020). How Mediation Works: resolving conflict through talk. Studies in Interactional Linguistics. JOURNAL OF PRAGMATICS, 159, 98-99. Author URL.
Parker C, Smithson J, Limond J, Sherbersky H, Butler C (2020). Student and supervisor experiences of the Systemic Practice Scale (SPS): a discourse analysis. Journal of Family Therapy Abstract.
Greville-Harris M, Smithson J, Karl A (2020). What are people's experiences of orthorexia nervosa? a qualitative study of online blogs. EATING AND WEIGHT DISORDERS-STUDIES ON ANOREXIA BULIMIA AND OBESITY, 25(6), 1693-1702. Author URL.  Full text.
Limond J, Wade SL, Vickery PJ, Jeffery A, Warren FC, Hawton A, Smithson J, Ford T, Haworth S, Adlam A-LR, et al (2019). Clinical and cost-effectiveness of teen online problem-solving for adolescents who have survived an acquired brain injury in the UK: protocol for a randomised, controlled feasibility study (TOPS-UK). BMJ Open, 9(8). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hunter R, Barlow A, Smithson J, Ewing J (2018). Law, Discretion, Gender and Justice in out-of-court financial settlements. Australian Journal of Family Law, 32/1
Smithson J, Barlow A, Hunter R, Ewing J (2017). The Moral Order in Family Mediation: Negotiating Competing Values. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 35(2), 173-196. Abstract.  Full text.
Chatrakul Na Ayudhya U, Smithson J (2016). Entitled or misunderstood? Towards the repositioning of the sense of entitlement concept in the generational difference debate. Community, Work and Family, 19(2), 213-226. Abstract.
Smithson J, Lewis S, Cooper C, Dyer J (2016). Flexible Working and the Gender Pay Gap in the Accountancy Profession. Work, Employment and Society, 18(1), 115-135. Abstract.
Smithson J, Chatrakul Na Ayudhya U, Sullivan C (2016). From theory to impact: bringing work-life initiatives into the mainstream. Community, Work and Family, 19(2), 129-133.
Barlow A, Phoenix A, Brannen J, Elliott H, Smithson J, Morris P, Smart C (2016). Group Analysis in Practice: Narrative Approaches. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 17(2). Abstract.  Full text.
STOKOE EH, SMITHSON J (2016). Making Gender Relevant: Conversation Analysis and Gender Categories in Interaction. Discourse & Society, 12(2), 217-244. Abstract.
Mullan J, Smithson J, Frampton I (2016). Pioneering independent prescribing in physiotherapy in the UK – journey into the unknown. Physiotherapy, 102, e170-e170.
Lewis S, Smithson J (2016). Sense of Entitlement to Support for the Reconciliation of Employment and Family Life. Human Relations, 54(11), 1455-1481. Abstract.
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.
SMITHSON J (2016). ‘Full-timer in a Part-time Job’: Identity Negotiation in. Organizational Talk. Feminism & Psychology, 15(3), 275-293. Abstract.
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.
Smithson J, Barlow A, Hunter R, Ewing J (2015). The “child’s best interests” as an argumentative resource in family mediation sessions. Discourse Studies: an interdisciplinary journal for the study of text and talk, 17(4), 1-15. Abstract.  Full text.
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.
Hunter J, Barlow A, Smithson J, Ewing J (2014). Mapping Paths to Family Justice: matching parties, cases and processes. Family Law, 1404-1411.
Barlow A, Hunter R, Smithson J, Ewing J (2013). Mapping Paths to Family Justice: a national picture of findings on out of court family dispute resolution. Family Law, 306-310.
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.
Smithson J, Stokoe EH (2005). Discourses of Work-Life Balance: Negotiating 'Genderblind' Terms in Organizations. Gender, Work and Organization, 12(2), 147-168.
Smithson J, Lewis S (2000). Is job insecurity changing the psychological contract?. Personnel Review, 29(6), 680-702.
Smithson J (2000). Using and analysing focus groups: Limitations and possibilities. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 3(2), 103-119.
LEWIS S, SMITHSON J, BRANNEN J (1999). Young Europeans' Orientations to Families and Work. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 562(1), 83-97.
SMITHSON J, DÍAZ F (1996). Arguing for a collective voice: Collaborative strategies in problem-oriented conversation. Text - Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Discourse, 16(2).

