Ms Sophie SmailesSenior Lecturer

Specialist Areas


Feminist research, counselling

Research Interests


Domestic violence and minoritisation
Social construction and counselling
HIV; masculinity and femininity discourses
Notions of women's bodies as material and imaginary mediated by the "panoptical" male gaze
Diversity - constructions and respresentations of "difference"
Eating "disorders"

Urban Regeneration - Health inequalities among south asian women: nutrition and pregnancy outcome
December 2006-April 2008 Project Partners, Bradford Royal Infirmary, University of Bradford, UCLAN. Role in Project: Qualitative design, management, process and analysis

Research Outputs

Authored Books

Banister, P., Bunn, G., Burman, E., Daniels, J., Duckett, P., Goodley, D., Lawthom, R., Parker, I., Runswick-Cole, K., Sisxmith, J., Smailes, S., Tindall, C. and Whelan, P. (2012) Qualitative Methods in Psychology: A research guide. 2nd Edition, Open University Press.

Smailes, S. and Street, C. (2011) The Health Studies Companion, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

Chantler K., Smailes S.L., Pantling K., McIntosh S., Batsleer J.R., Burman E. 2002. "Domestic Violence and Minoritisation: Supporting women towards independence". Women's Studies Research Centre, MMU.
isbn: 0-954155-01-7

Edited Books

Batsleer J.R., Burman E., Chantler K., Pantling K., McIntosh H.S., Smailes S.L., Warner S.J. (eds) 2002. "Domestic Violence and Minoritisation: Supporting Women to Independence". Women's Studies Research Centre, MMU.
isbn:

Chapters

Goodley, D. & Smailes, S.L. (2011) "Positionalities", in Banister, P., Bunn, G., Burman, E., Daniels, J., Duckett, P., Goodley, D., Lawthom, R., Parker, I., Runswick-Cole, K., Sisxmith, J., Smailes, S., Tindall, C. and Whelan, P. (2012) Qualitative Methods in Psychology: A research guide. 2nd Edition, Open University Press.

Smailes S.L. 2004. "Making Connections - Domestic Violence, Feminism and Person Centred Therapy" in: G Proctor and MB Napier (eds) Encountering Feminism - Intersections between Feminism and the Person-Centred Approach. PCCS Books. pp.207-219
isbn: 978-1-898059-65-3 (1-898059-65-9)

Miller E., Smailes S.L., Stark S., Street C.G., Watson K. 2003. "Craving (un)certainty: Using SBL for Teaching Diversity in Health Care Contexts" in: E. Errington (eds) Developing Scenario-based Learning: Practical Insights for Tertiary Educators. Dunmore Press. pp.102-112
isbn: 978-0-864694-43-0 (0-864694-43-1)

Journal Articles

Smailes S.L., Chantler K. 2006. "Acknowledging, Negotiating and Working with Difference: Domestic Violence and Minoritisation" Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, vol.6 no.1, pp.4-13
issn: 1471-7646

Smailes S.L., Chantler K. 2004. "Working with Differences: Issues for Research and Counselling Practice" Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, vol.4 no.2, pp.38-43
issn: 1473-3145 doi: 10.1080/14733140412331383933

Burman E., Smailes S.L., Chantler K. 2004. "Culture as a Barrier to Service Provision and Delivery: Domestic Violence Services for Minoritized Women" Critical Social Policy, vol.24 no.3, pp.332-357
issn: 0261-0183 doi: 10.1177/0261018304044363

Conference Presentations

Smailes, S.L. (2013) "The Fat Woman Sings", Qualitative Health Research International 19th Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 26-29 October

Smailes, S.L. (2013) "Dieting - what's it all about?", BPS Psychology of Women Section Annual Conference, Windsor, UK, 10-12 July

Smailes, S.L. (2013) "Fat body Ponderings", Talking Bodies - An international, interdisciplinary conference on identity, sexuality and representation, University of Chester, Chester, UK, 26-28 March

Smailes, S.L. (2013) "Going against the grain - stories of rejection and modification", Body Modification and the Female Body - Body Projects, Centre for Women's Studies, University of York, York, UK, 9 March

Smailes, S.L. (2012) "Negotiating and Navigating my body: a preliminary exploration of an autoethnographic encounter", Appearance Matters, The Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, 3-4 July

Smailes, S.L. (2012) "'The switch in my head' - (auto-ethnographic negotiations with the body)", Research Institute for Health and Social Change 8th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 2-3 July

Smailes S.L. 2005. "Gender and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Exploration - Minoritised Women's survivor stories of negotiating difference and domestic violence" at: Feminist and Women's Studies Association (UK & Ireland) 18th Annual Conference, University of Aberdeen. Aberdeen, UK.

Smailes S.L. 2005. "Women survivors' stories of belief and disbelief around their domestic violence relationships" at: British Psychological Society, Psychology of Women Section Annual Conference. Huddersfield, UK.

Duckett P.S., Smailes S.L. 2005. "Person-centred research" at: QRSCT seminar, MMU. Manchester, UK.

Smailes S.L. 2004. "Can Research be Therapy? Convergence and divergence between therapeutic approaches and research methodologies" at: Qualitative Research, Subjectivity and Critical Theory Research Centre, MMU. Manchester, UK.

Smailes S.L. 2004. "The Use of Narrative in Counselling and Therapy" at: University of Manchester. Manchester, UK.

Smailes S.L. 2004. "Crossing the Borders" at: British Psychological Society, Psychology of Women Section Annual Conference. Brighton, UK.

Smailes S.L. 2004. "Deconstructing meanings and understandings of domestic violence and minoritisation" at: BACP International Research Conference. London, UK.

Smailes S.L. 2003. "Domestic Violence and Minoritisation: Supporting Women to Independence" at: International Family Violence Research Conference. New Hampshire, USA.

Smailes S.L. 2003. "Intercultural group work with women who have experienced domestic violence" at: British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Reearch. Leicester, UK.

Batsleer J.R., Burman E., Chantler K., Pantling K., McIntosh S., Smailes S.L., Warner S.J. 2002. "Domestic violence and minoritisation: report of the current ESF funded Women's Studies Research Centre Project" at: Feminist Reading and Research Seminar, MMU. Manchester, UK.

Smailes S.L. 2002. "Acknowledging, Negotiating and Working with Difference: Domestic Violence and Minoritisation" at: British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research.

Supervised Research Student Titles

Developing Emotional Literacy with Secondary School Pupils

Exploring long term "Yo Yo Dieting"

Mental Health Nurses Understanding of the Relationship Difficulties Experienced by Male Patients - Personality Disorder as defined within DSM-IV

The "treatability" of Personality Disorder in a Special Hospital setting

What role do psychosocial factors play in influencing HIV positive people's compliance with the medical treatment

Sophie Smailes

Research Centre

Social Change & Wellbeing

Department

Social Work & Social Change Dept
Birley Building
Birley Fields Campus
53 Bonsall Street
Manchester
M15 6GX

Tel: 0161 2472525

Fax: 0161 2476328

Email: s.smailes@mmu.ac.uk