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Sherie Smith

Cochrane Systematic Reviewer, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

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 research projects.

My current role is a Cochrane Systematic Reviewer and I am involved in several reviews for the Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group. In addition to leading on my own reviews and seeing them through from proposal to publication of the full review, I also support author teams with their reviews, particularly with Summary of Findings tables.

As part of the Evidence Based Child Health Group I have also been involved in a James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership (2017) and more recently a refresh of the top ten priorities (2022). I worked on all aspect of the project including survey design, data analysis, workshop planning and presentation of results.

Expertise Summary

My expertise is mainly in systematic reviewing and evidence synthesis but also includes:

  • database management (MS Access, MS Excel)
  • data manipulation and analysis (Revman, MS Access, MS Excel)
  • questionnaire design and survey management
  • systematic reviewing including protocol writing, literature searching / screening, data analysis, manuscript writing (Revnan5, RevmanWeb, Covidence, Editorial Manager)
  • narrative evidence synthesis

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

I have recently gained experience of working on a Priority Setting Partnership. This includes;

  • Protocol writing
  • survey design and management
  • data analysis
  • workshop planning
  • dissemination of results (posters and oral presentations)

Research Summary

I am currently working as a Cochrane systematic reviewer for the Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders group. As we have lost our funding, Cochrane review groups will cease to exist after march 2023.… read more

Recent Publications

Current Research

I am currently working as a Cochrane systematic reviewer for the Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders group. As we have lost our funding, Cochrane review groups will cease to exist after march 2023. To this end I am working very closely with our Managing Editor to finish any outstanding reviews and see them through to publication. The reviews underway are;

  • Nebulised hypertonic saline for cystic fibrosis
  • Macrolide antibiotics for cystic fibrosis
  • Digital technology for early identification of exacerbations in people with cystic fibrosis
  • Digital technology for monitoring adherence to inhaled therapies in people with cystic fibrosis.

As part of the Evidence Based Child Health Group we are curretnly disseminating the results of our priority setting refresh and looking to see to what extent current clinical trials reflect the top ten priorities for research.

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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