Mrs Joanna Smith BSc (Hons)

Senior Analyst, NIHR Horizon Scanning Research & Intelligence Centre

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Contact details

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7275

Fax +44 (0)121 414 2269

Email j.l.j.smith@bham.ac.uk

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Health and Population Sciences
Public Health building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Joanna is a Senior Analyst and MedTech Industry Lead at the NIHR Horizon Scanning Research & Intelligence Centre (HSRIC). She currently leads engagement with the MedTech industry and has developed expertise in medical technologies (including medical devices, diagnostics and interventional procedures). Joanna also leads engagement with the NIHR Health Technology Cooperatives (HTCs), and is a member of the Trauma HTC External Advisory Group (HEAG) at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

In 2014, Joanna led a review to identify new and emerging technologies in development for inherited retinal diseases. She worked closely with the charity Fight for Sight (eye research funders) and liaised with the NIHR’s James Lind Alliance. The report is available on the HSRIC website and a manuscript has now been accepted for publication by the journal Eye

In 2009, Joanna undertook a review to identify new point of care tests for sexually transmitted infections. In 2010, the project was presented at Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) held in Dublin. An article focusing on Chlamydia testing was published in 2011.  

In 2009, Joanna also presented a project on developing evaluation criteria to assess the value of identification sources for horizon scanning centres at HTAi, held in Singapore. The project was published in the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care in 2010.  

Joanna has previously worked for the Health Protection Agency’s National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) at the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.

Qualifications

  • ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills, Institute of Leadership and Management, 2015
  • BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science, University of Birmingham, 2003

Publications

Smith J, Ward D, Michaelides M et al. New and emerging technologies for the treatment inherited retinal diseases: a horizon scanning review. Eye - publication pending

Simpson S, Smith J and Trevitt S. Patient and public involvement in horizon scanning reviews. Annals of the Academy of Medicine: Proceedings of the 12th Annual Meeting of HTAi, Oslo. June 2015. 

Dixon L, Smith J and Ward D. What’s on the horizon for COPD diagnosis & monitoring? PCRS-UK National Primary Care Conference 2015. 

Smith J, Cook A, Packer C et al. Testing for Chlamydia trachomatis: is more choice a good thing? Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. 2011. 37:4-7 

Smith J, Cook A and Packer C. Point of care tests in sexually transmitted infections - a novel identification method: vertical scanning review. Annals of the Academy of Medicine: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Meeting of HTAi, Dublin. June 2010. 

Smith J, Cook A and Packer C. Evaluation criteria to assess the value of identification source for horizon scanning. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. 2010. 26:3, 348–353. 

Smith J and Cook A. Criteria to evaluate the value of horizon scanning sources. Annals of the Academy of Medicine: Proceedings of the 6th Annual Meeting of HTAi, Singapore. June 2009; V38 (supplement). 

Spink J and Rowe J. Signal and native crayfish in Broadmead Brook, Wiltshire. Freshwater Forum 2002, Volume 19, P3-10.

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