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Dr Vikki Smith

Senior Lecturer

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Vikki Smith is a Senior Lecturer and has a joint role as a Clinical Academic Midwife Sonographer at Northumbria University and The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is an NIHR 70@70 Nurse and Midwife Research Leader and an NIHR Midwifery Advocate. Vikki’s research interests include maternity care with a specific focus on antenatal ultrasound, the use of technology in maternity services and the organisation of maternity care provision. Vikki leads a regional ultrasound clinic for women with abnormally invasive placenta and is the research ethics co-ordinator for UGT/ PGT for the Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health.

Vikki has expertise in mixed methodologies including randomised controlled trials and thematic framework analysis. She has a growing profile related to peer review publications and research related income. Vikki is currently collaborating with colleagues in North India to improve health outcomes for women and children in rural villages and is working in partnership with UK and India based charities. Vikki has a particular interest in the development of NMAHP clinical academic careers and is enthusiastic about supporting NMAHPs to undertake clinically relevant research.

Vikki particularly welcomes enquires regarding potential PhD supervision and PhD external examiner roles related to maternity care.

Vikki Smith

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  • Increasing nursing and midwifery research leadership: impact evaluation of the National Institute for Health and Care Research Senior Nurse and Midwife Research Leader Programme at 1year, Menzies, J., Brand, S., Bench, S., Bramley, L., Smith, V., Henshall, C. Nov 2023, In: Journal of Research in Nursing
  • Let's talk aspirin: A survey of barriers and facilitators faced by midwives when engaging in conversations about aspirin with women at risk of pre-eclampsia, Vinogradov, R., Smith, V., Hui, S., McParlin, C., Farnworth, A., Araujo-Soares, V. 1 Dec 2023, In: Midwifery
  • Termination for fetal anomaly in the UK – Women's views on termination method in the second trimester, Lie, M., Smith, V., Farnworth, A., Robson, S. 1 Sep 2023, In: Women's Studies International Forum
  • The visibility of research within mandatory National Health Service Trust Induction programmes in England: an exploratory survey study, Menzies, J., Grieve, S., Sharman, V., Smith, V., Henshall, C. 6 Sep 2023, RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2023: Embedding a Culture of Research in Nursing, London, Royal College of Nursing
  • The visibility of research within mandatory National Health Service Trust Induction programmes in England: an exploratory survey study, Menzies, J., Grieve, S., Ainsworth, L., Sharman, V., Smith, V., Henshall, C. Nov 2023, In: Journal of Research in Nursing
  • Association between maternal adiposity measures and adverse maternal outcomes of pregnancy: Systematic review and meta-analysis, Heslehurst, N., Ngongalah, L., Bigirumurame, T., Nguyen, G., Odeniyi, A., Flynn, A., Smith, V., Crowe, L., Skidmore, B., Gaudet, L., Simon, A., Hayes, L. 1 Jul 2022, In: Obesity Reviews
  • Association between maternal adiposity measures and infant health outcomes: A systematic review and meta‐analysis, Nguyen, G., Hayes, L., Ngongalah, L., Bigirumurame, T., Gaudet, L., Odeniyi, A., Flynn, A., Crowe, L., Skidmore, B., Simon, A., Smith, V., Heslehurst, N. Oct 2022, In: Obesity Reviews
  • Aspirin non-adherence in pregnant women at risk of preeclampsia (ANA): a qualitative study, Vinogradov, R., Smith, V., Robson, S., Araujo-Soares, V. 2021, In: Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
  • Implementation of a fetal ultrasound telemedicine service: women’s views and family costs, Smith, V., Marshall, A., Lie, M., Bidmead, E., Beckwith, B., Van Oudgaarden, E., Robson, S. 1 Dec 2021, In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

  • Deborah Wade To explore how a Closed Facebook group administered by volunteers with breastfeeding training influences women’s breastfeeding experiences, particularly for those women for whom breastfeeding is not their cultural norm. Start Date: 21/12/2021
  • Charlotte Gordon Exploring the impact and experiences of diabetes management technologies (utilising Abbott Freestyle Libre glucose monitoring as an exemplar), of adults living with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D), in the North East of England. Start Date: 19/02/2020

  • PGCert December 12 2018
  • PhD December 01 2012
  • MSc December 01 2002
  • PGCert October 22 1999
  • Midwifery BSc October 01 1994
  • Registered Midwife Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

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