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Dr Lucy Griffiths
Population, Policy and Practice
UCL Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
  • Senior Research Associate
  • ICH Pop, Policy & Practice Prog
  • UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Lucy graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Social Psychology at the University of Kent and a MSc in Exercise and Health Science at the University of Bristol. She then obtained a scholarship to complete her PhD at Bristol, which focused on childhood obesity. 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 studied epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and undertook a postgraduate course in physical activity and public health at the University of South Carolina. After a two-year career break to raise her young family, Lucy returned to work at UCL in 2015.

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Research Summary

Lucy's research explores determinants of physical and mental health in young people. She has used both qualitative and epidemiological methodologies, and has worked on a number of large scale population based studies such as the UK Millennium Cohort Study. In addition to secondary analyses, she has been involved in the enhancement of biomedical information collected within cohort studies, including objective measurements of body size / composition and physical activity, the enhancement of information through linkage to electronic health records. Her current research includes studies to examine childhood growth, asthma, infections, determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviour and related measurement considerations.

Teaching Summary

Occasional lectures given at UCL Institute of Child Health.

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 – Science of Excercise and Health Management University of Bristol
1997 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Social Psychology University of Kent
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