Career History

1994-7                         Staff Nurse, Sue Ryder Foundation, Berwickshire, Scotland.

1997-9                         Nurse Manager, Gables Care Homes, Ely, Cambridgeshire.

1999-02                       Clinical Nurse Tutor, Gables Care Homes, Ely, Cambs.

2002 – 2017                Lecturer / Senior Lecturer- Course Director, Adult Nursing. 

2017- Current              Senior Lecturer, Director of Employability, School of  Health Sciences, Faculty of  Medicine and Health UEA, Norwich.

All Publications

Smith, S., Westergren, A., Saunders, J., Hagell, P.

(2016)

Nurse-friendly nutritional screening for patient benefit,

in British Journal of Nursing

25

(4)

pp. 280-211

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Smith, S., Deane, K., D'Cruz, G., Gray, R., Flaherty, H., Ivanecka, A.

(2015)

A Concept Map of What Helps People with HD Live with their Condition,

in Journal of Huntington's Disease

4

(3)

pp. 261-270

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Smith, S.

(2014)

Difficult Decisions: tube feeding for neurologically impaired nursing home residents,

in Australasian Journal of Neuroscience

24

(1)

pp. 28-34

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hagell, P., Smith, S.

(2013)

A psychometric comparison of two carer quality of life questionnaires in Huntington's disease: implications for neurodegenerative disorders,

in Journal of Huntington's Disease

2

(3)

pp. 315-322

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Smith, S.

(2005)

Huntington's Disease - A Nursing Guide',

Haddenham, Fern House

ISBN 1902702107

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Smith, S.

(2002)

Long-Term care Neuroscience: A Viable Specialty Area for Nursing?,

in Journal of Neuroscience Nursing

34

(1)

pp. 38-43

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Smith, S.

(2002)

The Role of Nurses in Long-term Care,

in Nursing Times

98

(8)

pp. 36-37

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

MSc: The Impact of Huntington’s Disease on Family Caregivers, completed 2006.

M Phil: A Concept Map of What Helps People with Huntington’s Disease Live with Their Condition?    

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a late-onset, dominantly inherited neurological disorder with symptoms of movement disorder, cognitive decline and psychiatric problems. Currently no treatment for HD has been demonstrated as effective in halting, slowing or reversing disease progression.   The study sought to establish 'what helps people live with HD’ from their own perspective and those of family caregivers and health professionals.

A ‘Concept mapping’ (mixed methods) approach was adopted. The study identified expert treatment for co-morbid mental health problems as the highest priority.  The finding challenges a current stronger research emphasis on proposed treatments for movement disorder.    

 

Publications:

Smith S (2017) Huntington's disease: unique or similar impact to other degenerative neurological disorders? Journal of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinsonism, 7:4 DoI: 10.4172/2161-0460.1000343

Smith S Westergren A, Saunders J, Hagell P (2016) Nutritional screening: a user-friendly tool adapted from Sweden, British Journal of Nursing, 25(4):208.

Smith S, Deane K, D'Cruz, G, Gray, R, Flaherty H, Ivanecka, A. (2015) “A Concept Map of What Helps People with HD Live with their Condition.” Journal of Huntington's Disease. 4, 3, 261-270. This paper was assessed as 3 star in the latest REF Benchmarking exercise.

Smith S (2014) Difficult Decisions: tube feeding for neurologically impaired nursing home residents, Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, 24. 28-34

Hagell P, Smith S, (2013) A psychometric comparison of two carer quality of life questionnaires in Huntington's disease: implications for neurodegenerative disorders, Journal of Huntington's Disease, 2. 315-322

Smith S (2011) ‘The Neuro Care Manual’ BJain, Delhi.   

Clancy J, Smith S (2010) Psoriasis: A Homeostatic Approach to Care. Dermatological Nursing 9, (3): 16-24 

Smith S, (2009) ‘Huntington’s Disease – A Nursing Guide’, 2nd ed. Fern, Ely. 

Smith S, (2005) ‘Huntington’s Disease – A Nursing Guide’, Fern, Ely. 

Smith S (2002) ‘The Role of Nurses in Long-term Care’ Nursing Times, Feb 21 Vol 98, No.8: 36-7, Feb 21-27.   

Smith S (2002) Long-Term care Neuroscience: A Viable Specialty Area for Nursing?’  Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. 34(1):38-43, 2002 Feb. (18 ref). 

Smith S, (1998) ‘Skilled Care Counts’ Nursing Standard, Sept 30 No. 2 Vol 13.(2); 25, Sep 30-Oct 6.   

