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Dr Clare Tanton

BSc MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
in Epidemiology

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Clare completed her PhD at LSHTM in 2008 and then worked at UCL before rejoining LSHTM in 2018. She is 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. 

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

Clare teaches on Epidemiology and Statistics modules. She also supervises MSc and PhD students.

Research

Clare's research focuses on adolescents and young people within the fields of sexual health and HIV, menstrual hygiene management and violence. She is 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

What is best practice in sex and relationship education? A synthesis of evidence, including stakeholders' views.
Pound, P. ; Denford, S. ; Shucksmith, J. ; Tanton, C. ; Johnson, A.M. ; Owen, J. ; Hutten, R. ; Mohan, L. ; Bonell, C. ; Abraham, C. ; Campbell, R. ;
2017
BMJ Open
Heterosexual Practices Among Young People in Britain: Evidence From Three National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles.
Lewis, R. ; Tanton, C. ; Mercer, C.H. ; Mitchell, K.R. ; Palmer, M. ; Macdowall, W. ; Wellings, K. ;
2017
J Adolesc Health
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, C.H.; Waller, J.; Field, N.; Clifton, S.; Copas, A.J.; Panwar, K.; Manyenga, P.; da Silva, F.; Wellings, K.; Ison, C.A.; Johnson, A.M.; Sonnenberg, P.;
2015
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev
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, K.G. ; Macdowall, W. ; Clifton, S. ; Mitchell, K.R. ; Datta, J. ; Lewis, R. ; Field, N. ; Sonnenberg, P. ; Stevens, A. ; Wellings, K. ; Johnson, A.M. ; Mercer, C.H. ;
2015
BMJ Open
Changes in sexual attitudes and lifestyles in Britain through the life course and over time: findings from the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal).
Mercer, C.H.; Tanton, C.; Prah, P.; Erens, B.; Sonnenberg, P.; Clifton, S.; MacDowall, W.; Lewis, R.; Field, N.; Datta, J.; Copas, A.J.; Phelps, A.; Wellings, K.; Johnson, A.M.
2013
Lancet
Lifetime prevalence, associated factors, and circumstances of non-volitional sex in women and men in Britain: findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3).
MacDowall, W.; Gibson, L.; Tanton, C.; Mercer, C.H.; Lewis, R.; Clifton, S.; Field, N.; Datta, J.; Mitchell, K.R.; Sonnenberg, P.; Erens, B.; Copas, A.J.; Phelps, A.; Prah, P.; Johnson, A.M.; Wellings, K.
2013
Lancet
Long-Term Impact of Acyclovir Suppressive Therapy on Genital and Plasma HIV RNA in Tanzanian Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Tanton, C.; Weiss, H.A.; Rusizoka, M.; Legoff, J.; Changalucha, J.; Baisley, K.; Mugeye, K.; Everett, D.; Belec, L.; Clayton, T.C.; Ross, D.A.; Hayes, R.J.; Watson-Jones, D.;
2010
J Infect Dis
See all Dr Clare Tanton's Publications