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Professor Gordon Smith

Research Interests

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.

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