Professor Brett Smith PhD

Professor Brett Smith

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Professor

Contact details

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School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Brett is a leading expert on disability, health, and physical activity. He is also internationally recognised as a methodologist in qualitative research.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Exeter (2000-2003)
  • MSc (with distinction), University of Exeter (1995-1996)
  • BA (Hons), University of Leeds (1992-1995)

Biography

Brett Smith is Head of Research and holds a Chair in Physical Activity and Health. Previously he was Professor in Qualitative Health Research in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University. 

Since gaining his PhD on disability, sport, physical activity and wellbeing in 2003, Brett has continued to conduct research in these areas. Reflecting a passion to cross disciplinary boundaries, his research draws on psychology, sociology, and critical disability studies. He was the first scholar to simultaneously serve on the editorial board of leading journals dedicated to sport and exercise psychology, sport sociology, and disability studies. His research has been published widely in journals, such as Health Psychology, Social Science and Medicine, and Disability and Society, and been supported by over 25 grants totaling over £4.5million.

Brett is the founder and former editor of the international journal Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health (QRSEH). Currently he is Associate Editor of two leading journals: Psychology of Sport and Exercise (PSE) and Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology (SEPP). He also serves on the Advisory Board of Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health (QRSEH) and on 8 Editorial Boards: Qualitative Research in Psychology; International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology; Frontiers in Psychology-Personality & Social Psychology; Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly; Disability & Society; European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity; Narrative Works; and Journal of Ageing Studies. Brett is co-editor (with Michael Giardina) of the Routledge book series on Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity. His most recent books include Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health: From Process to Product (2014) (with Andrew C. Sparkes), the International Handbook of Sport Psychology (2015), and the Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise (2016).

Before his PhD and working in Higher Education (HE), Brett taught for three years in Further Education (FE). During his time lecturing in FE and HE he has been shortlisted for and awarded various teaching honors. He has acted as an undergraduate external degree examiner (University of Bath, 2011-2014) and been external examiner for over 30 PhD’s, including in Europe, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. Brett has also been privileged to work with numerous post-doctoral researchers from the UK, Europe, and Canada.

Postgraduate supervision

Brett has supervised 9 doctoral researchers and more than 50 MSc students to completion. He currently supervises 6 PhD students - 4 International and 2 Home. Brett welcomes applications from prospective doctoral researchers in the areas of sport and physical activity. 

Research

Brett is a leading expert on disability, health, and physical activity. He is also internationally known for his expertise in qualitative research, narrative inquiry, and community participatory based research.

Reflecting a passion to cross disciplinary boundaries, his research has been published widely in leading journals, such as Social Science and Medicine, Health Psychology, Sociology of Health and Illness, Health Psychology Review, and Qualitative Research. In addition to producing over 100 journal publications, he has written over 60 book chapters and co-written/co-edited 6 books. Brett has given over 100 invited talks, over 50 workshops, and over 25 invited keynote presentations to academic audiences around the world. His research has also been communicated in the media and to policy makers, the Houses of Parliament, all-party parliamentary groups, clinical reference groups, The Royal Society of Medicine, sport organisations, disability user groups, and health professionals in numerous countries. To engage the public and enhance impact, Brett’s research is also translated through numerous ways, including stories, infographics, photography, and animation. He works closely with major organisations, like Disability Rights UK, and seeks to co-create research with disabled people.  

Drawing on psychology, sociology, and critical disability studies, current research programmes include:

Brett’s research has been funded by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme for Research, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), the UK Spinal Cord Injury Research Network, The Peter Harrison Foundation, the Coca-Cola Foundation, the World Anti-Doping Agency, the Thomas Pocklington Trust, the English Institute of Sport, Octagon Worldwide LTD, the English Federation of Disability Sport, the International Wheelchair Tennis Federation, the National Autistic Society, Aspire, Disability Rights UK, and Public Health England.

