Dr Christopher Smith
MRCP MRCGP MSc PhD DTM&H
Graduate School of Tropical Medicine & Global Health
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.
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
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.