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Lucy is a Research Fellow in the Division of Midwifery and Radiography, with an academic background in Cell Biology and Statistics.
Her PhD focused on the biological mechanisms underlying cell damage and repair and how this influences progression of diseases of the nervous and immune system. She has since transitioned from laboratory research towards epidemiology and population health. Working in both academia and the public sector, she has explored a broad range of topics across health and social care research including hospital care for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, drug addiction and drug misuse, and the relationship between health and housing.
She has particular expertise in the use of routinely-collected electronic health data to evaluate and improve health and social care policies, develop care indicators and improve the standard of care across distinct patient populations.
She is committed to health research that emphasises person-centred care, with a focus on patient engagement to improve health outcomes and patient experience. Her current project explores maternity care across the NHS and whether the time and day of birth affects the outcome of birth for mother and baby. The project aims to inform workforce planning, seven-day care policies and current government strategies to reduce neonatal and maternal mortality and morbidity by 2025.
- Graduate Certificate in Statistics, Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom, 2018 – 2019
- PhD Cell Biology, University College London, United Kingdom, Jan 2009 – Jan 2013
- BSc Molecular Medicine, University of Sussex, United Kingdom, Jan 2003 – Jan 2006