Publications

  1. Smith, B., & McGannon K. (in-press). Developing rigor in qualitative research: Problems and opportunities within sport and exercise psychology. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
  2. Williams T.R, Smith B, and Papathomas, A. (in-press). Physical activity promotion for people with spinal cord injury: Physiotherapists’ beliefs and actions. Disability and Rehabilitation.
  3. Richardson E., Smith B, & Papathomas A. (in-press). Collective stories of exercise Making sense of gym experiences with disabled peers. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly.
  4. Richardson, E., Smith B, and Papathomas A. (in-press). Disability and the gym: Experiences, barriers and facilitators of gym use for individuals with physical disabilities. Disability and Rehabilitation.
  5. Caddick, N., & Smith B. Exercise is medicine for mental health in military veterans: A qualitative commentary (in-press). Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health.
  6. Richardson, E., Smith B, and Papathomas A. (in-press). Crossing boundaries: The perceived impact of disabled fitness instructors in the gym. Psychology of Sport and Exercise.
  7. Martin Ginis K, Papathomas A, Perrier M-J, and Smith B. (in-press). Psychosocial factors associated with physical activity in ambulatory and manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury: A mixed-methods study. Disability and Rehabilitation.
  8. Garcia-Garcia B, Welford, J, De-Wolff, M, and Smith B. (2017). Facilitating inclusivity and broadening understandings of access at football clubs: The role of disabled supporter associations. European Sport Management Quarterly. 17, 226-243.
  9. Caddick N, & Smith B. (2017). Combat surfers: A narrative study of veterans, surfing, and war trauma. Movimento (Brazilian journal), 23, 25-38.
  10. Richardson E, Papathomas A, Smith B, and Tolfrey V. (2017). The psychosocial impact of wheelchair tennis on participants in developing countries. Disability and Rehabilitation, 39, 193-200.
  11. Shirazipour C, Evans B, Caddick N, Smith B, Aiken A, Martin Ginis K, and Latimer-Cheung A. (2017). Quality participation experiences in the physical activity domain: Perspectives of veterans with a physical disability. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 29, 40-50.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Griffin M, Smith B, Howe P.D, & Phoenix C. (2016). Physical activity among older people with age-related sight loss: A scoping review. Kinesiology Review 5, 142-152.
  15. 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.
  16. Townsend R. C, Smith, B, and Cushion C. J. (2016). Disability sports coaching: Towards a critical understanding. Sports Coaching Review 4(2): 80-98.
  17. Smith, B., Tomasone. J., Latimer-Cheung, A., & Martin Gins, K. (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.
  18. 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, 4185-4202.
  19. Papathomas, A., Williams, T.L., & Smith, B. (2015). Understanding physical activity, health and rehabilitation in spinal cord injured population. Shifting the landscape through methodological innovation. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 10, 27295.
  20. 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, 124–130
  21. Graham-Paulson, T., Perret, C., Smith, B., Crosland, J., & Tofrey-Goosey, V., (2015). Nutritional supplement habits of athletes with an impairment and their sources of information. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 25, 387-395.
  22. Massie, R., & Smith, B., & Tolfrey, K. (2015). Recommendations for recruiting and retaining adolescent girls in chronic exercise (training) research studies. Sports, 3, 219-235.
  23. Perrier, M-J., Smith, B., & Latimer-Cheung, AE. (2015). Stories that move? Peer athlete mentors’ responses to mentee disability and sport narratives. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 18, 60-67.
  24. 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.
