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Cambridge Cardiovascular



My current research interests include:

  • Control of myometrial contractility
  • Control of fetal maturation and adaptation at birth
  • Use of statistical modelling to predict and understand causes of adverse pregnancy outcome


Key publications: 

Birth weight percentile and the risk of term perinatal death. Moraitis AA, Wood AM, Fleming M, Smith GC. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Aug;124(2 Pt 1):274-83.

Correcting for optimistic prediction in small data sets. Smith GC, Seaman SR, Wood AM, Royston P, White IR. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Aug 1;180(3):318-24.

Early fetal growth and risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Aiken CE, Smith GC. BMJ. 2014 Jan 23;348:g175.

Changes in association between previous therapeutic abortion and preterm birth in Scotland, 1980 to 2008: a historical cohort study. Oliver-Williams C, Fleming M, Monteath K, Wood AM, Smith GC. PLoS Med. 2013;10(7):e1001481.

Miscarriage and future maternal cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Oliver-Williams CT, Heydon EE, Smith GC, Wood AM. Heart. 2013 Nov;99(22):1636-44.

Head of Department
Professor Gordon  Smith