Andy Smith

Andy is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, Cardiff University.

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Tel: +44 (0)292 0874 757

Research Interests:

Occupational Stress; Fatigue; Wellbeing; Health-Related Behaviours; Safety; the Physical Environment; Working Hours.

Relevant Publications:

Wadsworth EJK, Simpson SA, Moss SC & Smith AP. 2003. The Bristol Stress and Health Study: Accidents, minor injuries and cognitive failures at work. Occupational Medicine, 53, 392-397.

Calnan,M., Wadsworth,E., May,M., Smith,A. & Wainwright,D. 2004.. Job strain, effort-reward imbalance and stress at work: competing or complementary models ? Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 32, 84-93.

Wadsworth, EJK, Moss,SC, Simpson,SA & Smith, A.P. 2005. SSRIs and cognitive performance in a working sample. Human Psychopharmacology, 20, 561-572.

Wadsworth, E., Dhillon, K., Shaw, C., Bhui, K., Stansfeld, S. & Smith, A. 2006. Racial discrimination, ethnicity and work stress. Occupational Medicine. Doi 10.1093/occmed/kql088.

Wadsworth, EJ., Allen, PH., McNamara RL., Wellens, BT., & Smith, AP. 2008. Fatigue and health in a seafaring population. OccupationalMedicine. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqn008. 58, 198-204.

Mark, G & Smith, A.P. 2011. Effects of occupational stress, job characteristics, coping and attributional style on the mental health and job satisfaction of university employees. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 25, 63-78. doi: 10.1080/10615806.2010.548088

Chaplin K and Smith A.P. 2011. Breakfast and Snacks: Associations with Cognitive failures, Minor Injuries, Accidents and Stress. Nutrients, 3, 515-528; doi:10.3390/nu3050515

Mark, G. & Smith, A.P. 2012. Occupational stress, job characteristics, coping and mental health of nurses. British Journal of Health Psychology, 17, 505-521. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8287.2011.02051.x

Smith, A.P., Chaplin,K. & Wadsworth, E.J. 2012.Chewing gum and occupational stress, work performance and wellbeing: An intervention study. Appetite, 58, 1083-1086.
doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2012.02.052


· MCA/HSE. Fatigue Offshore.
· IOSH. Occupational Health and Safety: culture, advice and performance.
· Healthy Minds at Work. ESF Equal Project.
· IOSH. The relationship between work/working and improved health, safety and well-being.
· KESS studentship with ConnectAssist: Researching and developing mental health and wellbeing assessment tools for supporting employees and employers in Wales.
· DVLA Stress Management Project. With Cardiff Metropolitan University.

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