Mark Smith

Principal advisor

The focus of my work is mental health outcome measurement and mental health information use. I am programme lead within Te Pou for mental health outcome measures and mental health outcomes training and resource development. I am part of the project group involved in the roll out of ADOM. I also provide strategic clinical leadership and advice to the research and evaluation and senior leadership groups within Te Pou and Matua Raki.

My background is clinical and academic. I am a registered psychiatric Nurse and qualified as a registered nurse practitioner in 2002. I have worked as a university lecturer for many years teaching on a clinical master's programme at the University of Auckland. I also have an interest in academic philosophy - particularly philosophy of mind and ethics, in which I hold a PhD.

I am project lead for the early intervention in psychosis project.


RPN (London), BHsc (AUT), Msc (Liverpool), PG Dip Psych (Melbourne), PhD (Waikato), FNZCMHN, RNP

Some published research 

Lai, J., Jury, A., Long, J., Fergusson, D., Smith, M., Baxendine, S., & Gruar A. (2018). Variation in seclusion rates across New Zealand’s specialist mental health services: are sociodemographic and clinical factors influencing this? International Journal of mental health nursing

Jury, A., Lai, J., Tuason, C., Koning, A., Smith, M., Boyd, L., Swanson, C., Fergusson, D., & Gruar A. (2018). People who experience seclusion in adult mental health inpatient services: an examination of health of the nation outcome scores International Journal of mental health nursing

Smith, M. & Jury, A. (2017). Workforce development theory and practice in the mental health sector. IGI Global, USA.

Jury, A. & Smith, M. (2016). Measuring recovery in community addiction services. NZ Journal of Psychology, 45.

Smith, M. and Baxendine, S. (2015). Outcome measurement in New Zealand. International Review of Psychiatry, UK.

Smith, M. (2014). Judging mental health nursing using outcomes. NZ Nursing Review, 14(2).

Smith, M (2014). Mental Health nursing’s pocket technology for outcomes. NZ Nursing Review, 14(6).

Smith, M. (2014). A new mental health App should improve care. Kia Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 20(8).

Smith, M. (2013). Moving towards an outcomes culture in mental health. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 19(8). 

Smith, M. (2011). Case study: developing clinical utility for mental health outcomes information: A NZ perspective.  In Cashin, A., & Cook, R. (2011). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Informatics: Concepts and Applications. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 

Mellsop, G. and Smith, M. (2011). Outcome measures in New Zealand. In Trauer, T. (2011). Outcome measurement: theory and practice. Cambridge University Press, UK. 

Smith, M. (2008). Reviewing the role of a mental health nurse practitioner. Kia Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 14(3).

Current projects