I am mental health nursing academic, a reader (associate professor) in mental health and innovation lead (Faculty of Health role). In addition, I am the founder and centre lead for the centre for collaborative innovation in dementia, an accredited health living lab - European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL). I currently support the work of the North West Coast Clinical Research Network (NIHR) as a Research Speciality Lead in Dementia. I continue to practice, research and publish within the mental health nursing field, my specific interests include living well with dementia, user-centric innovation (health), and mental health ethics. As a qualified and practicing leadership coach and mentor I have an interest in NLP and mindfulness.
As an educational professional I am a NMC teacher and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I continue to maintain my clinical skills through my research-to-innovation work. I also work with people living with dementia through my role as the lead for the centre in collaborative innovation in dementia. Since 2012 I have worked in partnership with both national and international partners on a number of research-to-innovation projects, helping to secure over £20 million of funding. During the delivery of these projects I have produced over eighty research-to-innovation outputs.
As a methodological pragmatist I have used a number of research methodologies within a living lab context, participatory action research being the main methodological approach. At doctoral level I have an expertise in interpretative phenomenological analysis. My teaching interests include; pre-registration mental health nursing; post-registration & post-graduate programmes (specifically mental health ethics; leadership ethics; personality disorders; dementia and descriptive psychopathology).
Smith GM, Dixon C, Neiva Ganga R, Greenop DT. 2022. How Do We Know Co-Created Solutions Work Effectively within the Real World of People Living with Dementia? Learning Methodological Lessons from a Co-Creation-to-Evaluation Case Study International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Dowrick C, Rosala-Hallas A, Rawlinson R, Khan N, Winrow E, Chiumento A, Burnside G, Aslam R, Billows L, Eriksson-Lee M, Lawrence D, McCluskey R, Mackinnon A, Moitt T, Orton L, Roberts E, Rahman A, Smith GM, Tudor Edwards R, Uwamaliya P, White R. 2022. The Problem Management Plus psychosocial intervention for distressed and functionally impaired asylum seekers and refugees: the PROSPER feasibility RCT Public Health Research, 10 :1-74 DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Hunter R, Rodgers S, Hilton J, Clarke M, Garcia L, Ward Thompson C, Geary R, Green M, O'Neill C, Longo A, Lovell R, Nurse A, Wheeler B, Clement S, Porroche-Escudero A, Mitchell R, Barr B, Barry J, Bell S, Bryan D, Buchan I, Butters O, Clemens T, Clewley N, Corcoran R, Elliott L, Ellis G, Guell C, Jurek-Loughrey A, Kee F, Maguire A, Maskell S, Murtagh B, Smith GM, Taylor T, Jepson R. 2022. GroundsWell: Community-engaged and data-informed systems transformation of Urban Green and Blue Space for population health – a new initiative Wellcome Open Research, 7 DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Boughey H, Trainor G, Smith G. 2021. The Impact of Childhood Neglect on Cognition in School-Aged Children Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research, 34 :27213-27222 DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Chiumento A, Billows L, Mackinnon A, McCluskey R, White R, Khan N, Rahman A, Smith GM, Dowrick C. 2021. Task-Sharing Psychosocial Support with Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Reflections and Recommendations for Practice from the PROSPER Study Intervention, Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, 19 DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Uwamaliya P, Smith GM. 2017. Rehabilitation for Survivors of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda: What Are the Lessons Learned? Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38 :361-367 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Woods L, Pendleton J, Smith GM, Parker P. 2015. Working collaboratively to support people living with dementia Mental Health Nursing, 3 Public Url
