Gerardine Matthews-Smith

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Dr Gerardine Matthews-Smith

Associate Professor

Biography

Currently employed as an Associate Research Professor within the Business School, my academic research and practice experience rests within three key disciplines: human and organisational development, management, and wellbeing. These disciplines span two Edinburgh Napier University Schools namely School of Health and Social Care and The Business School. My background in these fields continues to stimulate my interest and expand my knowledge across these disciplines as evidenced in my research, supervision, and teaching activity. In addition, I work with several voluntary and public sector organisations devoted to military transition, education, and wellbeing and I am the founder and Director of the Centre for Military Research, Education and Public Engagement.
Since 1997 I have consistently held leadership roles in research development and management. Within my key disciplines I have supervised over 40 home and international doctoral students to completion predominately as the Director of Studies and acted as an external doctoral examiner both nationally and internationally. The expertise gained as programme leader of the DBA at Napier is now being shared in my role as an external examiner and mentor to the DBA programme at University of Central Lancashire. I regularly publish and present at conferences and seminars and I am a member of the Editorial Board for ‘European Journal of Training and Development’ and peer review for several journals. Additionally, I have been an active participant on School and University Research Degree and Innovation and Ethics Committees as both Member and Chair. Externally I sit on several local and national and international committees and working groups related to military transition, education, and wellbeing.
I have substantial and sustained income generation portfolio amounting to well over £1 million. This includes a key research role on two major Erasmus + programmes CAREMAN and DOCMAN which examined the discipline of human and organisational development and management within the health arena. Other studies within these disciplines were funded by the NHS and the Department of Health. The focus on wellbeing, was reflected in studies funded by MacMillan and The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Scotland. My most recent grant of £300,000 from Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) aims to investigate the experience of military transition in Scotland which further develops all my key disciplinary interests.

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Conference Activity

  • MacPherson, C., Matthews-Smith, G., McLean, L. (2019) 'The Lost Cohort A Phenomenological study into Command Leadership and Management Development outside the Royal Air Force's Formal Training Environment . Edinburgh Napier University Post Graduate Research Conference , Craiglockhart .
  • Forret, M., Khaleel, F., Matthews-Smith, G. (2019) Centering the Client Organisation in a Global Account Management Programme: Kwy challenges for managers in the service industries. Edinburgh Napier University Post Graduate Conference , Craiglockhart.
  • Livingstone, R., Matthews-Smith, G., McMillan, J. (2019) Enhancing Academic-Industry links: Key challenges and prospects for Scottish University business Schools. Edinburgh Napier University, Post Graduate Student Conference, Craiglockhart.
  • Mathews, G., Matthews-Smith, G., & Macmillan, M. The Lived Experience of Mindfulness Training in people with chronic conditions: a community-based, longitudinal phenomenological study. ICM conference Amsterdam.
  • MacPherson, C., Matthews-Smith, G., McLean , L . (2018)"The Last Cohort: Command Leadership and Management Development outside the RAF's Formal Training Environment. does it fulfil the needs of the organisation and the expectations of the individual ? Edinburgh Napier University Business School Post Graduate Conference.
  • Mathews, G. Matthews-Smith, G. MacMillan, M. (2014) Mindfulness Life world Study: A longitudinal, phenomenological exploration of mindfulness as experienced by people living with a long-term condition. Edinburgh Napier University Student conference April 2014.
  • Dewar, E., Matthews-Smith, G., Cetnarskyj, R., and Smith, K.D., (2014). Alpha-1-Acid Glycoprotein as a Breast Cancer Biomarker in At Risk Individuals. 9th European Breast Cancer Conference (abstract number 240), Glasgow, March 2014.
  • Mathews, G MacMillan, M. Gilbert, T. Matthews-Smith, G. (2014) Queens Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) Conference Encounters with Mindfulness: A phenomenological exploration of mindfulness training for people living with a long-term condition. 27th March 2014.
  • McVey, L., Mincher, D., Matthews-Smith, G and Smith, K. The glycosylation of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 in Breast Cancer Metastasis. Poster session presented at: Edinburgh Napier University Postgraduate Conference; 2013 May 16; Edinburgh, UK.
  • McVey, L., Mincher, D., Matthews-Smith, G and Smith, K. The glycosylation of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 in Breast Cancer Metastasis. Poster session presented at: Matrix Metalloproteinase Gordon Research Conference: Crucial Components of Molecular Networks and Disease Pathways. 2013 May 19-24; Barga, Italy.

 

Editorial Activity

  • Member of the Editorial Board of European Journal of Training and Development

 

External Examining/Validations

  • University of Central Lancashire .External Examiner for Doctorate in Business Adminstration /Post Graduate Certificate in Business and Management Research Methods

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Short-listed for ENU Above and Beyond in Innovation and Research Category by Dean of School.
  • Nominated for Times Higher Supervisor of the Year Award by students and peers
  • HRD Academy of Human Resource Development –Monica M. Lee Research Excellence Award for the best paper of the year In Human Resource Development International Journal.
  • Nominated for Times Higher Supervisor of the Year Award by students and peers
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health visiting for Scotland

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Samantha Dickson Research Trust, Clinical and Psychosocial Tumor Research

 

