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Ms Cath Lewis

Biography

Cath is a researcher at the Centre for Public Health. She has a background in nursing, working primarily on surgical and Accident and Emergency wards, and has 15 years’ research experience prior to joining the centre. She has worked on several Randomised Controlled Trials, including a national trial of chest pain units within Accident and Emergency Departments, and a trial looking at psychological adjustment to breast cancer. Her most recent projects have included looking at gambling across the Liverpool City Region, as well as needs assessments of both adult offenders and young offenders across the Liverpool City Region, both of which included in-depth interviews both with staff and with offenders in prison and community settings, as well as collection of a wide range of quantitative data. Cath now works on a wide variety of projects for Merseyside and Cheshire Directors of Public Health.

Degrees

1992, Brunel University London, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Sociology

Academic appointments

Senior Researcher in Public Health, Department of Public Health, Liverpool Public Health Observatory, University of Liverpool, 2010 - 2015
Researcher, University of Liverpool, 2001 - 2010

Publications

Report

Lewis CE, Scott-Samuel A. 2015. Top Tips for healthier providers of health-care in Merseyside and Cheshire Top Tips for healthier providers of health-care in Merseyside and Cheshire

Lewis CE, Ubido J, Roper L, Scott-Samuel A. 2015. An overview of the history and work of Liverpool Public Health Observatory, and its impact on policy and services An overview of the history and work of Liverpool Public Health Observatory, and its impact on policy and services

Lewis CE, Roper L, Scott-Samuel A. 2014. Fixed odds betting terminal use and problem gambling across the Liverpool City region Fixed odds betting terminal use and problem gambling across the Liverpool City region

Lewis CE, Scott-Samuel S. 2013. Health needs assessment of young offenders in the youth justice system on Merseyside Health needs assessment of young offenders in the youth justice system on Merseyside

Lewis CE, Roper L, Scott-Samuel A. 2013. Health needs assessment for ex-Armed Forces personnel Health needs assessment for ex-Armed Forces personnel

Lewis CE, Scott-Samuel S. 2012. Health needs assessment of adult offenders across the criminal justice system on Merseyside Health needs assessment of adult offenders across the criminal justice system on Merseyside

Lewis CE, Ubido J, Holford R, Scott-Samuel A. 2010. Prevention Programmes Cost-Effectiveness Review: Physical activity Prevention Programmes Cost-Effectiveness Review: Physical activity

Ubido J, Lewis CE, Holford R, Scott-Samuel A. 2010. Prevention Programmes Cost-Effectiveness Review: Alcohol Prevention Programmes Cost-Effectiveness Review: Alcohol

Lewis CE, Scott-Samuel A. 2008. Rapid Health Impact Assessment for Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust - ‘A New Health Service for Liverpool, World Class Hospitals, World Class Services’ No. 66 - Rapid Health Impact Assessment for Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust - ‘A New Health Service for Liverpool, World Class Hospitals, World Class Services’

Lewis CE, Ubido J, Scott-Samuel A. 2008. Rapid Health and Equality Impact Assessment (HEqIA)of Mersey Care NHS Trust’s Outline Business Case for Mental Health and Learning Disability Services Rapid Health and Equality Impact Assessment (HEqIA)of Mersey Care NHS Trust’s Outline Business Case for Mental Health and Learning Disability Services

Journal article

Goodacre S, Cross E, Lewis C, Nicholl J, Capewell S. 2007. Effectiveness and safety of chest pain assessment to prevent emergency admissions: ESCAPE cluster randomised trial British Medical Journal,

Engagement & Impact

Fellowships:

Health Action Zone Fellowship, Liverpool Health Action Zone

Media Coverage:

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/02/gambling-addiction-fixed-odds-betting-terminals, The Liverpool Public Health Observatory report 'problem gambling and fixed odds betting terminal use' was quoted in an article in the Guardian on 2nd January 2015 - 'Betting machines: How one man lost everything, £1,000 at a time'

Membership of professional bodies:

Nursing and Midwifery Council - General Nurse - Registration lapsed, Nursing and Midwifery Council - General Nurse - Registration lapsed