Dr Christopher Smith
MBBCh MRCP MRCGP MSc PhD
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.
Our most recent papers (not yet on the publication list) are as follows:
- Process evaluation of a mobile phone-based intervention to support post-abortion contraception in Cambodia (2017)
- Women's views and experiences of a mobile phone-based intervention to support post-abortion contraception in Cambodia (2017)
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.
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.