Ms. Rosie Smith

SCPS Executive Committee Member


Lead Clinical Perfusionist, Royal Brompton Hospital, London


Rosie was elected to the Executive Committee of the Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientists in 2019 and currently sits on the Meeting and Seminars committee.

Clinical Interests

Rosie is experienced in all aspects of adult and paediatric perfusion including ECMO, transplant and complex aortic procedures. Her main clinical interest is ECMO and she is currently the Perfusion Lead for ECMO, working closely with the Clinical ECMO Leads, ECMO nursing Leads and Chief Perfusionist to develop and govern the ECMO practices throughout the services including neonatal/paediatric and the nationally commissioned ECMO for SARF service.

Rosie is also particularly interested in Human Factors in the clinical setting and within the role of perfusion, as well as simulation and its important role within eduction of the perfusionist and the clinical team. She is an advanced faculty member of her institutions SPRinT program - a high fidelity, in situ simulation program which specialises in the teaching of crisis resource management.

Professional Profile

After a number of years working in scientific publishing at a leading scientific publisher, Rosie joined Royal Papworth Hospital in 2013, gaining her accreditation in 2015. During her time at Papworth, Rosie gained experience in a wide range of perfusion techniques including transplant, ECMO, complex aortic surgery and pulmonary thromboendartectomy (PTE). After moving to the Royal Brompton in 2017, Rosie gained experience in paediatric and congenital perfusion practice. She was appointed ECMO lead Perfusionist in 2018 and is currently faculty on the successful ECMO course and SPRinT simulation programs.