Associate Professor Claire Carson
BSc, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor in Epidemiology
- MRC Career Development Fellow
Claire Carson is an Associate Professor 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.
Trends and inequalities in breastfeeding continuation from 1 to 6 weeks: findings from six population-based British cohorts, 1985-2010.
Simpson DA. et al, (2021), Eur J Clin Nutr
Erratum: Gestational age at birth and child special educational needs: A UK representative birth cohort study (Archives of Disease in Childhood (2021) 106 (842–848) DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2020-320213)
Alterman N. et al, (2021), Archives of Disease in Childhood, 106
Gestational age at birth and child special educational needs: a UK representative birth cohort study.
Alterman N. et al, (2021), Arch Dis Child
Associations between gestational age at birth and infection-related hospital admission rates during childhood in England: Population-based record linkage study.
Coathup V. et al, (2021), PLoS One, 16
Electronic cigarette use (vaping) and patterns of tobacco cigarette smoking in pregnancy-evidence from a population-based maternity survey in England.
Opondo C. et al, (2021), PLoS One, 16