Professor Owen Smith CBE


Professor Owen Smith CBE

NCRC Strategy Committee Chair

Professor Owen Patrick Smith is Professor of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine at University College Dublin, Consultant Paediatric Haematologist at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin and is Chief Academic Lead to the Children’s Hospital Group. Professor Smith also holds the title, Honorary Regius Professor of Physic (1637) in the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin and is Honorary Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. Professor Smith is a principal investigator at the National Children’s Research Centre, Crumlin, and Systems Biology Ireland/Conway Institute, University College Dublin. His two main areas of research have focused on evidence-based randomised peer-reviewed haemato-oncology clinical trials with a focus on clinical questions within all domains of paediatric and adolescent blood and cancer and the elucidation of the relationship between the protein C activation pathway and systemic inflammatory response sepsis syndromes. One of Professor Smiths’ major contributions to Irish medicine has been through the promotion of clinical research as evidenced by; a significant expansion of clinical paediatric scholarship with excellent research outputs, a strengthening of national and international academic collaborations, and the nurturing, education, and career development of the present generation of Irish consultant paediatric haematologists. In addition, Professor Smith has a strong record of championing significant national developments in child and adolescent health in this country over the two decades.

In 2015 Professor Smith was appointed Professor of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine in the School of Medicine at University College Dublin. In the same year he was conferred honorary Commander in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his life-long work on cancer in children and adolescents by Queen Elizabeth, on the advice of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Professor Owen Smith CBE

NCRC Strategy Committee Chair