Chapters

Smithson J (2021). Future directions in analysing digital interaction. In Meredith J, Giles D, Stommel W (Eds.) Analysing digital interaction.
Smithson J (2019). Group Interviews. In Atkinson P, Delamont S, Hardy MA, Williams M (Eds.) SAGE Research Methods Foundation.
Barlow A, Hunter R, Smithson J, Ewing J (2017). Access to What? LASPO and Mediation. In Flynn A, Hodgson J (Eds.) Access to Justice and Legal Aid Comparative Perspectives on Unmet Legal Need, Oxford: Hart Publishing Limited, 239-253.  Abstract.
Hunter R, Barlow A, Smithson J, Ewing J (2015). Paths to Justice in Divorce Cases in England and Wales. In Maclean M, Eekelaar J, Bastard B (Eds.) Delivering Family Justice in the 21st Century, Oxford: Hart Publishing Ltd, 145-162.  Abstract.
Smithson J (2015). Using Discourse Analysis to Study Online Forums for Young People Who Self-Harm. In  (Ed) The Palgrave Handbook of Child Mental Health, 384-401.
Evans S, Jones R, Smithson J (2014). Connecting with older people as project stakeholders: Lessons for public participation and engagement in rural research. In  (Ed) Countryside Connections: Older People, Community and Place in Rural Britain, 221-243.
Peper B, den Dulk L, Cernigoj Sadar N, Lewis S, Smithson J, van Doorne-Huiskes A (2013). Capabilities for work-life balance Managerial attitudes and employee practices in the Dutch, British and Slovenian Banking sector. In Hobson B (Ed) The agency and capabilities gap in work-life balance: across European and Asian societies and witin work organizations, 206-237.
Nilsen A, Das Dores Guerreiro M, Kovacheva S, Smithson J (2012). Comparing transitions to motherhood across contexts. In  (Ed) Transitions to Parenthood in Europe: a Comparative Life Course Perspective, 41-65.
Smithson J, Lewis S, Kovacheva S, Den Dulk L, Peper B, Van Doorne-Huiskes A (2012). Supports and constraints for parents: a gendered crossnational perspective. In  (Ed) Transitions to Parenthood in Europe: a Comparative Life Course Perspective, 89-105.
Smithson J (2012). Using and analysing focus groups: limitations and possibilities. In Walden G (Ed) Focus Group Research.
Pedersen S, Smithson J (2010). A study of membership, activity and interactions in an online parenting community. In Taiwo R (Ed) Handbook of research on discourse behavior and digital communication.
Lewis S, Smithson J (2009). Work-life initiatives and organisational change in a UK private sector company: a transformational approach?. In  (Ed) Work, Families and Organisations in Transition: European Perspectives, 97-112.
Barlow A, Burgoyne C, Clery E, Smithson J (2008). Cohabitation and the law: myths, money and the media. In Park, A, Curtice, J, Thomson, K, Phillips, M, Johnson, M (Eds.) British Social Attitudes: the 24th report, London: Sage, 29-52.  Full text.
Smithson J (2007). Using focus groups in social research. In Alasuurtari (Ed) The Sage Handbook of Social Research Methods, 356-371.
Purcell C, Lewis S, Smithson J, Caton S (2007). Work–life balance, best practices and healthy organisations: a European perspective. In  (Ed) Building more Effective Organizations: HR Management and Performance in Practice, 228-251.  Abstract.
Stokoe EH, Smithson J (2002). Gender and sexuality in talk-in-interaction: Considering a conversation analytic perspective. In McIlvenny P (Ed) Talking Gender and Sexuality, John Benjamins Publishing, 79-110.  Abstract.

Conferences

Smithson J (2019). Experiences of family mediation in the UK: what do mediators and participants think of the mediation process, and what are the implications for mediator training and practice?. Conflitti, fiducia e mediazione: percosi di ricera e di formazion.
Jeffery A, Wilks J, Mitchell S, Cocking L, Smithson J, Adlam A (2019). The challenges of conducting an online paediatric study (Teen Online Problem Solving for adolescents who have survived a brain injury in the UK: a feasibility study (TOPS-UK).  Author URL.
Smithson J (2018). Discourses of gender nonconformity, stigma and mental health practices in the UK. Qualitative Research in Mental Health 7. 20th - 22nd Sep 2018.
Smithson J (2016). Keynote address: Identity, authenticity and legitimacy: How can we tell if online talk is “genuine” and what are the methodological and ethical implications?. 4th international interdisciplinary symposium, Micro-analysis of Online data (MOOD-S). 15th - 16th Sep 2016.
Ewing J, Hunter R, Barlow A, Smithson J (2015). Children's voices: Centre-stage or side-lined in out-of-court dispute resolution in England and Wales?. Socio-Legal Studies Association. 31st Mar - 2nd Apr 2015. Full text.

