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Dr Rachel Smith

Clinical Tutor

    Rachel is a clinical tutor on the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology. Rachel also works in the NHS as part of a multidisciplinary team providing specialist forensic assessments for adolescents and forensic consultation to adolescent services in the community. Rachel obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Leeds, a Master’s Degree in Addictive Behaviours (distinction) from the University of Liverpool and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of East London. She has undertaken further training in systemic family therapy and has previously led a family therapy clinic in a medium secure setting.


    Selected publications

    Publically available research outputs are available to download from UEL’s Research Open Access Repository (ROAR).

    Non-peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    Smith, R., Bickerdike, A., & Forsyth, K. (2013). Do we think enough about families? An audit of family interventions in a forensic service. Forensic Update 2013 Annual Compendium, 133–138.|

    Bingham, C., & Smith, R. (2012). Including families in therapy: challenges and opportunities. Context, 2012(December), 25–28.|

    Smith, R., & Homewood, J. (2010). Evaluation of a social problem solving group in a low secure forensic setting. Forensic Update, 101, 36–40.|

    Homewood, J., & Smith, R. (2009). ‘Sharing solutions’: reflections on a social problem solving group in a forensic setting. Clinical Psychology Forum, 20, 41–45.|

    Poster Sessions

    Smith, R. (2009, 19 February). Facing the risk of overdose: a grounded theory study exploring heroin users’ experiences of overdose. Poster session presented at the Developments in the Psychology of Addiction conference, British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Addiction.|


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    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles Cole, J. C., Smith, R., Halford, J. C. G., & Wagstaff, G. F. (2003). A preliminary investigation into the relationship between anabolic-androgenic steroid use and the symptoms of reverse anorexia in both current and ex-users. Psychopharmacology, 166, 424–429.


    Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology
    HPC-registered Clinical Psychologist
    Member of the British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology