Dr Clare Smith


Associate Lecturer

Department of Health and Wellbeing

Contact Details

email: clare.smith@worc.ac.uk

Clare is a sessional lecturer and a retired Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with particular interest in children and young people who have additional difficulties or disabilities.


MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
JCPTGP (Certificate of Prescribed Experience of the Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for General Practice)
DFFP (Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare)

Teaching & Research

Clare teaches:

Introducing Child and Adolescent Mental Health at level 4

Mental Health and Interventions with children, young people and families at level 5

Understanding Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Core Competencies for working with children, young people and families at level 6.

Professional Experience

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and affiliate of The Royal College of Psychiatry.

Longstanding involvement in service development, assessment and provision of services for children and young people with neuro-developmental disabilities.

Additional training in psychosexual medicine, neuro-developmental assessment and various therapeutic approaches within Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Recent Publications

Cochrane Review: John Otasowie, Xavier Castells, Umonoibalo P Ehimare, Clare H Smith: Tricyclic antidepressants for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents. Issue 9, 2014 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

External Responsibilities

Advocate for adults with significant cognitive and communication impairments, working to ensure that the person is treated fairly and their individual perspectives are taken into account in decisions.