- Family, addiction and mental health
- Middle school drug and alcohol education for youth and family
- Post-secondary education programs and policies for safe alcohol and substance use
- Narrative Inquiry
Jacqueline Smith has been an assistant professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary since July 2017. She is passionate about education, prevention and early intervention research in the context of adolescent and young adult substance abuse. Her research promotes mental health and wellbeing for all children and families. Jacqueline teaches undergraduate level courses and supervises graduate students with interest in addiction, mental health and narrative inquiry. She is an associate member of the Mathison Centre and the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI). She is currently serving as Vice President of the Canadian Chapter of the International Nurses Society of Addiction. Jacqueline embraces community partnerships and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network and sits on the Advisory Committee for Drug Free Kids Canada.