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Professor Brett Smith

Director of Research, Professor of Disability and Physical Activity

PhD


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Director of Research, Professor of Disability and Physical Activity in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences  
Fellow in the Durham Research Methods Centre  

Biography

Brett Smith is the Department Director of Research. He held a Chair first at Loughborough University and then at the University of Birmingham before joining Durham in 2019.

Brett’s extensively funded research focuses on disability, physical activity, sport, and health. It combines thinking from psychology, sociology, public health, and critical disability studies. It also is often co-produced. One example of current research he leads is: ‘Making Every Contact Count: Training the Social Workers of Today and Tomorrow in Supporting Disabled People to be Physically Active’. This 3 year project is funded by Sport England and the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).

Brett is also internationally recognised as a methodologist in qualitative research. He has a particular interest in narrative inquiry, rigor, and arts-based research. Brett is the co-founder and President of the International Society of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise. He is also the founder and former Editor of Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. Currently he serves as an Associate Editor of Psychology of Sport and Exercise and was previously the Associate Editor of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology for qualitative research.Over his career he served on the Editorial Board of 15 journals, including Qualitative Research in Psychology, Disability & Society, and Sociology of Sport Journal.

Brett has over 200 publications. These include articles in Health PsychologySociology of Health and IllnessSocial Science and Medicine, and the Lancet. He is regularly invited to give keynotes at international conferences and workshops on qualitative research. Brett is an appointed core member of the new UK Chief Medical Officers’ (CMO) Physical Activity Expert Committee for Communications, where he provides expertise on disability, messaging, and co-production. Prior to this, he was the Chair of the Disability and Physical Activity Expert Working Group for the 2019 CMO Physical Activity Guidelines, and an author of the report.

Twitter: @BrettSmithProf

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=qB4I6IYAAAAJ&hl=en&authuser=2

PhD supervision

Brett welcomes applications from potential PhD students interested in the psycho-social aspects of disability, sport, physical activity, and/or social justice.

Research groups

  • Healthy Communities

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Disability issues:
  • Sport:

Publications

Authored book

  • Schinke, R.J., McGannon, K.R. & Smith, B. (2016). Routledge international handbook of sport psychology. Taylor and Francis Inc.
  • Sparkes, A.C. & Smith, B. (2013). Qualitative research methods in sport exercise and health: From process to product. Taylor and Francis.

Chapter in book

  • Smith, B. (2018). An autoethnography of the politics of publishing within academia. In Taylor and Francis. 324-344.
  • Smith, B. & Bundon, A. (2018). Disability models: Explaining and understanding disability sport in different ways. In Palgrave Macmillan. 15-34.
  • Williams, T. & Smith, B. (2017). Disability and physical activity. In Taylor and Francis. 284-297.
  • Smith, B. (2017). Narrative inquiry and autoethnography. In Taylor and Francis. 505-514.
  • Bundon, A. & Smith, B. (2016). From inspired to inspiring: Community-based research, digital storytelling and a networked paralympic movement. In Taylor and Francis Inc. 10-24.
  • McGannon, K.R., Smith, B. & Schinke, R.J. (2016). Closing the loop. In Taylor and Francis Inc. 591-595.
  • Schinke, R.J., McGannon, K.R. & Smith, B. (2016). Opening the discussion. In Taylor and Francis Inc. 1-6.
  • McMahon, J. & Smith, B. (2016). Ivor Goodson: Narrative coach learning and pedagogy. In Taylor and Francis Inc. 123-133.
  • Sparkes, A.C. & Smith, B. (2016). Interdisciplinary connoisseurship in sport psychology research. In Taylor and Francis Inc. 581-588.
  • Smith, B., Perrier, M.P. & Martin, J.J. (2016). Disability sport: A partial overview and some thoughts about the future. In Taylor and Francis Inc. 296-303.
  • Smith, B. & McGannon, K.R. (2015). Psychology and sociology in sport studies. In Taylor and Francis Inc. 194-204.
  • Smith, B., Caddick, N. & Williams, T. (2015). Qualitative methods and conceptual advances in sport psychology. In Taylor and Francis Inc. 202-225.
  • Smith, B., McGannon, K.R. & Williams, T.L. (2015). Ethnographic creative nonfiction: Exploring the whats, whys and hows. In Taylor and Francis Inc. 59-73.
  • Smith, B. (2013). Artificial persons and the academy: A story. In Sense Publishers. 187-202.
  • Smith, B. & Pérez-Samaniego, V. (2009). Coping, performance, and anxiety sport psychology research: Some thoughts on methods. In Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 431-436.
  • Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2007). Men, sport, and spinal cord injury: Identity dilemmas, embodied time, and the construction of coherence. In Wilfrid Laurier University Press. 191-199.
  • Sparkes, A.C. & Smith, B. (2006). Disabled bodies and narrative time: Men, sport, and spinal cord injury. In Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. 158-175.

