Janet Smith is currently Chair of the IFCC Committee on Distance Learning (C-DL) and was
Chair of the Education and Management Division of IFCC from 2006 until 2011 .
She was, until 2009, Consultant Clinical Scientist and Service Lead in Clinical Biochemistry at
University Hospital Birmingham, UK and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of
Birmingham. Her interests are clinical laboratory quality, education and the role of the
laboratory in the diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus. She is now a governor of
an NHS Mental Health Trust.
She has served in many capacities in the Association for Clinical Biochemistry (ACB)
including as Association Chair and Chair of its Education Committee and has been a member
of the UK National Quality Assurance Advisory Panel for Chemical Pathology, which oversees
external quality assessment performance and has served on the Steering Committee of the
Bio-Rad EQA programmes.