Stephen W. Smye

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom

Professor Stephen Smye is Director of Research and Development at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Comprehensive Clinical Research Network. Professor Smye is a physicist by profession, with degrees from Cambridge University, Imperial College, and Leeds University. He is a member of the NIHR Advisory Board and the Royal College of Physicians’ Standing Committee on Academic Medicine, and was made an Honorary Fellow of the College in 2005. He is also Director of the NIHR Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Care for Leeds, York and Bradford. He aims to encourage high quality translational research and innovation, including supporting good working relationships between physical scientists, biologists and clinicians at both a local and national level. He has engaged in a number of grant-funded research programmes jointly with Leeds University, notably in mathematical modelling of physiological and biophysical processes, including drug transport in tumours, renal dialysis, blood gas variation, bioimpedance and electroporation. He is Professor of Medical Physics and Health Research in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at Leeds University. He was co-applicant on a recent successful application to the Wellcome Trust/EPSRC for £11m to create a major medical engineering centre with a focus on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. He is also a collaborator National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to create a Health Technology Cooperative (Devices for Dignity)

Biography Updated on 26 December 2010

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