Felix works part time as a clinical reader in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health and a public health doctor. His other job is as Head of the joint Digital Policy Unit at the Department of Health and Social Care and NHSE England, where he is responsible for national policy and strategy for digital, data and technology in England.
Felix's research interests are in digital health, applied artificial intelligence, population health, behaviour change, and measuring quality and safety in healthcare systems.
He was previously clinical adviser to the Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, where he worked on developing national quality and safety policy. He also worked for the World Health Organization’s Patient Safety Programme, where he managed their project on improving patient safety education in medical schools and technology for patient safety.
Felix trained at Oxford University (BA, BM BCh), Harvard University (MPH) and Imperial College (MBA, PhD). He was awarded a Knox Fellowship by Harvard University, the Sir John Brotherston Prize by the Faculty of Public Health in the UK, an Academic Clinical Fellowship by the NIHR, and a Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice by the Commonwealth Fund.
et al., 2019, Medicines associated with dependence or withdrawal: a mixed-methods public health review and national database study in England, Lancet Psychiatry, Vol:6, ISSN:2215-0366, Pages:935-950
et al., 2018, What is an appropriate level of evidence for a digital health intervention?, The Lancet, Vol:392, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:2665-2667
et al., 2018, Changes in health in the countries of the UK and 150 English Local Authority areas 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016, The Lancet, Vol:392, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1647-1661
et al., 2017, Developing and Evaluating Digital Interventions to Promote Behavior Change in Health and Health Care: Recommendations Resulting From an International Workshop, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol:19, ISSN:1438-8871
et al., 2017, The need for a complex systems model of evidence for public health., The Lancet, Vol:390, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:2602-2604
et al., 2016, A rapid evidence review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alcohol control policies: an English perspective, The Lancet, Vol:389, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1558-1580
et al., 2016, Measuring patient-perceived quality of care in US hospitals using Twitter, BMJ Quality & Safety, Vol:25, ISSN:2044-5423, Pages:404-413
et al., 2013, Harnessing the cloud of patient experience: using social media to detect poor quality healthcare., Bmj Qual Saf
et al., 2012, Associations Between Web-Based Patient Ratings and Objective Measures of Hospital Quality, Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol:172, ISSN:0003-9926, Pages:435-436