Dr Jennifer Smith-Merry

PhD (Social Policy) BA (Hons)
Director of Student Affairs
Senior Lecturer

C43T - T Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9060

Website Research Reports
knowandpol project
Mental Health

Biographical details

Jen has been a Senior Lecturer in qualitative health research in the Faculty of Health Sciences since 2011. Previously she was Research Fellow in mental health policy at the University of Edinburgh and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy. She received her PhD from the University of Queensland in 2005.

Research interests

Jen leads a team of researchers to carry out Mental Health service evaluation and explore complex problems of mental health policy and service implementation, consumer experiences of health care and adverse events. She has received over $4 million in research funding for a wide variety of projects since 2011 and has led 10 of these projects. Jen’s research has a strong focus on ‘industry’ and collaborates with government and non-government organisations to provide practice solutions.

Jen actively collaborates with mental health consumers and has a strong belief in the utility of lived experience for shaping policy and practice. Her work is both practically relevant and theoretically creative, drawing on critical and interpretive theoretical approaches to research problems.

Internationally her work currently focuses on mental health and policy and service development, particularly through the work of WHO. Her main collaborators in this are Associate Professor James Gillespie, Dr Carmen Huckel-Schneider and Professor Luis Salvador-Carulla.

Teaching and supervision

Jen is Director of Student Affairs for the Faculty of Health Sciences and leads work to address academic dishonesty work in the Faculty. She also hears all Faculty-level appeals. Jen is Director of Orientation Week for the Faculty.

Jen currently supervises a large number of higher degree research students and is interested in recruiting students interested in international mental health policy and practice, critical approaches to understanding policy and practice problems and the contribution of lived experience to health care design.

Jen leads qualitative research methods teaching for the Faculty of Health Sciences. She also teaches the unit Health Ethics and the Law and provides guest lectures on health policy and critical mental health in programs in other Faculties.

Current research students

Project title Research student
'Screenagers' and problematic technology use: Exploring the role that peers, parents and teachers play in promoting healthy digital habits. Jocelyn BREWER
Local comparison of the pattern of mental health care in southern Tasmania and a local health area in New South Wales. Mary Anne FURST
A Qualitative Study on Female Video Game Play and Healthy Social Identification Meghan GESTOS
The Policy Pathway to the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for Health Professionals Fiona PACEY
Health and Disability Outcomes for People Injured by Firearms in Guatemala Rebecca PETERS
From Expert to Enabler: what about social purpose? The impact of significant policy reform in two community settings. Ivy YEN

Current projects

Jen is currently involved in a large project analysing coronial data to understand the context of mental health related deaths. This research is funded by the NSW Mental Health Commission. Another project is investigating transition support for individuals with mental ill-health leaving custodial care.

She has led the development of several funded rapid reviews of literature including for the Sax Institute, Agency for Clinical Innovation and Murrumbidgee Local Health District and is currently completing a rapid review of inclusive disability research for National Disability Services.

Jen recently led (with Associate Professor James Gillespie) a large project investigating the implementation of Partners in Recovery in two regions in Western Sydney.

Themes

Centre for Disability Research and Policy

Keywords

Health planning; Public health; Mental health; Health policy; Health services and management

International links

Belgium

(Universite Catholique Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve;) Collaborate on a large European funded project KnowandPol examining knowledge for policy across eight different European nations. Other nations included in the project are the Scotland, Norway, France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal and Romania

United Kingdom

(University of Edinburgh) Research Collaboration. Working with Dr Steve Sturdy and Dr Richard Freeman on knowledge in policy making.

Vietnam

(Viet Duc and Bach Mai Hospitals) Research collaboration

Selected grants

2015

  • Living well in the context of mental ill-health: Narratives of recovery by Partners in Recovery consumers and carers; Smith-Merry J, Kokany A, Hancock N, Gillespie J, Salvador-Carulla L; Wentwest Limited t/a Western Sydney Medicare Local/Research Support.

2014

  • Peer Evaluation of Teaching in FHS; Shirley D, Thomson K, Reed W, Smith-Merry J; University of Sydney/Educational Innovation Grant.
  • Measuring the Social Return on Investment in person�?centred support and planning during periods of transition; Smith-Merry J; Northern Sydney Medicare Local Ltd/Innovation grant.
  • IWSPIR (Inner West Sydney Partners in Recovery) Research; Gillespie J, Smith-Merry J, Hancock N; New Horizons Enterprises Ltd/Research Support.

