Dr Rebecca SmythRGN, RM, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer

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Biography

Rebecca is a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at the University and holds a Visiting Lecturers post at the Department of Nursing, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Rebecca has a wealth of experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. She has conducted randomised controlled trials, qualitative studies in addition to being an experienced Cochrane Systematic Reviewer. Rebecca’s research spans both national and internal collaborations; in particular Rebecca has established solid partnerships with colleagues in the East, Central and Southern Africa region, and their associated universities. Rebecca contributes to Manchester Centre for Global Women’s Health; a named WHO Collaborating Centre. Additionally, Rebecca is as an expert in systematic reviews and GRADING (a systematic approach to rating evidence in systematic reviews and to guideline development). Rebecca has collaborated with the World Health Organization in producing international clinical guidelines. 

Social responsibility

Active member of ALLOUT (LGBT Staff network group)

Qualifications

  • Registered General Nurse
  • Registered Midwife
  • MSc
  • PhD
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Board Membership:

  • Associate Editor: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, an open access peer-reviewed journal that considers all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth. (UK). (May 2015 – present day).
  • Associate Editor: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the sexual and reproductive health of women and men (Sweden) (March 2015 – April 2017).
  • Editorial Board Member: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the sexual and reproductive health of women and men (Sweden) (Feb 2014 – March 2015).
  • Editorial Board Member: The Internet Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, an open-access collection of peer-reviewed medical and scientific journal (Singapore) (Feb 2014 – present day). 
  • Midwifery and Women’s Health Research Group
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, Cochrane Collaboration
  • Royal College of Midwives

External positions

External examiner "Diploma in Reproductive and Sexual Health in Developing Countries" (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

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