Smith GM. 2014. Light as an intervention to manage distressing symptoms in dementia: a literature review Mental Health Nursing, 5 Public Url
Santa K, Dixon C, Trainor G, Smith G, Neiva R. 2022. An Examination of Living Lab Methodology Within the Mental Health Field: A Case Study 28th International Mental Health Nursing Research Conference - Book of Abtracts, 28th International Mental Health Nursing Research Conference :81-82 Publisher Url
Smith GM, Neiva Ganga R, Trainor G, Furfie V, Mooney C, Morton J. 2021. Children and Young People's Mental Health Services Referral Innovation. Co-design and validation methodology Vervoort K, White M, Leon R. Change the future together: Co-creating impact, sustainable & healthier cities and communities, Open Living Lab Days :221-227 Publisher Url Public Url
Neiva Ganga R, Smith GM, Greenop DT, Ali M, Fitzsimmons DA. 2020. Real-World Validation of Health Innovation: a systematic review The Conf 2020, 2019 Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference Publisher Url Public Url
Smith G. 2019. The mental health nurse as an effective ethical reasoner when using coercive strategies within an acute mental health context: a study exploring how ‘acute’ mental health nurses apply ethical coercion From Global to Local: Mental Health in a Connected World, 25th International Mental Health Nursing Research Conference :37-38 Publisher Url
Smith GM, Simkhada BD. 2018. Co-creating solutions to address the everyday challenge of living with dementia: research-to-innovation as a good and ethical practice 24th International Mental Health Nursing Research Conference Publisher Url
Simkhada BD, Smith GM. 2018. Features of Good Practice in Healthcare Innovation Nursing Science - 2018 Program, 2nd International Conference on Nursing Science & Practice Publisher Url
Smith GM, Simkhada BD. 2018. Living Lab: The Co-creation Technique Health Care: Current Reviews, 13th World Congress on Healthcare & Technology 6 :40-40 DOI
Smith GM, Simkhada BD. 2018. Innovation through technology: using a living lab approach as a driver for a smart and healthy city Health Care: Current Reviews, 13th World Congress on Healthcare & Technology 6 :51-51 DOI
Smith GM. 2017. Tutorial: Co-Creation Technique - The User-Centric Living Labs Approach Enaged Citizens and their New Smart Worlds, IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications :32-32
Smith GM, Khatri R. 2017. Implications for educational practice - overriding the choices of mental health service users: A study examining the acute mental health nurses https://www.kuleuven.be/communicatie/congresbureau/nursingethics2017/documents/conference-book-nursing-ethics.pdf, 18th Nursing Ethics Conference & 3rd International Ethics in Care Conference :132-133
Smith GM. 2016. Enabling people with dementia to co-create solutions to the everyday challenge of living with dementia: Co-creating memory enabling technology 4th Annual Global Health Conferences 2016, 4th Annual World Congress of Geriatrics and Gerontology :169-169
Rea K, Smith GM. 2016. Developing a Care Pathway for Depression http://www.ecmh.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ECMH-Prague-Abstract-Book-corrected-1.pdf, 5th European Conference on Mental Health
Smith GM. 2015. Exploring the ethical decision-making of mental health nurses who have utilised coercive strategies 21st International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research conference: “Building new relationships in mental health nursing: opportunities and challenges”
Smith GM. 2014. Aging societies and meeting the increase challenge of providing innovative dementia care across NW Europe: An interdisciplinary and transnational approach Aging and Society: 4th Interdisciplinary Conference
