Chris Smith




Christopher joined GGI as a Researcher in October 2013 and has since risen to the position of Consultant.

Whilst at GGI, Chris has worked on several major projects with NHS Trusts and CCGs. This includes a recent well-led review at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust. He has also supported some of GGI’s most sensitive and high-profile assignments including a number of whistleblowing investigations and a national programme of work conducted with NHS England to improve good governance in CCGs.

Chris is also the author of several publications including recent research on the history of the Nolan Principles published in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Interest Groups, Lobbying and Public Affairs, and also GGI guidance on risk management within the NHS. He is currently working to update GGI’s national research looking at ICS engagement with the care sector.

Chris completed his first postgraduate degree in Applied Human Rights at the University of York in 2013, and has recently completed a second masters in Health Policy at Imperial College London where his research focused on the propensity of smartphone apps to support the self-management of type 2 diabetes in adults.

In his spare time, Chris can be found reading, watching any sport, though particularly rugby, and spending time with friends and family.