Journal Article

  • Monforte, Javier Smith, Matthew & Smith, Brett (2022). Designing a programme to train social workers on how to promote physical activity for disabled people: A Delphi study in the UK. Health & Social Care in the Community 1-13.
  • Williamson, Chloë, Baker, Graham, Tomasone, Jennifer R., Bauman, Adrian, Mutrie, Nanette, Niven, Ailsa, Richards, Justin, Oyeyemi, Adewale, Baxter, Beelin, Rigby, Benjamin, Cullen, Benny, Paddy, Brendan, Smith, Brett, Foster, Charlie, Drummy, Clare, Vandelanotte, Corneel, Oliver, Emily, Dewi, Fatwa Sari Tetra, McEwen, Fran, Bain, Frances, Faulkner, Guy, McEwen, Hamish, Mills, Hayley, Brazier, Jack, Nobles, James, Hall, Jennifer, Maclaren, Kaleigh, Milton, Karen, Olscamp, Kate, Campos, Lisseth Villalobos, Bursle, Louise, Murphy, Marie, Cavill, Nick, Johnston, Nora J., McCrorie, Paul, Wibowo, Rakhmat Ari, Bassett-Gunter, Rebecca, Jones, Rebecca, Ruane, Sarah, Shilton, Trevor & Kelly, Paul (2021). The Physical Activity Messaging Framework (PAMF) and Checklist (PAMC): International consensus statement and user guide. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 18( ): 164 (2021).
  • Budden, Timothy, Dimmock, James A., Smith, Brett, Rosenberg, Michael, Beauchamp, Mark R. & Jackson, Ben (2021). Making sense of humour among men in a weight-loss program: A dialogical narrative approach. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health 1.
  • Martin Ginis, Kathleen A, van der Ploeg, Hidde P, Foster, Charlie, Lai, Byron, McBride, Christopher B, Ng, Kwok, Pratt, Michael, Shirazipour, Celina H, Smith, Brett, Vásquez, Priscilla M & Heath, Gregory W (2021). Participation of people living with disabilities in physical activity: a global perspective. The Lancet 398(10298): 443-455.
  • Tod, David, Booth, Andrew & Smith, Brett (2021). Critical appraisal. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Netherway, Jake, Smith, Brett & Monforte, Javier (2021). Training Healthcare Professionals on How to Promote Physical Activity in the UK: A Scoping Review of Current Trends and Future Opportunities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18(13): 6701.
  • Prato, Luana, Torregrossa, Miquel, Ramis, Yago, Alcaraz, Saul & Smith, Brett (2021). Assembling the sense of home in emigrant elite athletes: Cultural transitions, narrative and materiality. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 55: 101959.
  • Tamminen, Katherine A., Bundon, A., Smith, B., McDonough, M. H., Poucher, Z. A. & Atkinson, M. (2021). Considerations for making informed choices about engaging in open qualitative research. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health 13(5): 864-886.
  • Monforte, Javier & Smith, Brett (2021). Introducing postqualitative inquiry in sport and exercise psychology. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Smith, Brett, Mallick, Kamran, Monforte, Javier & Foster, Charlie (2021). Disability, the communication of physical activity and sedentary behaviour, and ableism: a call for inclusive messages. British Journal of Sports Medicine 55(20): 1121-1122.
  • McGannon, Kerry R. & Smith, Brett (2020). Expanding socio-cultural identity research in sport psycho-logy: The potential of athlete autobiographies. Quaderns de Psicologia 22(3): 1556.
  • Monforte, Javier & Smith, Brett (2020). Conventional and Postqualitative Research: An Invitation to Dialogue. Qualitative Inquiry 27(6): 650-660.
  • Choi, Inhyang, Haslett, Damian, Monforte, Javier & Smith, Brett (2021). The Influence of Confucianism on Para-Sport Activism. Sociology of Sport Journal 38(2): 140-148.
  • Budden, Timothy, Dimmock, James A., Smith, Brett, Beauchamp, Mark, Rosenberg, Michael & Jackson, Ben (2020). Overweight and obese men’s experiences in a sport-based weight loss intervention for men. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 50: 101750.
  • Smith, Brett & Monforte, Javier (2020). Stories, New Materialism and Pluralism: Understanding, Practising and Pushing the Boundaries of Narrative Analysis. Methods in Psychology 2: 100016.
  • Monforte, Javier, Smith, Brett & Pérez-Samaniego, Víctor (2021). ‘It’s not a part of me, but it is what it is’ the struggle of becoming en-wheeled after spinal cord injury. Disability and Rehabilitation 43(17): 2447-2453.
