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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 completed my PhD at LSHTM in 2008 and then worked at UCL before rejoining LSHTM in 2018. I am an Epidemiologist with an interest in adolescence and expertise in sexual and reproductive health and HIV, large-scale surveys and school-based interventions and has worked both in the UK and internationally. 

I am currently working on a pilot trial of an intervention to reduce violence in secondary schools in Uganda and a project examining the relationship between violence in childhood and decent work.

I am involved in the British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes & Lifestyles, leading the module on sexual violence. 

Affiliations

Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

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 and HIV, 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 Adolescenced-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
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
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
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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