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Fiona Lugg-Widger

Cardiff University

Fiona Lugg-Widger

I am the Deputy Director for Data at the Centre for Trials Research and a senior trials methodologist with expertise in the design and conduct of large, often complex multi-disciplinary trials and studies that use routinely collected data (routine data) and/or linked data to deliver policy-relevant population health research.


Countries UK;
Topics Access to care; Care economy; Data catalogues; Epidemiology and ageing trajectories; Evaluation of LTC systems and services; Healthcare access in LTC; Information and data systems in LTC; LTC and people with mental health conditions; Research gaps and priorities in LTC; Unmet needs;
Methods Analysis of administrative data; Data science and LTC research; Longitudinal data analysis; Mixed methods; Qualitative studies; Research ethics; Trials and other evaluations;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Data Science; Quasi-experimental methods;
Key publications
Cannings-John RSchoenbuchner SJones H, et al. (2023) Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on domiciliary care workers in Wales, UK: a data linkage cohort study using the SAIL Databank 
Prout, H.Lugg-Widger, F. V.Brookes-Howell, L.Cannings-John, R.Akbari, A.John, A.Thomas, D. R., & Robling, M. (2022). “I don’t mean to be rude, but could you put a mask on while I’m here?” A qualitative study of risks experienced by domiciliary care workers in Wales during the COVID-19 pandemicHealth & Social Care in the Community30e6601e6612