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Sherie Smith

Cochrane Systematic Reviewer, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



I am a registered nurse by background (Nottingham 1993 professional registration lapsed 2008) and after consolidating my qualification in practice, studied further for a Master of Public Health (Nottingham 1998). I have stayed in the area of health research and have worked on many researchprojects.

Over the past ten years I have worked on various systematic reviews (4 Cochrane) and have gained experience in systematic review methodology.

Expertise Summary

My expertise is mainly in quantitative research methods including:

  • database management
  • data manipulation and analysis
  • questionnaire design and survey management
  • systematic reviewing

I have worked on systematic reviews in injury prevention, eczema treatment, cycling infrastructure, pandemic influenza vaccination and treatment for cystic fibrosis.

Research Summary

I am currently working as a Cochrane systematic reviewer for the Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders group. The reviews underway are;

1. Long-acting inhaled bronchodilators for cystic fibrosis

2. A systematic review of gaps in the evidence of treatment for cystic fibrosis

3. Otoprotective strategies for preventiing drug-induced hearing loss

4. Inhaled antibiotics for long term therapy in cystic fibrosis

I am also involved in a Prioritisation Setting Partnership for cystic fibrosis

Recent Publications

  • MULVANEY, C.A., WATSON, M.S., SMITH, S., COUPLAND, C. and KENDRICK, D., 2013. Child injury prevention in the home: a national survey of safety practices and use of safety equipment in deprived families Health Education Journal. n/a(n/a), n/a
  • MULVANEY, C.A., WATSON, M.C., PARKIN, J., COUPLAND, C., KENDRICK, D., MILLER, P. and SMITH, S., 2013. Cycling infrastructure for reducing cycling injuries in cyclists Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2013, Issue 2. Art. No. CD010415., DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010415
  • MULVANEY, CA., WATSON, MC., SMITH, S. and ERRINGTON, G., 2013. An independent evaluation of a home safety equipment scheme in a high-risk community: views and safety practices of families: International Journal of Health Promotion and Education International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. 51(6), 312-322
  • LANGAN, SM., SCHMITT, J., WILLIAMS, HC., SMITH, S. and THOMAS, KS., 2013. How are eczema "flares" defined? A systematic review and recommendation for future studies.: British Journal of Dermatology (accepted for publication) British Journal of Dermatology (accepted for publication).

Past Research

School of Medicine (Epidemiology & Public Health) - systematic review "Efficacy and effectiveness of 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) vaccines: a systematic review and meta-analysis"

School of Health Sciences - Cochrane systematic review "Cycling infrastructure for reducing cycling injuries in cyclists"

Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology - systematic review of eczema treatment and work on the launch of a website/ management system for managing the review and updates.

School of Heatlh Sciences - evaluation of a RoSPA funded Home Safety equipment scheme (survey of families)

School of Molecular Sciences - Study co-ordinator for a Hepatitis C cohort study.

Division of Primary Care - Research Associate on a range of injury prevention projects including questionnaire surveys, a Randomised Controlled Trial, database management, systematic reviews.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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