- Harris, J., Smithers, K., Spina, N. & Heffernan, T. (2022). Disrupting dominant discourses of the Other: Examining experiences of contract researchers in the academy. Studies in Higher Education
- Smithers, K. (2022). “What is your name, where do you come from, what is your grade?” Using art-based interviews to highlight the experience of children hosting school tours in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Tourism Recreation Research
- Smithers, K., Harris, J., Goff, M., Spina, N. & Bailey S. (2022). Ethical responsibilities of tenured academics supervising non-tenured researchers in times of neoliberalism and precarity, Journal of Educational Administration and History, 54(1), 37-53.
- Smithers, K., Harris, J., Spina, N., & Gurr, S. (2022) Working every weekend: The paradox of time for insecurely employed academics. Time & Society
- Spina, N., Smithers, K., Harris, J., & Mewburn, I. (2022). Back to Zero? Precarious employment in academia amongst ‘older’ early career researchers, a life-course approach, British Journal of Sociology Education, 43(4), 534-549.
- Smithers, K. & Ailwood, J. (2022). Developmentourism and school tours in Zimbabwe. In M. Novelli, J.M. Cheer, C. Dolezal, A. Jones and C. Milano (Eds.), Handbook of Niche Tourism (pp. 345-356). Edward Elgar.
- Smithers, K. & Ailwood, J. (2022). School Tourism in Southern Africa. In George Noblit (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford University Press [High Quality Publisher]. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.1811
- Southgate, E., Grimes, S., Scevak, J., Smithers, K., Saxby, S., Kolham, J., … Summerville, D. (2020). ‘It makes you actually interact with the things you are learning about’. In Virtual Reality in Curriculum and Pedagogy: Evidence from secondary classrooms. Routledge: New York.
Smithers, K. (2021).“They have got so much love, they are in love with the children”: an exploration of the educational impact of school tours as part of a safari itinerary in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Doctoral dissertation submitted to The University of Newcastle, Australia.
- Harris, J., Knipe, S., Smithers, K. & Ross, A. (2020). Transitions from Remote Delivery to Reopening: A review of evidence on school improvement for schools impacted by COVID. Report commissioned by Integration and Evidence Unit, Victorian Department of Education and Training.
- Harris, J., Smithers, K., Knipe, S & Ross, A. (2020). School Improvement: A review of empirical research into the drivers and practices of school improvement (2015 – 2020). Report commissioned by Integration and Evidence Unit, Victorian Department of Education and Training.
- Southgate E, Blackmore K, Pieschl S, Grimes S, Smithers K, McGuire J, ‘Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Schools Research Report’, Australian Department of Education (2019). https://docs-edu.govcms.gov.au/documents/ai-schools-report
- Langridge, R., Smith, S. P., Smithers, K., and Southgate, E. (2017). Participatory design with children and young people: An annotated bibliography. DICE Report Series, Number 5. Newcastle: DICE Research.
- Southgate, E., Smith, S. P., Smithers, K. & Budd, J. (2016). Serious games and learning: An annotated bibliography. DICE Report Series, Number 1. Newcastle: DICE Research. [PDF]
- Smith S, Southgate E, Langridge R, Gruppetta M, Smithers K, ‘Robo WordQuest (Android)’, 1.1, Google, Google Play App Store (2019)
- Smith S, Southgate E, Langridge R, Gruppetta M, Smithers K, ‘Robo WordQuest (iOS)’, 1.1, Apple, iTunes App Store (2018)
Research translation activities
- More than 70% of academics at some universities are casuals. They’re losing work and are cut out of JobKeeper, The Conversation, May 15th 2020
- Harris, J., Spina, N., & Smithers, K. (June 1, 2020). Research with precarity in precarious times. Sentry Magazine, 1(2), 8-9