Dr Claire Carson
BSc, MSc, PhD
Senior Researcher in Epidemiology, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit
- MRC Career Development Fellow
Claire Carson is a Senior Researcher in Epidemiology, based in the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit. She has a particular interest in infertility, and 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. Claire now has an MRC Career Development Award to investigate the longer-term outcomes of infertility treatment in women and their children using record linkage. Claire’s work at NPEU also includes research on child outcomes after unplanned pregnancies, breastfeeding and the wellbeing of fathers.
Prior to joining the University of Oxford, Claire was a Research Fellow at LSHTM, where she also completed an MSc and then a PhD focussed on the epidemiology of male factor infertility and the determinants of poor semen quality. Claire enjoys teaching, and currently contributes to the Principles of Epidemiology and Statistics modules within the MSc Global Health Sciences.
Unplanned pregnancy and subsequent psychological distress in partnered women: a cross-sectional study of the role of relationship quality and wider social support.
Barton K. et al, (2017), BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 17
Impact of preterm birth on maternal well-being and women's perceptions of their baby: a population-based survey.
Henderson J. et al, (2016), BMJ Open, 6
Risk of psychological distress in parents of preterm children in the first year: evidence from the UK Millennium Cohort Study.
Carson C. et al, (2015), BMJ Open, 5
Children conceived following induced ovulation or intrauterine insemination have a small increased risk of mental disorders.
Carson C., (2014), Evid Based Ment Health, 17
Effect of teenage motherhood on cognitive outcomes in children: a population-based cohort study.
Morinis J. et al, (2013), Arch Dis Child, 98, 959 - 964