  25. Papathomas, A., Lavellee, D., & Smith, B. (2015). Family experiences of living with an eating disorder: A narrative analysis. Journal of Health Psychology, 20(3), 313-325.
  26. Welford, J., García, B. & Smith, B. (2015). A ‘healthy’ future?: Supporters’ perceptions of the current state of English football. Soccer and Society, 2-3, 322-343.
  27. McGannon, K.R. & Smith, B. (2015). Centralizing culture in cultural sport psychology research: The potential of narrative inquiry and discursive psychology. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 17, 79-87.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Paulson, T. Bishop, L., Smith, B., & Goosey-Tolfrey, V. (2014). The inflammation-mediating cytokine response to acute handcycling exercise with/without functional electrical stimulation-evoked lower-limb cycling: A feasibility study. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 51(4), 645-654.
  32. Perrier, M-J., Smith, B., Strachan, S.M., & Latimer-Cheung, AE. (2014). Narratives of athletic identity after acquiring a permanent physical disability. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 31, 106-124.
  33. Gibson, BE., Minstry, B., Smith. B., Yoshida, KK., Abbott, D., Lindsay, S., & Hamdani, Y. (2014). Becoming men: Gender, disability, and transitioning to adulthood. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness & Medicine, 18(1), 93-112.
  34. 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.
  35. 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 & Rehabilitation, 35(24), 2044-2055. 
  36. 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.
  37. Smith, B. (2013). Disability, sport, and men’s narratives of health: A qualitative study. Health Psychology, 32(1), 110-119.
  38. Schinke, R., 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.
  39. McKee, H., Ntoumanis, N., & Smith, B. (2013). Weight maintenance: Self-regulatory factors underpinning success and failure. Psychology and Health, 28(10), 1207-1223.
  40. Soundy, A., Smith, B., Dawes, H., Pall, H., Gimbrere, K., & Ramsay, J. (2013). Patients expression of hope and illness narratives in three neurological conditions: A meta-ethnography. Health Psychology Review, 7(2), 177-201.
  41. Perrier, M-J., Smith, B., & Latimer-Cheung, AE. (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.
  42. Gibson, B., Minstry, B., Smith. B., Yoshida, 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, 382-402.
  43. Soundy, A., Roskell, C., and Smith, B. (2013). Have you become an artificial person? Lessons from Mid Staffordshire. Physiotherapy, 99(3), 185–186.
  44. Mundle, R. & Smith, B. (2013). Hospital chaplains and embodied listening: Engaging with stories and the body in health care settings. Illness, Crisis and Loss, 21(2), 95-108.
  45. Day, M., Bond, K., & Smith, B. (2013). Holding it together: coping with vicarious trauma in sport. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 14, 1-11.
  46. Soundy, A., Benson, J., Dawes, H., Smith, B., Collett, J. & Meane, A. (2012). Understanding hope in patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Physiotherapy, 98(4), 344-350.
  47. Smith, B., Sparkes, A. C., Phoenix, C., & Kirkby, J. (2012). Qualitative research in physical therapy: A critical discussion on mixed-methods research. Physical Therapy Review, 17(6), 374-381.
  48. Smith, B. & Caddick, N. (2012). Qualitative methods in sport: A concise overview for guiding social scientific research. Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science, 1, 60-73.
  49. Smith, B. (2012). Validity in sport and exercise psychology: The strangeness of using Lincoln and Guba (1985). QMiP Bulletin, 13, 5-10.
  50. Sparkes, A. C., Perez-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: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness & Medicine, 16(5), 467-488.
  51. Slater, M., Spray, C., & Smith, B. (2012). “You’re only as good as your weakest link”: Implicit theories of golf ability. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 13(3), 280-290.
