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 and 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. I am currently a director of primary care and population health with a NHS clinical commissioning group in Yorkshire. I joined the Section of Public Health in ScHARR in February 2008 and am a Reader of Global Public Health.

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 previous 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 - 2019)
  • ESRC-DFID Development Frontiers Research Fund Call 2 2016/17.  Resilience policy-making in Nepal: giving voice to communities (ES/R000514/1). (July 2017 - 2018)
  • 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 – 2017)
  • 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 conducted external evaluation consultancies for the World Health Organisation in 2015, and for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in 2018/2019.  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.  I am also the Senior Associate Editor with Public Health, the journal of the Royal Society of Public Health.

Recent Publications

Campbell F, Lee A  Public Health and the NHS at 70. Fit enough for the challenge of new enemies in a new landscape? An example of public health measures to address alcohol consumption. French Journal of British Studies. Accepted for publication 2019

Smolarchuk C, Mohammed H, Furegato M, Town K, Fifer H, Wilson J, Nardone A, Lee A, Hughes G. Just google it! Impact of media coverage of an outbreak of high-level azithromycin resistant gonorrhoea on attendances, testing and diagnoses at sexual health clinics in England between 2015 and 2016: observational study. Accepted for publication in Sexually Transmitted Infections (April 2019).

Black M, Karki J, Lee AC, Makai P, Baral YR, Kritsotakis EI, Bernier A, Heckmann AF. The health risks of informal waste workers in the Kathmandu Valley: a cross-sectional survey. Public Health 2019; 1;166:10-8.

Smolarchuk C, Wensley A, Padfield S, Fifer H, Lee A, Hughes G. Persistence of an outbreak of gonorrhoea with high-level resistance to azithromycin in England, November 2014‒May 2018. Eurosurveillance 2018;23(23):pii=1800287.

Hall M, Cartwright C, Lee ACK. A framework to assess the quality of non-traditional articles in the field of disaster response and management. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2018; 1-5. doi:10.1017/dmp.2018.61

Durdu B, Kritsotakis EI, Lee ACK, Torun P, Hakyemez IN, Gultepe B, Aslan T. Temporal trends and patterns in antimicrobial resistant Gram-negative bacteria implicated in intensive care unit-acquired infections: a cohort-based surveillance study in Istanbul, Turkey. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance 2018; 14:190-196. doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2018.04.015.

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.

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. Ageing & Mental Health 2017; 1-6.

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.

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.