  • Haslett, Damian, Choi, Inhyang & Smith, Brett (2020). Para athlete activism: A qualitative examination of disability activism through Paralympic sport in Ireland. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 47: 101639.
  • de Cruz, N.P., Spray, C.M. & Smith, B. (2019). Implicit beliefs of disability and elite sport: the para-athlete experience*. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health 11(1): 69-91.
  • Smith, B., Kirby, N., Skinner, B., Wightman, L., Lucas, R. & Foster, C. (2019). Infographic. Physical activity for disabled adults. British Journal of Sports Medicine 53(6): 335-336.
  • Smith, B. (2019). Some Modest Thoughts on Story Completion Methods in Qualitative Research. Qualitative Research in Psychology 16(1): 156-159.
  • Monforte, Javier, Úbeda-Colomer, Joan, Smith, Brett & Foster, Charlie (2019). Infografía sobre actividad física para personas adultas con discapacidad. Revista Española de Discapacidad 7(1): 257-265.
  • McGannon, K.R., Smith, B., Kendellen, K. & Gonsalves, C.A. (2019). Qualitative research in six sport and exercise psychology journals between 2010 and 2017: An updated and expanded review of trends and interpretations. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Smith, Brett & Wightman, Leanne (2019). Promoting physical activity to disabled people: messengers, messages, guidelines and communication formats. Disability and Rehabilitation 1.
  • Caddick, N., Cooper, A. & Smith, B. (2019). Reflections on being a civilian researcher in an ex-military world: expanding horizons? Critical Military Studies 5(2): 95-114.
  • Abbott, D., Carpenter, J., Gibson, B.E., Hastie, J., Jepson, M. & Smith, B. (2019). Disabled men with muscular dystrophy negotiate gender. Disability and Society 34(5): 683-703.
  • Monforte, J., Pérez-Samaniego, V. & Smith, B. (2020). Traveling Material↔Semiotic Environments of Disability, Rehabilitation, and Physical Activity. Qualitative Health Research 30(8): 1249-1261.
  • Allan, V., Smith, B., Côté, J., Martin Ginis, K.A. & Latimer-Cheung, A.E. (2018). Narratives of participation among individuals with physical disabilities: A life-course analysis of athletes' experiences and development in parasport. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 37: 170-178.
  • Smith, B. (2018). Generalizability in qualitative research: misunderstandings, opportunities and recommendations for the sport and exercise sciences. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health 10(1): 137-149.
  • Williams, T.L., Hunt, E.R., Papathomas, A. & Smith, B. (2018). Exercise is medicine? Most of the time for most; but not always for all. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health 10(4): 441-456.
  • Jaarsma, E.A. & Smith, B. (2018). Promoting physical activity for disabled people who are ready to become physically active: A systematic review. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 37: 205-223.
  • Townsend, R.C., Cushion, C.J. & Smith, B. (2018). A social relational analysis of an impairment-specific mode of disability coach education. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health 10(3): 346-361.
  • Martin Ginis, K.A., Van Der Scheer, J.W., Latimer-Cheung, A.E., Barrow, A., Bourne, C., Carruthers, P., Bernardi, M., Ditor, D.S., Gaudet, S., De Groot, S., Hayes, K.C., Hicks, A.L., Leicht, C.A., Lexell, J., MacAluso, S., Manns, P.J., McBride, C.B., Noonan, V., Pomerleau, P., Rimmer, J.H., Shaw, R.B., Smith, B., Smith, K.M., Steeves, J., Tussler, D., West, C.R., Wolfe, D.L. & Goosey-Tolfrey, V.L. (2018). Response to correspondence from the ESSA Statement authors. Spinal Cord 56(4): 409-411.
  • Williams, T.L., Smith, B. & Papathomas, A. (2018). Physical activity promotion for people with spinal cord injury: physiotherapists’ beliefs and actions. Disability and Rehabilitation 40(1): 52-61.
  • Martin Ginis, K.A., Van Der Scheer, J.W., Latimer-Cheung, A.E., Barrow, A., Bourne, C., Carruthers, P., Bernardi, M., Ditor, D.S., Gaudet, S., De Groot, S., Hayes, K.C., Hicks, A.L., Leicht, C.A., Lexell, J., MacAluso, S., Manns, P.J., McBride, C.B., Noonan, V.K., Pomerleau, P., Rimmer, J.H., Shaw, R.B., Smith, B., Smith, K.M., Steeves, J.D., Tussler, D., West, C.R., Wolfe, D.L. & Goosey-Tolfrey, V.L. (2018). Evidence-based scientific exercise guidelines for adults with spinal cord injury: An update and a new guideline. Spinal Cord 56(4): 308-321.
