Dr. Cordet Smart


Individual Partner: Dr. Cordet Smart, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Plymouth University, and Lecture in Clinical Research Methods, Exeter University.

Preferred contact: Cordet.Smart@Plymouth.ac.uk
Brief Description of Work:
I am a social psychologist interested in group processes and interactions, and how, through Conversation Analysis and Discursive Psychology, we can understand how clinicians are affected by and use culture and context as resources.  I lead the Multi-Disciplinary Teams In Action Research Programme, which examines how Mulit-Disciplinary Teams function in daily practice, and how values based care is enacted in team formulations of care and diagnoses.  I train clinical psychologists and postgraduate psychotherapists in research methods, and am interested in developing rigorous methodological approaches in collaboration with patients and clinicians, which integrate theory, particularly social psychological perspectives.
Key Words: Resident in: UK; Working in: UK, Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Communications/website, Communications/teams, Education, Management, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar), Meeting/enactment, Policy/Commissioning, Policy/development, Policy/everyday enactment in practice, Publications/CUP series, Research/philosophy, Research/methods, Research/qualitative methods, Research/supervision and values, Research/Discourse analysis, Research/Conversation Analysis, Services/person-centered, Services/teamwork, Services/organisation, Services/evaluation, Other/Mental Health, Other/Intellectual disabilities; Related Area(s) of Interest: Communication skills, Decision theory, Evidence-based practice, Ethics, Group Dynamics, Medical humanities, Social Psychology, Discourse Analysis, Conversation Analysis, Discursive Psychology, regulation, Healthcare Policy; Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Mental Health, Intellectual Disabilities, Childhood Bereavement, Family Therapy, Global health, Nursing, Service receiver engagement, Social care/community nursing, Well-being, Clinical Research in mental health, Service Evaluation.
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For more information about the MDTsInAction please follow me on twitter @Cordet Smart.
I am also the Conference Secretary for the British Psychological Society Social Section.  Please follow @SocialPsykUK, or #spsconf.