Department of Health Sciences
22-28 Princess Road West
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 6TP
Tel: 00 44 116 2525418
I am a health services researcher focusing on socio-economic inequalities in health. I currently work with TIMMS, exploring inequalities in infant mortality and morbidity from a mixed methods approach. I have masters training in medical statistics and sociological research in health care, and so apply both quantitative and qualitative methods in my research. I'm also interested in the use of large-scale routine health data to monitor inequalities in health and identify areas requiring indepth evaluation.
- Maternal, Newborn and Infant Clinical Outcome Review Programme (MBRRACE-UK) (Via University of Oxford) . Co-investigator. HQIP. £2,145,000. May 2012-April 2015
- Towards Reducing Variations in Infant Mortality and Morbidity. Co-investigator. NIHR. £906,340. July 2008 - June 2013, RM62G0225
TEACHING AND POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
Supervisor to Robyn Lotto. Working title: Tackling inequalities in neonatal outcomes - an investigation of variation in care pathways following antenatal diagnosis of a severe fetal anomaly.
Seaton SE, Field DJ, Draper ES, Manktelow BN, Smith GC, Springett A, Smith LK. Socioeconomic inequalities in the rate of stillbirths by cause: a population-based study. BMJ Open. 2012 Jun 25;2(3). doi:pii: e001100. 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001100. Print 2012. PubMed PMID: 22735165; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3383980.
Rattihalli R, Smith LK, Field D. Prevention of preterm births: are we looking in the wrong place? The case for primary prevention. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2012;97:3 F160-F161 Published Online First: 12 January 2012 :10.1136/archdischild-2011-301096
Smith LK, Budd JL, Field DJ, Draper ES. Socioeconomic inequalities in outcome of pregnancy and neonatal mortality associated with congenital anomalies: a population based study. BMJ 2011 Jul 19;343:d4306. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d4306
Smith LK, Manktelow BN, Draper ES, Springett A, Field DJ. Nature of socioeconomic inequalities in neonatal mortality: population based study. BMJ; 341:c6654, 2 Dec 2010
Smith LK, Draper ES, Manktelow BN, Field DJ, Socioeconomic inequalities in survival and provision of neontal care: population based study of very preterm infants. BMJ 2009, 339:b4702
Smith LK, Draper ES, Manktelow BN, Field DJ. Deprivation and infection among spontaneous very preterm births. Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Aug;110(2 Pt 1):325-9
Smith LK, Draper ES, Manktelow BN, Dorling JS, Field DJ. Socioeconomic inequalities in very preterm birth rates. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2007 Jan;92(1):F11-4
Lambert PC, Smith LK, Jones DR, Botha JL. Additive and multiplicative covariate regression models for relative survival incorporating fractional polynomials for time-dependent effects. Stat Med. 2005 Dec 30;24(24):3871-85
Smith LK, Pope C, Botha JL. Patients' help-seeking experiences and delay in cancer presentation: a qualitative synthesis. Lancet. 2005 Sep 3-9;366(9488):825-31
Matthews RJ, Smith LK, Hancock RM, Jagger C, Spiers NA. Socioeconomic factors associated with the onset of disability in older age: a longitudinal study of people aged 75 years and over. Soc Sci Med. 2005 Oct;61(7):1567-75
Smith LK, Hancock RM. Do we need an age specific measure of consensual poverty for older adults? Evidence from the poverty and social exclusion survey. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2004 Jul;58(7):616-7
Smith LK, Lambert PC, Botha JL, Jones DR. Providing more up-to-date estimates of patient survival: a comparison of standard survival analysis with period analysis using life-table methods and proportional hazards models. J Clin Epidemiol. 2004 Jan;57(1):14-20
Smith LK, Lambert PC, Jones DR. Up-to-date estimates of long-term cancer survival in England and Wales. Br J Cancer. 2003 Jul 7;89(1):74-6