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Dr Claire Carson

Dr Claire Carson

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.