Publications by year


2021

Smithson J (2021). Future directions in analysing digital interaction. In Meredith J, Giles D, Stommel W (Eds.) Analysing digital interaction.

2020

Weightman E, Smithson J (2020). Containment? an investigation into psychoanalytic containment in the NHS in relation to someone with a diagnosis of personality disorder. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 33(4), 248-265.
Gascon-Ramos M (2020). Exploring clinical psychologists’ attachment to their own personal therapists: Implications for their clinical practice.  Abstract.  Full text.
Smithson J (2020). How Mediation Works: resolving conflict through talk. Studies in Interactional Linguistics. JOURNAL OF PRAGMATICS, 159, 98-99. Author URL.
Donegan C (2020). LITERATURE REVIEW: Illness representations and associated coping responses in adults experiencing multimorbidity: a systematic review and narrative synthesis. EMPIRICAL PAPER: Understanding illness representations and coping responses for common mental health symptoms in adults experiencing multimorbidity: a thematic analysis.  Abstract.  Full text.
Ankrett S (2020). Scott Ankrett DClinPsy Thesis 2020. Paper One: the Efficacy of Interventions That Facilitate Social Participation on Outcomes of Social Participation and Quality of Life in Adults with Acquired Brain Injury. Paper Two: Improving Peer Relationships for Adolescents with Acquired Brain Injury: Using Intervention Mapping as a Framework to Identify Targets for Intervention.  Abstract.  Full text.
Parker C, Smithson J, Limond J, Sherbersky H, Butler C (2020). Student and supervisor experiences of the Systemic Practice Scale (SPS): a discourse analysis. Journal of Family Therapy Abstract.
Greville-Harris M, Smithson J, Karl A (2020). What are people's experiences of orthorexia nervosa? a qualitative study of online blogs. EATING AND WEIGHT DISORDERS-STUDIES ON ANOREXIA BULIMIA AND OBESITY, 25(6), 1693-1702. Author URL.  Full text.

2019

White R (2019). A Qualitative Investigation of the Co-Construction of Therapeutic Goals in a CBT Framework.  Abstract.  Full text.
Broere S (2019). Children and Young People’s Experiences of the Transition Period from On- to Off-treatment for Childhood Cancer.  Abstract.  Full text.
Limond J, Wade SL, Vickery PJ, Jeffery A, Warren FC, Hawton A, Smithson J, Ford T, Haworth S, Adlam A-LR, et al (2019). Clinical and cost-effectiveness of teen online problem-solving for adolescents who have survived an acquired brain injury in the UK: protocol for a randomised, controlled feasibility study (TOPS-UK). BMJ Open, 9(8). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Parker C (2019). Does Clinical Supervision Impact Supervisee Competence in Clinical Practice: a Systematic Review. Student and Supervisor Experiences of the Systemic Practice Scale (SPS): a Discourse Analysis.  Abstract.  Full text.
Smithson J (2019). Experiences of family mediation in the UK: what do mediators and participants think of the mediation process, and what are the implications for mediator training and practice?. Conflitti, fiducia e mediazione: percosi di ricera e di formazion.
Janally S (2019). Exploring the social processes occurring within and beyond Reflective Practice Groups: perspectives of attendees and non-attendees.  Abstract.  Full text.
Smithson J (2019). Group Interviews. In Atkinson P, Delamont S, Hardy MA, Williams M (Eds.) SAGE Research Methods Foundation.
Betts S (2019). Joint title:. Couples facing adversity through stroke and malignant brain tumour: a qualitative investigation. Literature review: the positive impact of stroke on the couple relationship from the perspectives of patients and spousal carers: a thematic synthesis of the qualitative literature. Empirical paper: the construction of couple relational dynamics, roles and intimacy in talk about living with malignant brain tumour: a discourse analysis.  Abstract.  Full text.
Royall B (2019). Sibling discourses of future planning for individuals with learning disabilities: an exploration of taboo.  Abstract.  Full text.
Jeffery A, Wilks J, Mitchell S, Cocking L, Smithson J, Adlam A (2019). The challenges of conducting an online paediatric study (Teen Online Problem Solving for adolescents who have survived a brain injury in the UK: a feasibility study (TOPS-UK).  Author URL.
Moreland J (2019). The experience of bariatric or weight-loss surgery (WLS) - with particular reference to changes in the relationship with food.  Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Smithson J (2018). Discourses of gender nonconformity, stigma and mental health practices in the UK. Qualitative Research in Mental Health 7. 20th - 22nd Sep 2018.
Hunter R, Barlow A, Smithson J, Ewing J (2018). Law, Discretion, Gender and Justice in out-of-court financial settlements. Australian Journal of Family Law, 32/1

