Dr Katie Gibson Smith

Dr Katie Gibson Smith
BA (Hons), PGCert, AFHEA, PhD, CPsychol

Research Fellow

Dr Katie Gibson Smith
Dr Katie Gibson Smith

Contact Details

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Katie is a Research Fellow in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition.  She is a Chartered Psychologist, as recognised by the British Psychological Society (CPsychol), and completed her PhD in 2016 titled 'Promoting and Implementing Self Care: A Mixed Methods Study of Offshore Workers and Remote Healthcare Practitioners'.  She is a mixed methods researcher with experience in focus groups, interviews, questionnaires, Delphi consensus methods, the Think Aloud method and systematic reviews.  

Her research interests include medical education particularly around widening access to medicine and also doctor wellbeing and resilience.  She is currently undertaking an evaluation of the Gateway2Medicine programme and is an Intervention Development Workstream Lead on a Chief Scientist Office funded project seeking to develop interventions to support doctors' wellbeing and promote resilience during COVID-19 and beyond.  

She has previous experience of applying educational, implementation and behaviour change theory to enhance understanding of: self-care behaviour; healthcare in offshore and homeless population; accessing healthcare; and, healthcare students experiences of placement supervision.  Katie was also involved previously in analysing data for a study on factors influencing medical career preferences. 



Teaching Responsibilities

Deputy Course Coordinator - ME5513 Fundamentals of Data Managament and Analysis.

Further Info

External Responsibilities

Member, Expert Reference Group - British Psychological Society 

From Poverty to Flourishing Campaign - January 2020 to December 2020


Experience as Reviewer

National Institute for Health Research 

Perspectives on Medical Education

International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy

British Journal of General Practice

Rural and Remote Health

Australasian Medical Journal 



Walker, K., Gibson Smith, K.,et al. To develop evidence-based interventions to support doctors’ well-being and promote resilience during COVID-19 related transitions (and beyond). 2020. Chief Scientist Office. £197,080.

MacLure, K., Gibson Smith, K., et al. Promoting community pharmacy engagement with people experiencing homelessness by understanding health literacy. 2018. European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Research Grant, €10,000.

Stewart D, Tucker R, MacLure K, Gibson Smith K. Examining the real-world impact of a silicone-based gel (Dermatix®) on established hypertrophic and keloid scars in patients recruited in community pharmacies. Mylan, 2017, £30,000.

Stewart, D., MacLure, K., Cunningham, S., Gibson Smith, K. Evaluating pharmacy teams in GP practices. Scottish Government, 2017, £100,000.

Stewart, D., Tucker, R., MacLure, K., Cunningham, S., Gibson Smith, K. An uncontrolled before and after study of the impact of a smart-phone app on disease outcomes in children with atopic eczema. Dermal Laboratories, 2017, £30,000.

Stewart, D., MacLure, K., Cunningham, S., Gibson Smith, K. A mixed methods evaluation of the NHS Highlands telehealth pilot of pharmaceutical care provision to dispensing medical practices. NHS Highlands, 2017, £8,000.


MacLure, K., Stewart, D., Gibson Smith, K., Reid, F. Pharmacy Teams Working in General Practice: An interim review of the national evaluation. Achieving Excellence in Pharmacy Education Conference, 27 April 2018 (Edinburgh, UK). 

Tonna, A., Gibson Smith, K.  Student programme: An evidence-based approach to developing an individualised patient care plan.  European Association of Hospital Pharmacists Conference, 21-23 March 2018 (Gothenburg, Sweden). 

Paudyal, V., Gibson Smith, K. Developing an evidence base for clinical pharmacy: clinical outcome measures in minor ailments service delivery and research. European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Conference, 9-11 October 2017 (Heidelberg, Germany).