Imperial College London

Jessica Newberry Le Vay

Faculty of MedicineInstitute of Global Health Innovation

Climate Change and Health Policy Fellow



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Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





Jessica is a Junior Policy Fellow at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, working on climate change and health. Jessica is part of Climate Cares, a joint initiative between Imperial's Institute of Global Health Innovation and the Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment, which aims to understand and support mental health and wellbeing in the climate crisis. She works across policy, education, awareness raising and research. Jessica is also a Grantham Affiliate. 

Prior to joining Imperial, Jessica led Cancer Research UK’s policy research programme on cancer prevention, conducting and funding research to inform policy development on obesity, alcohol and tobacco. Her research focused primarily on children and young people, including the interplay between cancer risk factors and mental health and social determinants of health. While at Cancer Research UK Jessica also led a medical research sector-wide project on building research capacity in the UK’s National Health Service.

Jessica holds a MSc in Global Health from King’s College London with a specialist focus on disasters and adaptation, as part of which she collaborated with the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit in South Africa on research exploring barriers to accessing health care. She has a BA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.



Lawrance EL, Thompson R, Newberry Le Vay J, et al., 2022, The Impact of Climate Change on Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing: A Narrative Review of Current Evidence, and its Implications, International Review of Psychiatry, Vol:34, ISSN:0954-0261, Pages:443-498

Dicken SJ, Mitchell JJ, Newberry Le Vay J, et al., 2022, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on diet behaviour among UK adults: a longitudinal analysis of the HEBECO study, Frontiers in Nutrition, Vol:8, ISSN:2296-861X

Dicken SJ, Mitchell JJ, Newberry Le Vay J, et al., 2021, Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on weight and BMI among UK adults: a longitudinal analysis of data from the HEBECO study, Nutrients, Vol:13, ISSN:2072-6643, Pages:2911-2911

Newberry Le Vay J, Fraser A, Byass P, et al., 2021, Mortality trends and access to care for cardiovascular diseases in Agincourt, rural South Africa: a mixed-methods analysis of verbal autopsy data, Bmj Open, Vol:11, ISSN:2044-6055, Pages:e048592-e048592

Fraser A, Newberry Le Vay J, Byass P, et al., 2020, Time-critical conditions: assessment of burden and access to care using verbal autopsy in Agincourt, South Africa, Bmj Global Health, Vol:5, ISSN:2059-7908, Pages:e002289-e002289

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