2017

Barlow A, Hunter R, Smithson J, Ewing J (2017). Access to What? LASPO and Mediation. In Flynn A, Hodgson J (Eds.) Access to Justice and Legal Aid Comparative Perspectives on Unmet Legal Need, Oxford: Hart Publishing Limited, 239-253.  Abstract.
Barlow A, Hunter R, Smithson J, Ewing J (2017). Mapping Paths to Family Justice: Resolving Family Disputes in Neoliberal Times. London, England, Palgrave Macmillan.
Smithson J, Barlow A, Hunter R, Ewing J (2017). The Moral Order in Family Mediation: Negotiating Competing Values. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 35(2), 173-196. Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Chatrakul Na Ayudhya U, Smithson J (2016). Entitled or misunderstood? Towards the repositioning of the sense of entitlement concept in the generational difference debate. Community, Work and Family, 19(2), 213-226. Abstract.
Smithson J, Lewis S, Cooper C, Dyer J (2016). Flexible Working and the Gender Pay Gap in the Accountancy Profession. Work, Employment and Society, 18(1), 115-135. Abstract.
Smithson J, Chatrakul Na Ayudhya U, Sullivan C (2016). From theory to impact: bringing work-life initiatives into the mainstream. Community, Work and Family, 19(2), 129-133.
Barlow A, Phoenix A, Brannen J, Elliott H, Smithson J, Morris P, Smart C (2016). Group Analysis in Practice: Narrative Approaches. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 17(2). Abstract.  Full text.
Smithson J (2016). Keynote address: Identity, authenticity and legitimacy: How can we tell if online talk is “genuine” and what are the methodological and ethical implications?. 4th international interdisciplinary symposium, Micro-analysis of Online data (MOOD-S). 15th - 16th Sep 2016.
STOKOE EH, SMITHSON J (2016). Making Gender Relevant: Conversation Analysis and Gender Categories in Interaction. Discourse & Society, 12(2), 217-244. Abstract.
Mullan J, Smithson J, Frampton I (2016). Pioneering independent prescribing in physiotherapy in the UK – journey into the unknown. Physiotherapy, 102, e170-e170.
Lewis S, Smithson J (2016). Sense of Entitlement to Support for the Reconciliation of Employment and Family Life. Human Relations, 54(11), 1455-1481. Abstract.
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.
SMITHSON J (2016). ‘Full-timer in a Part-time Job’: Identity Negotiation in. Organizational Talk. Feminism & Psychology, 15(3), 275-293. Abstract.

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.
Ewing J, Hunter R, Barlow A, Smithson J (2015). Children's voices: Centre-stage or side-lined in out-of-court dispute resolution in England and Wales?. Socio-Legal Studies Association. 31st Mar - 2nd Apr 2015. 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.
Hunter R, Barlow A, Smithson J, Ewing J (2015). Paths to Justice in Divorce Cases in England and Wales. In Maclean M, Eekelaar J, Bastard B (Eds.) Delivering Family Justice in the 21st Century, Oxford: Hart Publishing Ltd, 145-162.  Abstract.
Smithson J, Barlow A, Hunter R, Ewing J (2015). The “child’s best interests” as an argumentative resource in family mediation sessions. Discourse Studies: an interdisciplinary journal for the study of text and talk, 17(4), 1-15. Abstract.  Full text.
Smithson J (2015). Using Discourse Analysis to Study Online Forums for Young People Who Self-Harm. In  (Ed) The Palgrave Handbook of Child Mental Health, 384-401.

