Professor Judith Smith

Professor Judith Smith, Director of the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, UK and Vice-Chair, National Institute of Health Research Commissioning Panel for Health Services and Delivery Research

 Judith is a widely published health services researcher and policy analyst, with an interest in how to bridge the worlds of research, management and practice.  She took up post as Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Birmingham in 2015.  This followed six years spent as Director of Policy at the Nuffield Trust, an independent charitable research foundation in London.  From 2007 to 2009, Judith was based in New Zealand as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Victoria University of Wellington and working as an advisor to the New Zealand Ministry of Health. Judith is a Non-Executive Director of the Birmingham Women and Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Adjunct Professor at Victoria University of Wellington, and a member of the board of Health Services Research UK. From 2010-2013, Judith was expert advisor on health organisation and commissioning and policy assessor to the Public Inquiry into Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.


Twitter: @DrJudithSmith

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