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Dr Michael Smith

Associate Professor

Department: Psychology

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Dr Michael Smith completed his PhD in Psychobiology at the University of Western Australia in 2009, before undertaking postdoctoral work at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and Curtin University in Perth Australia. Michael then joined the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University in 2010. He is currently Associate Professor in the Stress Research Group and Programme Leader of the MRes Psychology programme. He leads undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Health Psychology, and contributes to research supervision of undergraduate, Masters and PhD students. He is also Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Medical School at the University of Western Australia.

Michael’s current research programmes relate to the investigation of i) psychological functioning in Type 2 diabetes, ii) psychosocial predictors of sexual health, and iii) the interplay between personality, stress and physical health. His research employs both subjective (e.g. self-report) and objective (e.g. beat-to-beat cardiovascular reactivity and bioassay techniques) markers of health. Michael is aligned to the Integrated Health and Social Care Multidisciplinary Research Theme at Northumbria.

Michael is actively involved in the activities of the British Psychological Society (BPS). He is currently Chair of the BPS Standing Conference Committee (2017-2020), a member of the BPS Research Board and a member of the BPS Psychobiology Section Committee.

Qualifications

  • Psychology (Biology) PhD March 25 2010
  • Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) British Psychological Society (BPS) 2013

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An experimental investigation into cardiovascular, haemodynamic and salivary alpha amylase reactivity to acute stress in Type D individuals, Allen, S., Wetherell, M., Smith, M. 4 Jul 2019, In: Stress
  • A one-year prospective investigation of Type D personality and self-reported physical health, Allen, S., Wetherell, M., Smith, M. 3 Jul 2019, In: Psychology & Health
  • Emotion Regulation Strategies in Mania Risk, McGrogan, C., Dodd, A., Smith, M. 6 Aug 2019, In: Journal of Clinical Psychology
  • Sexual health experiences, knowledge and understanding in low SES female teenagers, McKellar, K., Sillence, E., Smith, M. Jun 2019, In: Journal of Adolescence
  • Doctor-patient relationship and quality of life in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: an exploratory study of the potential mediating role of illness perceptions and acceptance, Hulme, K., Chilcot, J., Smith, M. 2018, In: Psychology, Health & Medicine
  • Glucose regulation and face recognition deficits in older adults: the role of attention, Jones, N., Riby, L., Smith, M. 2018, In: Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
  • Many Labs 2: Investigating Variation in Replicability Across Samples and Settings, Klein, R., Vianello, M., Hasselman, F., Adams, B., Adams, R., Alper, S., Aveyard, M., Axt, J., Babalola, M., Bahník, Š., Batra, R., Berkics, M., Bernstein, M., Berry, D., Bialobrzeska, O., Binan, E., Bocian, K., Brandt, M., Busching, R., Rédei, A., Cai, H., Cambier, F., Cantarero, K., Carmichael, C., Ceric, F., Chandler, J., Chang, J., Chatard, A., Chen, E., Cheong, W., Cicero, D., Coen, S., Coleman, J., Collisson, B., Conway, M., Corker, K., Curran, P., Cushman, F., Dagona, Z., Dalgar, I., Dalla Rosa, A., Davis, W., De Bruijn, M., De Schutter, L., Devos, T., De Vries, M., Doğulu, C., Dozo, N., Dukes, K., Dunham, Y., Durrheim, K., Ebersole, C., Edlund, J., Eller, A., English, A., Finck, C., Frankowska, N., Freyre, M., Friedman, M., Galliani, E., Gandi, J., Ghoshal, T., Giessner, S., Gill, T., Gnambs, T., Gómez, Á., González, R., Graham, J., Grahe, J., Grahek, I., Green, E., Hai, K., Haigh, M., Haines, E., Hall, M., Heffernan, M., Hicks, J., Houdek, P., Huntsinger, J., Huynh, H., Ijzerman, H., Inbar, Y., Innes-ker, Å., Jiménez-leal, W., John, M., Joy-gaba, J., Kamiloğlu, R., Kappes, H., Karabati, S., Karick, H., Keller, V., Kende, A., Kervyn, N., Knežević, G., Kovacs, C., Krueger, L., Kurapov, G., Kurtz, J., Lakens, D., Lazarević, L., Levitan, C., Lewis, N., Lins, S., Lipsey, N., Losee, J., Maassen, E., Maitner, A., Malingumu, W., Mallett, R., Marotta, S., Međedović, J., Mena-pacheco, F., Milfont, T., Morris, W., Murphy, S., Myachykov, A., Neave, N., Neijenhuijs, K., Nelson, A., Neto, F., Lee Nichols, A., Ocampo, A., O’donnell, S., Oikawa, H., Oikawa, M., Ong, E., Orosz, G., Osowiecka, M., Packard, G., Pérez-sánchez, R., Petrović, B., Pilati, R., Pinter, B., Podesta, L., Pogge, G., Pollmann, M., Rutchick, A., Saavedra, P., Saeri, A., Salomon, E., Schmidt, K., Schönbrodt, F., Sekerdej, M., Sirlopú, D., Skorinko, J., Smith, M., Smith-castro, V., Smolders, K., Sobkow, A., Sowden, W., Spachtholz, P., Srivastava, M., Steiner, T., Stouten, J., Street, C., Sundfelt, O., Szeto, S., Szumowska, E., Tang, A., Tanzer, N., Tear, M., Theriault, J., Thomae, M., Torres, D., Traczyk, J., Tybur, J., Ujhelyi, A., Van Aert, R., Van Assen, M., Van Der Hulst, M., Van Lange, P., Van ’t Veer, A., Vásquez- Echeverría, A., Ann Vaughn, L., Vázquez, A., Vega, L., Verniers, C., Verschoor, M., Voermans, I., Vranka, M., Welch, C., Wichman, A., Williams, L., Wood, M., Woodzicka, J., Wronska, M., Young, L., Zelenski, J., Zhijia, Z., Nosek, B. 1 Dec 2018, In: Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science
  • The physical and psychological health benefits of positive emotional writing: Investigating the moderating role of Type D (distressed) personality, Smith, M., Thompson, A., Hall, L., Allen, S., Wetherell, M. Nov 2018, In: British Journal of Health Psychology
  • The relationship between Type D personality and physical health complaints is mediated by perceived stress and anxiety but not diurnal cortisol secretion, Smith, M., Riccalton, V., Kelly-Hughes, D., Craw, O., Allen, S., O'Connor, D., Wetherell, M. 4 May 2018, In: Stress: The International Journal on the Biology of Stress
  • Exploring the Preferences of Female Teenagers when Seeking Sexual Health Information using Websites and Apps, McKellar, K., Sillence, E., Smith, M. 2 Jul 2017, DH '17 Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Digital Health, New York, USA, ACM

PGR Supervision

Sarah Allen An investigation into the psychobiological mechanisms underpinning the relationship between Type D personality and physical health complaints in the general population Start: 01/10/2014


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