Book Contributions:

Smith S (2009) Huntington’s Disease: A Case Study, In Clancy J, McVicar  A, Physiology and Anatomy. A Homeostatic Approach, 2003, 3rd ed, (Arnold- In Press). 

Smith S (2009) Cataracts: A Case Study, In Clancy J, McVicar  A, Physiology and Anatomy. A Homeostatic Approach, 2003, 3rd ed, (Arnold- In Press). 

Smith S (2009) Impaired mobility - Cerebrovascular Accident, In Clancy J, McVicar  A, Physiology and Anatomy. A Homeostatic Approach, 2003, 3rd ed, (Arnold- In Press). 

Software:

CD                    Steve Smith (2007)  ‘Woody’s Legacy: Who cares?’  Huntington’s Disease Association, London.

Conference contributions 

Guest Speaker:

Workshop:  Management of Behavioural Problems In Movement Disorders Society, 16th International Congress, Dublin, 2012. 

Behind the Masks: Caring for people with advanced degenerative neurological conditions’ Movement Disorders Symposium, Lund University, Sweden, 23-25th March 2011. 

“Home care versus institutionalisation”, The European Huntington’s Disease Network 6th EHDN Plenary Meeting: Roadmap for Effective Therapies in Huntington’s Disease, Prague, Sept. 2010. 

Behind the Masks: Caring for people with advanced degenerative neurological conditions’, And ‘Tricky Ethics: Ethical dilemmas for nurses caring for people with neurological conditions’, Barrow Neurological Institute Nursing Symposium, Oct 2009, Phoenix, Arizona. 

 ‘Woody’s Legacy’: A tribute to Woody Guthrie’s work and his life with Huntington’s disease, European Huntington’s Association, March 2006, Blankenberge, Belgium. 

Concurrent sessions: 

Smith S (2017) Long term neurological disoders: can music enhance cognition, movement and quality of life? Croatia. 

Smith S (2016) Huntington’s Disease: A Conceptual Framework for Care in Nursing and Residential Homes, The Hague. 

Smith S (2014) What Helps People Live With Huntington’s Disease? European Huntington's Disease Network Congress, Barcelona. 

Wilkinson S, Smith S. (2012) ‘An Educational Programme for Nurse Mentors in Malawi’ Nurse Education in Africa Conference, Lilongwe, Malawi. 

Smith S (2011) A concept map of what helps people with Huntington’s disease live with their condition: preliminary findings, European Association of Neuroscience Nurses Congress, Blankenberge, Belgium.  

Smith S (2009) Huntington’s Disease: Who Cares?, World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses Congress, Toronto, Canada.  

Smith S (2007) The Impact of Huntington’s Disease on Carer’s Quality of Life, Student Conference, FOH, UEA. 

Stanley R, Gallagher A, Eberhardie C,  Smith S,  Wainright P, (2007), An Introduction to Neuroethics,  European Association of Neuroscince Nurses Conference, Rekjavik, Iceland. 

Smith S (2005) Advanced Neurological Care 9th World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses Congress, Barcelona. 

Smith S, Prendergast V, Stanley R, Eberhardie C (2005), Workshop: Professional, legal and ethical decision-making in neuroscience Nursing, 9th World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses Congress, Barcelona. 

Smith S (2005) Nursing people with Huntington’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease World Congress, Manchester UK. 

Smith S, (2003) ‘Huntington’s Disease – The Implications of First referral’ European Association of neuroscience Nurses Congress, Copenhagen. 

Smith S, (2001) ‘Post Registration Nurse Education In Long-Term Care, Neuroscience: A UK Perspective’, World federation of neuroscience Nurses Congress, Sydney, Australia. 

Smith S (2000)., ‘Long-term care neuroscience: does a nursing paradigm affect quality of life?’ American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, 32nd Annual meeting, New Orleans. 

Smith S, (1997) ‘Preliminary results of an international residential care survey’ 7th World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses Congress, Amsterdam. 

Poster Presentation: 

Smith S (2008)  Internal Validity Of The Huntington’s Disease Quality of Life Battery For Carers (HDQoL_C), International Society for Quality of Life Conference, Monte Video, Uruguay.  [Poster received ‘ISoQoL New Investigator Award’, 2008]. 

Smith S (2006) The Impact of Huntington’s Disease on Carer’s Quality of Life, International Society for Quality of Life Conference, Lisbon.

Teaching Interests

Pre-Registration Nursing 

Long Term Conditions

Neurological conditons / pathophysiology and care