Personal profile

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Education, University of Aberdeen

Doctor of Medicine, University of Aberdeen

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Glasgow

External positions

National Lead Clinician for Chronic Pain, Scottish Government

1 Apr 2014 → …

Consultant in Pain Medicine, NHS Tayside

1 Apr 2013 → …


  • R Medicine (General)
  • Chronic pain
  • Primary Care Medicine
  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetic epidemiology

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Research Output 1991 2018

1 Citations

A Genome-Wide Association Study Finds Genetic Associations with Broadly-Defined Headache in UK Biobank (N = 223,773)

Meng, W., Adams, M. J., Hebert, H. L., Deary, I. J., McIntosh, A. M. & Smith, B. H. Feb 2018 In : EBioMedicine. 28, p. 180-186 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Genome-Wide Association Study
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
1 Citations

Association of opioid prescribing practices with chronic pain and benzodiazepine co-prescription: a primary care data linkage study

Torrance, N., Mansoor, R., Wang, H., Gilbert, S., Macfarlane, G. J., Serpell, M., Baldacchino, A., Hales, T. G., Donnan, P., Wyper, G., Smith, B. H. & Colvin, L. Jun 2018 In : British Journal of Anaesthesia. 120, 6, p. 1345-1355 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Information Storage and Retrieval
Chronic Pain
Opioid Analgesics
HLA-A Antigens
HLA-DRB1 Chains

Chronic pain in families: A cross-sectional study of shared social, behavioural, and environmental influences

Campbell, P., Jordan, K. P., Smith, B., Generation Scotland & Dunn, K. M. 1 Jan 2018 In : PAIN. 159, 1, p. 41-47 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Chronic Pain
Cross-Sectional Studies
Family Health
Logistic Models

Common and Rare Coding Genetic Variation Underlying the Electrocardiographic PR Interval

Lin, H. , van Setten, J. , Smith, A. V. , Bihlmeyer, N. A. , Warren, H. R. , Brody, J. A. , Radmanesh, F. , Hall, L. , Grarup, N. , Müller-Nurasyid, M. , Boutin, T. , Verweij, N. , Lin, H. J. , Li-Gao, R. , van den Berg, M. E. , Marten, J. , Weiss, S. , Prins, B. P. , Haessler, J. , Lyytikäinen, L-P. & 30 others Mei, H., Harris, T. B., Launer, L. J., Li, M., Alonso, A., Soliman, E. Z., Connell, J. M., Huang, P. L., Weng, L-C., Jameson, H. S., Hucker, W., Hanley, A., Tucker, N. R., Chen, Y-D. I., Bis, J. C., Rice, K. M., Sitlani, C. M., Kors, J. A., Xie, Z., Wen, C., Magnani, J. W., Nelson, C. P., Kanters, J. K., Sinner, M. F., Strauch, K., Peters, A., Waldenberger, M., Meitinger, T., Bork-Jensen, J. & Smith, B. H. May 2018 In : Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine. 11, 5, 30 p., e002037

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genetic Loci
Sinoatrial Node
Genome-Wide Association Study


Best Postgraduate Supervisor

Blair Smith (Recipient), Jun 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Press / Media

Inspiring teacher honoured with Student-led Teaching Award

Blair Smith


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Teaching

How genetics can uncover links in chronic pain and other conditions

Blair Smith


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Scotland's new lead for chronic pain

Blair Smith


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Other


Comorbid opioid dependence and chronic pain: Clinical implications

Author: Higgins, C., 2018

Supervisor: Matthews, K. (Supervisor) & Smith, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Factors associated with co-prescription of opioids and gabapentinoids

Author: Wu, S., 2017

Supervisor: Smith, B. (Supervisor), Watson, J. (Supervisor) & Meng, W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science


Turning data into information: The use of new technologies to improve the delivery of healthcare for people with diabetes

Author: Conway, N. T., 2017

Supervisor: Wake, D. (Supervisor) & Smith, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Medicine