Teresa Smith

teresa smith

Teresa Smith was a University Lecturer in the Department and also a Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford. She was Head of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work for eight years, 1997-2005.


Teresa's main research interests are in the fields of community, disadvantage and the family - preschool policy, childcare and education, parental involvement, integrated services, the relationship between formal and informal care, the changing patterns of care provided by family, friends and neighbours, and the socio-spatial mapping of disadvantage and services for families and young children. She contributed to the PMDU 2002 Interdepartmental Review which led to the development of children’s centres and the extended schools agenda, and to the 2005 review of services for children and families by the Social Exclusion Unit, now the Social Exclusion Task Force. She is an expert advisor to the House of Commons Select Committee for Education and Skills for its early years enquiries and in particular the enquiry on Every Child Matters, a Research Associate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and a trustee for the Pen Green Research Centre. She is currently working with colleagues in the University’s Department of Education on an evaluation of different ways of supporting parents with their children’s early learning.

  • Evangelou, Maria, Sylva, Kathy, Edwards, Anne and Smith, Teresa (2008)Supporting parents in promoting early learning: Early Learning Partnership Project evaluation. London: DCSF
  • Smith, George., Smith, Teresa & Smith, Tom (2007) "Whatever Happened to EPAs?", Part 2: Educational Priority Areas - 40 years on. FORUM 48: 1 & 2 141-156. URL: www.wwwords.co.uk/forum/content/pdfs/49/issue49_1.asp
  • Smith, Teresa., Sylva, Kathy., La Valle, Ivana., Dearden, Lorraine., Smith, George., Coxon, Kate., Sigala, Maria., Mathers, Sandra., Smith, Ruth., Purdon, Susan., Shaw, Jonathan., & Sibieta, Luke (2007)National Evaluation of the Neighbourhood Nurseries Initiative: Integrated Report. DFES
  • Smith, Teresa, Coxon, Kate, & Sigala, Maria, ed., (2007)National Evaluation of the Neighbourhood Nurseries Initiative: the Implementation Study SureStart Research .
  • Smith, George & Smith, Teresa (2006) "A. H. Halsey: Oxford as a base for social research and educational reform", Oxford Review of Education 32: 1 105-126
  • Smith, Teresa., Lee, Caroline., with Braswell, Sean., Coxon, Kate., Smith, George., Sylva, Kathy & Tanner, Emily (2005)Early Stages of the Neighbourhood Nurseries Initiative: Opening the Nurseries. Department for Education and Skills Publications
  • Smith, George, Smith, Teresa, Wilkinson, Kate, and Sigala, Maria (2005) "National Evaluation of the New Deal for Communities Programme: Education and skills", New Deal for Communities National Evaluation  
  • Smith, Teresa & Butler, Jenny (2004) "Kaigo Hoken and the Japanese Family: Stability or Change?", Maya, Y ed.,Health and Welfare University Research Center. Tokyo: Nihon University, 117-124
  • Smith, Teresa & Whitlock, Sandra. (2004) "Community care and informal carers in Japan and England.", Health and Welfare.  85-101
  • Smith, Teresa, Hadow, Grace Eleanor, & Harrison Barbara ed., (2004)Oxford Dictionary of National Biography(1875-1940). Oxford : Oxford University Press
  • Smith, George & Smith, Teresa (2001)Excellence, diversity and inequality in education. London: Child Poverty Action Group
  • Smith, Teresa (1999) "Neighbourhood and preventative strategies with children and families: what works?", Children and Society  13: 265-277 
  • Noble, Michael., Smith, George., Cheung, Sin Yi. with de Moor, Desmond., Smith, Teresa., & Whitlock, Sandra (1998)Lone Mothers Moving In and Out of Benefit. York: York Publishing Services for Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Smith, Teresa (1998) "Parents and the community: parents' views and mapping need", Buchanan, Ann & Hudson, Barbara ed.,Parenting, schooling and children's behaviour: interdisciplinary approaches. Aldersho: Ashgate, 110-123
  • Smith, Teresa (1997) "'Family centres and bringing up young children", Family Policy Studies Bulletin, Winter 1997/98 6 
  • Smith, Teresa (1997) "Family Change and Family Policies: Great Britain", Kamerman, Sheila B & Kahn, Alfred J ed.,Family Change and Family Policies in Great Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the United States Oxford. Clarendon Press
  • Smith, Teresa (1996)Family centres and bringing up young children. London: HMSO
  • Smith, Teresa., & Noble, Michael., with Barlow, Jane., Sharland, Elaine., & Smith, George (1995)Education Divides: Poverty and Schooling in the 1990s. London: Child Poverty Action Group
  • Noble, Michael, Cheung, Seyoung Y., Smith, George, & Smith, Teresa (1995) "Using Census Data to predict Income Support Dependency", Policy and Politics  23: 4 327-333
  • Noble, Michael, Cheung, Seyoung Y., Smith, George, & Smith, Teresa (1995) "Using Census Data to predict Income Support Dependency", Policy and Politics  23: 4 327-333