Dr Lucy O'Malley Ph.D FHEA

Lecturer in Health Services Research

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Lucy is a Senior Lecturer in Health Services Research based in the Division of Dentistry within the School of Medical Sciences. She is currently Pathway Lead for the Evidence-Based Health Care specialisation for the Masters in Public Health and she is course unit lead for Evidence Synthesis: Systematic Reviews (POPH68001) and Guideline Development and Implementation (POPH68012). Lucy is involved in undergraduate teaching within the Division of Dentistry as well as supervision and examination of dissertations for postgraduate clinical programmes. 

Lucy is Senior Postgraduate Research Tutor for the Division of Dentistry and welcomes enquiries from those interested in research programmes (MPhil, PhD) in all areas of Dentistry. 

Lucy is co-Lead for Patient and Public Involvement/ Engagement (PPI/E) and welcomes enquiries from members of the public who are interested in getting involved with research in any area of Dentistry. 


Lucy completed her first degree in Social Policy and Sociology at the University of Sheffield in 2006, her Masters in Applied Social Research at the University of Manchester and her PhD in Health Psychology supervised by Pauline Adair, Margaret Coffey and Cynthia Pine at the University of Salford. She was appointed as a Research Associate (Systematic Reviewer) in the School of Dentistry in 2012 and as Lecturer in Health Services Research in 2014 and Senior Lecturer in 2021. 


PhD Health Psychology (University of Salford)

MA Applied Social Research (University of Manchester)

BA (Hons) Social Policy and Sociology (University of Sheffield)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

British Sociological Association

British Psychological Society, Division of Health Psychology

European Association of Dental Public Health

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

Sustainable Development Goals

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