Patricia Smith

Dr Patricia Smith

Senior Lecturer

Professional Health Sciences

Department of Allied and Public Health , School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

 Patricia Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Professional Health Sciences and Module Leader for level 1 Foundations to Practice. She also teaches on the Research and Cardiopulmonary Health Modules.

Areas Of Interest

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  • Community Based Rehabilitation
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies
  • Cultural Competency in Practice
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OVERVIEW

I am a physiotherapist and have worked at UEL since 2001. My research interests are Community Based Rehabilitation, Qualitative Research Methodologies and Cultural Competency in Practice. My recently Published book entitled 'Disability and Culture: an International and Inter professional perspective' details some of my doctoral research findings. I am the Module Leader for Foundations to Practice and also teach on other modules including Cardiopulmonary Health and Foundations to Research. 

CURRENT RESEARCH

I am part of a civic engagement research group with the Department of Psychology. We launched a mental health and well-being portal a year ago. We have continued to develop this project with funding from the London's Scholar and was able to conduct a four day workshop for students who wanted to be trained in becoming interpreters for refugees.  I continue to liaise with a number of community groups in Newham to set of links with community groups and refugees.

PUBLICATIONS

Publications

  • Introduction, "Disability and Culture: An Inter-professional (Interdisciplinary) Perspective" Smith, P. 2015. Common Ground Publishing.
  • The Nature of Disability in the UK and Multi-cultural influences: "Disability and Culture: An Inter-professional (Interdisciplinary) Perspective" Smith, P. 2015. Common Ground Publishing.
  • Community Based Rehabilitation and Post-Coloniality: The Jamaican Context: "Disability and Culture: An Inter-professional (Interdisciplinary)  Perspective" Smith, P. 2015. Common Ground Publishing.
  • Community Based Rehabilitation and Post-Coloniality: The Jamaican Context: "Disability and Culture: An Inter-professional (Interdisciplinary) Perspective" Smith, P. 2015. Common Ground Publishing.
  • Cultural Imperatives within Community Based Rehabilitation: Narratives from families Living with disability: "Disability and Culture: An Inter-professional (Interdisciplinary) Perspective" Smith, Patricia. 2015. Common Ground.

TEACHING

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

This course prepares you to be a physiotherapist and includes the minimum of 1,000 clinical hours you need to qualify.

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MODULES

  • Foundations to Practice - Level 1
  • Foundations in Research - M Level
  • Cardiopulmonary Health - Level 2