Prof James Lewis



I work on the strategic direction of Y Lab and development of new programmes, with a particular focus on research.


I worked as a statistician and epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) for twelve years, working on trials of health innovations in South Africa, Zambia, Peru, India, China, etc. I lived in Johannesburg for seven years and was the deputy director of the LSHTM Centre for Evaluation.



Outside of work

I love the outdoors, so living back home in Wales is awesome! I keep telling myself I am going to get back in to rock climbing. I like gardening… well… watching Gardeners’ World while my wife does the actual gardening… And we have a cat called Frankie (short for Frankenstein).