2013

  • NSW Government Audit of Disability Research in Australia; Kavanagh A, Llewellyn G, Bleasdale M, Emerson E, Madden R, Smith-Merry J, Gilroy J, Veitch C; Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (NSW)/Research Grants Program.
  • Using patient experiences of adverse events to improve health service delivery and practice.; Walton M, Iedema R, Manias E, Kelly P, Smith-Merry J, Jorm C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2012

  • Enhanced Capacity to Improve the Death Certification Process in Two Key Public Hospitals in Viet Nam through the Design and Implementation of a Standardised System for the Collection of Hospital Death Data; Van Duong D, Smith-Merry J, Walton M, Kelly P; AusAID/Public Sector Linkages Program (PSLP).

2011

  • Innovation for mental health practice: mapping communication between psychiatrists and others within the NSW mental health system; Smith-Merry J; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.
  • Preparing for SAFE Practice as an Intern; Walton M, Smith-Merry J, Watterson L, Dunn S, Edwards J, Lim K, Lin D, Naganathan V; Clinical Education & Training Institute/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Smith-Merry, J. (2014). Seeing knowledge in mental health in Scotland. In Richard Freeman, Steve Sturdy (Eds.), Knowledge in Policy: Embodied, Inscribed, Enacted, (pp. 21-41). Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Smith-Merry, J. (2014). Understanding talk and texts: Discourse analysis for nursing research. In Mary De Chesnay (Eds.), Nursing Research Using Data Analysis: Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing, (pp. 71-86). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Freeman, R., Smith-Merry, J., Sturdy, S. (2012). Rhizomic Regulation: Mobilising Knowledge for Mental Health in Europe. In Joao Barroso, Luis Miguel Carvalho (Eds.), Knowledge and Regulatory Processes in Health and Education Policies, (pp. 13-50). Lisbon: EDUCA.
  • Smith-Merry, J. (2006). Governing the mother: access to reproductive technologies. In Greg Marston & Catherine McDonald (Eds.), Analysing social policy: a governmental approach, (pp. 177-194). Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Journals