Rylance R, Smith GM. 2014. The everyday challenges of living with dementia - co creating sustainable solutions 20th International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference
Smith GM, woods L, pendleton J, Parker AD. 2013. Working with the real life experiences of people living with dementia to drive service innovation Caring for Older People: Specialist Event
Smith GM. 2013. Innovate Dementia: The Living Lab Model Royal College of Psychiatrists and European Association of Geriatric Psychiatry Conference
Smith GM, woods L, Parker AD. 2012. Innovative mental health care in aging societies: a critical perspective 18th International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research conference
Neiva R, Smith G, Ali M, Stanley G, Greenop D, Fitzsimmons D. 2021. Care Home Multifactorial Fall-prevention Digital App: A Real-world Data Validation In The North West Region Of The United Kingdom online
Uwamaliya P, Amoako I, Greenop D, Smith G. 2019. Impact Assessment Study (IAS) of the Primary Care (PC24) Asylum Service
Seddon A, Rea K, Evans J, Smith G. 2019. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Employment Advisor Training: Evaluation of a new online learning course for Employment Advisors, piloted on Senior Employment Advisors
Greenop DT, Smith GM. 2016. Dementia Reablement Service: an evaluation for Cheshire East Council Public Url
Woods L, Smith GM, Pendleton J, Parker AD. 2013. Innovate Dementia Baseline Report: Shaping the future for people living with dementia Public Url
Uwamaliya P, Amoako I, Greenop D, Smith G. Impact Assessment Study of the Initial Health Assessment for Newly arrived asylum seekers
Editorial/letter to the editor
Smith GM. 2017. Health and social care research: a way of pragmatically addressing societal challenges Links to Health and Social Care, 2 :1-3
Smith GM. 2015. The ageing society and its potential impact on health and social care provision: Editorial Working Papers in the Health Sciences,
Smith GM. 2017. Ethical Issues in Mental Health Nursing Scott PA. Key Concepts in Nursing Ethics :145-158 Springer International Publishing 978-3-319-49249-0 DOI
Smith GM. 2016. Living Lab Glasper A, Rees C. Nursing and Healthcare Research at a Glance :158-159 John Wiley & Sons 9781118778791
Shaw L, Hayes J, Smith G. 2016. Care and Compassion Smith GM. Dementia Care A Practical Approach CRC Press. Boca Raton 9781482245738
Smith GM, Parker AD. 2016. Technological approaches Smith GM. Dementia Care: A Practical Approach :113-124 CRC Press. Boca Raton
Smith GM, Davenport J, Parker AD. 2016. Living well with dementia Smith GM. Dementia Care: A Practical Approach :59-70 CRC Press. Boca Raton
Smith GM. 2016. The way forward Smith GM. Dementia Care: A Practical Approach :161-172 CRC Press. Boca Raton
Greenop D, Smith GM. 2016. Research Smith GM. Dementia Care: A Practical Approach :149-160 CRC Press. Boca Raton
Smith GM. 2015. Remembering to remember: the living lab approach to meeting the everyday challenges of people living with dementia Bruno D. The Preservation of Memory :184-195 Psychology Press. East Sussex 978-1138840195
Smith GM. 2015. Research Background Halsall B, MacDonald R. Design for Dementia: Volume 1 - A Guide The Halsall Lloyd Partnership. Liverpool
Smith GM. 2012. Psychological interventions within an ethical context Smith GM. Psychological interventions in mental health nursing :143-154
Smith GM, Carney G . 2012. Psychological interventions in psychosis Smith GM. Psychological interventions in mental health nursing :37-50
Smith GM. 2016. A Practical Introduction to Mental Health Ethics Routledge 9781138840300
Smith GM. 2016. Dementia Care A Practical Approach CRC Press 9781482245745
Smith GM, Rylance R. 2016. Rapid Mental Health Nursing Wiley Blackewell 978-1-119-04500-7
Smith GM. 2014. Mental Health Nursing at a Glance Wiley Blackwell 978-1-118-46528-8
