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Dr Christopher Smith

MBBCh MRCP MRCGP MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
MRC Population Health Scientist

Room
150

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
07974562199

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.

Our most recent papers (not yet on the publication list) are as follows:

Previously 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 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
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

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

Teaching

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

Research

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

Research Area
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

Mobile phone-based interventions for improving contraception use.
Smith, C. ; Gold, J. ; Ngo, T.D. ; Sumpter, C. ; Free, C. ;
Cochrane Database Syst Rev
Effect of a mobile phone-based intervention on post-abortion contraception: a randomized controlled trial in Cambodia.
Smith, C. ; Ngo, T.D. ; Gold, J. ; Edwards, P. ; Vannak, U. ; Sokhey, L. ; Machiyama, K. ; Slaymaker, E. ; Warnock, R. ; McCarthy, O. ; Free, C. ;
Bull World Health Organ
Mobile phone-based interventions for improving contraception use (Protocol)
Smith, C.; Gold, J.; Ngo, T.; Sumpter, C.; Free, C.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
International work and leadership in UK general practice
Young, P.; Smith, C.; Seo, H.-N.; Pettigrew, L.M.; Blane, D.
Leadership in Health Services
MObile Technology for Improved Family Planning Services (MOTIF): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
Smith, C. ; Vannak, U. ; Sokhey, L. ; Ngo, T.D. ; Gold, J. ; Khut, K. ; Edwards, P. ; Rathavy, T. ; Free, C. ;
Trials
Overcoming mHealth operational challenges in Cambodia (RE: JMTM 2013, 2: 20-23)
Smith, C.; Vannak, U.; Sokhey, L.; Cockroft, M.
Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine
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