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Dr Christopher Smith

MRCP MRCGP MSc PhD DTM&H

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.

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.

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

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

Using automated voice messages linked to telephone counselling to increase post-menstrual regulation contraceptive uptake and continuation in Bangladesh: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
Reiss, K. ; Andersen, K. ; Barnard, S. ; Ngo, T.D. ; Biswas, K. ; Smith, C. ; Carpenter, J. ; Church, K. ; Nuremowla, S. ; Pearson, E. ;
2017
BMC Public Health
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
Mobile phone-based interventions for improving contraception use.
Smith, C. ; Gold, J. ; Ngo, T.D. ; Sumpter, C. ; Free, C. ;
2015
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. ;
2015
Bull World Health Organ
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. ;
2013
Trials
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