Lucy Hocking

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Senior Analyst
Cambridge Office


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

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Lucy Hocking is a senior analyst at RAND Europe with experience in healthcare quality improvement and health services research for a variety of health-related areas, such as infectious diseases and mental health, public health. These research studies were commissioned by a range of clients, including UK government bodies (e.g. the UK Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and BEIS), the Health Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, CRUK and various EU institutions (e.g. ECDC, DG SANTE).

Hocking has contributed to and led a range of quantitative and qualitative research approaches, including, for example, semi-structured interviews with a range of different stakeholders in the healthcare system, desk research/document reviews, workshops and focus groups, evaluations, logic model/theory of change development and surveys. She has an M.Sc. in child public health from Swansea University and a B.Sc. (Hons) in biomedical science from the University of Reading.

Recent Projects

  • Health Innovation in the UK
  • Evaluation of the Q Initiative
  • Poor indoor climate, its impact on child health, and the wider societal costs
  • Evaluation of the Trailblazer Programme
  • The impact of antimicrobial resistance on modern medicine

Selected Publications

Lucy Hocking, Sarah Parks, Marlene Altenhofer, Salil Gunashekar, Reuse of health data by the European pharmaceutical industry: Current practice and implications for the future, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), 2019

Daniel Gehrt, Marco Hafner, Lucy Hocking, Evangelos Gkousis, Pamina Smith, Jack Pollard, Poor indoor climate, its impact on child health, and the wider societal costs, Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation (RR-3256), 2019

Tom Ling, Katherine Stewart, Bryn Garrod, Lucy Hocking, Jennifer Newbould, Cloé Gendronneau, Evaluation of the Second Phase of the Q Initiative 2016–2020: Interim Report, Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation (RR-2324), 2018

Marjanovic, Sonja, Marlene Altenhofer, Lucy Hocking, Molly Morgan Jones, Sarah Parks, Ioana Ghiga, Carla Cox, Katerina Galai, and Tom Ling, Innovating for improved healthcare: Policy and practice for a thriving NHS, RAND Corporation (RR-2711-DH), 2020

, Heat, energy efficiency, smart technology and health: A review of evidence from high-income countries, with a focus on the UK, BEIS, 2020

Lucy Hocking, Gemma-Claire Ali, Camilla d’Angelo, Advait Deshpande, Cagla Stevenson, Mann Virdee, Susan Guthrie, How is modern medicine being affected by drug-resistant infections?The Wellcome Trust, 2021 (forthcoming)

Sonja Marjanovic, Marlene Altenhofer, Lucy Hocking, Joanna Chataway, Tom Ling, "Innovating for Improved Healthcare: Sociotechnical and Innovation Systems Perspectives and Lessons from the NHS," Science and Public Policy, 47(2), 2020

Hocking, Lucy, Jennifer Newbould, Sarah Parkinson, Katherine Stewart, Amelia Harshfield, and Tom Ling, Strengthening the contribution of improvers to UK health and care? An evaluation of the Q Initiative 2016–2020, RAND Corporation (RR-A166-1), 2020


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