  • Pacey, F., Smith-Merry, J., Gillespie, J., Short, S. (2017). National health workforce regulation: Contextualising the Australian Scheme. International Journal of Health Governance: an international journal, In press, accepted September 2016.
  • Smith-Merry, J., Walton, M., Healey, J., Hobbs, C. (2017). Responses by hospital complaints managers to recommendations for systemic reforms by health complaints commissions. Australian Health Review, In press, accepted August 2016.
  • Perre, N., Wilson, N., Smith-Merry, J., Murphy, G. (2016). Australian University Students' Perceptions of Mental Illness: A Qualitative Study. Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, 48, 1-13.
  • Gargett, A., Llewellyn, G., Smith-Merry, J. (2016). Bringing together traditional health practices and health-related rehabilitation in the Pacific Islands: Can this be done? Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 11(1), 104-110.
  • Mellifont, D., Smith-Merry, J., Scanlan, J. (2016). Disabling Accommodation Barriers: A study exploring how to better accommodate government employees with anxiety disorders. Work, In press, accepted Jan 2016.
  • Smith-Merry, J., Gillespie, J. (2016). Embodying policy making in mental health: the implementation of Partners in Recovery. Health Sociology Review, 25(2), 187-201. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J., Gillespie, J. (2016). Embodying policy-making in mental health: the implementation of Partners in Recovery. Health Sociology Review, 25(2), 187-201. [More Information]
  • Hancock, N., Smith-Merry, J., Gillespie, J., Yen, I. (2016). Is the Partners in Recovery program connecting with the intended population of people living with severe and persistent mental illness? What are their prioritised needs? Australian Health Review, In press. [More Information]
  • Mellifont, D., Smith-Merry, J. (2016). Laying or Delaying the Groundwork? A critical framing analysis of Australia’s National Disability Strategy from an implementation planning perspective. Disability and Society, 31(7), 929-947. [More Information]
  • Harrison, R., Walton, M., Healy, J., Smith-Merry, J., Hobbs, C. (2016). Patient complaints about hospital services:applying a complaint taxonomy to analyse and respond to complaints. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 28(2), 240-245. [More Information]
  • Mellifont, D., Smith-Merry, J., Scanlan, J. (2016). Pitching a Yerkes-Dodson Curve Ball?: A study exploring enhanced workplace performance for individuals with anxiety disorders. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 31(2), 71-86. [More Information]
  • Fernandez Sanchez, A., Gillespie, J., Smith-Merry, J., Feng, X., Astell-Burt, T., Maas, C., Salvador-Carulla, L. (2016). The Integrated Mental Health Atlas of Western Sydney Local Health District: Gaps and Recommendations. Australian Health Review, In press, accepted Feb 2016.
  • Smith-Merry, J., Gillespie, J., Hancock, N., Yen, I. (2015). Doing mental health care integration: A qualitative study of a new work role. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 9(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Moran, F., MacMillan, F., Smith-Merry, J., Kilbreath, S., Merom, D. (2015). Perceived Barriers, Facilitators and Patterns of Physical Activity of Older - old Adults Living in Assisted Retirement Accommodation: a qualitative and quantitative pilot research. Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research, 4(6), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Moran, F., MacMillan, F., Smith-Merry, J., Kilbreath, S., Merom, D. (2015). Perceived Barriers, Facilitators and Patterns of Physical Activity of Older-old Adults Living in Assisted Retirement Accommodation : a qualitative and quantitative pilot research. Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research, 4(6), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Salvador-Carulla, L., Fernandez Sanchez, A., Astell-Burt, T., Feng, X., Gillespie, J., Smith-Merry, J. (2015). Recovery in Mental Health in Western Sydney: Use of the Integrated Atlas of Care for context analysis and planning. International Journal of Integrated Care, 15(5), URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-117038.
  • Mellifont, D., Smith-Merry, J. (2015). The Anxious Times: An Analysis of the Representation of Anxiety Disorders in The Australian Newspaper, 2000–20155. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 25(2), 278-296. [More Information]
  • Harrison, R., Walton, M., Manias, E., Smith-Merry, J., Kelly, P., Iedema, R., Robinson, L. (2015). The missing evidence: a systematic review of patients’ experiences of adverse events in health care. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 27(6), 424-442. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J., Gillespie, J., Hancock, N., Yen, I. (2014). Integrating care for chronic mental ill-health: the Partners in Recovery Western Sydney Study. International Journal of Integrated Care, 14(9), URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-116630.
  • Smith-Merry, J., Walton, M. (2014). Research governance as a facilitator for ethical and timely research? Learning from the experience of a large government-funded multisite research project. Australian Health Review, 38(3), 295-300. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J., Caple, A. (2014). Safety, Risk and Mental Health: Decision-Making Processes Prescribed by Australian Mental Health Legislation. Journal of Law and Medicine, 21(3), 661-681.
  • Walton, M., Jorm, C., Smith-Merry, J., Harrison, R., Manias, E., Iedema, R., Kelly, P. (2014). Using patients' experiences of adverse events to improve health service delivery and practice: protocol of a data linkage study of Australian adults age 45 and above. BMJ Open, 4, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Warburton, J., Smith-Merry, J., Michaels, C. (2013). Delivering Community Services in a New World of Volunteering: A Case Study from Sydney, Australia. International Journal of Public Administration, 36, 798-806. [More Information]
  • Sturdy, S., Freeman, R., Smith-Merry, J. (2013). Making Knowledge for International Policy: WHO Europe and Mental Health Policy, 1970-2008. Social History of Medicine, 26(3), 532-554. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J., Freeman, R., Sturdy, S. (2013). Reciprocal instrumentalism: Scotland, WHO Europe, and mental health. International Journal of Public Policy, 9(4, 5, 6), 260-276. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J., Sturdy, S. (2013). Recovery in Scotland: The Rise and Uncertain Future of a Mental Health Social Movement. Society and Mental Health, 3(2), 114-132. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J. (2012). Experiential knowledge in action: Consulting practitioners for policy change. Policy and Society, 31(2), 131-143. [More Information]
  • Walton, M., Smith-Merry, J., Healy, J., McDonald, F. (2012). Health Complaint Commissions in Australia: Time for a national approach to data collection. Australian Review of Public Affairs, 11(1), 1-18.
  • Smith-Merry, J., Sturdy, S., Freeman, R. (2012). Stakeholder consultation as social mobilization: framing Scottish mental health policy. Social Policy and Administration: an international journal of policy and research, 46(7), 823-844. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J., Freeman, R., Sturdy, S. (2011). Implementing recovery: an analysis of the key technologies in Scotland. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 5(11), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J., Freeman, R., Sturdy, S. (2011). Les transformations du systeme de sante mentale: l'exemple de l'Ecosse [Transformation of a mental health system – the case of Scotland]. Revue Sociologie Sante, 34(1), 143-164.
  • Smith-Merry, J. (2008). Improving mental health and wellbeing in Scotland: A model policy approach. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 7(3), 176-185. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J., Freeman, R., Sturdy, S. (2008). Organising Mental Health in Scotland. Mental Health Review Journal, 13(4), 16-26. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J., Gillespie, J., Leeder, S. (2007). A pathway to a stronger research culture in health policy. Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 4, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J. (2007). Critical discourse analysis for nursing research. Nursing Inquiry, 14(1), 60-70. [More Information]
  • Wang, J., Smith-Merry, J., Leeder, S. (2006). Should Older People Be Regularly Screened for Vision and Hearing by Primary Health Care Providers? Geriatrics and Ageing, 9(3), 183-189.
  • Wang, J., Smith-Merry, J., Leeder, S. (2006). Should older people be regularly screened for vision and hearing? Geriatrics and Ageing, 9(3), 183-189.
  • Smith-Merry, J., Mitchell, P., Wang, J., Leeder, S. (2005). A health policy for hearing impairment in older Australians: what should it include? Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 2(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J. (2005). When Morality Gets in the Way? Public Policy Debates Around Reproductive Technologies’. Just Policy, 38, 48-50.
  • Warburton, J., Smith-Merry, J. (2003). Out of the Generosity of Your Heart: Are we Creating Active Citizens through Compulsory Volunteer Programs for Young People in Australia. Social Policy and Administration: an international journal of policy and research, 37(7), 772-786.
  • Smith-Merry, J. (2003). Suitable Mothers’: Lesbian and single women and the ‘unborn’ in Australian parliamentary discourse. Critical Social Policy, 23(1), 63-88.