  • Ginis, K.A.M., van der Scheer, J.W., Latimer-Cheung, A.E., Barrow, A., Bourne, C., Carruthers, P., Bernardi, M., Ditor, D.S., Gaudet, S., de Groot, S., Hayes, K.C., Hicks, A.L., Leicht, C.A., Lexell, J., Macaluso, S., Manns, P.J., McBride, C.B., Noonan, V.K., Pomerleau, P., Rimmer, J.H., Shaw, R.B., Smith, B., Smith, K.M., Steeves, J.D., Tussler, D., West, C.R., Wolfe, D.L. & Goosey-Tolfrey, V.L. (2018). Correction to: Evidence-based scientific exercise guidelines for adults with spinal cord injury: an update and a new guideline (Spinal Cord, (2018), 56, 4, (308-321), 10.1038/s41393-017-0017-3). Spinal Cord 56(11): 1114.
  • Caddick, N. & Smith, B. (2018). Exercise is medicine for mental health in military veterans: A qualitative commentary. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health 10(4): 429-440.
  • Bundon, A., Ashfield, A., Smith, B. & Goosey-Tolfrey, V.L. (2018). Struggling to stay and struggling to leave: The experiences of elite para-athletes at the end of their sport careers. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 37: 296-305.
  • Martin Ginis, K.A. & Smith, B. (2018). Introduction to the Special Section of Psychology of Sport and Exercise ‘Innovations in Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology Research’. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 37: 155-156.
  • Smith, B. & McGannon, K.R. (2018). Developing rigor in qualitative research: problems and opportunities within sport and exercise psychology. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology 11(1): 101-121.
  • Tremblay, M.S., Aubert, S., Barnes, J.D., Saunders, T.J., Carson, V., Latimer-Cheung, A.E., Chastin, S.F.M., Altenburg, T.M., Chinapaw, M.J.M., Aminian, S., Arundell, L., Hinkley, T., Hnatiuk, J., Atkin, A.J., Belanger, K., Chaput, J.-P., Gunnell, K., Larouche, R., Manyanga, T., Gibbs, B.B., Bassett-Gunter, R., Biddle, S., Biswas, A., Chau, J., Colley, R., Coppinger, T., Craven, C., Cristi-Montero, C., de Assis Teles Santos, D., del Pozo Cruz, B., del Pozo-Cruz, J., Dempsey, P., do Carmo Santos Gonçalves, R.F., Ekelund, U., Ellingson, L., Ezeugwu, V., Fitzsimons, C., Florez-Pregonero, A., Friel, C.P., Fröberg, A., Giangregorio, L., Godin, L., Halloway, S., Husu, P., Kadir, M., Karagounis, L.G., Koster, A., Lakerveld, J., Lamb, M., LeBlanc, A.G., Lee, E.-Y., Lee, P., Lopes, L., Manns, T., Ginis, K.M., McVeigh, J., Meneguci, J., Moreira, C., Murtagh, E., Patterson, F., da Silva, D.R.P., Pesola, A.J., Peterson, N., Pettitt, C., Pilutti, L., Pereira, S.P., Poitras, V., Prince, S., Rathod, A., Rivière, F., Rosenkranz, S., Routhier, F., Santos, R., Smith, B., Theou, O., Tomasone, J., Tucker, P., Meyer, R.U., van der Ploeg, H., Villalobos, T., Viren, T., Wallmann-Sperlich, B., Wijndaele, K. & Wondergem, R. (2017). Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN) - Terminology Consensus Project process and outcome. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 14(1).
  • García, B., de Wolff, M., Welford, J. & Smith, B. (2017). Facilitating inclusivity and broadening understandings of access at football clubs: the role of disabled supporter associations. European Sport Management Quarterly 17(2): 226-243.
  • Caddick, N. & Smith, B. (2017). Combat surfers: A narrative study of veterans, surfing, and war trauma [Surfistas de combate: Um estudo narrativo de veteranos, surfing e trauma de guerra] [Surfistas de combate: Un estudio narrativo de veteranos, surfing y trauma de guerra]. Movimento 23(1): 25-38.
  • Richardson, E.V., Smith, B. & Papathomas, A. (2017). Crossing boundaries: The perceived impact of disabled fitness instructors in the gym. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 29: 84-92.
  • Shirazipour, C.H., Evans, M.B., Caddick, N., Smith, B., Aiken, A.B., Martin Ginis, K.A. & Latimer-Cheung, A.E. (2017). Quality participation experiences in the physical activity domain: Perspectives of veterans with a physical disability. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 29: 40-50.
