Principal Investigator: Professor Rosalind Smyth

 

Professor Smyth is the new Director of the UCL Institute of Child Health in the Faculty of Population Health Sciences. Previous Director of Clinical Research for the University of Liverpool and the Director of the Medicines for Children Research Network based at Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust.
Professor Smyth's research activities are focused on NHS priorities, particularly the development of safe and effective medicines for children.
In 2006, she was appointed as Chair of the Paediatric Expert Advisory Group of the Commission on Human Medicines, having chaired the Paediatric Group of CSM since 2002. Professor Smyth has been Director the NIHR Medicines for Children Research Network (MCRN) since 2005.
Professor Smyth has developed a programme of research investigating RSV bronchiolitis, a condition which is responsible for 2-3% of all infants being admitted to hospital. Studies in infants with severe bronchiolitis have delineated immune responses to this infection, which may lead to new treatments. She is committed to making the results of rigorous scientific research freely available to all and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Library of Science since 2006.

 

Professor Smyth is the Principal Investigator for the ADRIC Programme.  She is a member of the ADRIC Steering Committee and the Systematic Review Steering Group.