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Claire Zhang

Claire Zhang

Claire Zhang


DPhil Student

Claire joined the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit in the Oxford Population Health department as a DPhil student and Clarendon Scholar in 2021 under the supervision of Associate Professor Claire Carson, Professor Maria Quigley and Associate Professor Clare Bankhead (Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences). She is exploring ethnic inequities in infants' and young children's use of preventive care and potentially avoidable healthcare in England.

Alongside her studies, Claire works as a Consultant for the World Health Organization in the Health and Migration Programme at WHO HQ. She is also a Programme Manager in the inclusion health team of the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (UK Department of Health and Social Care). She collaborates with the UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti on research in child health & forced migration, and has also collaborated with WHO Europe and international NGOs on health policy projects. Claire is a Trustee for Art Refuge, an international charity that supports the mental health and wellbeing of forcibly displaced people through arts-based approaches.

Before joining Oxford Population Health, Claire completed a MSc in Population Health at University College London (UCL) as a Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholar. She subsequently worked as the National Migrant Health Lead in Public Health England and a Clinical Research Associate in the public health data science team at UCL Institute of Health Informatics where she continues to be an Honorary Researcher in migration health. Claire's clinical background is in paediatric speech and language therapy with a focus on feeding and communication impairments in the early years. She has worked in hospitals and community health services in the UK and Australia.

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