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Ms. Hazel Ann Smith
Clinical Lecturer, Paediatrics


Hazel A Smith's experience includes: . Research supervisor and mentor. . Lead and co-lead investigator for research studies and implement changes to bedside care. . Lead and co-lead service evaluation and implement changes to management. . Lecturer and invited speaker, including keynote. . Coordinator of investigational medicinal product clinical trials and research studies. . Chairpersonship and invited member of national and international research committees. Hazel started her role as Adjunct Lecturer in Paediatrics in February 2017 and has also lectured, on maternal and child health inequities, for the Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Samantha M Meenaghan, Gillian M Nugent, Eithne C Dee, Hazel A Smith, Colin J McMahon, Lars Nolke, Health-Related Quality of Life in Pediatric Cardiac Patients After Extracorporeal Life Support, Pediatric Cardiology, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI URL

Meenaghan, Samantha M., Breatnach, Cormac V., Smith, Hazel A , Risk factors for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Bronchiolitis Admission, Irish Medical Journal , 113, (1), 2020, p9 - 14 Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text

Smith HA, Impact of COVID-19 on neonatal health: Are we causing more harm than good?, European journal of midwifery, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Ista, E., Ista, E., Scholefield, B.R., Scholefield, B.R., Manning, J.C., Manning, J.C., Harth, I., Gawronski, O., Bartkowska-"niatkowska, A., Ramelet, A.-S., Kudchadkar, S.R., Kudchadkar, S.R., Kudchadkar, S.R., Ritson, P.C., Nikolaou, F., De Neef, M., Kneyber, M., Penny-Thomas, K., Linton, C., Balmaks, R., Richter, M., Chiusolo, F., Cecchetti, C., Roberti, M., Di Furia, M., Grandjean, C., Nygaard, B., Lopez, Y., Koroglu, T., Besci, T., Mora, R.D.R.D., Agbeko, R.S., Borrows, E., Bochaton, N., Mattsson, J., Ksellmann, A., Hero, B., Rosada-Kurasinska, J., "wider, M., Bonaldi, A., Giugni, C., Oruganti, S., Gates, S., Smith, H., Van Zwol, A., Hills, J., Conroy, J., Bebbington, M., Neunhoeffer, F., Duval, E., Mobilization practices in critically ill children: A European point prevalence study (EU PARK-PICU), Critical Care, 24, (1), 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Smith HA, O'B Hourihane J, Kenny LC, Kiely M, Leahy-Warren P, Dahly DL, Murray DM, Difference between body composition of formula- and breastfed infants at birth., Journal of developmental origins of health and disease, 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Smith HA, Moore Z, Tan MH, Cohort study to determine the risk of pressure ulcers and developing a care bundle within a paediatric intensive care unit setting., Intensive & critical care nursing, 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Price, A. and Smith, H.A., USI National Report on Student Mental Health in Third Level Education, Dublin, Ireland, August, 2019, p1 - 122 Report, 2019 TARA - Full Text

Dahly DL, Li X, Smith HA, Khashan AS, Murray DM, Kiely ME, O'B Hourihane J, McCarthy FP, Kenny LC, Kearney PM, SCOPE Ireland cohort study and the Cork BASELINE Birth cohort study, Associations between maternal lifestyle factors and neonatal body composition in the Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints (Cork) cohort study., International journal of epidemiology, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Smith, H.A., Becker, G.E., Early additional food and fluids for healthy breastfed full-term infants, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016, (8), 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Smith, H.A., Hourihane, J.O.B., Kenny, L.C., Kiely, M., Leahy-Warren, P., Murray, D.M., Infant formula feeding practices in a prospective population based study, BMC Pediatrics, 16, (1), 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Becker, G.E., Smith, H.A., Cooney, F., Methods of milk expression for lactating women, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016, (9), 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Smith, H.A., O'B Hourihane, J., Kenny, L.C., Kiely, M., Murray, D.M., Leahy-Warren, P., Early life factors associated with the exclusivity and duration of breast feeding in an Irish birth cohort study, Midwifery, 31, (9), 2015, p904-911 Journal Article, 2015

Becker, G.E., Smith, H.A., Cooney, F., Methods of milk expression for lactating women, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2015, (2), 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Becker, G.E., Cooney, F., Smith, H.A., Methods of milk expression for lactating women., Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), 12, 2011 Journal Article, 2011

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Price, A. and Smith, Hazel A , Mental Health and Disability at Third Level: Findings from a national study on student mental health, AHEAD Journal , 11, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text

Research Expertise


Developmental origins of health and disease; Epidemiology (including social epidemiology); Neonatology


  • Title
    • Prevalence of Acute Rehab for Kids in the PICU
  • Summary
    • PARK-PICU (Prevalence of Acute Rehab for Kids in the PICU) is a point prevalence study to characterize the prevalence and characteristics of mobility as part of routine clinical care for critically ill children internationally. 82 US sites are currently signed on, and site initiation is actively ongoing in Canada, Europe and Brazil. (See:
  • Title
    • Nurse-led weaning from mechanical ventilation
  • Summary
    • Multidisciplinary study to develop a nurse-led weaning from mechanical ventilation guideline for the cardiac PICU.
  • Title
    • Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network (PICANet) Post Arrest Care in Kids (NET-PACK) Custom Audit Study (PICU)
  • Summary
    • Multi-site study to investigate the impact and compliance with the new international guidance and research data on post-arrest care as part of the PICANet clinical audit function.(see
  • Title
    • NEURO-developmental Prognosis After Cardiac arrest in Kids (NEURO-PACK) Observational Study
  • Summary
    • Multi-site study to identify a cohort of patients admitted to paediatric critical care after out-of-hospital and in-hospital cardiac arrest and collect important neurodevelopmental outcomes. This will create a derivation cohort to create a clinical prediction model.
  • Title
    • PIPPIN: Paediatric Intensive [care research] and Public Patient Involvement
  • Summary
    • Establishing a PPI group for the PICU (this is a collaborative piece of work the HRB PPI Ignite groups)
  • Title
    • Children's Research Nursing Questionnaire
  • Summary
    • Children's Research Nursing Questionnaire is being undertaken across the Children's Hospital Group to explore research activity and support structures for nurses working in children's services.


NEONATES; PAEDIATRICS; Social Epidemiology



Chair (January 2019 - January 2021); Vice-Chair (February 2018 - January 2019) and Communication Officer (January 2015 - February 2018 & January 2021-Now) for the Irish Research Nurses & Midwives ( Also sit on the Irish Research Nurses & Midwives/Health Research Board Research Nurse/Midwife Support and Development Grant Committee Current

Member UK Clinical Research Facilities Network third workstream 'Developing and sharing best practice for staff education, training and development' Current

Member of the research committee for the International Association of Clinical Research Nurses Current

Awards and Honours

Irish Nursing and Midwifery Organisation's CJ Coleman Research Award May 2019


Irish Research Nurses & Midwives ( 2014 – Now

International Association of Clinical Research Nurses ( January 2019 – Now