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.
Gestational age at birth and child special educational needs: a UK representative birth cohort study.
Alterman N. et al, (2021), Arch Dis Child
Gestational age and hospital admissions during childhood: population based, record linkage study in England (TIGAR study).
Coathup V. et al, (2020), BMJ, 371
Gestational age and hospital admissions during childhood, the TIGAR study: a population-based, record linkage study in England
COATHUP V. et al, (2020), BMJ: British Medical Journal
Prevalence of prelacteal feeding and associated risk factors in Indonesia: Evidence from the 2017 Indonesia Demographic Health Survey.
Rahmartani LD. et al, (2020), PLoS One, 15
'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