Dr Christopher Smith MBBCh MRCP MRCGP MSc PhD

Assistant Professor MRC Population Health Scientist


I have been working at LSHTM since 2014, funded by a Medical Research Council Population Scientist Fellowship. My main area of research is in the field of digital health interventions to support sexual and reproductive health. I completed my PhD titled 'Increasing contraception use with mobile phone-based interventions' at LSHTM in 2017 which included a systemic review of mHealth interventions for contraception and the MObile Technology for Improved Family Planning (MOTIF) trial in partnership with Marie Stopes International in Cambodia. 

I completed the Public Health in Developing Countries MSc at LSHTM in 2011 as part of a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) In-Practice Fellowship based at Imperial College London during 2010-12.

I work as a primary care medical doctor (GP) in London and previously on an NHS project with Maddox Jolie-Pitt foundation in Cambodia and with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Uganda.




I co-organise the Family Planning programmes module (2401) and tutor on MSc Public Health for Development.


Interventions delivered by mobile phone (mHealth); sexual and reproductive health; primary care; health partnerships.

Research areas

  • Behaviour change
  • Complex interventions
  • Mobile technologies
  • Primary care
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Reproductive health


  • Epidemiology
  • Medicine
  • Operational research


  • East Asia & Pacific (developing only)


  • Cambodia
  • United Kingdom
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