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Dr Lucy Griffiths

Dr Lucy Griffiths

Senior Lecturer, Medicine

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 513471

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Research Links

Open Plan Office - 406
Fourth Floor
Data Science Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Lucy Griffiths is a Senior Lecturer. 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. 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; and Administrative Data Research Wales.

Other roles: Honorary Secretary for the Society for Social Medicine and Population Health; ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership Wales Data Science Health and Wellbeing Pathway Convenor; Honorary Researcher at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Child health
  • Public health
  • Epidemiology

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Lucy has experience of module development, postgraduate lecturing, facilitating practical’s and supporting MSc and PhD students.

She teaches in the areas of epidemiology and child health.


Lucy has methodological expertise in analyses of longitudinal data, analysing linked administrative records, systematic reviews and primary data collection and fieldwork. She has published in the areas of infant feeding, childhood immunisations, asthma, obesity, mental health, injuries and physical activity.

Lucy’s current research project focuses on childhood experiences and outcomes of being involved in the family justice system (public and private law proceedings) and with social care services.

Her PhD focused on stigmatisation and victimisation experiences of children and young people with overweight and obesity. This involved a systematic review, analysis of data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, and qualitative work (case studies).

Award Highlights

Academic Fellowship at the National Assembly for Wales Research Service; completed during 2019.


Lucy also works closely with the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory, the Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre, and the ‘Health Data Research UK Wales and Northern Ireland’ and the ‘Administrative Data Research Centre Wales’ research groups within the Medical School. She also collaborates with colleagues in the Applied Sports Technology, Exercise and Medicine Research Centre at Swansea University, and with other external national and international groups.