Invited Speaker

  • May 2021 Invited to present a paper on Military Transitions in Scotland to International Military Network including Australia, New Zealand, Canada , United States of America, United Kingdom and Scotland.
  • Invited to present a paper and workshop on doctoral supervisions to staff at University of Central Lancanshire Business School
  • 2016: Keynote speaker at the Human Resource and Knowledge Management conference in Lathi, Finland (linked to Erasmus CAREMAN project)
  • 2016: Keynote speaker on developing cross-cultural health and social care management competencies at Charles University, Prague (linked to the CAREMAN project)
  • 2011: Invited speaker to the ‘Army of women’ conference (Santa Monica) to establish a network on bio-marker aspects of cancer research links in relation to cancer research
  • 2006: Invited by Trinity College Dublin (School of Nursing) to conduct a workshop on Integrating Research into the Nursing curriculum as a direct outcome of my doctoral studies, out of which arose 2 new research modules at UG and Masters levels
  • 2000: Invited Co-presented on early paper on Phenomenography as a new method in Educational research at an Innovations in Higher Education Conference Symposium, University of Helsinki, with 3 colleagues who originated Phenomenography as a research design (Professors Noel Entwistle, Roger Saljo and Ference Marton)

 

Media Activity

  • Invited panel member of the Crux Cast discussion on Military Transition . https://youtu.be/cCdqzQmHTMIe

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Member - Edinburgh Armed Forces Covenant Group (Chaired by Lord Provost)
  • Member , Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on The Armed Forces and Veterans Community
  • Lothian Armed Forces and Veterans Group
  • Member -Edinburgh Military Education Committee (MEC)

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • University of Dublin , Trinity College . PhD -Education after Wittgenstein: A Causal Cultural Theoryof Reference and Meaning and its Implications for Education
  • Glasgow Caledonian University. The Nature of Individual Career Identity and its Construction: Examining the Self-perceptions Generation Y women and Men .
  • Australian Catholic University, Sydney: Nursing Students expectations, perceptions and experiences of learning science in an BN program.

 

Date


22 results

Beating the virus: an examination of the crisis communication approach taken by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during the Covid-19 pandemic

Journal Article
McGuire, D., Cunningham, J. E. A., Reynolds, K., & Matthews-Smith, G. (2020)
Beating the virus: an examination of the crisis communication approach taken by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during the Covid-19 pandemic. Human Resource Development International, 23(4), 361-379. https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2020.1779543
The Covid-19 pandemic has severely tested the leadership and communication abilities of political leaders globally. Guiding an effective response to the global pandemic has re...

Advancing national human resource development research: suggestions for multilevel investigations

Journal Article
Garavan, T., Wang, J., Matthews-Smith, G., Nagarathnam, B., & Lai, Y. (2018)
Advancing national human resource development research: suggestions for multilevel investigations. Human Resource Development International, 21(4), 1-31. https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2018.1429171
National human resource development (NHRD) is now an important area of investigation within human resource development with significant growth in publications over 49 years. S...

Developing Cross-Cultural Competencies in Health and Social Care Management

Book
Z. Havrdová, G. Matthews-Smith, & P. Huotari (Eds.), (2016)
Developing Cross-Cultural Competencies in Health and Social Care Management
Learning from research and experience of five EU universities.

Value-based Healthcare: Utopian vision or fit for Purpose.

Book Chapter
Garavan, T., & Matthews-Smith, G. (2016)
Value-based Healthcare: Utopian vision or fit for Purpose. In A. Ortenblad, C. Abrahamson Lofstrom, & R. Sheaff (Eds.), Management Innovations for Healthcare organizations, 412-430. (1). Taylor & Francis

Evaluation

Book Chapter
Matthews-Smith, G., & Afseth, J. (2016)
Evaluation. In Z. Havrdová, G. Matthews-Smith, & P. Huotari (Eds.), Developing Cross-Cultural Competencies in Health and Social Care Management, 39-58. Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Abstract not available.

Intercultural Management.

Book Chapter
Afseth, J., Kokkonen, M., & Rebelo dos Santos, N. (2016)
Intercultural Management. In Z. Havrdová, G. Matthews-Smith, & P. Huotari (Eds.), Developing Cross-Cultural Competencies in Health and Social Care Management, 99-114. Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Abstract not available.

Summary and Conclusions.

Book Chapter
Havrdová, Z., Matthews‑Smith, G., Huotari, P., & Agostinho, M. (2016)
Summary and Conclusions. In Z. Havrdová, G. Matthews-Smith, & P. Huotari (Eds.), Developing Cross-Cultural Competencies in Health and Social Care Management, 59-70. Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Abstract not available.

Process of curriculum and module design.

Book Chapter
Agostinho, M., Afseth, J., & Havrdová, Z. (2016)
Process of curriculum and module design. In Z. Havrdová, G. Matthews-Smith, & P. Huotari (Eds.), Developing Cross-Cultural Competencies in Health and Social Care Management, 31-38. Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Abstract not available.

Theoretical and organisational background.

Book Chapter
Matthews-Smith, G., Afseth, J., & Huotari, P. (2016)
Theoretical and organisational background. In Z. Havrdová, G. Matthews-Smith, & P. Huotari (Eds.), Developing Cross-Cultural Competencies in Health and Social Care Management, 9-14. Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Abstract not available.

Embedding compassionate care in local NHS practice: developing a conceptual model through realistic evaluation

Journal Article
MacArthur, J., Wilkinson, H., Matthews-Smith, G., & Gray, M. A. (2017)
Embedding compassionate care in local NHS practice: developing a conceptual model through realistic evaluation. Journal of Research in Nursing, 22(1-2), 130-147. doi:10.1177/1744987116678901
The aim of this study was to critically analyse the impact of the ‘Leadership in Compassionate Care Programme’ and offer a conceptual model of factors that can embed compassio...

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