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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
  • 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, Lie, M., Snaith, V., Bidmead, E., Robson, S. 28 Mar 2017
  • The introduction of a fetal ultrasound telemedicine service, Snaith, V., Lie, M., Marshall, A., Bidmead, E., Robson, S. 28 Mar 2017
  • 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
  • Antenatal telephone support intervention with and without uterine artery Doppler screening for low risk nulliparous women: a randomised controlled trial, Snaith, V., Hewison, J., Steen, I., Robson, S. 30 Oct 2014, In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Antenatal care for first time mothers, Deverill, M., Lanscar, E., Snaith, V., Robson, S. Jul 2010, In: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology


  • 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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