Smith GM. 2012. Psychological Interventions in Mental Health Nursing Open University Press 9780335244164
Rylance R, Smith GM. 2016. The Journal of Dementia Care Asks: Better Care Fund Response The Journal Of Dementia Care, 24 :10-10
Dowrick C, Rosala-Hallas A, Rawlinson R, Khan N, Winrow E, Chiumento A, Burnside G, Aslam R, Billows L, Eriksson-Lee M, Lawrence D, McCluskey R, Mackinnon A, Moitt T, Orton L, Roberts E, Rahman A, Smith G, Edwards RT, Uwamaliya P, White R. Feasibility study and pilot trial of an evidence-based low intensity psychosocial intervention delivered by lay therapists for asylum seekers and refugees (PROSPER) Publisher Url Public Url
2015. Healthy Living (Dementia)
2015. Tommy's Story (Dementia)
2015. Surf - Innovate Dementia
2015. Receiving a Dementia Diagnosis - Tommy
2015. Receiving a Dementia Diagnosis - Joyce
2015. Receiving a Dementia Diagnosis - Gina
2015. Living Well with Dementia - Tommy
2015. Living Well with Dementia - Joyce
2015. Living Well with Dementia - Gina
2015. Joyce's Story (Dementia)
2015. Innovate Dementia Promo
2015. Gina's Story (Dementia)
2015. Advice - Tommy (Dementia)
2015. Advice - Joyce (Dementia)
2015. Advice - Gina (Dementia)
https://liverpoolhealthpartners.org.uk/reflections-on-a-38-year-career-in-nursing/, International Nurses' Day Blog - Liverpool Health Partners: Reflections on a 38 year career in nursing by Grahame Smith. 2022
https://liverpoolhealthpartners.org.uk/centre-for-collaborative-innovation-in-dementia/, Liverpool Health Partners (one minute read blog): The Centre for Collaborative Innovation in Dementia - Author: Grahame Smith. 2022
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTnUKpHY5zM, Innovation Insights (Idea Drop) Interview with Grahame Smith, Mental Health Nursing Academic, and Rafaela Ganga, Senior Research Fellow, at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).. 2021
http://jmu-journalism.org.uk/joining-forces-to-assist-dementia-sufferers/, Joining forces to assist dementia sufferers - NIHR Palm House Event Interview. 2019
‘Innovate Dementia Interview – A Radio Documentary: Living Well with Dementia; A Personal Journey’ – Liverpool Life (29/05/2014).
‘Innovate Dementia Interview’ on BBC North West Today (12/03/2013).
‘Innovate Dementia Interview’ on BBC Radio Merseyside – Tony Snell in the Morning (13/13/2013).
‘Innovate Dementia Project Overview’ - on Bay TV Liverpool (30/10/2012).
‘Innovate Dementia Transnational Symposium Interview’ on Bay TV Liverpool (14/03/2013).
‘Innovate Dementia Transnational Symposium Interview’ on BBC North West Tonight (12/03/2013).
‘Mental Health Funding’ on BBC Radio Merseyside – Early Morning News Bulletins (20/03/2015).
‘Mental Health Nursing Interview’ on BBC Radio Merseyside - Tony Snell in the Morning (21/01/2014).
'Centre for Collaborative Innovation in Dementia - SciFri Interview’ on BBC Radio Merseyside – Tony Snell in the Morning (12/01/2018).
NIHR/LJMU Dementia Showcase Event Interview’ on BBC Radio Merseyside – Paul Salt Local News (06/11/2019).
Other invited event:
NIHR ARC NWC MIDAS Seminar, Virtual - https://hes32-ctp.trendmicro.com/wis/clicktime/v1/query?url=https%3a%2f%2fyoutu.be%2fnXur1Fk6bVA&umid=1d96dac2-1434-40e5-9a88-39423843b857&a, From Living Lab to Real-world Validation. A journey through methodological innovation. Presenters Grahame Smith & Rafaela Neiva Ganga. 2022
Alzheimer's Society National Dementia Friendly Awards 2017, County Halls, London, Award Judge - Dementia Innovation of the Year 2017. 2017
Alzheimer's Society National Dementia Friendly Awards 2016, Westminster Abbey, Award Judge - Dementia Innovation of the Year 2016. 2016
The outlook for dementia research and collaboration, developing innovative treatments, and the impact of the wider health research policy landscape - Research-to-Innovation: The Centre for Collaborative Innovation in Dementia at LJMU, Next steps for dementia diagnosis, care, and research in England, London (Virtual), Oral presentation. 2022
