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Dr Christopher Smith

MRCP MRCGP MSc PhD DTM&H

Associate Professor

Room
5th Floor

Graduate School of Tropical Medicine & Global Health
Nagasaki University
Japan

Tel.
07974562199

 

I have been working at LSHTM since 2014. My position is split between the Department of Clinical Research at LSHTM and the graduate school of Tropical Medicine and Global Health (TMGH) at Nagasaki University. My main research interests are: (1) digital health interventions (2) family planning / contraception (3) infectious diseases 

I obtained my medical degree from Cardiff University and an MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries (PHDC) from LSHTM in 2011.  

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 held a Medical Research Council (MRC) Population Scientist Fellowship at LSHTM from 2014 to 2018 and 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 have worked on an NHS project with Maddox Jolie-Pitt foundation in Cambodia and with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Uganda. 

Affiliations

Department of Population Health
Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Centres

Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Teaching

Most of my teaching is at the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health (TMGH) in Nagasaki where I organise the new Professional Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) which runs from April-June, the Tropical Medicine 1 module and some ad-hoc teaching on epidemiology and reproductive health. 

I used to co-organise the Family Planning programmes module (2401) at LSHTM. 

I supervise master's students on various topics

Research

Interventions delivered by mobile phone (digital/mHealth); sexual and reproductive health; infectious diseases, primary care.

I am PI on a project to develop an intervention to support reproductive health in Cambodia together with collaborators at SOAS, Kings College London and Marie Stopes International, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. 

I am collaborating on a project with Oxford University on contraceptive side-effects in Ethiopia and supporting various infectious diseases projects in Vietnam, Nepal and the Philippines. 

Selected publications can be accessed here in addition to the list below.

Research Area
Clinical care
Complex interventions
Primary care
Behaviour change
Mobile technologies
Randomised controlled trials
Reproductive health
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Operational research
Country
United Kingdom
Cambodia
Region
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)

Selected Publications

Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women and their babies in Bhaktapur, Nepal
Shrestha D; Budhathoki S; Pokhrel S; Sah AK; Shrestha RK; Raya GB; Shrestha R; Pasakhala R; Smith C; Dhoubhadel BG
2019
BMC Nutrition
Predictors of postabortion contraception use in Cambodia
Adelman S; Smith C; Free C
2018
Contraception
Need for better indicators of contraception after abortion
Smith C
2018
BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health
Impact of pyrazinamide resistance on multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan.
Kuhlin J; Smith C; Khaemraev A; Tigay Z; Parpieva N; Tillyashaykhov M; Achar J; Hajek J; Greig J; du Cros P
2018
The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease
Setting the research agenda for induced abortion in Africa and Asia.
Scott RH; Filippi V; Moore AM; Acharya R; Bankole A; Calvert C; Church K; Cresswell JA; Footman K; Gleason J
2018
International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics
Process evaluation of a mobile phone-based intervention to support post-abortion contraception in Cambodia.
Smith C; Ly S; Uk V; Warnock R; Edwards P; Free C
2017
Contracept Reprod Med
Effect of a mobile phone-based intervention on post-abortion contraception: a randomized controlled trial in Cambodia.
Smith C; Ngo TD; Gold J; Edwards P; Vannak U; Sokhey L; Machiyama K; Slaymaker E; Warnock R; McCarthy O
2015
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Mobile phone-based interventions for improving contraception use.
Smith C; Gold J; Ngo TD; Sumpter C; Free C
2015
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
International work and leadership in UK general practice
Young P; Smith C; Seo, H.- N; Pettigrew LM; Blane D
2014
Leadership in Health Services
Mobile phone-based interventions for improving contraception use (Protocol)
Smith C; Gold J; Ngo T; Sumpter C; Free C
2014
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
MObile Technology for Improved Family Planning Services (MOTIF): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
Smith C; Vannak U; Sokhey L; Ngo TD; Gold J; Khut K; Edwards P; Rathavy T; Free C
2013
Trials
Overcoming mHealth operational challenges in Cambodia (RE: JMTM 2013, 2: 20-23)
Smith C; Vannak U; Sokhey L; Cockroft M
2013
Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine
Challenge of HIV testing in low prevalence settings.
Smith C
2012
The journal of family planning and reproductive health care / Faculty of Family Planning & Reproductive Health Care, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
Urgent suspected cancer referrals from general practice
Smith C
2012
The British journal of general practice
Increasing availability of contraception for young people.
Smith C
2012
The journal of family planning and reproductive health care / Faculty of Family Planning & Reproductive Health Care, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
Combining UK general practice with international work--who benefits?
Seo HN; Smith C; Pettigrew LM; Dorward J; Bygrave H
2012
The British journal of general practice
Combining general practice with international work: experiences of UK GPs
Smith C; Pettigrew LM; Seo, H.- N; Dorward J
2012
J R Soc Med Sh Rep
HIV: low prevalence is no excuse for not testing
Smith C
2011
British Journal of General Practice
Global health partnerships: leadership development for a purpose
Hockey P; Kemp J; Kitsell F; Sewell A; Smith C; Lees P; Al E
2009
Leadership in Health Services
How to Succeed at the Medical Interview
Smith C; Meeking D
2008
How to Succeed at the Medical Interview
Smith C; Meeking D
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