  • Richardson, E.V., Smith, B. & Papathomas, A. (2017). Disability and the gym: experiences, barriers and facilitators of gym use for individuals with physical disabilities. Disability and Rehabilitation 39(19): 1950-1957.
  • Martin Ginis, K.A., Papathomas, A., Perrier, M.-J., Smith, B. & SHAPE-SCI Research Group (2017). Psychosocial factors associated with physical activity in ambulatory and manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury: a mixed-methods study. Disability and Rehabilitation 39(2): 187-192.
  • Richardson, E.V., Papathomas, A., Smith, B. & Goosey-Tolfrey, V.L. (2017). The psychosocial impact of wheelchair tennis on participants from developing countries. Disability and Rehabilitation 39(2): 193-200.
  • Richardson, E.V., Smith, B. & Papathomas, A. (2017). Collective stories of exercise: Making sense of gym experiences with disabled peers. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly 34(3): 276-294.
  • Smith, B., Bundon, A. & Best, M. (2016). Disability sport and activist identities: A qualitative study of narratives of activism among elite athletes’ with impairment. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 26: 139-148.
  • Tamminen, K.A., Palmateer, T.M., Denton, M., Sabiston, C., Crocker, P.R.E., Eys, M. & Smith, B. (2016). Exploring emotions as social phenomena among Canadian varsity athletes. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 27: 28-38.
  • García, B., Welford, J. & Smith, B. (2016). Using a smartphone app in qualitative research: the good, the bad and the ugly. Qualitative Research 16(5): 508-525.
  • Papathomas, A., Williams, T.L. & Smith, B. (2015). Understanding physical activity participation in spinal cord injured populations: Three narrative types for consideration. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being 10(1): 27295.
  • Smith, B., Tomasone, J.R., Latimer-Cheung, A.E. & Martin Ginis, K.A. (2015). Narrative as a knowledge translation tool for facilitating impact: Translating physical activity knowledge to disabled people and health professionals. Health Psychology 34(4): 303-313.
  • Welford, J., García, B. & Smith, B. (2015). A ‘healthy’ future? Supporters’ perceptions of the current state of English football. Soccer and Society 16: 322-343.
  • McGannon, K.R. & Smith, B. (2015). Centralizing culture in cultural sport psychology research: The potential of narrative inquiry and discursive psychology. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 17: 79-87.
  • Caddick, N., Phoenix, C. & Smith, B. (2015). Collective stories and well-being: Using a dialogical narrative approach to understand peer relationships among combat veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Health Psychology 20(3): 286-299.
  • Smith, B. & Caddick, N. (2015). The impact of living in a care home on the health and wellbeing of spinal cord injured people. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12(4): 4185-4202.
  • Caddick, N., Smith, B. & Phoenix, C. (2015). Male combat veterans' narratives of PTSD, masculinity, and health. Sociology of Health and Illness 37(1): 97-111.
  • Graham-Paulson, T.S., Perret, C., Smith, B., Crosland, J. & Goosey-Tolfrey, V.L. (2015). Nutritional supplement habits of athletes with an impairment and their sources of information. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 25(4): 387-395.
  • Papathomas, A., Smith, B. & Lavallee, D. (2015). Family experiences of living with an eating disorder: A narrative analysis. Journal of Health Psychology 20(3): 313-325.
  • Perrier, M.-J., Smith, B.M. & Latimer-Cheung, A.E. (2015). Stories that move? Peer athlete mentors' responses to mentee disability and sport narratives. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 18: 60-67.
  • Phoenix, C., Griffin, M. & Smith, B. (2015). Physical activity among older people with sight loss: A qualitative research study to inform policy and practice. Public Health 129(2): 124-130.
  • Caddick, N., Smith, B. & Phoenix, C. (2015). The effects of surfing and the natural environment on the well-being of combat veterans. Qualitative Health Research 25(1): 76-86.
