Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer




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Lily is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) working on the development of the Digital Maternity Leaders PGCert and Foundation programmes, which launch in Autumn 2022. Also working on the digitisation of MSc Health Policy and Patient Safety, her responsibilities include co-leading the programme operations workstream and developing and delivering learning content for modules 'Health and Society' and 'Measuring Improvement and Performance in Healthcare'. Previously she worked for 2 years on the PGDip Digital Health Leadership programme (part of the NHS Digital Academy), primarily leading on assessment, operations, and optimising student experience. Her first position at IGHI, in 2018, was Centre Assistant for the Centre for Health Policy (CHP) and Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC).

Originally from Surrey, Lily completed secondary and tertiary education in Auckland, New Zealand. Following her BSc in Nutrition at the University of Auckland, she went on to complete a PGCert in Holistic Performance Nutrition. In 2022 she will graduate from the Global Master of Public Health taught at Imperial.

While working at IGHI, Lily has been involved in research projects in the following areas:

  • Public opinions of healthcare data sharing
  • Social connection in digital tools for anxiety and depression in young people
  • Healthy environments and how they are viewed by the public
  • How increasing temperature is affecting mental health
  • Mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people 



Roberts L, Lounsbury O, Awuzudike V, et al., 2022, Healthy environments: Understanding perceptions of underrepresented communities in the United Kingdom, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol:19, ISSN:1660-4601, Pages:1-21

Lounsbury O, Roberts L, Kurek N, et al., 2022, The role of digital innovation in improving healthcare quality in extreme adversity: an interpretative phenomenological analysis study, Journal of Global Health Reports, ISSN:2399-1623

Dewa LH, Roberts L, Lawrance E, et al., 2022, Authors' Reply to: Toward a Better Understanding of Quality Social Connections. Comment on "Quality Social Connection as an Active Ingredient in Digital Interventions for Young People With Depression and Anxiety: Systematic Scoping Review and Meta-analysis", Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol:24, ISSN:1438-8871

Dewa L, Lawrance E, Roberts L, et al., 2021, Quality social connection as an active ingredient in digital interventions for young people with depression and anxiety: systematic scoping review and meta-analysis, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol:23, ISSN:1438-8871, Pages:1-22

Olivia L, Roberts L, Jonathan R G, et al., 2021, “Opening a Can of Worms” - exploring public hopes and fears on healthcare data sharing: qualitative study, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol:23, ISSN:1438-8871

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