Professor Sheree Smith


Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery


Professor Sheree Smith is an internationally recognised researcher in respiratory care and leads a program of acute care and primary health services research.  Sheree is the founder and leads the Lung, Sleep and Heart Health Research Network (LUSH). Sheree is committed to developing and conducting high quality innovative research that results in improved patient outcomes through developing, testing and implementing sustainable models of care and cost effective interventions.  In particular Sheree’s studies are focused on methodology associated with patient reported outcomes and experience measurement, emergency care, respiratory viral infections, and integrated respiratory care.  Professor Smith is a member of the Maridulu Budyari Gumal Sydney Partnership in Health Education Research and Enterprise (SPHERE) Respiratory, Sleep, Environmental and Occupational Health Research Clinical Academic Group, SWSLHD’s Respiratory, Sleep and Environmental Health Research Unit, South West Emergency Research Institute (SWERI), and Western Sydney University’s Translational Health Research Institute (THRI).

Sheree has received national and international research awards including the inaugural Co-operative Research Centre for Asthma and Asthma Australia PhD top-up scholarship and the first international Post-doctoral Capability Bursary to the University of Oxford’s Department of Primary Health Care and Centre for Evidence Based Medicine.  In 2009 Sheree was awarded the Millennium Bursary form the Worshipful Company of Curriers for COPD intermediate care research whilst working at St Mary’s Hospital, Department of Respiratory Infection and Medicine’s Imperial Clinical Respiratory Research Unit. In 2010 Professor Smith completed a bespoke project for the UK’s National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and developed organisational models for health care facilities to improve the completion of NIHR portfolio studies and enhance the capacity and capability of research support staff which have been successfully implemented across various hospital and health care services in England. Sheree has been awarded over 2 million dollars in competitive funding as an individual or part of a research team.

Professor Smith is a member of the four global respiratory, sleep and critical care organisations; Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand, Asia Pacific Society of Respiratory, European Respiratory Society(ERS) and American Thoracic Society(ATS).  She is a member of the ERS College of Experts, ATS International Nurses Committee that is currently defining the international nursing research priorities for Lung Health, Sleep and Critical Care.  Sheree is the co-chair of the NSW Ministry of Health’s Agency for Clinical Innovation Respiratory Network and is an external advisory board member of NIHR North West London’s Collaborative Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) based within Imperial College London at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Trust. Professor Smith is a NHMRC panel member and reviews grant and fellowship applications for numerous funding bodies around the globe.

Research Interests

  • Dyspnoea
  • Health Behaviour Associated with Infection
  • Health Education and Clinical Interventions Associated with Respiratory Conditions
  • Respiratory health service delivery in acute and community settings


  • European Respiratory Society (2006 - 2018)
  • Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (1987 - 2018)
  • American Thoracic Society (2004 - 2018)

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD Queensland University of Technology
  • M.SocPlan & Dev University of Queensland
  • B.Nursing Queensland University of Technology

Research and Publications

Contact Details
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