Andy Smith

Summary

Affiliation: Cardiff University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Effects of upper respiratory tract illnesses and stress on alertness and reaction time
    Andrew P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK Electronic address
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:2003-9. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Effects of caffeine and alcohol on mood and performance changes following consumption of lager
    Andrew P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AS, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 227:595-604. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Effects of chewing menthol gum on the alertness of healthy volunteers and those with an upper respiratory tract illness
    Andrew P Smith
    School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AS, UK
    Stress Health 29:138-42. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Effects of chewing gum on stress and health: a replication and investigation of dose-response
    Andrew Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AS, UK
    Stress Health 29:172-4. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Twenty-five years of research on the behavioural malaise associated with influenza and the common cold
    Andrew P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AS, UK Electronic address
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:744-51. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Acute effects of caffeine on attention: a comparison of non-consumers and withdrawn consumers
    Andrew P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, UK
    J Psychopharmacol 27:77-83. 2013
  7. doi request reprint An update on noise and performance: Comment on Szalma and Hancock (2011)
    Andrew Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology
    Psychol Bull 138:1262-8. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Effects of the common cold on mood, psychomotor performance, the encoding of new information, speed of working memory and semantic processing
    Andrew P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Brain Behav Immun 26:1072-6. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Chewing gum, occupational stress, work performance and wellbeing. An intervention study
    Andrew P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AS, UK
    Appetite 58:1083-6. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Effects of chewing gum on the stress and work of university students
    Andrew P Smith
    School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AS, UK
    Appetite 58:1037-40. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Effects of upper respiratory tract illnesses and stress on alertness and reaction time
    Andrew P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK Electronic address
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:2003-9. 2013
    ..It has been shown that stress increases susceptibility to the upper respiratory tract illnesses (URTIs) such as the common cold. Compared to healthy individuals, those with URTIs also report reduced alertness and have slower reaction times...
  2. doi request reprint Effects of caffeine and alcohol on mood and performance changes following consumption of lager
    Andrew P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AS, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 227:595-604. 2013
    ..The present study examined whether caffeine would modify the behavioural effects of alcohol...
  3. doi request reprint Effects of chewing menthol gum on the alertness of healthy volunteers and those with an upper respiratory tract illness
    Andrew P Smith
    School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AS, UK
    Stress Health 29:138-42. 2013
    ..Chewing gum reduced the severity of nasal symptoms in those with a cold. The effects of the URTI and menthol gum may reflect changes in trigeminal stimulation...
  4. doi request reprint Effects of chewing gum on stress and health: a replication and investigation of dose-response
    Andrew Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AS, UK
    Stress Health 29:172-4. 2013
    ..Intervention studies are now required to extend these findings, and the mechanisms underlying the effects reported here need further investigation...
  5. doi request reprint Twenty-five years of research on the behavioural malaise associated with influenza and the common cold
    Andrew P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AS, UK Electronic address
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:744-51. 2013
    ..Countermeasures include ingestion of caffeine and other drugs known to increase alertness...
  6. doi request reprint Acute effects of caffeine on attention: a comparison of non-consumers and withdrawn consumers
    Andrew P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, UK
    J Psychopharmacol 27:77-83. 2013
    ..These results suggest that it is important to continue to investigate mechanisms underlying these effects of caffeine and to further evaluate the practical implications of such effects...
  7. doi request reprint An update on noise and performance: Comment on Szalma and Hancock (2011)
    Andrew Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology
    Psychol Bull 138:1262-8. 2012
    ..This type of research will have clear implications for policy and practice. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)...
  8. doi request reprint Effects of the common cold on mood, psychomotor performance, the encoding of new information, speed of working memory and semantic processing
    Andrew P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Brain Behav Immun 26:1072-6. 2012
    ..The performance changes were not correlated with symptom severity, sleep duration or mood changes. Further research is now needed to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of the behavioral malaise associated with URTIs...
  9. doi request reprint Chewing gum, occupational stress, work performance and wellbeing. An intervention study
    Andrew P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AS, UK
    Appetite 58:1083-6. 2012
    ..Chewing gum was also associated with perceptions of better performance (both at work and outside)...
  10. doi request reprint Effects of chewing gum on the stress and work of university students
    Andrew P Smith
    School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AS, UK
    Appetite 58:1037-40. 2012
    ..There were no significant effects of chewing gum on mental health outcomes. These results confirm some of findings from previous studies of chewing gum and stress in other samples...
