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Dr Lucy Griffiths

Dr Lucy Griffiths

Senior Lecturer, Medicine

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+44 (0) 1792 513471

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Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Lucy is a Senior Lecturer who joined the Medical School in April 2018. Prior to this, she was based at University College London for ~14 years.

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

Lucy has degrees in Social Psychology (BSc Hons), Health and Exercise Science (MSc) and Epidemiology (MSc). She also holds a PhD, completed at the University of Bristol. Lucy is the ESRC DTP Wales Data Science Health and Wellbeing Pathway Convenor, and an 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 is a member of the Family Justice Data Partnership -a collaboration between the University of Lancaster and the University of Swansea, and funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

Lucy also works closely with 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.