After completing her bachelor’s degree, Hazel worked for a short while in a pathology lab and then with a team researching Meningitis C vaccines in the Institute for Child Health at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Craving more of a more clinical role, Hazel joined West Midlands Ambulance Service in 2002 as an Ambulance Technician, qualifying as a Paramedic two years later. Following a 12-year career on the front line, Hazel arrived in her current role after some experience working in Emergency Planning and on the 100,000 Genomes Project. Her passions in life are her two dogs and travel; she has a long bucket list of places to visit when she wins the lottery!
Hazel joined the SRMRC as a Research Paramedic for the RePHILL pre-hospital blood products trial. As the only Paramedic in the team, Hazel also supports several of our trials which have pre-hospital involvement, including the Golden Hour trauma study and the SiFTi-2 burns trial. She has recently joined the programme management team as a Project Support Officer.
Other positions held
No other positions held.
- Research Methods in Clinical Trials – CRN West Midlands/ University of Birmingham
- Protocol and CRF Design and Data Management – CRN West Midlands/ University of Birmingham
- Good Clinical Practice – NIHR/ Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
- BTEC Level 3 Award Education and Training – Public Health England
- MSc Emergency Planning and Management – Coventry University
- IHCD Ambulance Paramedic – Southern Ambulance College
- BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Genetics – Lancaster University
Institute of Translational Medicine
Email – Hazel.Smith18@nhs.net