Judith Smith

Non-Executive Director

Judith is a highly experienced and widely published health services researcher and policy analyst. Early in her career, she was a senior manager in the NHS. She has been Director of the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) and Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Birmingham since June 2015, following six years as Director of Policy at the Nuffield Trust, an independent charitable health research foundation in London.

Judith is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

Judith has also been an expert advisor on NHS organisation and commissioning, and policy assessor to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, a member of the board of the UK Health Services Research Network and the European Health Management Association, and chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Commission on Models of Care.