2014

Evans S, Jones R, Smithson J (2014). Connecting with older people as project stakeholders: Lessons for public participation and engagement in rural research. In  (Ed) Countryside Connections: Older People, Community and Place in Rural Britain, 221-243.
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.
Hunter J, Barlow A, Smithson J, Ewing J (2014). Mapping Paths to Family Justice: matching parties, cases and processes. Family Law, 1404-1411.

2013

Peper B, den Dulk L, Cernigoj Sadar N, Lewis S, Smithson J, van Doorne-Huiskes A (2013). Capabilities for work-life balance Managerial attitudes and employee practices in the Dutch, British and Slovenian Banking sector. In Hobson B (Ed) The agency and capabilities gap in work-life balance: across European and Asian societies and witin work organizations, 206-237.
Barlow A, Hunter R, Smithson J, Ewing J (2013). Mapping Paths to Family Justice: a national picture of findings on out of court family dispute resolution. Family Law, 306-310.
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

Nilsen A, Das Dores Guerreiro M, Kovacheva S, Smithson J (2012). Comparing transitions to motherhood across contexts. In  (Ed) Transitions to Parenthood in Europe: a Comparative Life Course Perspective, 41-65.
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, Lewis S, Kovacheva S, Den Dulk L, Peper B, Van Doorne-Huiskes A (2012). Supports and constraints for parents: a gendered crossnational perspective. In  (Ed) Transitions to Parenthood in Europe: a Comparative Life Course Perspective, 89-105.
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 (2012). Using and analysing focus groups: limitations and possibilities. In Walden G (Ed) Focus Group Research.
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

Pedersen S, Smithson J (2010). A study of membership, activity and interactions in an online parenting community. In Taiwo R (Ed) Handbook of research on discourse behavior and digital communication.
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.

2009

Lewis S, Smithson J (2009). Work-life initiatives and organisational change in a UK private sector company: a transformational approach?. In  (Ed) Work, Families and Organisations in Transition: European Perspectives, 97-112.

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.
Barlow A, Burgoyne C, Clery E, Smithson J (2008). Cohabitation and the law: myths, money and the media. In Park, A, Curtice, J, Thomson, K, Phillips, M, Johnson, M (Eds.) British Social Attitudes: the 24th report, London: Sage, 29-52.  Full text.

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.
Smithson J (2007). Using focus groups in social research. In Alasuurtari (Ed) The Sage Handbook of Social Research Methods, 356-371.
Purcell C, Lewis S, Smithson J, Caton S (2007). Work–life balance, best practices and healthy organisations: a European perspective. In  (Ed) Building more Effective Organizations: HR Management and Performance in Practice, 228-251.  Abstract.

2005

Smithson J, Stokoe EH (2005). Discourses of Work-Life Balance: Negotiating 'Genderblind' Terms in Organizations. Gender, Work and Organization, 12(2), 147-168.

2002

Stokoe EH, Smithson J (2002). Gender and sexuality in talk-in-interaction: Considering a conversation analytic perspective. In McIlvenny P (Ed) Talking Gender and Sexuality, John Benjamins Publishing, 79-110.  Abstract.
Nilsen A, Brannen J, Lewis S, Smithson J (2002). Young Europeans, work and family: Futures in transition. London, Routledge.

2000

Smithson J, Lewis S (2000). Is job insecurity changing the psychological contract?. Personnel Review, 29(6), 680-702.
Smithson J (2000). Using and analysing focus groups: Limitations and possibilities. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 3(2), 103-119.

1999

LEWIS S, SMITHSON J, BRANNEN J (1999). Young Europeans' Orientations to Families and Work. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 562(1), 83-97.

1996

SMITHSON J, DÍAZ F (1996). Arguing for a collective voice: Collaborative strategies in problem-oriented conversation. Text - Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Discourse, 16(2).

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I am research lead on the Doctor of Clinical Practice and the M.Sc. in Psychological Therapies, and Qualitative research lead on Doctor of Clinical Psychology, and Doctor of Clinical Research. In these roles, I design, train and evaluate innovative research methods including online and distance learning and assessment methods for students at doctoral and M.Sc. level.

I have been developing a qualitative and mixed methods cross-cultural and cross-national research and teaching network, Recent activity on this was the development and implementation of a series of workshops on cross-national methods to study trauma, in Bogotá, Colombia (funded by the Medical Research Council).

I regularly teach and examine about qualitative research methods nationally and internationally.

 

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