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 working in the areas of innovation, health and science at RAND Europe. She primarily works on health and healthcare systems projects with an interest in healthcare quality improvement, digital health technologies and the use of health data. Projects related to these subjects have been commissioned by a range of clients, including the UK Department of Health and Social Care, the European Commission and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations.

Hocking has also worked on projects in other subject areas, including innovation, research impact and early years education.

Hocking completed her master's degree in child public health from Swansea University in 2017 and her undergraduate degree in biomedical science from the University of Reading in 2016.

Recent Projects

  • Teaching, pedagogy and practice in early years childcare.
  • Health Innovation in the UK
  • Benchmarking Deployment of eHealth among General Practitioners
  • Evaluation of the Q Initiative
  • Secondary use of health data by the pharmaceutical industry

Selected Publications

Megan Sim, Julie Bélanger, Lucy Hocking, Sashka Dimova, Eleftheria Iakovidou, Barbara Janta and William Teager, Teaching, pedagogy and practice in early years childcare: An evidence review, Early Intervention Foundation, 2018


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