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Professor James Lewis

Professor James Lewis

Co-lead and Academic Director, Y Lab

Email
lewisj78@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 9874
Campuses
56 Park Place, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3AT
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

@ylabwales we support and promote experimentation and innovation in public services in Wales.

I also conduct research in global health, focusing on conducting pragmatic evaluations of health system innovations across a range of disease areas and geographies.

Biography

Education

2001 –2005: PhD in Epidemiology at Imperial College London.

“Behavioural, demographic and social risk factors for HIV infection in rural Zimbabwe.” Received MRC funding.

1999 –2000: MSc in Applied Statistics at the University of Oxford.

Grade: Distinction. Gutierrez Toscano prize for joint top result. Received EPSRC funding.

1996 – 1999: BA (Hons) in Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

Class: 2:1.

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

Academic positions

2016 – 2018: Associate Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Based in London.

2013 – 2018: Deputy Director, Centre for Evaluation, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

2013 – 2016: Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Based in London.

2012 – 2013: Lecturer, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Based in London.

2007 – 2012: Lecturer, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Based at Aurum Institute, Johannesburg.

2005 – 2007: Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Based at Aurum Institute, Johannesburg.

2001: Research assistant, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra.

2000 – 2001: Research assistant, Centre for Socioeconomic Research, Welsh School of Pharmacy, University of Wales, Cardiff.

Committees and reviewing

Statistical reviewer, Lancet journals

Publications

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2004

2003

@ylabwales we are conducting research on public service innovation, including working with projects on our Innovate to Save programme https://www.nesta.org.uk/project/innovate-save/

The primary evaluation methodologies I have applied in global health have been cluster randomised trials and stepped wedge trials, always in interdisciplinary teams. I currently work on projects in Wales, Peru, Burkina Faso and India. I lived in Johannesburg for seven years and I have also worked on projects in China, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD and Professional Doctorate students in the areas of:

  • public services innovation
  • social innovation
  • smart cities
  • global health