Dr Jacky Smith (MB, ChB, MRCP, PhD) - personal details
Role: Reader/Honorary Consultant
Tel: +44 (0)161 291 5879
2nd Floor Education and Research Centre, Respiratory Research Group, University Hospital of South Manchester, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M23 9LT
2nd Floor Education and Research Centre, Respiratory Research Group,
University Hospital of South Manchester, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M23 9LT
Fax: +44 (0)161 291 5730
Jacky graduated in Medicine from Manchester University in 1992 and continued her training around the North West region in General and Respiratory Medicine. She only undertook research in her final year of specialist registrar training, taking time out to study for a PhD in the 'Measurement of Cough', awarded in 2004. This involved close collaboration with computer scientists and fuelled an interest in acoustics and signal processing. After completing specialist training she returned to research and was funded by a Stepping Stones Award from Manchester University.
In collaboration with Mr Kevin McGuinness (Clinical engineer) she has developed a novel method for automated cough detection. She is an inventor on a patent owned by the University Hospital of South Manchester, covering novel concepts for automated detection of cough from sound signals. This patent is the subject of a license agreement with a medical device company with which she has been collaborates.
Whilst she continues to work on developing other endpoints in cough monitoring, her main research interests are in mechanisms of cough reflex hypersensitivity and analogies to pain hypersensitivity and also the testing of novel anti-tussive therapies.
Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies
MB ChB Manchester 1992
MRCP London 1996
PhD Manchester 2004
Dr Jacky Smith is a Reader and Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine based at University Hospital Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and recently completed an MRC Clinician Scientists Fellowship. She runs a multi-disciplinary research team studying the symptom of cough; this team includes research doctors, a clinical engineer, a pulmonary physiologist, post doctoral scientists and research assistants. She has also developed a specialist clinic investigating and diagnosing patients with chronic cough, through close collaborations with colleagues in Neurogastroenterology, ENT Surgery and GI Surgery.