Profile

Katie Gibson Smith
Title: Dr
First Name: Kathrine
Surname: Gibson Smith
Position: Research Fellow
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 262552
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Dr Kathrine Gibson Smith is a Research Fellow in School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.

Her research interests include theoretical approaches and behaviour change in relation to self-care behaviour, healthcare in offshore and homeless populations, and accessing healthcare.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research Fellow in School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
  • Teaching support to final year MPharm student projects

Academic Background

  • PhD, Promoting and implementing self care: a mixed methods study of offshore workers and remote healthcare practitioners, Robert Gordon University, 2016
  • PG Cert (with distinction) in Research Methods, Robert Gordon University, 2015
  • BA (1st class Hons) in Applied Social Sciences, Robert Gordon University 2010

Professional Affiliations:

  • Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)

Research Interests

Key research interests include:

  • Self-care: theoretical approaches and behaviour change in relation to self-care behaviour e.g. physical activity, diet
  • Unreached populations: healthcare in offshore and homeless populations
  • Pharmacy practice: accessing and using healthcare and medicines

Funding

  • Stewart, D., MacLure, K., Cunningham, S., Gibson Smith, K. Evaluating pharmacy teams in GP practices. Scottish Government, 2017, £100,000.
  • Stewart, D., Tucker, R., MacLure, K., Cunningham, S., Gibson Smith, K. An uncontrolled before and after study of the impact of a smart-phone app on disease outcomes in children with atopic eczema. Dermal Laboratories, 2017, £30,000.
  • Stewart, D., MacLure, K., Cunningham, S., Gibson Smith, K. A mixed methods evaluation of the NHS Highlands telehealth pilot of pharmaceutical care provision to dispensing medical practices. NHS Highlands, 2017, £8,000.
  • MacLure K, Smith K, Brown A, Gennimata D, Ryan C. Promoting community pharmacy engagement with people experiencing homelessness by understanding their health literacy. 2018 ESCP Research Grant (10 000 Euros)
MacLure K, Smith K, Brown A, Gennimata D, Ryan C. Promoting community pharmacy engagement with people experiencing homelessness by understanding their health literacy. 2018 ESCP Research Grant (10 000 Euros)MacLure K, Smith K, Brown A, Gennimata D, Ryan C. Promoting community pharmacy engagement with people experiencing homelessness by understanding their health literacy. 2018 ESCP Research Grant (10 000 Euros)?

Publications

Publications

  1. Gibson Smith, K., Paudyal, V., MacLure, K., Forbes-McKay, K., Buchanan, C., Wilson, L., MacLeod J, Smith A, Stewart D. Relocating patients from a specialist homeless healthcare centre to general practices: a multi-perspective study. British Journal of General Practice 2018;e105.
    doi:https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X694577
  2. Gibson Smith, K., Paudyal, V., Klein, S., Stewart, D. (2018). Health, self-care and the offshore workforce – opportunities for behaviour change interventions: an epidemiological survey. Rural and Remote Health. In press.
  3. Stewart, D., Gibson Smith, K., MacLeod, J., Strath, A., Paudyal, V., Forbes-McKay, K., Cunningham, S., MacLure, K. (2018). The experiences and beliefs of older people in very sheltered housing about using multi-compartment compliance aids. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. In press.
  4. Stewart, D., Gibson Smith, K., MacLure, K., et al. (2018). A modified Delphi study to obtain consensus across the European Union on the structures, processes and desired outcomes of the management of polypharmacy in older people. PLOS One. 12 (11).
  5. Gibson Smith, K., Paudyal, V., MacLure, K., et al. (2018). Relocating patients from a specialist homeless healthcare centre to general practices: a multi-perspective study. British Journal of General Practice. In press.
  6. Gibson Smith, K., Booth, J., Stewart, D., et al. (2017). Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: An exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information. Pharmacy Practice. 15(4): 1082.
  7. Paudyal V., Cunningham S., MacLure K., Gibson Smith, K., Ryan C., West L., Cordina M. (2016). Types of clinical outcomes and methods for their assessment in the evaluation of pharmacist?led management of minor ailments: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016050847
  8. Gibson Smith, K., Paudyal, V., Stewart, D., Klein, S. (2016). Remote communities: promoting engagement in self-care. SelfCare; 7(4): 1-9.
  9. Gibson Smith, K., Paudyal, V., Stewart, D., Klein, S. (2015). The health and wellbeing of offshore workers: a narrative review of the published literature. The Journal of the Institute of Remote Health Care; 6 (2): 10-23.

Conference abstracts

  1. Paudyal, V., Gibson Smith, K., MacLure, K., Forbes-McKay, K., Buchanan, C., Wilson, L., Radely, A., Stewart, D. Community pharmacists' training, experiences and behaviours in managing homeless patients. (Poster presentation at European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Conference 9-11 October 2017).
  2. Gibson Smith, K., Paudyal, V., Klein, S., Quinn, F., Stewart, D. Promoting and implementing self-care: A mixed methods study of offshore workers and remote healthcare practitioners. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 25 (Supplement S1). (Oral presentation at Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference; 10-11 April 2017, Nottingham). doi:10.1111/ijpp.12367.
  3. Paudyal, V., Gibson, K., MacLure, K., et al. Relocating formerly homeless patients from homelessness healthcare centre to mainstream primary care services: perspectives of patients and healthcare staff. (Oral presentation at Faculty of Public Health Annual Public Health Conference 'Strong Voices: Pragmatic Public Health'; 27-28 October 2016, Dunblane).
  4. Gibson Smith, K., Paudyal, V., Quinn, F., Stewart, D., Klein, S. Health behaviours in offshore workers: Exploration of behavioural determinants using the Theoretical Domains Framework. (Poster presentation at European Health Psychology Conference: 23-26 August 2016, Aberdeen).
  5. Gibson Smith, K., Paudyal, V., Quinn, F., Klein, S., Stewart, D. Determinants of offshore workers self-care behaviour: exploration using the Theoretical Domains Framework. The International Electronic Journal of Rural and Remote Health Research, Education, Practice and Policy. 16 (4109). (Poster presentation at Rethinking Remote: 23-24 May 2016, Inverness).
  6. Gibson Smith, K., Paudyal, V., Quinn, F., Klein, S., Stewart, D. Self care behaviours of offshore workers: exploration using the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF). International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 24 (Supplement S1). (Oral presentation at Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference; 7-8 April 2016, Reading). doi:10.1111/ijpp.12258.
  7. Gibson Smith, K., Paudyal, V., Stewart, D., Klein, S. Profiling offshore workers' engagement in self care: opportunities for behaviour change interventions. (Poster presentation at United Kingdom Society for Behavioural Medicine Conference: 8-9 December 2015, Newcastle).
  8. Gibson Smith, K., Paudyal, V., Stewart, D., Klein, S. The self care behaviours of offshore workers: opportunities for behaviour change interventions. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 23 (Supplement 2): 6. (Oral presentation at Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference; 13-14 September 2015, Birmingham). doi:10.1111/ijpp.12209.

Workshops

  1. Paudyal, V., Gibson, K. Developing an evidence base for clinical pharmacy: clinical outcome measures in minor ailments service delivery and research. (Workshop at European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Conference 9-11 October 2017).