Dr Lesley Goldsmith

Dr Lesley Goldsmith

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)


BSc (Hons) Human Biology and Psychology, University of Plymouth 2006.

PhD (Applied Health Studies), University of Plymouth 2010.

Research groups

  • Developmental Disability Research & Education

Goldsmith, L., Skirton, H. & Webb, C. (2008) 'Informed consent to healthcare interventions in people with learning disabilities - an integrative review'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 64 (6). pp 549-563.

Jones RB, Goldsmith L, Hewson P, Kamel Boulos MN, Williams CJ: Do adverts increase the probability of finding online cognitive behavioural therapy for depression? Cross-sectional study. BMJ Open 2012; 2.

Goldsmith L, Jackson L, O'Connor A, Skirton H: Direct-to-consumer genomic testing: systematic review of the literature on user perspectives. Eur J Hum Genet 2012. (15 February 2012) | doi:10.1038/ejhg.2012.18

Skirton H, Goldsmith L, Jackson L, O’Connor A: Direct to consumer genetic testing: a systematic review of position statements, policies and recommendations. Clinical Genetics 2012.
Article first published online: 8 APR 2012  doi: 10.1111/j.1399-0004.2012.01863.x

Jones RB, Goldsmith L, Williams CJ, Kamel Boulos MN: Accuracy of Geographically Targeted Internet Advertisments on Google Adwords for Recruitment in a Randomized Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2012; 14. 

Jackson L, Goldsmith L, O'Connor A, Skirton H. Incidental findings in genetic research and clinical diagnostic tests: A systematic review. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 2012; 158A (12): 3159-67. Epub 19 Nov 2012

Skirton H, Goldsmith L, Jackson L, Tibben A. Quality in genetic counselling for presymptomatic testing - clinical guidelines for practice across the range of genetic conditions. Eur J Hum Genet. 2012; 21 (3): 256-60 Epub 15 Aug 2012

Skirton H, Jackson L, Goldsmith L, O'Connor A. Genomic Medicine: what are the challenges for the National Health Service? Personalized Medicine 2012; 9(5): 539-45

Skirton H, Jackson L, Goldsmith L, O'Connor A. Are health professionals ready for direct-to-consumer genetic and genomic testing? Personalized Medicine. 2013; 10 (7): 673-82

Goldsmith L, Woodward V, Jackson L, Skirton H. Informed consent for blood tests in people with a learning disability. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2013; 69 (9): 1966-76

Goldsmith L, Jackson L, O'Connor A, Skirton H: Direct to consumer genetic testing from the perspective of the health professional: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Community Genetics. 2013; 4(2): 169-80

Skirton H, Goldsmith L, Jackson L, Lewis C, Chitty L. Offering prenatal diagnostic tests: European guidelines for clinical practice. Eur J Hum Genet (2014) 22, 580-586; doi: 10.1038/ajhg.2013.205; published online 11 September 2013

O'Connor A, Jackson L, Goldsmith L, Skirton H. Can I get a retweet please? Health research recruitment and the Twittersphere. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2013; Epub ahead of print 4 August 2013