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Dr Raymond Smith

School: Centre for Health and Social Care Research

Job Title: Research Associate - Dementia

Email: R.J.Smith@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

Biography

Raymond is a social scientist with a research interest in the health and wellbeing of older people. In particular Raymond's current research focusses on exploring social support interventions for people with dementia and their family carers.

Raymond is also working on the Active Residents in Care Homes (ARCH) project which is exploring the impact of implementing an activity based programme in residential care homes for older people.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • PhD, Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University
  • MSc, Psychiatric Research, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
  • BSc(Hons), Psychology, London South Bank University

Research interests

Carers; dementia; young onset dementia; older people's health; care home research; social support.

Publications

Number of items: 18.

Article

Smith, Raymond, Ooms, Ann and Greenwood, Nan (2017) Supporting people with young onset dementia and their families : an evaluation of a training course for care workers. Nurse Education in Practice, 27, pp. 7-12. ISSN (print) 1471-5953

Akhtar, Farrukh, Greenwood, Nan, Smith, Raymond and Richardson, Angela (2017) Dementia cafes : recommendations from interviews with informal carers. Working with Older People, 21(4), pp. 236-242. ISSN (print) 1366-3666

Smith, Raymond, Wood, Julia, Jones, Fiona, Anderson, Liezl and Hurley, Michael (2017) Active Residents in Care Homes (ARCH) : a holistic approach to promoting and encouraging meaningful activity for residents living in care homes (innovative practice). Dementia, ISSN (print) 1471-3012 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Wood, Julia, Anderson, Liezl and Smith, Raymond (2017) ARCH : active residents in care homes. Journal of Dementia Care, 25(5), pp. 16-17. ISSN (print) 1351-8372

Greenwood, Nan, Smith, Raymond, Akhtar, Farrukh and Richardson, Angela (2017) A qualitative study of carers' experiences of dementia cafes : a place to feel supported and be yourself. BMC Geriatrics, 17(164), ISSN (online) 1471-2318

Smith, Raymond, Drennan, Vari, Mackenzie, Ann and Greenwood, Nan (2017) Volunteer peer support and befriending for carers of people living with dementia : an exploration of volunteers’ experiences. Health & Social Care in the Community, ISSN (print) 0966-0410 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Greenwood, Nan and Smith, Raymond (2016) The oldest carers : a narrative review and synthesis of the experiences of carers aged over 75 years. Maturitas, 94, pp. 161-172. ISSN (print) 0378-5122

Greenwood, Nan and Smith, Raymond (2016) The experiences of people with young-onset dementia : a meta-ethnographic review of the qualitative literature. Maturitas, 92, pp. 102-109. ISSN (print) 0378-5122

Smith, Raymond, Ooms, Ann and Greenwood, Nan (2016) 'It needs to pull at your heartstrings for it to sink in'. Journal of Dementia Care, 24(3), pp. 14-15. ISSN (print) 1351-8372

Greenwood, Nan and Smith, Raymond (2015) Barriers and facilitators for male carers in accessing formal and informal support : a systematic review. Maturitas, 82(2), pp. 162-169. ISSN (print) 0378-5122

Greenwood, Nan, Habibi, Ruth, Smith, Raymond and Manthorpe, Jill (2015) Barriers to access and minority ethnic carers' satisfaction with social care services in the community: a systematic review of qualitative and quantitative literature. Health and Social Care in the Community, 23(1), pp. 64-78. ISSN (print) 0966-0410

Smith, Raymond and Greenwood, Nan (2014) The impact of volunteer mentoring schemes on carers of people with dementia and volunteer mentors: a systematic review. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 29(1), pp. 8-17. ISSN (print) 1533-3175

Smith, Raymond and Greenwood, Nan (2014) Mentoring for carers. Journal of Dementia Care, 22(2), pp. 12-13. ISSN (print) 1351-8372

Book

Wood, Julia Helen, Smith, Raymond, Jones, Fiona and Hurley, Michael (2017) Dementia care mapping as an outcome measure in research : Active Residents in Care Homes project. London, U.K. : SAGE. 12p. (Sage Research Methods Cases Part 2) ISBN 9781526420978

Conference or Workshop Item

Smith, Raymond (2016) Exploring the experiences of volunteer peer supporters and befrienders for carers of people with dementia. In: 26th Alzheimer Europe Conference : Excellence in Dementia Research and Care; 31 Oct - 02 Nov 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark. (Unpublished)

Smith, Raymond, Greenwood, Nan, Drennan, Vari and Mackenzie, Ann (2015) Investigating the impact of volunteer mentoring on carers of people with dementia: A mixed methods study. In: 25th Alzheimer Europe Conference “Dementia: Putting Strategies and Research into Practice”; 02-04 Sep 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia. (Unpublished)

Smith, Raymond, Greenwood, Nan, Drennan, Vari and Mackenzie, Ann (2014) The impact of volunteer mentoring on carers of people with dementia. In: 24th Alzheimer Europe Conference “Dignity and Autonomy in Dementia"; 20-22 Oct 2014, Glasgow, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Thesis

Smith, Raymond (2015) Investigating the impact of volunteer mentoring on carers of people with dementia and volunteer mentors. (PhD thesis), Kingston University.

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