Institute of Cellular Medicine

Staff Profile

Dr Nicola Smith

Research Associate

Background

Qualifications

PhD Health Psychology. Thesis entitled: The Effects of Autobiographical Accounts of Breast Cancer Patients and an Electronically Designed BSE Skills Program on Women's Knowledge, Beliefs and Behaviour Towards Breast Self Examination.  

MSc Health Psychology.

Stage 1 Qualification in Health Psychology.

BSc (Hons) Psychology.

Memberships

British Psychological Society.

Current Roles

July 2013 - Present: Research Associate.

Paediatric Musculoskeletal Matters (pmm): A Free Online Learning Tool and Information for Clinicians in Paediatric Musculoskeletal Medicine. 

January 2015 - Present: Research Associate.

The Use and Effectiveness of Biological Therapies in Adults with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA).

February 2016 - Present: Research Associate.

Paediatric Musculoskeletal (MSK) Triage in the Community - Rightpath - A Pilot Study.

Previous Roles

March 2013 - June 2013: Research Associate. Project Title: Enhancing the Usability of the Get Ahead Portal. Teesside University. 


Research

Current Research

Paediatric Musculoskeletal Matters

This project involves the development of Paediatric Musculoskeletal Matters (pmm), a new evidence based free online information resource and learning tool for paediatric musculoskeletal medicine. The first iteration of pmm focusing on medical students, primary care and all doctors involved in the care of children and young people is now live and pmm for nurses will be launched Summer 2015.


The Use and Effectiveness of Biological Therapies in Adults with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

This project will explore the use of biologics in people with JIA who require de novo use of biologics in adult life.


Publications