Gráinne  Smith Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Gráinne Smith

Self employed author

Gráinne Smith, former head teacher and workshop presenter, champions effective communication by emphasising the importance of non-fragmentary teamwork, effective cooperation and consistency so that family and other home care givers – both formal and informal - learn to collaborate in treatment approaches with professionals. Gráinne’s main aim is to develop consistent and effective all-round care for vulnerable individuals with an ongoing physical or mental health condition.


In 1996, Gráinne Smith, head teacher and workshop presenter, felt helpless as well as shocked when – after her daughter told her she’d been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, binge/purge type – she asked their GP how best to support Jay, what to avoid doing. His answer was ‘You know as much as I do.’  Realising that doctors are trained only to recognise symptoms and make a diagnosis, Gráinne searched far and wide for information before realising that such a book didn’t exist. Believing strongly in coordinated support through good all-round professional/family and collaborative care, this was the beginning of much research and listening to the experiences of many others – all of which contribute to Gráinne’s non-fiction work and ongoing campaign on the need for shared relevant information, WHATEVER THE ILLNESS OR CONDITION.    

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Building effective all-round care and support through constructive professional/caregiver communication in all areas of health.



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