Dr James Smith is a British physician with degrees in Global Health and Development, Medical Anthropology, and International Humanitarian Affairs. He maintains an honorary research fellowship with the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). 

He works as Humanitarian Affairs Advisor for MSF and has worked for MSF’s Research Unit on Humanitarian Stakes and Practices (UREPH) in Geneva, as an advisor with MSF OCBA’s Patient Safety and Dignity Initiative, and as a researcher with MSF’s Access Campaign. His interests include humanitarian ethics, evidence-based humanitarian response, the intersection between migration and humanitarian action, policing and state violence, and aspects of global health governance.