Dr Alex Griffiths

Research officer on the Quantification, Administrative Capacity and Democracy (QUAD) project

Research Interests

  • Risk and regulation
  • Performance measurement and quality assessment
  • Big data, predictive analytics and machine learning
  • Public policy design, implementation and evaluation



Griffiths, A., Beaussier, A.-L., Demeritt, D. & Rothstein, H. (2016). Intelligent Monitoring? Assessing the Ability of the Care Quality Commission's Statistical Surveillance Tool to Predict Quality and Prioritise NHS Hospital Inspections. BMJ Quality & Safety. Available here


Griffiths, A. (2016). Predicting Quality Failures in Higher Education. Risk&Regulation, 31, 20-23.

Griffiths, A. (2016). The Risks of Risk-Based Approaches: Predicting Higher Education Quality with Metrics. Policy Wonkers - The Policy Institute at King's [Online]. Available here 

Griffiths, A. (2015). No Minority Report. *Research Professional: 8am Playbook, 04 Dec 2015.

Griffiths, A. (2015). Written Evidence to the BIS Select Committee’s Assessing Quality in Higher Education' Inquiry [Online]. Available here

Griffiths, A. (2014). The Birth of Quality Agencies [Online]. Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Available here 

Griffiths, A. (2011). The Quality and Risk Profiles of the Care Quality Commission. Risk&Regulation, 22, 10-11.

Media Coverage

Havergal, C. (2015). Risk-Based Quality Assessment 'Cannot Work', Study Concludes [Online]. Times Higher Education. Available here

Work in Progress

Griffiths, A., Wolf, A., and Rothstein, H. ‘Predicting the Unpredictable: Risk-Based Approaches to Quality Assurance in Higher Education’.

Griffiths, A., Leaver, M., ‘Wisdom of the Crowds: Public Reviews and the Quality of Healthcare’.


Regular teaching topics include:

  • Risk Management in Healthcare and Higher Education
  • Regulation
  • Data science and programming skills


Contact information

Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation
Room KSW 3.11
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6349

Email: A.Griffiths@lse.ac.uk

Administrative contact

Justin Adams, Administrator
Room OLD 3.20
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6542
Email: j.adams5@lse.ac.uk