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Professor Susan Smith

Professor of General Practice (1991) (Public Health & Primary Care)


Susan Smith is Professor of General Practice at Trinity College Dublin and works as a General Practitioner at Inchicore Family Doctors in Dublin 8. She did her undergraduate medical degree in TCD and then did GP training in Ireland and the UK, followed by a period working as an academic GP in Australia. She retuned to Ireland where she has worked as an academic GP in UCD, RCSI and TCD and continues to work as a GP at Inchicore Family Doctors in Dublin 8. Prof Smith is the Associate Director of the HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland and the Clinical Lead for HRB CICER, which provides evidence synthesis supports for the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee.
  Clinical research, trials   Community health and general practice   Primary care
 HRB Collaborative Doctoral Award in Multimorbidity

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Walsh, Kieran A., O"Donnell, Helen, O"Loughlin, Mark, Eames, Heather, Jiang, Jingjing, O"Brien, Katie M., Broderick, Natasha, O"Brien, Kirsty K., Carrigan, Marie, Comber, Laura, Cardwell, Karen, Quigley, Joan, Smith, Susan M., Ó Murchú, Éamon, Butler, Karina, Corcoran, Brenda, Connolly, Kevin, Harrington, Patricia, Ryan, Máirín, O'Neill, Michelle, Duration of protective immunity following COVID"19 vaccination of individuals with underlying health conditions: A rapid review, Reviews in Medical Virology, 34, (2), 2024, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Callanan A, Bayat F, Quinlan D, Kearney P.M, Buckley C.M, Smith S.M, Bradley C.P, Facilitators and barriers to the introduction of atrial fibrillation screening in primary care: a qualitative descriptive study of general practitioners in primary care, Rural and remote health, 23, (1), 2023, p8135-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Madalina JÀger and Graziella Zangger and Alessio Bricca and Mette Dideriksen and Susan M. Smith and Julie Midtgaard and Rod S. Taylor and S{\o, Mapping interventional components and behavior change techniques used to promote self-management in people with multimorbidity: a scoping review, Health Psychology Review, 2023, p1--24 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Caroline McCarthy and Michelle Flood and Barbara Clyne and Susan M. Smith and Emma Wallace and Fiona Boland and Frank Moriarty, Medication changes and potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients with significant polypharmacy, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 45, (1), 2023, p191--200 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Emer O'Brien and Seamus Duffy and Velma Harkins and Susan M Smith and Noirin O'Herlihy and Aisling Walsh and Barbara Clyne and Emma Wallace, A scoping review of evidence-based guidance and guidelines published by general practice professional organizations, Family Practice, 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Alessio Bricca and Susan M Smith and S{\o, Management of multimorbidity, Journal of Multimorbidity and Comorbidity, 13, 2023, p263355652311566 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Croke A, Cardwell K, Clyne B, Moriarty F, McCullagh L, Smith SM., The effectiveness and cost of integrating pharmacists within general practice to optimize prescribing and health outcomes in primary care patients with polypharmacy: a systematic review., BMC Prim Care, 24, (1), 2023, p41 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
de Paor, Muireann and Boland, Fiona and Cai, Xinyan and Smith, Susan and Ebell, Mark H. and Mac Donncha, Eoin and Fahey, Tom, Derivation and validation of clinical prediction rules for diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis: a prospective cohort study, BMJ open, 13, (2), 2023, pe068877 , Notes: [Cited by: 0; All Open Access, Gold Open Access], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
McCarthy, Caroline, Flood, Michelle, Clyne, Barbara, Smith, Susan M., Boland, Fiona, Wallace, Emma, Moriarty, Frank, Association between patient attitudes towards deprescribing and subsequent prescription changes, Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, 133, (6), 2023, p683-690 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
McCarthy, Caroline, Pericin, Ivana, Smith, Susan M, Moriarty, Frank, Clyne, Barbara, Recruiting general practitioners and older patients with multimorbidity to randomized trials, Family Practice, 40, (5-6), 2023, p810-819 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Mc Carthy, N., Hayes, C., Creane, D., O Ciardha, D., Smith, S. M., & Campbell, A., Health data to support local communities, 1, Trinity College Dublin, January 2024, 2024, p1 - 12, Notes: [Demonstration of marked disparity in presence of asthma among residents of a housing complex and those living nearby. This is relevant for housing policy and the importance of granular health data to identify health needs.], Report, PUBLISHED
Paul G, Smith SM, Whitford D, O'Dowd T., Can a peer-care model improve diabetes outcomes?, Diabetes Voice, 50, (4), 2005, p20 - 21, Journal Article, PUBLISHED


Prof Smith's research interests include improving outcomes for patients with multimorbidity and related clinical issues such as medicines management, including access to medicines. She has been the PI or Co-PI on eight RCTs of interventions for chronic disease management in Irish primary care settings. She is an editor and author with the Cochrane Collaboration and is an advocate for Evidence Based Medicine and Shared Decision Making. She also has an interest in health equity and coordinates the Deep End Ireland Group, which advocates for appropriate primary care services for socioeconomically disadvantaged groups. During the COVID-19 pandemic she has been a member of the HIQA COVID19 Expert Advisory Group, which provides evidence based guidance to inform public policy and guidance.