  11. pmc Toxoplasma and coxiella infection and psychiatric morbidity: a retrospective cohort analysis
    Hollie V Thomas
    Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK
    BMC Psychiatry 4:32. 2004
    ..It has been suggested that infection with Toxoplasma gondii is associated with slow reaction and poor concentration, whilst infection with Coxiella burnetii may lead to persistent symptoms of fatigue...
  12. doi request reprint Caffeine, cognitive failures and health in a non-working community sample
    Andrew P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Hum Psychopharmacol 24:29-34. 2009
    ..In addition, possible effects of caffeine consumption on a range of health outcomes should also be assessed in these studies to enable cost-benefit analyses to be conducted...
  13. doi request reprint Effects of cereal bars for breakfast and mid-morning snacks on mood and memory
    Andrew P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 60:63-9. 2009
    ..Consumption of cereal bars may have important practical applications especially in situations where preparation of breakfast is difficult...
  14. doi request reprint Effects of caffeine in chewing gum on mood and attention
    Andrew Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
    Hum Psychopharmacol 24:239-47. 2009
    ..In addition, chewing gum has been shown to have behavioural effects and the present study extended our knowledge of this topic...
  15. doi request reprint Effects of chewing gum on mood, learning, memory and performance of an intelligence test
    Andrew Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Nutr Neurosci 12:81-8. 2009
    ..Recent research suggests that chewing gum may increase alertness and lead to changes in cognitive performance. The present study examined effects of chewing gum on these functions within the context of a single study...
  16. doi request reprint Effects of chewing gum on cognitive function, mood and physiology in stressed and non-stressed volunteers
    Andrew Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AS, UK
    Nutr Neurosci 13:7-16. 2010
    ..There is also evidence suggesting that chewing gum reduces stress. It is important, therefore, to examine these two areas and to determine whether contextual factors (chewing habit, type of gum, and personality) modify such effects...
  17. doi request reprint Effects of prior exposure to office noise and music on aspects of working memory
    Andrew Smith
    School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AS Wales, United Kingdom
    Noise Health 12:235-43. 2010
    ..Such effects need to be incorporated into models of effects of noise on cognition and attempts have to be made to eliminate alternative explanations rather than just describing changes that occur in specific contexts...
  18. ncbi request reprint Breakfast cereal consumption and subjective reports of health by young adults
    A P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, PO Box 901, Cardiff CF11 3YG, Wales, UK
    Nutr Neurosci 6:59-61. 2003
    ..Further research is now required to determine the mechanisms underlying this robust association to examine whether it is observed with objective indicators of health and specific diseases...
  19. ncbi request reprint Seafarers' fatigue: a review of the recent literature
    Paul Allen
    Centre for Occupational Health Psychology, School of Psychology Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff CF1O 3AS, UK
    Int Marit Health 59:81-92. 2008
    ..Whilst diversity in the seafaring population has the potential to make global fatigue estimates meaningless, evidence of mis-recorded working hours shows how cultural and commercial pressures are universally shared...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effects of upper respiratory tract illnesses in a working population
    Andrew Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Tower Building Cardiff University, PO Box 901 Cardiff, CF10 3YG
    Ergonomics 47:363-9. 2004
    ..Those who were ill reported greater sleep disturbance but this could not account for the impaired performance or negative mood states. These results suggest that upper respiratory illnesses may impair performance and well-being at work...
  21. ncbi request reprint Caffeine and central noradrenaline: effects on mood, cognitive performance, eye movements and cardiovascular function
    Andrew Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    J Psychopharmacol 17:283-92. 2003
    ..g cholinergic effects). Overall, the results suggest that caffeine counteracts reductions in the turnover of central noradrenaline. This mechanism may underlie the beneficial effects of caffeine seen in low alertness states...
  22. ncbi request reprint The concept of well-being: relevance to nutrition research
    Andrew P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, UK
    Br J Nutr 93:S1-5. 2005
    ..Possible reasons for these effects are discussed...
  23. ncbi request reprint Caffeine at work
    Andrew P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AS, UK
    Hum Psychopharmacol 20:441-5. 2005
    ..There is a large literature on the effects of caffeine on performance. Most of the studies have been conducted in the laboratory and further information is required on the effects of caffeine consumption on performance and safety at work...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effects of caffeine on human behavior
    A Smith
    Center for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, UK
    Food Chem Toxicol 40:1243-55. 2002
    ..The evidence clearly shows that levels of caffeine consumed by most people have largely positive effects on behavior. Excessive consumption can lead to problems, especially in sensitive individuals...