  • Perrier, M., Smith, B., Strachan, S.M. & Latimer-Cheung, A.E. (2014). Narratives of athletic identity after acquiring a permanent physical disability. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly 31(2): 106-124.
  • Williams, T.L., Smith, B. & Papathomas, A. (2014). The barriers, benefits and facilitators of leisure time physical activity among people with spinal cord injury: a meta-synthesis of qualitative findings. Health Psychology Review 8(4): 404-425.
  • Gibson, B.E., Mistry, B., Smith, B., Yoshida, K.K., Abbott, D., Lindsay, S. & Hamdani, Y. (2014). Becoming men: Gender, disability, and transitioning to adulthood. Health (United Kingdom) 18(1): 95-114.
  • Paulson, T.A.W., Bishop, N.C., Smith, B.M. & Goosey-Tolfrey, V.L. (2014). Inflammation-mediating cytokine response to acute handcycling exercise with/without functional electrical stimulation-evoked lower-limb cycling. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 51(4): 645-654.
  • Caddick, N. & Smith, B. (2014). The impact of sport and physical activity on the well-being of combat veterans: A systematic review. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 15(1): 9-18.
  • Smith, B. (2013). Disability, sport and men's narratives of health: A qualitative study. Health Psychology 32(1): 110-119.
  • Perrier, M.-J., Smith, B.M. & Latimer-Cheung, A.E. (2013). Narrative environments and the capacity of disability narratives to motivate leisure-time physical activity among individuals with spinal cord injury. Disability and Rehabilitation 35(24): 2089-2096.
  • Smith, B., Papathomas, A., Martin Ginis, K.A. & Latimer-Cheung, A.E. (2013). Understanding physical activity in spinal cord injury rehabilitation: Translating and communicating research through stories. Disability and Rehabilitation 35(24): 2046-2055.
  • Gibson, B.E., Mistry, B., Smith, B., Yoshida, K.K., Abbott, D., Lindsay, S. & Hamdani, Y. (2013). The integrated use of audio diaries, photography, and interviews in research with disabled young men. International Journal of Qualitative Methods 12(1): 382-402.
  • Smith, B. (2013). Sporting spinal cord injuries, social relations, and rehabilitation narratives: An ethnographic creative non-fiction of becoming disabled through sport. Sociology of Sport Journal 30(2): 132-152.
  • Day, M.C., Bond, K. & Smith, B. (2013). Holding it together: Coping with vicarious trauma in sport. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 14(1): 1-11.
  • Schinke, R.J., Smith, B. & McGannon, K.R. (2013). Pathways for community research in sport and physical activity: criteria for consideration. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health 5(3): 460-468.
  • Schinke, R.J., McGannon, K.R. & Smith, B. (2013). Expanding the sport and physical activity research landscape through community scholarship: introduction. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health 5(3): 287-290.
  • McKee, H., Ntoumanis, N. & Smith, B. (2013). Weight maintenance: Self-regulatory factors underpinning success and failure. Psychology and Health 28(10): 1207-1223.
  • Soundy, A., Roskell, C. & Smith, B. (2013). Are you an artificial person? Lessons from Mid Staffordshire. Physiotherapy (United Kingdom) 99(3): 185-186.
  • Mundle, R. & Smith, B. (2013). Hospital chaplains and embodied listening: Engaging with stories and the body in healthcare environments. Illness Crisis and Loss 21(2): 95-108.
  • Soundy, A., Smith, B., Dawes, H., Pall, H., Gimbrere, K. & Ramsay, J. (2013). Patient's expression of hope and illness narratives in three neurological conditions: a meta-ethnography. Health Psychology Review 7(2): 177-201.
  • Smith, B., Sparkes, A.C., Phoenix, C. & Kirkby, J. (2012). Qualitative research in physical therapy: a critical discussion on mixed-method research. Physical Therapy Reviews 17(6): 374-381.
  • Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2012). Narrative analysis in sport and physical culture. Research in the Sociology of Sport 6: 79-99.
  • Soundy, A., Benson, J., Dawes, H., Smith, B., Collett, J. & Meaney, A. (2012). Understanding hope in patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Physiotherapy (United Kingdom) 98(4): 344-350.
