Dr Chris Smith

Dr Chris Smith


Chris is a Computer Scientist whose research is situated in the health domain.

Chris works across clinical areas and within multi-disciplinary research teams to understand when and how data relating to health can be used to provide robust answers to questions about health and healthcare.

Chris is a Co-Investigator on a number of funded research projects, including:

Chris contributes to the peer-review of applications to funding programmes run by the National Institute for Health Research and Health Research Wales.  Chris also contributes to the peer-review of publications for the Health Informatics Journal.

Chris has previously worked as a Technical Consultant/Analyst Developer within the Data Standards and Products division at the Health and Social Care Information Centre (now NHS Digital).

Chris has also held Research Associate and Research Assistant positions within the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University.

Research interests

Chris’s research interests focus on the technical and societal questions that are raised from the use of health data for care and research purposes.


  • PhD Computing Science – Newcastle University
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (1st Class) – Durham University

Student education

Chris contributes to the development and delivery of modules on Masters-level programmes within the School of Medicine.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Health Services Research Division
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