  52. Phoenix, C. & Smith, B. (2011). Telling a (good?) counterstory of aging: Natural bodybuilding meets the narrative of decline. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 66(5), 628-639.
  53. Blodgett, A., Schinke, R., Smith, B., Peltier, D., & Pheasant, C. (2011). Exploring vignettes as a narrative strategy for co-producing the research voices of Aboriginal Community. Qualitative Inquiry, 17(6), 522-533.
  54. Sparkes, A. C. & Smith, B. (2011). Inhabiting different bodies over time: Narrative and pedagogical challenges. Sport, Education & Society, 16(3), 357-370.
  55. Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2011). Multiple responses to a chaos narrative. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness & Medicine, 15(1), 38-53.
  56. Stewart, C., Smith, B., & Sparkes, A.C. (2011). Sporting autobiographies of illness and the role of metaphor. Sport in Society, 14(5), 577–593.
  57. Devís-Devís, J., Pérez-Samaniego, V., Sparkes, A.C., & Smith, B. (2011). La investigación narrativa en la educación física y el deporte: qué es y para qué sirve. Movimento, 17(1), 11-38.
  58. 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, 52-58.
  59. Smith, B. (2010). Narrative inquiry: Ongoing conversations and questions for sport psychology research. International Review of Sport Psychology, 3(1), 87-107.
  60. Smith, B. (2010). Dialogism, monologism, and boundaries: Some possibilities for disability studies and interdisciplinary research. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 6(3), 25-33.
  61. Phoenix, C., Smith, B. & Sparkes, A.C. (2010). Narrative analysis in aging studies: A typology for consideration. Journal of Aging Studies, 24, 1-11.
  62. Soundy, A., Smith, B., Butler, M., Minns-Lowe, C., Dawes, H., & Windward, C. H. (2010). A qualitative study in neurological physiotherapy and hope: Beyond physical improvement. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 10(2), 1-10.
  63. Sparkes, A.C., & Smith, B. (2009). Judging the quality of qualitative inquiry: Criteriology and relativism in action. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 10, 491-497.
  64. Smith, B., Allen Collinson, J., Phoenix, C., Brown, D., & Sparkes, A. C. (2009). Dialogue, monologue, and boundary crossing within research encounters: A performative narrative analysis. International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 7, 342-358.
  65. 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.
  66. Smith, B. (2009). Ethnographic creative non-fiction: What is it, why might it be useful, and how might we judge it. Asian Journal of Educational Research and Synergy, 1, 125-137.
  67. Smith, B. & Sparkes, A. C. (2009). Narrative inquiry in sport and exercise psychology: What is it, and why might we do it? Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 10(1), 1-11.
  68. Sparkes, A. C. & Smith, B. (2009). Men, spinal cord injury, memories, and the narrative performance of pain. Disability & Society, 23(7), 679-690.
  69. Taylor, I., Ntoumanis, N. & Smith, B. (2009). The social context as a determinant of teacher motivational strategies. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 10(2), 235-243.
  70. Smith, B. (2008). Disabled bodies and storied selves: An example of qualitative inquiry and narrative research. European Bulletin of Adapted Physical Activity, 1(1), 23-35.
  71. 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.
  72. Smith, B. (2008). Spinal cord injury, the body, and narratives of recovery in mental distress. SCI PsychoSocial Process, 20(2), 18-30.
  73. 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.
  74. Smith, B. & Sparkes, A. C. (2008). Narrative and its potential contribution to disability studies. Disability & Society, 23(1), 17-28.
  75. Smith, B. & Sparkes, A. C. (2008). Contrasting perspectives on narrating selves and identities: An invitation to dialogue. Qualitative Research, 8(1), 5-35.
