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Dr Clare Tanton

BSc MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
in Epidemiology

Room
317

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 20 7958 8393

I am an Epidemiologist with an interest in adolescence and expertise in sexual and reproductive health and violence against children. I have worked on large-scale surveys and school-based interventions and my research has been both in the UK and international. 

I am currently working on trials of school-based interventions to reduce violence in schools and to improve menstrual health management in Uganda. As well as on a mixed-methods evidence synthesis project examining the relationship between violence in childhood and decent work and the potenial for skills training programmes to support young people into decent work in Uganda.

I also lead the sexual violence module in the British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes & Lifestyles (Natsal). 

Affiliations

Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Centres

Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

I teach on Epidemiology and Statistics modules.

I have PhD students working on the study of sexual behaviour as well as violence against children in primary schools.

Research

My research focuses on adolescents and young people within the fields of sexual health, menstrual hygiene management and violence. I am particularly interested in the development and evaluation of school-based interventions. 

Research Area
Child health
Complex interventions
Sexual health
Social and structural determinants of health
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Ethics
Evaluation
Global Health
Impact evaluation
Mobile technologies
Randomised controlled trials
Reproductive health
Schools
Violence
Discipline
Epidemiology
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Mental health
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
United Kingdom
Uganda
Region
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Partnered Intimate Activities in Early Adolescence-Findings From the UK Millennium Cohort Study.
Kelly Y; Zilanawala A; Tanton C; Lewis R; Mercer CH
2019
JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH
Heterosexual Practices Among Young People in Britain: Evidence From Three National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles.
Lewis R; Tanton C; Mercer CH; Mitchell KR; Palmer M; Macdowall W; Wellings K
2017
The Journal of adolescent health
Associations between source of information about sex and sexual health outcomes in Britain: findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3).
Macdowall W; Jones KG; Tanton C; Clifton S; Copas AJ; Mercer CH; Palmer MJ; Lewis R; Datta J; Mitchell KR
2015
BMJ open
Patterns and trends in sources of information about sex among young people in Britain: evidence from three National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles.
Tanton C; Jones KG; Macdowall W; Clifton S; Mitchell KR; Datta J; Lewis R; Field N; Sonnenberg P; Stevens A
2015
BMJ open
High-Risk Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection and Cervical Cancer Prevention in Britain: Evidence of Differential Uptake of Interventions from a Probability Survey.
Tanton C; Soldan K; Beddows S; Mercer CH; Waller J; Field N; Clifton S; Copas AJ; Panwar K; Manyenga P
2015
Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention
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