Research Grants Awarded:
Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership, Evaluation of the Children and Young People Integration Test Sites, Rafaela Neiva Ganga (PI), Grahame Smith (Co-I), Gemma Trainor, (Co-I), Grant value (£): £40,000, Duration of research project: 24 months. 2022
LJMU QR Policy Support Fund, CYP as One 2.0. - innovation's diversity co-developed to tack mental health inequalities, Rafaela Neiva Ganga (PI), Grahame Smith (Co-I), Grant value (£): £8,873, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2022
LJMU Research and Knowledge Exchange Quality Research, Health Innovation Champions Network, Grahame Smith (PI), Rafaela Neiva Ganga (Co-I), Grant value (£): £27,732, Duration of research project: 5 month. 2022
NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i): NIHR203845, CYP as One: Investigation in how to further support the community through digital innovation, Grahame Smith (LJMU PI), Rafaela Neiva Ganga (Co-I), Mustafa Ali (Co-I), Gemma Trainor (Co-I), Grant value (£): 143,771 (LJMU Grant: £100,152), Duration of research project: 12 months. 2022
UKPRP, GroundsWell: Community-engaged and Data-informed Systems Transformation of Urban Green and Blue Space for Population Health, Consortium led by the University of Liverpool, Queen’s University Belfast and University of Edinburgh. Grahame Smith (LJMU PI - Collaboration Team Member), Grant value (£): 7.1 million (LJMU Grant: £7382), Duration of research project: 5 years. 2021
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Real-world Validation of "CYP as One", Rafaela Neiva Ganga (PI), Grahame Smith (Co-I), Gemma Trainor (Co-I), Grant value (£): 10,000, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2021
ERDF, Health Matters - Liverpool City Region, Grahame Smith (PI), Daz Greenop (Co-I), Deborah Fitzsimmons (Co-I), Rafaela Neiva Ganga (Researcher), Mustafa Ali (Researcher), Grant value (£): 2.4 million (LJMU Grant: £862669), Duration of research project: 48 months. 2019
Bluecoats Chambers, Where the arts belong - evaluation, Grahame Smith (PI), Daz Greenop (Co-I), Grant value (£): 2310.00, Duration of research project: 43 Months. 2018
Damibu/SBRI Wales, Co-creating a Travel App for People living with Dementia (Phase 1), Grahame Smith (PI), Laura Kelly (Co-I), Daz Greenop (Co-I), Grant value (£): 3140.00, Duration of research project: 3 months. 2017
ERDF, Health Enterprise Hub - Innovation Exchange (HEHIE), Grahame Smith (PI), Daz Greenop (Co-I), Echo Yeung (Co-I), Grant value (£): 3.5 million (LJMU Grant: £272713), Duration of research project: 3 years. 2016
Interreg Europe, HELIUM, Grahame Smith (PI), Daz Greenop (Co-I), Grant value (£): 1.7 million (LJMU Grant: £243435), Duration of research project: 48 months. 2016
Cheshire East Council, Evaluation of a Dementia Reablement Service, Grahame Smith (PI), Daz Greenop (Co-I), Grant value (£): 10000, Duration of research project: 14 months. 2015
Janssen/Thomas More, Pharmacy Packaging Tests, Grahame Smith (PI), Lorraine Shaw (Co-I), Grant value (£): 22335, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2015
NHS England Research Innovation Fund, Perfect Depression Care, Grahame Smith (PI), Karen Rea (Co-I), Grant value (£): 49549, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2014
Interreg NW Europe (IVB), Innovate Dementia, Grahame Smith (PI), Daz Greenop (Co-I), Denise Parker (Co-I), Grant value (£): 4.7 million (LJMU Grant: £541000), Duration of research project: 3 years and 5 months. 2012
Jigsaw Coaching, Co-creating a health coaching approach, http://www.jigsaw.uk.net/. 2019
Personal Energy Centre, Re-purposing a qigong approach for health and social care professionals, https://www.globalqiproject.com/. 2019
OH MY MOOD UK LTD, Co-developing an online mental health care pathway, https://www.ohmymood.com/en/. 2019
The mind map, Co-creating an online student wellbeing approach, https://themindmap.co.uk/. 2019
