Dr Cordet Smart
Research Tutor/Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
School of Psychology (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences)
PhD Social Psychology - Understanding social influence differently: A discursive study of livery yards
MSc Psychology - neuropsychology and developmental psychology
Post Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Education
BSc Hons Psychology (First)
BSc Adult Nursing
Teaching Fellow with the Higher Education Academy
The British Psychological Society member
The British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section member
Roles on external bodies
The British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Committee memberConference Officer, Social Psychology Section, British Psychological Society.
I engage in three main areas of research that have a substantive overlap, and reflect the diversity of my background.
The Multi-Disciplinary-Teams in Action research project, which seeks to examine in detail the function of mental healthcare and Intellectual Disability Care teams in their face to face interactions. I lead a team of researchers who are exploring a range of different aspects of team function, including how patient voices and experience is displayed, team dynamics (leadership, inter-professionalism and interpersonal dynamics and support), and team actions such as the formulation of clinical care programmes and diagnoses. This research programme is based on a discursive methodology, and seeks to explore how a discursive social psychological position can contribute to the development of clinical practice in a meaningful and valuable way for clients, carers and staff.
My second area of research focuses more specifically on the theoretical understanding of social influence within society. This includes the development of more language based understandings of how social influence can be understood, and an exploration of the challenges of doing this for discursive psychology. I examine how social influence has been understood through experimental and cognitive models, and explore the meaning for this in terms of how groups are observed to function .
Thirdly, I have an interest in family systems research and using discursive methods to explore in detail how families negotiate issues and concerns that are important for their family functioning. For example, in terms of how families together make sense of Chronic Fatigue, Autism, or bereavement and how this is displayed in patterns of interaction between family members.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
2018 'The feasibility of following up prisoners, with mental health problems, after release: A pilot trial employing an innovative system, for engagement and retention in research, with a harder to engage population' Trials PEARL
2018 'What a discursive understanding of interprofessional team meetings might reveal: an exploration of intellectual (learning) disability managers' performances' Journal of Interprofessional Care 1-10 , DOI PEARL
2017 '“I Felt Like I Was Being Abused All Over Again”: How Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Make Sense of the Perinatal Period through Their Narratives' Journal of Child Sexual Abuse 26, (4) , DOI
2016 'How Families Make Sense of Their Child’s Behaviour When on an Autism Assessment and Diagnosis Waiting List' Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders , DOI PEARL
2016 'Group Analysis in Practice: Narrative Approaches' Forum: Qualitative Social Research PEARL
2015 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: How Families Talk about Psychological Phenomana, a ‘Delicate’ and Protected’ Topic' Human Systems: The Journal of Therapy, Consultation and Training
2014 'Making sense of dementia: Exploring the use of the Markers of Assimilation of Problematic Experiences in Dementia scale to understand how couple process a diagnosis of dementia' Dementia
2013 'Analysing qualitative data in groups: process and practice' National Centre for Research Methods.
2013 'Attachment and Coping of Dementia Care Staff: The Role of Staff Attachment Style, Geriatric Nursing Self-Efficacy, and approaches to Dementia in Burn Out' Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Policy N/a, , DOI
2012 'Knowing ‘ME’ Knowing You: The Discursive Negotiation of Contested Illness within a Family' Journal of Depression & Anxiety 01, (04) , DOI
2012 'The Construction of ADHD: Family Dynamics, Conversations and Attachment Patterns' Human Systems 23,
2011 'An exploration of family dynamics and attachment strategies in a family with ADHD/ conduct problems' Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry , DOI
2018 Interprofessional Care and Mental Health A Discursive Exploration of Team Meeting Practices. Palgrave Macmillan
2018 'Healthcare meetings where the service user is absent: The ethical and values based implications for research' Interprofessional Care and Mental Health: A Discursive Exploration of Team Meeting Practices Palgrave MacMillan
2017 'Social Influence' in Gough B Handbook of Critical Social Psychology Pallgrave PEARL
2017 'STUDENT AND SUPERVISOR EXPERIENCES OF LEARNING AND TEACHING CA AND DP FOR AUTISM FOCUSED RESEARCH: A REFLECTIVE APPROACH' in O'Reilly M A Practical Guide to social interaction research in autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
2016 'Discovering Mental Ill Health: 'Problem-Solving' in an English Magistrates' Court' in O'Reilly M; Lester J The Palgrave Handbook of Adult Mental Health: Discourse and Conversation Studies Basingstoke, UK Palgrave Macmillan 633-652 Publisher Site PEARL
2012 'Family dynamics, conversations and attachment patterns: The construction of ADHD' ADHD: Cognitive Symptoms, Genetics and Treatment Outcomes 35-60
2018 'How Learning Disability Staff Advocate for Service Users and Carers in meetings where Service Users and Carers are Absent' British Psychological Society General Conference Nottingham 02/05/2018 04/09/2018
2016 'Healthcare meetings where the patient is absent: The ethical and values based implications for research' All Together Better Health Oxford University 06/09/2016 09/09/2016 PEARL
2016 'A discursive re-definition of social influence' Social Psychology Section British Psychological Society 2016 Cardiff 31/08/2016 02/09/2016
2016 'Interrogating the notion of ‘social contexts’ using LD manager negotiations of service provision as an example' Social Psychology Section Conference 2016 Cardiff 31/08/2016 02/09/2016
2016 'Examining group dynamics more closely: A Conversation Analysis study of how agenda change points are managed in LD healthcare service planning meetings' British Psychological Society Annual General Conference Nottingham 26/04/2016 28/04/2016 PEARL
2016 'Achieving patient-centred care in multidisciplinary teams: Examining interactions when raising a concern about a patient' British Psychological Society Annual Conference Nottingham 26/04/2016 28/04/2016 PEARL
2015 'Clients bringing professionals together: Affiliation and alignment in psychology involved healthcare MDT meetings' British Psychological Society Social Section Conference 09/09/2015 11/09/2015 PEARL