Alison Smith
Disability Adviser

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  • Address: Specialist Learning Team
    Disability Adviser
    Student Wellbeing Service
    Newcastle University
    King's Gate, Level 2
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU


I have worked for the University since 1995 where I started working in a research team in Community Child Health. I spent a year working in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry before joining Student Welfare in 2002 as a Student Support Officer. In January 2007 I moved within Welfare and took up a post as Assessor in UCAN.  With the changes in DSA and Assessors I then moved into the Disability/Specialist Learning team as an adviser specialising in learning technology.


BA (Hons) French with Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma Bilingual Secretarial Business Administration




I worked in research in child health working on the PHISSCH, CHIPPS, SPSP and Millenium Baby Project.

 Publications include:

Houston JE, Jarvis SN, Towner EML, Smith AJ, Atherton J.  Road traffic accidents in childhood: evidence of reducing social inequalities.  Paper submitted to the BMJ.


Errington G, Towner EML, Sparks G, Smith AJ.   Exploring a school safety culture: young children’s understanding of safety issues.   Paper presented at 4th international conference for injury prevention and control, May 1998