Dr Jan Smith is an HCPC and BPS registered Chartered Psychologist and is the director of Healthy You Ltd, an independent psychology practice. For over 10 years she has supported clients who have experienced birth-related trauma, and also healthcare staff who are suffering from vicarious trauma, burnout, moral injury or stress. Jan is the Clinical Lead for the national birth trauma campaign Make Birth Better, and leads the Parliamentary Working Group for Birth Trauma.
Jan is part of the NHS Leadership Academy and provides leadership coaching within the healthcare industry. She is an expert advisor to the aviation industry on developing peer-to-peer programmes and ways to minimise the impact of psychological trauma and distress to staff following serious incidents. She holds a research post at Sheffield Hallam University.
Jan has written and published about the impact of moral injury and vicarious trauma on staff, as well as preventing birth trauma in maternity.