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Professor Lucy Griffiths

Professor Lucy Griffiths

Professor of Paediatric Epidemiology, Health Data Science

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Data Science Building
Singleton Campus
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Dr Lucy Griffiths is a Professor of Paediatric Epidemiology. She graduated with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Kent before completing an MSc in Health and Exercise Science and a PhD at the University of Bristol. She went on to work as a postdoctoral researcher at University College London for 13 years. During her time in London, Lucy undertook formal training in Epidemiology (MSc) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Lucy’s research largely uses survey and administrative information collected about children and young people, to study a range of individual, social and environmental circumstances that may affect health and health behaviours in these populations.

Lucy is Co-lead for the Environment and Health Research Centre (ENVHE) within Population Data Science at Swansea University. She currently works with the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory; Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre; Health Data Research UK Wales and Northern Ireland; Administrative Data Research (ADR) Wales and ADR England.

Other roles: Honorary Secretary for the Society for Social Medicine and Population Health; Swansea University Academic lead for the Welsh Graduate School of Social Sciences; Swansea University representative for the Wales Innovation Network Population Health and Wellbeing Steering Group; Study Director, Wales, for Generation New Era (a UK birth cohort study).

Areas Of Expertise

  • Epidemiology (social and paediatric)
  • Child health
  • Public health
  • Children’s social care
  • Longitudinal birth cohort studies
  • Linked administrative data

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Lucy is a Fellow of the HEA, and has experience of module development, lecturing and supervising MSc and PhD students.

She teaches in the areas of epidemiology and child health.

Research Award Highlights Collaborations