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Professor Judith Smith

Smith, Judith

Professor Judith Smith is Deputy Director of the Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) Programme.

Judith is Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Director of the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) at the University of Birmingham. She is also Director of the NIHR-funded Birmingham RAND and Cambridge (BRACE) Rapid Evaluation Centre.

Judith is a widely published health services researcher and policy analyst, with a particular interest in how to bridge the worlds of research, management and practice. She took up post as Director of HSMC in 2015. This followed six years spent as Director of Policy at the Nuffield Trust in London. Her research focuses on the management and organisation of primary and integrated care, evaluation of new models of care, and healthcare governance. 

Judith is also a Non-Executive Director of the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, and trustee and Deputy Chair of the board of Health Services Research UK.