Doctor Meg Smith

Doctor Meg Smith

Adjunct Fellow,
Dean's Unit, School of Psychology

Biography

Qualifications

  • BA University of New England
  • MPsych University of New South Wales
  • PhD University of Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit, School of Psychology

Contact

Email: M.Smith@westernsydney.edu.au
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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Smith, M. (2008), 'Survival strategies for managing and prospering with Bipolar 11 disorder', Bipolar 11 Disorder: Modelling, Measuring and Managing, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 9780521873147.
  • Smith, M. (2004), 'Recovery from mental illness', And the pine trees seemed greener after that: reflections by sons and daughters of Vietnam veterans, Australain Government: Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service 1920720278.

Journal Articles

  • Proudfoot, J., Whitton, A., Parker, G., Manicavasagar, V., Nicholas, J. and Smith, M. (2014), 'Evidence of weekly cyclicity in mood and functional impairment in those with a bipolar disorder', Psychiatry Research, vol 218, no 3 , pp 290 - 294.
  • Proudfoot, J., Parker, G., Manicavasagar, V., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., Whitton, A., Nicholas, J., Smith, M. and Burckhardt, R. (2012), 'Effects of adjunctive peer support on perceptions of illness control and understanding in an online psychoeducation program for bipolar disorder : a randomised controlled trial', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 142, no 1-3 , pp 98 - 105.
  • Proudfoot, J., Jayawant, A., Whitton, A., Parker, G., Manicavasagar, V., Smith, M. and Nicholas, J. (2012), 'Mechanisms underpinning effective peer support : a qualitative analysis of interactions between expert peers and patients newly-diagnosed with bipolar disorder', BMC Psychiatry, vol 12 .
  • Stavropolous, P., Mcgee, S. and Smith, M. (2011), 'Perceptions and experiences of cannabis use by young adults living with a mental illness: a qualitative study', Australian Social Policy Journal, vol 10, no 1 , pp 51 - 68.
  • Dodd, S., Brnabic, A., Berk, L., Fitzgreald, P., De Castella, A., Filia, S., Filia, K., Kelin, K., Smith, M., Montgomery, W., Kulkarni, J. and Berk, M. (2010), 'A prospective study of the impact of smoking on outcomes in bipolar and schizoaffective disorder', Comprehensive Psychiatry, vol 51, no 5 , pp 504 - 509.
  • Dodd, S., Kulkarni, J., Berk, L., Ng, F., Fitzgerald, P., De Castella, A., Filia, S., Filia, K., Montgomery, W., Kelin, K., Smith, M., Brnabic, A. and Berk, M. (2010), 'A prospective study of the impact of subthreshold mixed states on the 24-month clinical outcomes of bipolar I disorder or schizoaffective disorder', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 124, no 1-2 , pp 22 - 28.
  • Nicholas, J., Proudfoot, J., Parker, G., Gillis, I., Burckhardt, R., Manicavasagar, V. and Smith, M. (2010), 'The ins and outs of an online bipolar education program : a study of program attrition', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol 12, no 5 , pp 571 - 5712.
  • Biffin, F., Tahtalian, S., Filia, K., Fitzgerald, P., De Castella, A., Filia, S., Berk, M., Dodd, S., Callally, P., Berk, L., Kelin, K., Smith, M., Montgomery, W. and Kulkarni, J. (2009), 'The impact of age at onset of bipolar I disorder on functioning and clinical presentation', Acta Neuropsychiatrica, vol 21, no 4 , pp 191 - 196.
  • Proudfoot, J., Parker, G., Benoit, M., Manicavasagar, V., Smith, M. and Gayed, A. (2009), 'What happens after diagnosis? Understanding the experiences of patients with newly-diagnosed bipolar disorder', Health Expectations, vol 12, no 2 , pp 120 - 129.
  • Proudfoot, J., Parker, G., Hyett, M., Manicavasagar, V., Smith, M., Grdovic, S. and Greenfield, L. (2007), 'Next generation of self-management education: web based bipolar disorder program', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol 41, no 11 , pp 903 - 909.
  • Berk, M., Dodd, S., Callaly, P., Berk, L., Fitzgerald, P., Castella, A., Filia, S., Filia, K., Tahtalian, F., Biffin, K., Kelin, K., Smith, M., Montgomery, W. and Kulkarni, J. (2007), 'History of illness prior to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or shcizoaffective disorder', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 103, no 1-3 , pp 181 - 186.
  • Berk, M., Dodd, S., Callaly, P., Berk, L., Fitzgerald, P., Castella, A., Filia, S., Filia, K., Tahtalian, F., Biffin, K., Kelin, K., Smith, M., Montgomery, W. and Kulkarni, J. (2007), 'History of illness prior to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or shcizoaffective disorder', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 103, no 1-3 , pp 181 - 186.
  • Smith, M. and Gridley, H. (2006), 'Living with mental illness in Australia: changes in policy and practice affecting mental health service consumers', Australian Psychologist, vol 41, no 2 , pp 130 - 139.
  • Ball, J., Mitchell, P., Corry, J., Skillecorn, A., Smith, M. and Malhi, G. (2006), 'A randomized controlled trial of cognitive therapy for bipolar disorder: Focus on long-term change', Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, vol 67, no 2 , pp 277 - 286.
  • Ball, J., Mitchell, P., Mahli, G., Skillecorn, A. and Smith, M. (2003), 'Schema focused cognitive therapy for bipolar disorder: reducing vulnerability to relapse', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol 37 , pp 41 - 48.
  • Bolzan, N., Smith, M., Mears, J. and Ansiewicz, R. (2001), 'Creating identities:mental health consumer to citizen', Journal of Social Work, vol 1, no 3 , pp 317 - 328.

Conference Papers

  • Smith, M. (2003), 'Self Help and mutual support groups for people living with bipolar mood disorders: an overview of Australian Groups', 38th APS Annual Conference, Perth WA.

Previous Projects

Title: Factors in the development and maintenance of self help and support groups for people with emotional and mental health problems
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Meg Smith, Natalie Bolzan, Elizabeth Watson and Janette Perz
Years: 2000-03-21 - 2003-03-20
ID: P0012322
Title: Understanding Serious Self-Harm and Risk Taking Behaviour: A Study of Attempted Suicide in Western Sydney
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Westmead Hospital
Western Researchers: Natalie Bolzan and Meg Smith
Years: 1999-01-01 - 2001-12-31
ID: P0009532
Title: A project involving members of client families in defining agency strategies for helping families function more effectively
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Jan Mason and Meg Smith
Years: 2000-01-01 - 2001-12-31
ID: P0009548
Title: 'WHAT WORKS?' Research into illicit drug use by mental health consumers aged 18-30. Raising awareness and changing behaviour through targeted health promotion campaigns [via Mental Health Assoc NSW]
Funder:
  • Mental Health Coordinating Council
Western Researchers: Meg Smith and Sharyn Mcgee
Years: 2008-09-09 - 2009-07-31
ID: P0015989

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