Dr Claire Carson BSc MSc PhD
Senior Researcher in Epidemiology
Claire Carson is an epidemiologist, with a particular interest in infertility.
Claire's current work focuses on the effects of infertility and infertilty treatment on subsequent child health and development using routine data sources. She has an MRC Career Development Award to conduct this project. Claire is also interested in pregnancy planning and subsequent child outcomes; breastfeeding; and the well-being of fathers and their children. She is also involved in the MSc Global Health Sciences, teaching as part of the epidemiology and statistics modules.
Claire studied environmental sciences at the University of East Anglia before becoming interested in epidemiology. She completed an MSc and PhD in epidemiology at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where her thesis focused on behavioural and lifestyle risk factors for poor semen quality. She then worked as a research fellow at LSHTM, where she was the study coordinator for an ongoing cohort study of heart disease in older British women. Claire joined NPEU in 2008 to work on a study of child health outcomes after infertility, using data from the Millennium Cohort Study.