Department of Infection
University of Leicester
Dr Smith’s primary research interest investigates the role of physical activity and exercise in the management of kidney disease, how to deliver programmes of exercise for people with different stages of kidney disease, and.the mechanisms underlying the effects of exercise in these patients. Her specific background is in inflammation and immune function. She also has a strong interest in lifestyle management in chronic kidney disease; impact of lifestyle interventions on muscle health, inflammation and immune function; patient perspectives and experience; patient involvement and engagement in research.
JL Viana, AC Smith, NC Bishop, A Bevington, P Owen, et al., (2012). Benefits of regular walking exercise for patients with severe pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease. 27(3);997-1004.