Chris Smith

Paediatric Dietitian

Chris has 15 years’ experience in clinical dietetics. Following his training in London he worked at the Royal Free Hospital, London for many years then moved to the Children’s Hospital in Brighton in 2007. Currently Chris is the lead paediatric acute Dietitian in a team of 8 specialist dieticians. His main interest is in the clinical management of under nutrition, gastroenterology, allergy and cystic fibrosis.

He has a strong interest in research and has published work in the field of nutrition.  In 2012 he led the collation of a European wide audit of CF dietetic practice with a data cohort of >7000 patients from 10 countries. He has presented many of his own research works at several European conferences including ESPGHAN (2017, 2015, 2013, 2012) and ECFS (European Cystic Fibrosis Society 2012, 2009). Chris has been a lecturer for several leading nutrition companies for many years and continues this important work to share good clinical practice and best nutritional care.

Chris maintains a busy clinical work load as well as being part of the MDT nutrition team for the hospital along with surgical and gastroenterology colleagues.

Since setting up the Nutritional Clinical Investigation Unit in 2014 at the Children’s Hospital his current projects focus on nutritional assessment of body composition, indirect calorimetry and intake composition analysis.

In his spare time Chris runs a taxi service for his 2 children.

Meet Chris

Published and Presented Abstracts


C Smith, A Albayati ,J Parker, M Hii,  A Butt. Measured energy expenditure of non-ambulant, artificial fed, neurologically impaired patients: How predictive is the Oxford equation? Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition . 64():1-1017, April 2017. Presented at European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

C Smith, D Crook, N Guildford, A Livesey, S Kanumakala. Micro-nutrient intakes in calorie restricted diets of children with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Presented at the RCPCH annual conference

C Smith, H McCabe, S Macdonald, L Morrison, R Prigg, S Trace, J Livingstone, J Callan,J Cotton, G Hubbard, R J. Stratton. Improved growth, tolerance and intake with an extensively hydrolysed peptide feed in infants with complex disease. Clin Nutr. 2017 Apr 19. [Epub ahead of print]

C Smith, J English, K Chetty, P Seddon. Changes in nutritional status associated with chest exacerbations in children with cystic fibrosis. European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS) 2014

C Smith, N Guildford, A Livesey, S Kanumakala. Nutritional adequacy of PWS children on restricted diets: A 10 year review from an MDT clinic.

Archives of Disease in Childhood, Volume 99, Suppl. 1, Published Online First  April 2014, Page A30.

C Smith, Helen White, Dee Shimmin, David Crook, Paul Seddon, Assad Butt. Nutritional issues of controversy in paediatric cystic fibrosis (CF) care; results of a European survey. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2013;12: Suppl 1: p. S150

C Smith, B Hope, A Butt Suboptimal Vitamin D status in treated paediatric coeliac disease. ESPGHAN 2012

C Smith, J Lenton, K Chetty, P Seddon. A review of oral nutritional supplement use in a single centre clinic: A 6 year longitudinal investigation. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, Volume 11, Suppl. 1, June 2012, Page S123.

C Smith, A Livesey, S Kanuamkala. Monitoring progress in Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS) – All is not always what it seems..

Archives of Disease in Childhood, Volume 96, Suppl. 1, April 2010, Page A30