Dr Elizabeth McGill
BA MSc PhD FHEA
in Public Health
15-17 Tavistock Place
I am an Assistant Professor in Public Health with the NIHR School for Public Health Research at LSHTM. My research focuses on systems-level evaluative approaches and evaluating strategies to reduce health inequalities. I have an undergraduate degree in International Development Studies from McGill University and both an MSc and PhD in Public Health from LSHTM.
I am a seminar leader on the Principles of Social Research module, a tutor on the MSc in Public Health and I sit on the MSc Public Health Programme Committee. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I am interested in evaluation methods and the application of systems thinking and complexity science to public health evaluation. I led on the development of a complex systems approach to process evaluation (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003368) and was the lead researcher on the NIHR SPHR Systems Evaluation Guidance for local practioners.
I have a particular interest in the commercial determinants of health and have conducted systems-level process evaluations of local alcohol interventions.
I am also interested in the broader social determinants of health and much of my recent research has focussed on how strategies, policies and interventions are designed to influence place-based determinants of health in local environments.
My previous research was conducted with a programme of work entitled 'Evidence Beyond the Health Sector' that looked into attitudes to, and views and understandings of, research and evidence among practitioners and policy-makers in policy fields relevant to the urban built environment.
I have extensive systematic review experience and contributed to a series of reviews to inform the development of NICE Public Health guidance on tuberculosis.