  25. ncbi request reprint Stress, breakfast cereal consumption and objective signs of upper respiratory tract illnesses
    A P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
    Nutr Neurosci 5:145-8. 2002
    ..Further research is now required to determine whether such results are directly due to cereal consumption or reflect correlated attributes, such as other aspects of the diet...
  26. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors, respiratory viruses and exacerbation of asthma
    A Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, PO Box 901, CF10 3YG, Cardiff, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 26:411-20. 2001
    ..Overall, these results show that health-related behaviours, demographic and psychosocial factors influence susceptibility to and severity of exacerbations of asthma by URTIs...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effects of caffeine in overnight-withdrawn consumers and non-consumers
    Andrew P Smith
    School of Psychology, Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Nutr Neurosci 9:63-71. 2006
    ..This can be tested by investigating the effects of caffeine in non-consumers of caffeine...
  28. ncbi request reprint The prevention and management of seafarers' fatigue: a review
    Paul Allen
    Centre for Occupational Health Psychology, School of Psychology Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AS, UK
    Int Marit Health 58:167-77. 2007
    ..Methods of addressing issues specific to seafaring are now well developed and a holistic approach to the problem of fatigue can lead to a culture that benefits the industry as a whole...
  29. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with caffeine consumption
    Carolyn F Brice
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, PO Box 901, Cardiff CF11 3YG, UK
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 53:55-64. 2002
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  30. ncbi request reprint Effects of caffeine on mood and performance: a study of realistic consumption
    Carolyn F Brice
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 1AS, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 164:188-92. 2002
    ..Further information is required, therefore, on the behavioural effects of realistic patterns of consumption...
  31. ncbi request reprint Fatigue in British fishermen
    Paul Allen
    Centre for Occupational Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Int Marit Health 62:154-8. 2010
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Preliminary investigation of the association between psychotropic medication use and accidents, minor injuries and cognitive failures
    Emma J K Wadsworth
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AS, UK
    Hum Psychopharmacol 18:535-40. 2003
    ..Psychotropic medication may impair psychomotor and cognitive function, and so increase accident susceptibility. However, few studies examine any association in the framework of other demographic, health and occupational factors...
  33. ncbi request reprint Recreational drug use: patterns from a South Wales self-report survey
    Emma J K Wadsworth
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    J Psychopharmacol 18:228-37. 2004
    ..Both smoking and alcohol consumption were associated with illicit drug use, with smokers who were also heavy drinkers being those most likely to report illicit drug use...
  34. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with recreational drug use
    Emma J K Wadsworth
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    J Psychopharmacol 18:238-48. 2004
    ..Illicit drug and alcohol use were associated with similar characteristics, but smoking was associated with a rather different demographic combination...
  35. ncbi request reprint Minor injuries, cognitive failures and accidents at work: incidence and associated features
    Sharon A Simpson
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 55:99-108. 2005
    ..There is a dearth of information examining minor injuries and cognitive failures in the workplace...
  36. ncbi request reprint An investigation of the long-term benefits of antidepressant medication in the recovery of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome
    Marie A Thomas
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, UK
    Hum Psychopharmacol 21:503-9. 2006
    ..These findings have not been demonstrated in previous studies of the effect of antidepressant therapy for patients with this illness and this may reflect the short time periods studied in the earlier research...
  37. ncbi request reprint SSRIs and cognitive performance in a working sample
    Emma J K Wadsworth
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, Cardiff University, UK
    Hum Psychopharmacol 20:561-72. 2005
    ..Comparatively little research has considered their impact on a relatively young, working population, particularly within the context of everyday life...
  38. doi request reprint Fatigue and health in a seafaring population
    Emma J K Wadsworth
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, Cardiff University, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 58:198-204. 2008
    ..Despite growing acknowledgement of this problem in the maritime sector, little research has been conducted into the risk factors, prevalence and consequences of seafarers' fatigue...
  39. ncbi request reprint Patterns of fatigue among seafarers during a tour of duty
    Emma J K Wadsworth
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Am J Ind Med 49:836-44. 2006
    ..Relatively little is known about fatigue among seafarers, particularly during a tour of duty. The aim of this study was to describe the pattern of day to day fatigue among seafarers during a tour at sea...
  40. ncbi request reprint Breakfast, stress and catching colds
    Andrew P Smith
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, Cardiff University
    J Fam Health Care 13:2. 2003
  41. pmc Primary healthcare provision and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a survey of patients' and General Practitioners' beliefs
    Marie A Thomas
    Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 63 Park Place, Cardiff, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 6:49. 2005
    ..It was important to begin the process by assessing the level of specialist knowledge that existed in typical GP surgeries. This data would then be compared to data from CFS patients...