Mr George Smith


Senior Lecturer

Role at Hull York Medical School

George Is a Senior Lecturer within the Academic Vascular Surgery Unit in the Clinical Sciences Centre.


George completed his BSc and medical degree at St George's Hospital in London before beginning his clinical career in posts on the south coast. He undertook his doctorate at the University of Hull where he was first exposed to clinical research and began his academic career. He was then successful in gaining a Yorkshire and Humber higher surgical rotation position and subsequent clinical lecturer post in general surgery with an interest in vascular.

George completed this training and gained fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2016. He has since then undertaken clinical duties as a consultant at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and research as a Senior Lecturer at the Hull York Medical School.


George's primary research focus is within surgical wounds and wound infection and in undertaking both basic science and clinical testing of new and existing dressing technologies.

Other topics of research include:

  • Surgical site infections - Avoidance of antibiotics in treatment and prevention of wound infection
  • Wound healing - microbiome and the effects of shockwave therapy in wound healing
  • Through knee amputations - quality of life and biomechanics outcomes after amputation
  • Vascular access for dialysis - factors affecting early fistula patency
  • Peripheral vascular disease - Non invasive control of symptoms of claudication
  • Prehabilitation - optimising outcomes in severely co-morbid or frail vascular surgery patients

George has taught as a faculty member of the National Vascular Surgery Aspire course as well as regular clinical teaching within the Medical School.


View George's publications on Google Scholar.


George works closely with Prof Matt Hardman on wounds healing and has undertaken work with industry partners including Smith and Nephew and Essity on wound care projects.

Postgraduate research supervision

George has supervised 9 doctorates with excellent outcomes and most students continuing their research after the period of formal research.

There are regular opportunities for projects in the department and a full multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians available to support students.

External roles
  • Surgical Specialty Lead for Vascular Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Chair of the Special interest group in Vascular Access
  • Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Member of the research Committee to the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Invited member of the International Surgical Wound Complications Advisory Panel