Jennifer Smith

Dr Jennifer Smith

Honorary Research Associate

Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr Jennifer Smith is a registered midwife and healthcare researcher with considerable practitioner experience in both elderly residential care and a variety of maternity service settings.


Research Interests

  • The sociological and political science context of UK health care system and health policy

  • Infant feeding policy

  • Qualitative healthcare research with both health service practitioners and users

  • Medical negligence

Research groups

  • Maternal and Reproductive Health (MARH) research group, University of Hull

  • Veterans and Families Research Hub, Anglia Ruskin University


Smith J, 'The Culture of Midwifery and Autonomy', British Journal of Midwifery, 22(9), pp 530-531 (2014)

Smith J, 'Composite Indicators', British Journal of Midwifery, 22(7), pp 520-521 (2014)

Smith J, 'Healthcare System Reform and Professional Identity', British Journal of Midwifery, 22(6), pp 388-389 (2014)

Smith J, 'Politics: A matter for midwives?', British Journal of Midwifery, 22(5), 312 (2014)

Smith J, Jomeen J, Hayter M, Whitfield C, 'Mothers’ and healthcare professionals’ experiences of infant feeding policy, within the current context and culture of healthcare policy in England', paper presented to the Seventh Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit (MAINN), Dalarna University, Sweden (2016)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, Health Professional Studies (2014)

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods (2014)

  • BSc Midwifery, First Class Honours, (2000)

  • Registered Midwife, NMC (2000)

  • LLB Law, 2:1 (1997)