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Dr Lucy Griffiths
Room W5.01
MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health
30 Guilford Street
Tel: 020 7905 2789
Fax: 020 7905 2381
  • Senior Research Associate
  • ICH Pop, Policy & Practice Prog
  • Institute of Child Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Lucy graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Social Psychology at the University of Kent. She then completed a MSc in Exercise and Health Science, and a PhD, at the University of Bristol. Lucy came to the UCL Institute of Child Health in December 2003 as a postdoctoral research fellow. She was awarded a MRC Special Training Fellowship in Health Services Research and Health of the Public in 2005. During this fellowship she completed a MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a Physical Activity and Public Health Postgraduate Course on Research Directions and Strategies at the University of South Carolina.

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Lucy's research explores influences on the physical health and well being of young people. She has used both qualitative and epidemiological methodologies. Her current research includes use of data collected in the Millennium Cohort Study to explore childhood growth and obesity, including the psychosocial and behavioural consequences of this condition. Additionally, her research focuses on determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children, and related measurement considerations.

Academic Background
2006 MSc Master of Science – Epidemiology London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2003 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Psychology University of Bristol
1998 MSc Master of Science University of Bristol
1997 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Social Psychology University of Kent
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