Dr Eve Smith



Eve Smith is both NIHR funded Academic Clinical Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, and a Paediatric Rheumatology Grid Trainee at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. She undertook a PhD entitled ‘Developing a Lupus Nephritis urinary biomarker panel in children for use in a clinical trial’ at the University of Liverpool. She continues to have an interest in urine biomarkers and is currently working towards the development of a treat to target study for childhood Lupus, entitled TARGET LUPUS; Targeting disease Activity, agreeing Recommendations and reducing Glucocorticoids through Effective Treatment, in LUPUS.

Eve has a particular interest in involving children and young people in research and has recently been awarded a Wellcome Trust grant to fund the ‘Living with Lupus’ study, which will involve qualitative interviews with patients and parents to inform selection of treatment targets and outcome measures for the future treat to target study. Eve is also the Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS) trainee representative, and has worked to bring together a range of trainees from across Europe and the world, to form the PreS ‘EMErging RheumatoloGists and rEsearchers’ (PReS EMERGE) group. Eve is the trainee representative for UK’s the only Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre (EATC) for children and the Arthritis Research UK Paediatric Rheumatology Clinical Studies Group (CSG).

Expertise in support of EATC4Children

  • Biomarkers
  • Working with industry
  • Trainee involvement in research (UK and international involving the EMERGE group)
  • Translational research collaborations
  • Patient / public involvement in research
  • Trainee representative for the EATC, CSG, PReS
  • Co-chair for the UK JSLE Topic Specific Group (TSG).

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