Professor Andrew Lee


Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

Professor of Public Health

Andrew Lee
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Professor Andrew Lee
Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health
2037, 2nd Floor
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

I joined the Section of Public Health in ScHARR in February 2008 and am a Professor of Public Health.

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.

I have previously worked as a Public Health Consultant in Nottingham City, as a director of primary care and population health with the NHS, and as a Consultant in Communicable Disease Control with the Health Protection Agency, Public Health England and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). In addition to my academic role, I am also currently a Senior Consultant in Global Health with the UKHSA.

Currently, I am the Co-Editor-in-Chief for Public Health, a journal of the Royal Society for 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)
  • NIHR funded study: Evaluation of the implementation of pandemic preparedness plans during COVID-19 at the interface with infection prevention and control services in acute and community care. (2021-current)
  • PHE funded study: Evidence review of the population health role of ambulance services in COVID-19. (2020-2021)
  • PHE funded study: Evidence review for COVID19 Mass testing. (2020)

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Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Hall ML, Lee ACK, Cartwright C, Marahatta S, Karki J & Simkhada P (2017) The 2015 Nepal earthquake disaster: lessons learned one year on. Public Health, Vol. 145 (pp 39-44) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mackenzie K, Goyder E, Johnson M, Lee A, Salway S, Horsley J & Vedio A (2016) OP77 Commissioning services for disease prevention in England: A qualitative examination of barriers and enablers. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Vol. 70(Suppl 1) (pp A43.1-A43) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Salway S, Vedio A, Liu E, Lee A, Horsley J & Such E (2015) Improving health care access for Hepatitis B in high prevalence migrant groups. European Journal of Public Health, Vol. 25(suppl_3) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lee AC, Challen K, Gardois P, Mackway-Jones K, Carley S, Phillips W, Booth A, Walter D & Goodacre S () The evidence gaps for health emergency planning in the UK. Health Protection Agency 2012. University of Warwick, 11 September 2012 - 12 September 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lee AC, Challen K, Gardois P, Mackway-Jones K, Carley S, Phillips W, Booth A, Walter D & Goodacre S () The evidence for emergency planning in health: Finding the gaps. HSRN Symposium - Delivering better health services. Manchester, 19 June 2012 - 20 June 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lee AC, Challen K, Gardois P, Booth A & Goodacre S () Where is the evidence for emergency planning and management?. Health Protection Agency Annual Conference. University of Warwick, 13 September 2011 - 14 September 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lee AC () Qualitative survey methods in complex situations. 2nd International Conference on Surveying Health in Complex Situations. Brussels, Belgium, 4 June 2007 - 5 June 2007. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lee AC & Poole J () Investigating bladder cancer in South Yorkshire. UK Association of Cancer Registries(UKACR) Annual Conference. Stirling, 9 September 2009 - 10 September 2009. RIS download Bibtex download



  • Durdu B, Kritsotakis E, Lee ACK, Torun P, Hakyemez IN, Gultepe B & Aslan T (2017) Antimicrobial Resistance Profile and Temporal Trends in Gram-Negative Bacteria Causing Nosocomial Infections in Critically Ill Patients in Istanbul, Turkey. ASM Microbe 2017. RIS download Bibtex download



Research group

Current PhD/MD Students

  • Nuha Alshaaili
  • Dr Debasish Kar
  • Dr Omnia Elnawawy
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.

Professional activities and memberships

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 Co-Editor in Chief for the journals Public Health, and Public Health in Practice, Royal Society of Public Health.