  • Sparkes, A.C. & Smith, B. (2012). Embodied research methodologies and seeking the senses in sport and physical culture: A fleshing out of problems and possibilities. Research in the Sociology of Sport 6: 167-190.
  • Sparkes, A.C., Pérez-Samaniego, V. & Smith, B. (2012). Social comparison processes, narrative mapping and their shaping of the cancer experience: A case study of an elite athlete. Health (United Kingdom) 16(5): 467-488.
  • Smith, B. & Caddick, N. (2012). Qualitative methods in sport: A concise overview for guiding social scientific sport research. Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science 1(1): 60-73.
  • Slater, M.J., Spray, C.M. & Smith, B.M. (2012). "You're only as good as your weakest link": Implicit theories of golf ability. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 13(3): 280-290.
  • Phoenix, C. & Smith, B. (2011). Telling a (good?) counterstory of aging: Natural bodybuilding meets the narrative of decline. Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 66 B(5): 628-639.
  • Sparkes, A.C. & Smith, B. (2011). Inhabiting different bodies over time: Narrative and pedagogical challenges. Sport, Education and Society 16(3): 357-370.
  • Blodgett, A.T., Schinke, R.J., Smith, B., Peltier, D. & Pheasant, C. (2011). In indigenous words: Exploring vignettes as a narrative strategy for presenting the research voices of aboriginal community members. Qualitative Inquiry 17(6): 522-533.
  • Stewart, C., Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2011). Sporting autobiographies of illness and the role of metaphor. Sport in Society 14(5): 581-597.
  • Pérez-Samaniego, V.M., Devís-Devís, J., Smith, B.M. & Sparkes, A.C. (2011). Narrative research in physical education and sport: What is it and what is it for [La investigación narrativa en la educación física y el deporte: Qué es y para qué sirve]. Movimento 17(1): 11-38.
  • Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2011). Exploring multiple responses to a chaos narrative. Health 15(1): 38-53.
  • Branney, P. & Smith, B. (2011). Proposed men's section - Entrenching dualism. Psychologist 24(3): 155.
  • Phoenix, C., Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2010). Narrative analysis in aging studies: A typology for consideration. Journal of Aging Studies 24(1): 1-11.
  • Soundy, A., Smith, B., Butler, M., Lowe, C.M., Helen, D. & Winward, C.H. (2010). A qualitative study in neurological physiotherapy and hope: Beyond physical improvement. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 26(2): 79-88.
  • Soundy, A., Smith, B., Cressy, F. & Webb, L. (2010). The experience of spinal cord injury: Using Frank's narrative types to enhance physiotherapy undergraduates' understanding. Physiotherapy 96(1): 52-58.
  • Smith, B. (2010). Narrative inquiry: Ongoing conversations and questions for sport and exercise psychology research. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology 3(1): 87-107.
  • Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2009). Narrative analysis and sport and exercise psychology: Understanding lives in diverse ways. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 10(2): 279-288.
  • Taylor, I.M., Ntoumanis, N. & Smith, B. (2009). The social context as a determinant of teacher motivational strategies in physical education. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 10(2): 235-243.
  • Smith, B., Collinson, J.A., Phoenix, C., Brown, D. & Sparkes, A. (2009). Dialogue, monologue, and boundary crossing within research encounters: A performative narrative analysis. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology 7(3): 342-358.
  • Sparkes, A.C. & Smith, B. (2009). Judging the quality of qualitative inquiry: Criteriology and relativism in action. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 10(5): 491-497.
  • Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2009). Narrative inquiry in sport and exercise psychology: What can it mean, and why might we do it? Psychology of Sport and Exercise 10(1): 1-11.
  • Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2008). Narrative and its potential contribution to disability studies. Disability and Society 23(1): 17-28.
  • Smith, B. (2008). Imagining being disabled through playing sport: The body and alterity as limits to imagining others’ lives. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 2(2): 142-157.
