Dr Lucy Wright
Senior Cardiovascular Epidemiologist
Lucy Wright is a senior epidemiologist in the Unit of Health Care Epidemiology. She has an Oxford DPhil in clinical cardiovascular epidemiology, and an undergraduate degree in nursing from Dalhousie University, Canada. Lucy’s clinical and research backgrounds are both in cardiovascular disease, and include over 10 years in general practice research. From 2008-2018, Lucy was a post-doctoral research scientist and then cardiovascular epidemiologist on the Million Women Study in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health. While there, she had lead roles in several methodological and cardiovascular epidemiology projects using linked hospital and mortality records, most recently focusing on stroke. She also collaborated with the Unit of Health Care Epidemiology on several coronary disease studies during this time.
Lucy is the Oxford lead for several international studies using data held by the Unit of Health Care Epidemiology. Since 2015, she has been instrumental in the successful and ongoing collaboration with the University of Western Australia comparing coronary disease epidemiology in Australia and England. Lucy has also been the national lead since 2018 for a four-country comparison of the determinants of decreasing mortality rates in cardiovascular diseases (including myocardial infarction and stroke) between 2002-15 using data from England, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Lucy is closely involved in teaching, as a supervisor for MSc and DPhil students investigating coronary disease epidemiology, patterns of cardiovascular risk factors and multimorbidity.
Epidemiology report: trends in sex-specific cerebrovascular disease mortality in Europe based on WHO mortality data.
Shah R. et al, (2019), Eur Heart J, 40, 755 - 764
European Society of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Disease Statistics 2017.
Timmis A. et al, (2018), Eur Heart J, 39, 508 - 579
Differences in risk factors for 3 types of stroke: UK prospective study and meta-analyses.
Price AJ. et al, (2018), Neurology, 90, e298 - e306
Identification of myocardial infarction type from electronic hospital data in England and Australia: a comparative data linkage study.
Nedkoff L. et al, (2017), BMJ Open, 7
Risk factors for aortic stenosis and aortic valve replacement in 1.2 million UK women
Cairns BJ. et al, (2017), EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL, 38, 632 - 632