PhD, MSc, BSc
Dr Smith is a Respiratory and Sleep Physiologist and Senior Research Co-ordinator within the Children’s Lung Health team at Telethon Kids Institute. She has over 10 years of experience in clinical research, and for the past 3 years has been performing specialist respiratory testing as part of the Western Australian Lung health in Prematurity (WALHIP) follow-up of young adults born preterm.
Dr Smith supervises the Research Respiratory Laboratory at Telethon Kids overseeing reporting, quality assurance and training of internal and external staff & students. In addition to her role in the laboratory, Dr Smith prepares grant submissions. scientific publications, manages team finances & databases and acts as a line manager for junior staff.
Risk factors for poorer respiratory outcomes in adolescents and young adults born preterm
The respiratory outcomes for adult survivors of preterm birth in the postsurfactant era are wide-ranging with prognostic factors, especially those encountered after the neonatal period, poorly understood.Published research Children's Lung Health Subsite: Walyan Pre-term birthSeptember 2022
Prevalence of chronic respiratory diseases in Aboriginal children: A whole population study
The burden of bronchiectasis is disproportionately high in Aboriginal adults, with early mortality. Bronchiectasis precursors, that is, protracted bacterial bronchitis and chronic suppurative lung disease, often commence in early childhood.Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing Academic Biostatistics Aboriginal Health Children's Lung Health Subsite: Walyan BREATH Respiratory viral infectionsNovember 2021
Methods used to evaluate the immediate effects of airway clearance techniques in adults with cystic fibrosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis
This review reports on methods used to evaluate airway clearance techniques (ACT) in adults with CF and examined data for evidence of any effect. Sixty-eight studies described ACT in adequate detail and were included in this review.Cystic Fibrosis Published research Children's Lung Health
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