Draw & code, Scoping the potential of immersive approaches in dementia, https://drawandcode.com/. 2019
METANOEO CIC, Co-creating a life coaching approach within the business sector, https://metanoeo.org.uk/. 2019
Beautiful New Beginnings, Co-creating an antenatal and practical parenting training package, https://beautifulnewbeginnings.co.uk/. 2019
Aquamarine Holistic Health LTD, Co-creating a children’s and young people’s training package, https://www.aquaholistics.co.uk/. 2019
Wellbeing Enterprises, Co-developing a social entrepreneurship approach, https://www.wellbeingenterprises.org.uk/. 2018
The Art Clinic Liverpool, Co-creating a wellbeing and art approach, https://www.artclinic.org.uk/. 2018
KRTS International, Co-designing an online therapy programme, https://powertorecover.com/. 2018
Free Monkey Mind Association, Co-creating a social prescribing approach. 2017
Needlesmart, Co-developing the marketing of a needle disposal approach, https://www.needlesmart.com/. 2017
Promedica 24, Re-purposing a home care model for the UK market, https://promedica24.co.uk/. 2017
Mast Group Ltd, Co-creating a diagnostic and antibiotic prescription pathway, https://mast-group.com/uk. 2017
Yin Yan LTD, Co-creating a work-base yoga package for men, https://www.yinyan.co.uk/. 2017
Damibu, Co-design of a dementia travel app, http://www.damibu.com/. 2017
Citrus Suite, Co-creation of a memory enabling app, http://www.citrussuite.com/product/remind-memory-suite/. 2014
Damibu, Co-creation of a reminiscence app, http://www.damibu.com/. 2014
Vice-Chancellor's Award (Medal Winner) (2019) for Outstanding Contributions in the Area of Social and Economic Engagement, Liverpool John Moores University. 2019
Impact of integration on the health of Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrant Populations (2nd Conference), Conference Chair, https://allevents.in/liverpool/2nd-conference-impact-of-integration-on-the-health-of-asylum-seekers-refugees-and-migrant-population/1000047551879953. 2019
UK Society for Behavioural Medicine - 13th Annual Scientific Meeting, Local Organising Committee Member, http://www.uksbm.org.uk/liverpool-2017-annual-scientific-meeting/. 2017
UK Society for Behavioural Medicine; 13th Annual Scientific Meeting, Session Chair - Health Behaviour, http://www.uksbm.org.uk/liverpool-2017-annual-scientific-meeting/. 2017
2017 IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Communications, Session Co-Chair - Personalized Mobile Apps for Smart Cities and Citizens 2, http://pimrc2017.ieee-pimrc.org/. 2017
2017 IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Communications, Session Co-Chair - Personalized Mobile Apps for Smart Cities and Citizens, http://pimrc2017.ieee-pimrc.org/. 2017
4th Annual World Congress of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Symposium Chair - Psychological Sciences and Social Lives of Aging. 2016
4th Annual World Congress of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Programme Committee Member. 2016
Living Well with Dementia: A Pragmatic Approach - Liverpool, Chair of the organising committee. 2015
World Health & Design Forum - Eindhoven, Scientific Committee Member. 2014
Advisory Board Member - Working Papers in the Health Sciences E-Journal, Advisory Board Member, https://www.southampton.ac.uk/wphs/about/index.page. 2014
Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy. 2013
Membership of professional bodies:
Registered Mental Health Nurse, NMC. 1988
Other Professional Activity:
CQC - Specialist Advisor.
Dementia Specialist Advisor (tenure completed 31/01/2020) - North West Coast Clinical Research Network (NIHR).
NIHR Review - Advance care planning following diagnosis of dementia (2016).
Speciality Research Lead (Dementia) - North West Coast Clinical Research Network (NIHR) (tenure started 1/02/2020) - North West Coast Clinical Research Network (NIHR).
Subject matter expert supporting the development of the NMC's draft QA framework for education (2017).