Conferences

  • Smith-Merry, J., Gillespie, J., Hancock, N., Yen, I. (2016). Facilitating recovery in a complex setting: The role of Support Facilitators. 2015 TheMHS Conference Proceedings, Australia: TheMHS Learning Network Inc.
  • Smith-Merry, J., Gillespie, J. (2016). Flexible funding for effective, individualised, integrated care. 4th World Congress on Integrated Care, New Zealand.
  • Wayland, S., Smith-Merry, J., Kokany, A., Hancock, N. (2016). Identifying ways to broaden recovery narratives - the lived experience of mental health consumers of Western Sydney recovery services. TheMHS Conference.
  • Moran, F., Merom, D., Smith-Merry, J., Davis, G., Kilbreath, S. (2013). Physical activity behaviour in older people living in retirement villages. APA Conference 2013 'New Moves', Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.

2017

  • Pacey, F., Smith-Merry, J., Gillespie, J., Short, S. (2017). National health workforce regulation: Contextualising the Australian Scheme. International Journal of Health Governance: an international journal, In press, accepted September 2016.
  • Smith-Merry, J., Walton, M., Healey, J., Hobbs, C. (2017). Responses by hospital complaints managers to recommendations for systemic reforms by health complaints commissions. Australian Health Review, In press, accepted August 2016.

