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Professor Alan Smyth

prof alan smyth

Professor Smyth is Dean and Head of School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, at Queen’s University Belfast and Professor of Child Health at Queen’s. He holds an honorary appointment as Professor of Child Health at the University of Nottingham and Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at Nottingham Children’s Hospital. He is chair of the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research and Programme Development Grants sub-committees.

His medical training was at Clare College Cambridge and the Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. Professor Smyth did much of his paediatric and post graduate research training at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. In 1996 he moved to Nottingham as a consultant paediatrician and subsequently became Professor of Child Health in Nottingham in 2010. He is the co-ordinating Editor of “Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis” and was joint editor in chief of the respiratory journal Thorax from 2015 to 2022. Professor Smyth leads GRAMPUS-CF – a research programme in MRI imaging of the lung and gut in cystic fibrosis.