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Gordon Smith

Professor Gordon C S Smith
Tel: +44 (0)1223 336871
E-mail: get21@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Brief CV

  • Graduated BSc Physiology (Intercalated) 1987, first class honours, Glasgow University
  • Graduated MB ChB 1990, Glasgow University
  • Wellcome Clinical Training Fellowship 1992-1993 with Prof Ian McGrath, Glasgow University, Pharmacology of the ductus arteriosus
  • Graduated MD Glasgow 1995
  • Graduated MRCOG 1995
  • Wellcome Advanced Clinical Training Fellowship (3 years) 1996-1999 with Prof Peter Nathanielsz, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Molecular pharmacology of prostanoid receptors and parturition.
  • Graduated PhD, Glasgow University 2001
  • Completed sub-specialist training Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Glasgow 2001
  • Appointed Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Cambridge University, September 2001 and Head of Department January 2004.
  • Honorary Consultant in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Addenbrookes NHS Trust, Cambridge (since September 2001).
  • Elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science 2010
  • Graduated DSc Glasgow University 2012

Current Research Interests

  • Control of myometrial contractility.
  • Control of fetal maturation and adaptation at birth.
  • Use of statistical modelling to predict and understand causes of adverse pregnancy outcome

Key Publications


Oliver-Williams, C, Fleming M, Monteath K, Wood AM, Smith GCS,
Changes in association between previous therapeutic abortion and preterm birth in Scotland, 1980 to 2008: a historical cohort study.
PLoS Medicine 2013;10:e1001481.

Wood AM, Pasupathy D, Pell JP, Fleming M, Smith GCS,
Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, other causes of infant mortality and stillbirth in Scotland: a population based study.
BMJ 2012;344:e1552.

Flenady V, Koopmans L, Middleton P, Frĝen JF, Smith GCS, et al,
Major risk factors for stillbirth in high-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Lancet 2011;377:1331-1340.

Pasupathy D, Wood AM, Pell JP, Mechan H, Fleming M, Smith GCS,
Time of birth and risk of neonatal death at term: retrospective cohort study.
BMJ 2010; 341:c3498.

Pasupathy D, Wood AM, Pell JP, Mechan H, Fleming M, Smith GCS,
Rates of and Factors Associated With Delivery related Perinatal Death Among Term Infants in Scotland.
JAMA 2009;302:6.

Smith GCS
First-Trimester Determination of Complications of Late Pregnancy.
JAMA. 2010;303(6):561-562.

Smith GCS, Cordeaux Y, White IR, Pasupathy D, Missfelder-Lobos H, Pell JP, Charnock-Jones DS, Fleming M.
The effect of delaying childbirth on primary cesarean section rates.
PLoS Medicine 2008; 5(7):e144.

Smith GCS, Celik E, To M, Khouri O, Nicolaides KH.
Cervical length at mid-pregnancy and the risk of primary cesarean delivery during labor at term.
N Eng J Med; 2008; 358:1346-53.

Smith GCS, Fretts R.
Seminar: Stillbirth.
Lancet. 2007; 370:1715-25.

Smith GCS, Wood A, Pell JP, Dobbie R.
Sudden infant death syndrome and complications in other pregnancies.
Lancet. 2005; 366:2107-2111.

Smith GCS, Crossley JA, Aitken DA, Pell JP, Cameron AD, Connor JM, Dobbie R.
First trimester placentation and the risk of antepartum stillbirth.
JAMA. 2004; 292:2249-2254.

Smith GCS, Wood AM, Pell JP, White IR, Crossley JA, Dobbie, R.
Second trimester maternal serum levels of alpha-fetoprotein and the subsequent risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
N Eng J Med 2004; 351:978-86.

Smith GCS, Pell JP, Dobbie, R.
Caesarean section and the risk of unexplained stillbirth in subsequent pregnancy.
Lancet 2003;362:1779-1784.

Smith GCS, Stenhouse EJ, Crossley JA, Aitken DA, Cameron AD, Connor JM.
Early pregnancy origins of low birth weight.
Nature 2002;417:916.

Smith GCS, Pell JP, Cameron AD, Dobbie, R.
Risk of perinatal death associated with delivery after previous cesarean section.
JAMA 2002; 287:2684-2690

Smith GCS, Pell JP, Walsh D.
Pregnancy complications and maternal risk of ischaemic heart disease: a retrospective cohort study of 129,290 births.
Lancet 2001;357: 2002-06.

Smith GCS, Smith MFS, McNay MB, Fleming JEE.
First trimester growth and the risk of low birth weight.
N Eng J Med 1998:339:1817-1822.

Smith GCS.
The pharmacology of the ductus arteriosus.
Pharmacological Reviews 1998;50:35-58.