2016

  • Perre, N., Wilson, N., Smith-Merry, J., Murphy, G. (2016). Australian University Students' Perceptions of Mental Illness: A Qualitative Study. Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, 48, 1-13.
  • Gargett, A., Llewellyn, G., Smith-Merry, J. (2016). Bringing together traditional health practices and health-related rehabilitation in the Pacific Islands: Can this be done? Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 11(1), 104-110.
  • Mellifont, D., Smith-Merry, J., Scanlan, J. (2016). Disabling Accommodation Barriers: A study exploring how to better accommodate government employees with anxiety disorders. Work, In press, accepted Jan 2016.
  • Smith-Merry, J., Gillespie, J. (2016). Embodying policy making in mental health: the implementation of Partners in Recovery. Health Sociology Review, 25(2), 187-201. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J., Gillespie, J. (2016). Embodying policy-making in mental health: the implementation of Partners in Recovery. Health Sociology Review, 25(2), 187-201. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J., Gillespie, J., Hancock, N., Yen, I. (2016). Facilitating recovery in a complex setting: The role of Support Facilitators. 2015 TheMHS Conference Proceedings, Australia: TheMHS Learning Network Inc.
  • Smith-Merry, J., Gillespie, J. (2016). Flexible funding for effective, individualised, integrated care. 4th World Congress on Integrated Care, New Zealand.
  • Wayland, S., Smith-Merry, J., Kokany, A., Hancock, N. (2016). Identifying ways to broaden recovery narratives - the lived experience of mental health consumers of Western Sydney recovery services. TheMHS Conference.
  • Hancock, N., Smith-Merry, J., Gillespie, J., Yen, I. (2016). Is the Partners in Recovery program connecting with the intended population of people living with severe and persistent mental illness? What are their prioritised needs? Australian Health Review, In press. [More Information]
  • Mellifont, D., Smith-Merry, J. (2016). Laying or Delaying the Groundwork? A critical framing analysis of Australia’s National Disability Strategy from an implementation planning perspective. Disability and Society, 31(7), 929-947. [More Information]
  • Harrison, R., Walton, M., Healy, J., Smith-Merry, J., Hobbs, C. (2016). Patient complaints about hospital services:applying a complaint taxonomy to analyse and respond to complaints. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 28(2), 240-245. [More Information]
  • Mellifont, D., Smith-Merry, J., Scanlan, J. (2016). Pitching a Yerkes-Dodson Curve Ball?: A study exploring enhanced workplace performance for individuals with anxiety disorders. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 31(2), 71-86. [More Information]
  • Fernandez Sanchez, A., Gillespie, J., Smith-Merry, J., Feng, X., Astell-Burt, T., Maas, C., Salvador-Carulla, L. (2016). The Integrated Mental Health Atlas of Western Sydney Local Health District: Gaps and Recommendations. Australian Health Review, In press, accepted Feb 2016.

2015

  • Smith-Merry, J., Gillespie, J., Hancock, N., Yen, I. (2015). Doing mental health care integration: A qualitative study of a new work role. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 9(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Moran, F., MacMillan, F., Smith-Merry, J., Kilbreath, S., Merom, D. (2015). Perceived Barriers, Facilitators and Patterns of Physical Activity of Older - old Adults Living in Assisted Retirement Accommodation: a qualitative and quantitative pilot research. Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research, 4(6), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Moran, F., MacMillan, F., Smith-Merry, J., Kilbreath, S., Merom, D. (2015). Perceived Barriers, Facilitators and Patterns of Physical Activity of Older-old Adults Living in Assisted Retirement Accommodation : a qualitative and quantitative pilot research. Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research, 4(6), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Salvador-Carulla, L., Fernandez Sanchez, A., Astell-Burt, T., Feng, X., Gillespie, J., Smith-Merry, J. (2015). Recovery in Mental Health in Western Sydney: Use of the Integrated Atlas of Care for context analysis and planning. International Journal of Integrated Care, 15(5), URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-117038.
  • Mellifont, D., Smith-Merry, J. (2015). The Anxious Times: An Analysis of the Representation of Anxiety Disorders in The Australian Newspaper, 2000–20155. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 25(2), 278-296. [More Information]
  • Harrison, R., Walton, M., Manias, E., Smith-Merry, J., Kelly, P., Iedema, R., Robinson, L. (2015). The missing evidence: a systematic review of patients’ experiences of adverse events in health care. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 27(6), 424-442. [More Information]

2014

  • Smith-Merry, J., Gillespie, J., Hancock, N., Yen, I. (2014). Integrating care for chronic mental ill-health: the Partners in Recovery Western Sydney Study. International Journal of Integrated Care, 14(9), URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-116630.
  • Smith-Merry, J., Walton, M. (2014). Research governance as a facilitator for ethical and timely research? Learning from the experience of a large government-funded multisite research project. Australian Health Review, 38(3), 295-300. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J., Caple, A. (2014). Safety, Risk and Mental Health: Decision-Making Processes Prescribed by Australian Mental Health Legislation. Journal of Law and Medicine, 21(3), 661-681.
  • Smith-Merry, J. (2014). Seeing knowledge in mental health in Scotland. In Richard Freeman, Steve Sturdy (Eds.), Knowledge in Policy: Embodied, Inscribed, Enacted, (pp. 21-41). Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Smith-Merry, J. (2014). Understanding talk and texts: Discourse analysis for nursing research. In Mary De Chesnay (Eds.), Nursing Research Using Data Analysis: Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing, (pp. 71-86). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Walton, M., Jorm, C., Smith-Merry, J., Harrison, R., Manias, E., Iedema, R., Kelly, P. (2014). Using patients' experiences of adverse events to improve health service delivery and practice: protocol of a data linkage study of Australian adults age 45 and above. BMJ Open, 4, 1-7. [More Information]

