Dr Claire Carson
BSc, MSc, PhD
University Research Lecturer and Senior Researcher in Epidemiology
- MRC Career Development Fellow
Claire Carson is a Senior Researcher in Epidemiology, based in the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU). She has training in both quantitative and qualitative methods, and specialises in the analysis of observational and routine data. Her research interests include infertility and fertility treatment, preterm birth, and breastfeeding.
Claire joined the NPEU in 2008 to work on a project exploring health outcomes of children born after assisted reproductive technologies (ART) using data from the Millennium Cohort Study. She now holds an MRC Career Development Award to investigate the longer-term outcomes of fertility treatment in women and their children using record linkage. She is also a co-investigator in the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Maternal and Neonatal Health and Care, leading work on preconception health.
Prior to joining the University of Oxford, Claire was a Research Fellow at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she also completed an MSc and then a PhD in Epidemiology. Claire supervises DPhil students, and enjoys teaching. She is a co-lead for the Maternal and Child Health module in the MSc Global Health Science & Epidemiology, and currently contributes to the Principles of Epidemiology and Statistics modules.
'I haven't met them, I don't have any trust in them. It just feels like a big unknown': a qualitative study exploring the determinants of consent to use Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority registry data in research.
Carson C. et al, (2019), BMJ Open, 9
Twenty-five-year trends in breastfeeding initiation: The effects of sociodemographic changes in Great Britain, 1985-2010 (vol 14, e0210838, 2019)
Simpson DA. et al, (2019), PLOS ONE, 14
Twenty-five-year trends in breastfeeding initiation: The effects of sociodemographic changes in Great Britain, 1985-2010.
Simpson DA. et al, (2019), PLoS One, 14
Recency of migration, region of origin and women's experience of maternity care in England: Evidence from a large cross-sectional survey.
Henderson J. et al, (2018), Midwifery, 67, 87 - 94
Gestational age at birth and wheezing trajectories at 3-11 years.
Leps C. et al, (2018), Arch Dis Child