Gerardine Matthews-Smith

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Dr Gerardine Matthews-Smith

Associate Professor

Biography

I am currently employed as an Associate Research Professor within the Business School. As is not uncommon in the social sciences and business fields, my career path has crossed between practice and research. The interdisciplinary nature of my academic research and practice experience therefore 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 including regionally on the Edinburgh Military Education Committee (MEC) and nationally on the Council of Military Education Committees (COMEC). I am the founder and Director of the Centre for Military Research, Education and Public Engagement and the University Research Lead for military Research.

Since 1997 I have consistently held leadership roles in research development and management. I have held several a strategic research leadership roles within The Business School including Director of the home and international Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Programmes and in the role of Joint Director of Research at the Business School. 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. Within my key disciplines I have supervised over 45 home and international doctoral students to completion predominately as the Director of Studies and acted as an external doctoral examiner both nationally and internationally. I have been nominated twice for the Times Higher Supervisor of the year. For the last 10 years I have shared my knowledge and experience of research supervision by mentoring junior supervisors on my supervision teams. I have also provided training on doctoral supervision to international partners such as PSB as part of our delivery of the DBA in Singapore. Moreover, I have worked with the UK Council for Graduate Education on 2 working groups related to supervision and laterally as a member of the steering group for their 5th International Conference held online but hosted by Edinburgh Napier University in April 2022.

I regularly publish in peer reviewed journals, have published several book chapters and completed commissioned research evaluation reports. I am a member of the Editorial Board for ‘European Journal of Training and Development’, Associate Editor of the Journal of Veteran Studies and peer review for several other academic 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 wellbeing and education. 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.

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Armed Forces and Veterans Research Advisor to the new Board for Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service at Scottish Government
  • Chair of Operational Group for The Scottish Veterans Wellbeing Alliance
  • Core Team Member - International Veteran Education Employment Network
  • Invited speaker Royal British Legion Expert Panel on The Armed Forces Covenant : 'Reflections on a Decade of the Nation's Promise'
  • Core team member on development of Joint proposal to the Military Covenant - The Scottish Veterans Wellbeing Alliance
  • Elected to the Council of Military Education Committees (COMEC)
  • Member - the UK Collaboration for Military Mental Health Policy, Treatment and Research Sub-Group
  • Member -Edinburgh Military Education Committee (MEC)

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Legl, C. Matthews-Smith, G. Pierron, X., Stantechev, D., & Thomson J. Fashion Brands ‘ perspectives of Business model innovation and digital technology for circular economy in fashion retailing: Towards a conceptualization of sustainable added value creation Process
  • 5th UKPGE International Conference on Developments in Doctoral Education & Training hosted by Edinburgh Napier University
  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • Macpherson, C., Mathews-Smith, G., & McLean, L. (2019) Conference Presentation -A Phenomenological Study into Command, Leadership and Management Development outside the Royal Air Force’s Formal Training Environment
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Editorial Activity

  • Associate Editor International Journal of Veterans Studies
  • 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

  • Economic and Social Research Council UKRI
  • 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
  • Veterans in Scotland Past Present and Future Symposium
  • 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

  • Media activity Leo Docherty , Minister of Defence
  • Media Coverage Centre for Military Research, Education and Public Engagement
  • ADES welcomes launch of Scotlands first Centre for Military Research and Education
  • Agenda: How Universities can support the military and thier fmilies
  • Edinburgh Napier University has unveiled Scotland's first Military and Engagement Centre
  • Edinburgh Napier University has unvelied Scotland;s first Military and Engagement Centre
  • Edinburgh Napier University has unveiled Scotland's first military research and engagement centre
  • Military Centre is a first for Scottish University
  • New military research Centre A Scottish First
  • University goes back to its Military roots
  • interview for STV on launch of the Centre for Military Research, Education and Public Engagement
  • Invited panel member of the Crux Cast discussion on Military Transition . https://youtu.be/cCdqzQmHTMIe
  • Edinburgh Napier University leads the way in supporting Scotland’s armed forces
  • Napier university unveils military research nd engagement centre
  • Invited panel member on the media launch of the British Legions 10 Year Report on the military Covenant
  • University backing for Armed forces
  • University backing the Armed Forces
  • Military matters : Napier open Research Centre at Craiglockhart Campus

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Invited Panel Member -Military Covenant Royal British Legion
  • Scottish Veterans Wellbeing Alliance : New pathway developed
  • 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
  • WolfHirschhorn Syndrome Trust -Evaluation of Assessment Tools Project

 

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.

 

Reviewing

  • Industrial and Commercial Training
  • Human RespurceDevelopment International
  • Journal of Veteran Studies
  • Studies in Graduate and Post Doctoral Education
  • Gerontology and Geriatric Research

 

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Entrepreneurship Education and Training Programmes: A Lifespan Development Perspective

Book Chapter
Garavan, T., O’Brien, F., Power, C., Matthews-Smith, G., & Buckley, J. (in press)
Entrepreneurship Education and Training Programmes: A Lifespan Development Perspective. In P. Holland, T. Bartram, T. Garavan, & K. Grant (Eds.), The Emerald Handbook of Work, Workplaces and Disruptive Issues in HRM (335-365). Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80071-779-420221033
In this chapter, we propose that EETPs should be understood as a lifelong dynamic process and highlight how entrepreneur knowledge, skills and abilities develop across the lif...

Rallying to the Flag - A Consolidated Picture of Armed Forces Children’s Education in Scotland in 2021: Laying Foundations & Promoting Development

Report
MacLeod, C., Short, G., & Matthews-Smith, G. (2022)
Rallying to the Flag - A Consolidated Picture of Armed Forces Children’s Education in Scotland in 2021: Laying Foundations & Promoting Development. Edinburgh: Association of Directors of Education in Scotland
This report provides an overview of the numbers of armed forces children at national and local authority level, together with a review of how some authorities have responded t...

You’re in your own time now: Understanding current experiences of transition to civilian life In Scotland. Interim Report

Report
Matthews-Smith, G., MacKay, D., Scholl, S., & Thomas, L. (2021)
You’re in your own time now: Understanding current experiences of transition to civilian life In Scotland. Interim Report. Edinburgh: Forces in Mind Trust
This report is structured as follows: ❖ Chapter 2 briefly outlines the background and context for the research. ❖ Chapter 3 outlines the research framework in relation to the...

Strategic Talent Management In The Hospitality Industry

Book Chapter
Garavan, T., Matthews-Smith, G., Marie Gill, A., & O’Brien, F. (2021)
Strategic Talent Management In The Hospitality Industry. In S. Jooss, R. Burbach, & H. Ruël (Eds.), Talent Management Innovations in the International Hospitality Industry (9-29). Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80071-306-220211002
Purpose: Talent management and in particular strategic talent management (STM) has emerged as an important issue for hospitality organisations worldwide. In this chapter, we a...

Type A/B personality, work–family, and family–work conflict: The moderating effects of emotional intelligence

Journal Article
Garavan, T., Srivastava, S., Madan, P., O’Brien, F., & Matthews-Smith, G. (2021)
Type A/B personality, work–family, and family–work conflict: The moderating effects of emotional intelligence. Human Resource Development Quarterly, https://doi.org/10.1002/hrdq.21454
Many employees experience work-family conflict (WFC) and family-work conflict (FWC), multidimensional states of resource depletion. In this paper, we conceptualize Type A and ...

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...

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.

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

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.

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