Dr Christine Smith PhD, MMedSci, BSc

Christine studied Catering and Applied Nutrition as an undergraduate, and then focused on Human Nutrition as a MMedSci student.Her PhD in nutrition and the skeletal development of premature infants was undertaken in the University of Sheffield Medical School (Dept of Human Metabolism and Clinical Biochemistry) and I graduated in 2000. Following a post-doc period during which she studied the long term skeletal consequences of premature birth. Christine then moved to Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 2004, where her role is to facilitate research in the Trust and increase research capacity. As part of this role I joined ScHARR as Hon Research Fellow.

Christine's personal research interests are obesity, particularly in the context of NHS service provision, applied research (and its implementation) in Primary and Secondary Care and the evaluation of complex programmes.

Key Publications 

Relton C, Smith C M, et al. Healthcare provided by a homeopath as an adjunct to usual care for Fibromyalgia (FMS): Results of a pilot RCT. Homeopathy 2009, 98:77-82.

Jackson R, Baird W O, Davis-Reynolds L, Smith C M, Blackburn S, Allsebrook J. Qualitative analysis of parent's information needs and psychosocial experiences when supporting children with healthcare needs. Health Information and Libraries Journal 2007, 25: 31-37.

Jackson R, Baird W O, Davis-Reynolds L, Smith C M, Blackburn S, Allsebrook J. The information requirements and information-seeking behaviours of health and social care professionals providing care to children with health care needs: a pilot study. Health Infomration and Libraries Journal 2007, 24 (2): 95-102.

Smith C M, Coombs R C, Gibson A T, Eastell R. Adaptation of the Carter method to adjust lumbar spine bone mineral content for age and body size: application to chldren who were born preterm. Journal of Clinical Densitometry 2006, 9 (1): 114-9.