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Dr Vikki Smith

Senior Lecturer

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Vikki Smith is a Senior Lecturer and has a joint role as a Clinical Academic Midwife Sonographer at Northumbria University and The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is an NIHR 70@70 Nurse and Midwife Research Leader and an NIHR Midwifery Advocate. Vikki’s research interests include maternity care with a specific focus on antenatal ultrasound, the use of technology in maternity services and the organisation of maternity care provision. Vikki leads a regional ultrasound clinic for women with abnormally invasive placenta and is the research ethics co-ordinator for UGT/ PGT for the Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health.

Vikki has expertise in mixed methodologies including randomised controlled trials and thematic framework analysis. She has a growing profile related to peer review publications and research related income. Vikki is currently collaborating with colleagues in North India to improve health outcomes for women and children in rural villages and is working in partnership with UK and India based charities. Vikki has a particular interest in the development of NMAHP clinical academic careers and is enthusiastic about supporting NMAHPs to undertake clinically relevant research.

Vikki particularly welcomes enquires regarding potential PhD supervision and PhD external examiner roles related to maternity care.

Vikki Smith

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Aspirin non-adherence in pregnant women at risk of preeclampsia (ANA): a qualitative study, Vinogradov, R., Smith, V., Robson, S., Araujo-Soares, V. 2021, In: Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
  • Implementation of a fetal ultrasound telemedicine service: women’s views and family costs, Smith, V., Marshall, A., Lie, M., Bidmead, E., Beckwith, B., Van Oudgaarden, E., Robson, S. 1 Dec 2021, In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Informational needs related to aspirin prophylactic therapy amongst pregnant women at risk of preeclampsia – A qualitative study, Vinogradov, R., Smith, V., Robson, S., Araujo-Soares, V. 1 Aug 2021, In: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Women's Cardiovascular Health
  • VP37.09: Sequential analysis of uterine artery Doppler waveform in women at high‐risk of pre‐eclampsia undergoing low‐dose aspirin prophylaxis, Vinogradov, R., Smith, V., Murphy, P., Cherlin, S., Robson, S. 1 Oct 2021, In: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternity care provision in five Indian sub-centres: barriers and opportunities., Smith, V., Bailey, C., Sattar, Z. 10 Sep 2020, Global Women’s Research Society Conference 10-11 September 2020 (online), University of Liverpool and London School of Tropical Medicine.
  • Service user and staff acceptance of fetal ultrasound telemedicine, Bidmead, E., Lie, M., Marshall, A., Robson, S., Smith, V. 2020, In: Digital Health
  • Growing Research Leaders, Snaith, V., Briley, A., Coxon, K., Kenyon, S., Sandall, J. Mar 2017, In: RCM midwives : the official journal of the Royal College of Midwives.
  • Patients’ views of a fetal ultrasound telemedicine service: A mixed methods evaluation study, Lie, M., Snaith, V., Bidmead, E., Robson, S. 28 Mar 2017, British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society 19th Annual Conference
  • The introduction of a fetal ultrasound telemedicine service: Quality outcomes and family costs, Snaith, V., Lie, M., Marshall, A., Bidmead, E., Robson, S. 28 Mar 2017, British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS) 19th Annual Conference 201
  • Antenatal telephone support intervention and uterine artery Doppler screening: A qualitative exploration of women's views, Snaith, V., Robson, S., Hewison, J. 2015, In: Midwifery

PGR Supervision

Charlotte Gordon The experiences and impact of glucose monitoring technology (utilising flash glucose monitoring (flashGM) as an exemplar), to support disease management in adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D), within a diabetes centre in the North of England. Start Date: 19/02/2020


  • PGCert December 12 2018
  • PhD December 01 2012
  • MSc December 01 2002
  • PGCert October 22 1999
  • Midwifery BSc October 01 1994
  • Registered Midwife Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

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