Dr Andrew C K Lee


Andrew Lee 2016

Public Health
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
The University of Sheffield
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

Office: Room 2037, 2nd Floor, Regent Court

Tel: (+44) (0) 114 222 0872
Fax: (+44) (0) 114 222 0749

email : andrew.lee@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0002-9795-3793


I qualified in medicine from the University of Edinburgh. Following paediatric and tropical medicine training, I then worked overseas running primary health care and tuberculosis control programmes in Afghanistan.  I am dual trained in general practice and public health in the UK, and have previously worked as a Public Health Consultant in Nottingham City.  I joined the Section of Public Health in February 2008 and am a part time Reader of Global Public Health.  I am also currently a public health consultant with Public Health England for the Yorkshire and the Humber Region with a remit covering health protection, healthcare public health, sexual health and learning disabilities.

Research Interests

My research interests are in the field of health protection (disaster response and emergency planning, control of communicable diseases), international health as well as health service management.  My current and recent research projects include

  • Medecins du Monde funded research collaboration with PHASE Nepal "Towards enhanced waste worker's health and safe waste management in the Kathmandu Valley" (September 2017 - ongoing).
  • ESRC-DFID Development Frontiers Research Fund Call 2 2016/17.  Resilience policy-making in Nepal: giving voice to communities (ES/R000514/1). (July 2017 - ongoing).
  • OXFAM Humanitarian Evidence Programme: Investigating recovery, relapse and ‘drop-outs’ among children treated for severe-acute malnutrition in the humanitarian emergencies’ context – A systematic review of the evidence. (June 2015 – ongoing)
  • NIHR Policy Research Programme: Identifying and addressing barriers to healthcare access for Hepatitis B in UK Chinese populations. (CATH-B Chinese community Access to Treatment for Hepatitis B). (September 2013 – February 2016)
  • NIHR-funded study (HTA - 11/46/07): The PAINTED study: PAndemic INfluenza Triage in the Emergency Department. (August 2012 – ongoing)
  • NIHR-funded study (HS&DR - 11/1022/01): How can international evidence on interventions to manage referral from primary to specialist non-emergency care be applied in a UK context? Development of an inclusive systematic review and logic model. (November 2012 – November 2014)
  • NIHR-funded study (HS&DR 09/1005/03): Emergency Planning in Health: Scoping study of the international literature, local information resources and key stakeholders. (November 2010 – November 2012)

Teaching Interests

I am keen on teaching and especially on global health issues, humanitarian aid, health service management and communicable disease control.  I currently lecture on international health needs assessment, disaster planning and impact evaluation on the MPH course.  I also developed and teach on the following MPH modules: Communicable Disease Control, and Disaster and Emergency Management.  In addition, I teach on the undergraduate medical programme, and on the Executive MBA programme at City College, Thessaloniki, Greece.  I have worked as a trainer on orientation courses for relief workers, and delivered training to healthcare workers abroad as well as to health professionals in the UK.

Other Activities

I also carry out a variety of external consultancy work such as training on patient safety and clinical audit, health needs assessments, health equity audits, programme evaluations and impact assessments. Most recently I was an external consultant for the World Health Organisation for whom I carried out an evaluation of their in-country presence in Bangladesh and Cambodia in 2015.  I am a trained Executive Coach with Health Education England and an educational supervisor for public health specialty training scheme in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Recent Publications

Lee ACK, Vedio A, Liu ZH, Salway S, Horsley J, Jesurasa A. Determinants of uptake of hepatitis B testing and health-seeking by migrant Chinese in the UK: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health 2017; 17:747.

Cartwright C, Hall ML, Lee A. Changing Health Priorities of Earthquake Response, Implications for Preparedness: A Review. Public Health 2017; 150:60-70.

Humphreys C, Lee A et al. A qualitative study exploring awareness and attitudes towards tuberculosis in migrant populations in a Metropolitan District Council in the North of England. Journal of Public Health 2017;1-7. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdx061

Simkhada R, Wasti SP, Vijay GC, Lee A. Prevalence of depressive symptoms and its associated factors in older adults: A cross-sectional study in Kathmandu, Nepal. Aging & Mental Health 2017; 1-6. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2017.1310803

Lee A, Sim F, Mackie P. Ethical public health: more than just numbers (Editorial). Public Health, 2017;144:A1-2. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2017.01.021

Akparibo R, Booth A, Lee A. Recovery, Relapse, and Episodes of Default in the Management of Acute Malnutrition in Children in Humanitarian Emergencies: A systematic review. Oxfam Humanitarian Evidence Programme. 16 March 2017. Available at:


Vedio A, Liu ZH, Lee A, Salway S. Improving access to health care for chronic hepatitis B among migrant Chinese populations: a systematic mixed methods review of barriers and enablers. Journal of Viral Hepatitis 2017; 1-15.

Hall ML, Lee ACK, Cartwright C, Maharatta S, Karki J, Simkhada P. The 2015 Nepal earthquake disaster: lessons learned one year on. Public Health 2017; 145:39-44. Available at: http://www.publichealthjrnl.com/article/S0033-3506(16)30452-8/fulltext?rss=yes