2013

  • Warburton, J., Smith-Merry, J., Michaels, C. (2013). Delivering Community Services in a New World of Volunteering: A Case Study from Sydney, Australia. International Journal of Public Administration, 36, 798-806. [More Information]
  • Sturdy, S., Freeman, R., Smith-Merry, J. (2013). Making Knowledge for International Policy: WHO Europe and Mental Health Policy, 1970-2008. Social History of Medicine, 26(3), 532-554. [More Information]
  • Moran, F., Merom, D., Smith-Merry, J., Davis, G., Kilbreath, S. (2013). Physical activity behaviour in older people living in retirement villages. APA Conference 2013 'New Moves', Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Smith-Merry, J., Freeman, R., Sturdy, S. (2013). Reciprocal instrumentalism: Scotland, WHO Europe, and mental health. International Journal of Public Policy, 9(4, 5, 6), 260-276. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J., Sturdy, S. (2013). Recovery in Scotland: The Rise and Uncertain Future of a Mental Health Social Movement. Society and Mental Health, 3(2), 114-132. [More Information]

2012

  • Smith-Merry, J. (2012). Experiential knowledge in action: Consulting practitioners for policy change. Policy and Society, 31(2), 131-143. [More Information]
  • Walton, M., Smith-Merry, J., Healy, J., McDonald, F. (2012). Health Complaint Commissions in Australia: Time for a national approach to data collection. Australian Review of Public Affairs, 11(1), 1-18.
  • Freeman, R., Smith-Merry, J., Sturdy, S. (2012). Rhizomic Regulation: Mobilising Knowledge for Mental Health in Europe. In Joao Barroso, Luis Miguel Carvalho (Eds.), Knowledge and Regulatory Processes in Health and Education Policies, (pp. 13-50). Lisbon: EDUCA.
  • Smith-Merry, J., Sturdy, S., Freeman, R. (2012). Stakeholder consultation as social mobilization: framing Scottish mental health policy. Social Policy and Administration: an international journal of policy and research, 46(7), 823-844. [More Information]

2011

  • Smith-Merry, J., Freeman, R., Sturdy, S. (2011). Implementing recovery: an analysis of the key technologies in Scotland. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 5(11), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J., Freeman, R., Sturdy, S. (2011). Les transformations du systeme de sante mentale: l'exemple de l'Ecosse [Transformation of a mental health system – the case of Scotland]. Revue Sociologie Sante, 34(1), 143-164.

2008

  • Smith-Merry, J. (2008). Improving mental health and wellbeing in Scotland: A model policy approach. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 7(3), 176-185. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J., Freeman, R., Sturdy, S. (2008). Organising Mental Health in Scotland. Mental Health Review Journal, 13(4), 16-26. [More Information]

2007

  • Smith-Merry, J., Gillespie, J., Leeder, S. (2007). A pathway to a stronger research culture in health policy. Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 4, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J. (2007). Critical discourse analysis for nursing research. Nursing Inquiry, 14(1), 60-70. [More Information]

2006

  • Smith-Merry, J. (2006). Governing the mother: access to reproductive technologies. In Greg Marston & Catherine McDonald (Eds.), Analysing social policy: a governmental approach, (pp. 177-194). Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Wang, J., Smith-Merry, J., Leeder, S. (2006). Should Older People Be Regularly Screened for Vision and Hearing by Primary Health Care Providers? Geriatrics and Ageing, 9(3), 183-189.
  • Wang, J., Smith-Merry, J., Leeder, S. (2006). Should older people be regularly screened for vision and hearing? Geriatrics and Ageing, 9(3), 183-189.

2005

  • Smith-Merry, J., Mitchell, P., Wang, J., Leeder, S. (2005). A health policy for hearing impairment in older Australians: what should it include? Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 2(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J. (2005). When Morality Gets in the Way? Public Policy Debates Around Reproductive Technologies’. Just Policy, 38, 48-50.

2003

  • Warburton, J., Smith-Merry, J. (2003). Out of the Generosity of Your Heart: Are we Creating Active Citizens through Compulsory Volunteer Programs for Young People in Australia. Social Policy and Administration: an international journal of policy and research, 37(7), 772-786.
  • Smith-Merry, J. (2003). Suitable Mothers’: Lesbian and single women and the ‘unborn’ in Australian parliamentary discourse. Critical Social Policy, 23(1), 63-88.

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