Lucy Hocking

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Research Assistant
Cambridge Office


M.Sc. in child public health, Swansea University; B.Sc. in biomedical science, University of Reading


Lucy Hocking is a research assistant within the Health, Innovation and Science team at RAND Europe. She is coming to the end of her Master's degree in Child Public Health at Swansea University. This focused on the biological, psychological and social factors affecting the health of children and families within the UK. Her dissertation is investigating the sources used by new mothers to find parenting advice and how this affects their mental wellbeing, with a specific focus on Facebook.

Additionally, Hocking worked as a research assistant intern for three months at P1vital whilst studying biomedical science at the University of Reading. There, she led a project analysing data from a depression diagnosis and monitoring tool and used facial recognition software to improve its accuracy.


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