Professor Stephen Smye, Specialty Cluster C Lead

Prof Smye

Professor Stephen Smye is a Specialty Cluster Lead for the NIHR Clinical Research Network based at King’s College London. He is also Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds. He was Research and Innovation Director at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals from 2004 - 2017.

Professor Smye is a medical physicist with degrees from Cambridge University, Imperial College, and Leeds University. He is a member of the NIHR Strategy Board and the Royal College of Physicians’ Standing Committee on Academic Medicine, and was made an Honorary Fellow of the College in 2005. He was also Director of the NIHR Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Care for Leeds, York and Bradford (2010-2013).

His main research interest is in developing mathematical models in medicine and biology and he has been a co-investigator on a number of major grant awards from the Wellcome Trust and EPSRC. He is a member of the EPSRC-funded Network plus "The Physics of Life" which aims to promote collaborative research between the physical and life sciences.

He is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London and a Professorial Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham. He was awarded an OBE for services to Health Research in the 2016 New Year’s Honours list.