  76. Smith, B. (2007). The state of the art in narrative inquiry: Some reflections. Narrative Inquiry, 17(2), 391-398.
  77. Smith, B. & Weed, M. (2007). The potential of narrative research in sports tourism. Sport Tourism, 12(3-4), 249-269.
  78. Chatzisarantis, N. Frederick, J., Biddle, S.J.H, Hagger, M. and Smith, B. (2007). Influences of volitional and forced intentions on physical activity and effort within the theory of planned behaviour. Journal of Sport Sciences, 25(6), 699 – 709.
  79. Phoenix, C., Smith, B., & Sparkes, A. C. (2007). Experiences and expectations of biographical time among young athletes: A life course perspective. Time and Society, 16(2-3), 231-252.
  80. Chatzisarantis, N., Hagger, M., & Smith B. (2007). The influences of perceived autonomy support on physical activity within the theory of planned behaviour. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37(5), 934-954.
  81. Smith, B. & Sparkes, A. C. (2007). Sport, spinal cord injury, and body narratives: A qualitative project. Health Psychology Update, 16(3), 26-33.
  82. Smith, B. & Sparkes, A. C. (2006). Narrative inquiry in psychology: Exploring the tensions within. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3(3), 169-192.
  83. Chatzisarantis, N., Hagger, M., Smith, B. & Sage. L. (2006). The influences of intrinsic motivation on execution of social behavior within the theory of planned behavior. European Journal of Social Psychology, 35, 229-237.
  84. Sparkes, A. & Smith, B. (2005). When narratives matter. Medical Humanities, 31, 81-88.
  85. Smith, B. & Sparkes, A. C. (2005). Men, sport, spinal cord injury and narratives of hope. Social Science & Medicine, 61(5), 1095-1105.
  86. Smith, B. & Sparkes, A. C. (2005). Analyzing talk in qualitative inquiry: Exploring possibilities, problems, and tensions. Quest, 57, 2, 213-242
  87. Chatzisarantis, N., L., D. Hagger, M., & Biddle, S.J. H. & Smith, B. (2005). The stability of the attitude-intention relationship in the context of physical activity. Journal of Sport Sciences, 23, 49-61. 
  88. Chatzisarantis, N., L., D., Hagger, M., S., Smith, B., & Phoenix, C. (2004). The influence of continuation intentions on the execution of social behaviour within the theory of planned behaviour. British Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 551-583.
  89. Smith, B. & Sparkes, A. C. (2004). Men, sport, and spinal cord injury: An analysis of metaphors and narrative types. Disability & Society, 19(6), 509-612.
  90. Sparkes, A. & Smith, B. (2003). Men, sport, spinal cord injury and narrative time. Qualitative Research, 3 (3), 295-320.
  91. Chatzisarantis, N. L. D., Hagger, M. S., Biddle, S. J. H., Smith, B., & Wang, J. (2003). A meta-analysis of perceived locus of causality in exercise, sport, and physical activity contexts. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 25, 284-306.
  92. Rees, T., Smith, B. & Sparkes, A. (2003). The influence of social support on the lived experiences of spinal cord injured sportsmen. The Sport Psychologist, 17 (2), 135-156.
  93. Smith, B. (2002). The (in)visible wound: Body stories and concentric circles of witness. Auto/Biography, X (1&2), 113-121.
  94. 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.
  95. Sparkes, A. C. & Smith, B. (2002). Sport, spinal cord injuries, embodied masculinities, and narrative identity dilemmas. Men and Masculinities, 4(3), 258-285.
  96. Sparkes, A. C. & Smith, B. (2001). Hombres, deporte, lesión en la médula espinal y problemas en la restauración del yo [Men, sport, spinal cord injury, and the dilemmas of restorying the self]. ÁGORA para la EF y el Deporte,nº 1, 37-48.
  97. Avramidis, E. & Smith, B. (1999). An introduction to the major research paradigms and their methodological implications for special needs research. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 4 (3), 27-36.
  98. Smith, B. (1999). The Abyss: Exploring depression through a narrative of the self. Qualitative Inquiry, 5 (2), 264-279.

