Dr Adam Fletcher
Reader in Social Science and Health
- +44 (0)29 2087 9679
- +44 (0)29 2087 9054
- Room 2.03, 1-3 Museum Place
I moved to Cardiff University in 2012. I'm a Reader in the School of Social Sciences, Deputy Director of DECIPHer (a UKCRC centre of excellence for public health research) and Interim Academic Director of Y Lab (Wales Public Services Innovation Lab). I'm involved in the teaching and supervision of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students in the School of Social Sciences. My research focuses on the social determinants of young people's health and wellbeing, and how to address these to improve public health. I've published most widely on the issue of school effects on health, which remains one of my main scientific interests.
At undergraduate level, I'm involved in teaching social research methods, social policy, and the sociology of health and illness, as well as supervising and assessing final-year dissertations. I also teach social research methods at MSc level.
My research focuses on the social determinants of young people's health and wellbeing, particularly the effects of schools on health outcomes. I have been funded by the UK Medical Research Council, the National Institute of Health Research and the Welsh Government to develop and evaluate innovative new school-based health projects with public sector and third sector partners.