  • Sparkes, A.C. & Smith, B. (2008). Men, spinal cord injury, memories and the narrative performance of pain. Disability and Society 23(7): 679-690.
  • Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2008). Contrasting perspectives on narrating selves and identities: An invitation to dialogue. Qualitative Research 8(1): 5-35.
  • Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2008). Changing bodies, changing narratives and the consequences of tellability: A case study of becoming disabled through sport. Sociology of Health and Illness 30(2): 217-236.
  • Smith, B. & Weed, M. (2007). The potential of narrative research in sports tourism. Journal of Sport and Tourism 12(3-4): 249-269.
  • Chatzisarantis, N.L.D., Frederick, C., Biddle, S.J.H., Hagger, M.S. & Smith, B. (2007). Influences of volitional and forced intentions on physical activity and effort within the theory of planned behaviour. Journal of Sports Sciences 25(6): 699-709.
  • Smith, B.M. (2007). The state of the art in narrative inquiry: Some reflections. Narrative Inquiry 17(2): 391-398.
  • Phoenix, C., Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2007). Experiences and Expectations of Biographical Time among Young Athletes: A life course perspective. Time & Society 16(3): 231-252.
  • Chatzisarantis, N.L.D., Hagger, M.S. & Smith, B. (2007). Influences of perceived autonomy support on physical activity within the theory of planned behavior. European Journal of Social Psychology 37(5): 934-954.
  • Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2006). Narrative inquiry in psychology: Exploring the tensions within. Qualitative Research in Psychology 3(3): 169-192.
  • Chatzisarantis, N.L.D., Hagger, M.S., Smith, B. & Sage, L.D. (2006). The influences of intrinsic motivation on execution of social behaviour within the theory of planned behaviour. European Journal of Social Psychology 36(2): 229-237.
  • Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2005). Analyzing talk in qualitative inquiry: Exploring possibilities, problems, and tensions. Quest 57(2): 213-242.
  • Sparkes, A.C. & Smith, B. (2005). When narratives matter: Men, sport, and spinal cord injury. Medical Humanities 31(2): 81-88.
  • Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2005). Men, sport, spinal cord injury, and narratives of hope. Social Science and Medicine 61(5): 1095-1105.
  • Chatzisarantis, N.L.D., Hagger, M.S., Biddle, S.J.H. & Smith, B. (2005). The stability of the attitude-intention relationship in the context of physical activity. Journal of Sports Sciences 23(1): 49-61.
  • Chatzisarantis, N.L.D., Hagger, M.S., Smith, B. & Phoenix, C. (2004). The influences of continuation intentions on execution of social behaviour within the theory of planned behaviour. British Journal of Social Psychology 43(4): 551-583.
  • Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2004). Men, sport, and spinal cord injury: An analysis of metaphors and narrative types. Disability and Society 19(6): 613-626.
  • Sparkes, A.C. & Smith, B. (2003). Men, Sport, Spinal Cord Injury and Narrative Time. Qualitative Research 3(3): 295-320.
  • Rees, T., Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2003). The influence of social support on the lived experiences of spinal cord injured sportsmen. Sport Psychologist 17(2): 135-156.
  • Chatzisarantis, N.L.D., Hagger, M.S., Biddle, S.J.H., Smith, B. & Wang, J.C.K. (2003). A Meta-Analysis of Perceived Locus of Causality in Exercise, Sport, and Physical Education Contexts. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology 25(3): 284-306.
  • Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2002). Men, sport, spinal cord injury and the construction of coherence: Narrative practice in action. Qualitative Research 2(2): 143-171.
  • Sparkes, A.C. & Smith, B. (2002). Sport, Spinal Cord Injury, Embodied Masculinities, and the Dilemmas of Narrative Identity. Men and Masculinities 4(3): 258-285.
  • Smith, B. (1999). The abyss: Exploring depression through a narrative of the self. Qualitative Inquiry 5(2): 264-279.

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