Books

  1. Smith, B. & Sparkes, A. (2016) (Eds). Routledge International Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Sport and Exercise. London: Routledge.
  2. Schinke, R., McGannon, K.R. & Smith, B. (2016) (Eds). Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology. London: Routledge.
  3. Schinke, R., Smith, B., & McGannon, K. (2014). Community Based Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. London: Routledge.
  4. Sparkes, A. & Smith, B. (2014). Qualitative Research Methods in Sport, Exercise and Health. From Process to Product. London: Routledge.
  5. Smith, B. (2013). (Ed). Paralympics and Disabled Sport. London: Routledge.
  6. Phoenix, C. & Smith, B. (2011) (Eds). The world of Physical Culture in Sport and Exercise: Visual methods for qualitative research. London: Routledge. 

Book chapters

  1. Smith, B., & Sparkes, AC. Qualitative advances (forthcoming). In. G. Tenenbaum & R. C. Eklund (Eds.) Handbook of Sport Psychology (4th edition). Wiley.
  2. Smith, B., & Phoenix, C. (forthcoming). Qualitative research in physical activity and health. In S. R Bird & J. A Hawley (Eds.) Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health. London: Routledge.
  3. Smith, B. (in-press). Autoethnography • Case studies• Disability and exercise (sport) • Interdisciplinary connoisseurship • Paradigm • Qualitative research • Semi-structured interviews. D. Hackfort, R. Schinke, & B. Strauss (Eds.) International Dictionary of Sport Psychology. Elsevier.
  4. Hagger, M., & Smith, B. (in-press). Research approaches in the sport, exercise, and physical activity field. In T.S. Horn and A.L. Smith (Eds). Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology (4th Edition). Champaign, U. S. A.: Human Kinetics.
  5. Williams, T.L., & Smith, B. (in-press). Disability and physical activity. In (Eds). The Routledge Handbook of physical activity policy and practice. London: Routledge.
  6. Smith B. (in-press). An autoethnography of the politics of publishing within academia. In L. Turner, N. Short, A Grant and TE Adams (Eds). International Perspectives of Autoethnography
  7. Papathomas, A., & Smith B. (in-press). Sport psychology issues for disability, sport, exercise and mental health: In T. Petrie. (Eds) APA Handbook of Sport and Exercise Psycholog.
  8. Smith, B., & Bundon, A. (in-press). Disability models: Explaining and understanding disability sport. In I. Brittain (Ed.) Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  9. Smith, B., & Papathomas, A. (in-press). Understanding disability, physical activity and sport through innovative qualitative methods: Mobile interviewing, autophotography, and creative non-fiction. In N. King & J. Brooks (Eds.). Applied Qualitative Psychology. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  10. Bundon, A. & Smith, B. (2017). From inspired to inspiring: Community-based research, digital storytelling, and a networked Paralympic Movement. In S. Gair and A. van Luyn (Eds.) (pp. 10-24). Sharing qualitative research: Showing lived experiences and community narratives. London: Routledge.
  11. Smith, B. (2017). Narrative inquiry and autoethnography. Handbook of physical cultural studies (pp. 505-514). In M. Silk, D. Andrews & H. Thorpe. London: Routledge.
  12. Smith, B. (2016). Narrative analysis: How can it be done? In B. Smith, & A. C. Sparkes, (2016) (Eds). Routledge handbook of qualitative research methods in sport and exercise. London: Routledge.
  13. Smith, B. & Sparkes, A. C. (2016). Interviews: Qualitative interviewing in the sport and exercise sciences. In Smith, B. & Sparkes, A. C. (2016) (Eds). Routledge handbook of qualitative research methods in sport and exercise. London: Routledge.
  14. Smith, B. & Sparkes, A. C. (2016). Introduction: An invitation to qualitative research. In Smith, B. & Sparkes, A. C. (2016) (Eds). Routledge handbook of qualitative research methods in sport and exercise (pp. 1-7). London: Routledge.
  15. McMahon, J., & Smith, B. (2016). Ivor Goodson: Narrative coach learning and pedagogy. In. L. Nelson, R. Groom, & P. Potrac (Eds) (pp. 125-133). Learning in sports coaching: Theory and application. London: Routledge.
  16. Smith, B. (2016). Narrative analysis. In E. Lyons & A. Coyle (Eds.). Analysing qualitative data in psychology (2nd ed) (pp. 202-221). London: Sage.
  17. Caddick, N., Smith., & Phoenix, C. (2016). The effects of surfing and the natural environment on the well-being of combat veterans: A reflective account of a narrative analysis study. In E. Lyons & A. Coyle (Eds.). Analysing qualitative data in psychology (2nd ed) (pp. 366-355). London: Sage.
  18. McGannon, K.R., Smith, B., & Schinke, R. (2016). Closing the loop. In R. Schinke, K.R. McGannon, & B. Smith (Eds). Routledge international handbook of sport psychology (pp. 591-595). London: Routledge.
  19. Sparkes, A.C, & Smith, B. (2016). Interdisciplinary connoisseurship in sport psychology research. In R. Schinke, K.R. McGannon, & B. Smith (Eds). Routledge international handbook of sport psychology (pp. 581-588). London: Routledge
  20. Smith, B., Perrier, M-J, & Martin, J.J. (2016). Disability sport: A partial overview and some thoughts about the future. In R. Schinke, K.R. McGannon, & B. Smith (Eds). Routledge international handbook of sport psychology (pp. 296-303). London: Routledge.  
  21. Schinke, R., McGannon, K.R., & Smith, B. (2016). Opening the discussion. In R. Schinke, K.R. McGannon, & B. Smith (Eds). Routledge international handbook of sport psychology (pp. 1-6). London: Routledge.
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