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Claire Thompson

BSc MA PGCE PhD

Assistant Professor

Room
219

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

Tel.
0207 927 2745

I am a qualitative researcher with interests in: food poverty; urban regeneration; young people's experiences of health and wellbeing; food and alcohol environments; and lived experiences of austerity and welfare reform. 

Before joining LSHTM I completed an ESRC-funded PhD in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London and an MA in the Social Sciences with the Open University.  

Affiliations

Public Health, Environments and Society
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Teaching

At LSHTM I am a Seminar Tutor on the MSc modules Principles of Social Research and Qualitative Methodologies.  I am also a Personal Tutor.  

Research

I am currently working on a Wellcome Trust Society and Ethics fellowship -   Understanding the health and wellbeing challenges of UK food poverty and food aid: a qualitative study.

I have also worked on

  • The Olympic Regeneration in East London (ORiEL) study (NIHR)
  • Growing up in a setting with high HIV prevalence: a qualitative longitudinal study of young people in rural and urban settings in Uganda (ViiV)
  • Cumulative Impact Zone policies and the changing alcohol landscape in a Greater London Borough (NIHR).  

I am a member of the Healthy Environments Research Programme, led by Professor Steven Cummins. 

Research Area
Health inequalities
Social and structural determinants of health
Food
Ethnography
Inequalities
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Sociology
Social Sciences
Country
United Kingdom
Uganda

Selected Publications

Fast-food, everyday life and health: A qualitative study of 'chicken shops' in East London.
Thompson, C. ; Ponsford, R. ; Lewis, D. ; Cummins, S. ;
2018
Appetite
"I don't know how I'm still standing" a Bakhtinian analysis of social housing and health narratives in East London.
Thompson, C. ; Lewis, D.J. ; Greenhalgh, T. ; Smith, N.R. ; Fahy, A.E. ; Cummins, S. ;
2017
Soc Sci Med
Down the local: A qualitative case study of daytime drinking spaces in the London Borough of Islington.
Thompson, C. ; Milton, S. ; Egan, M. ; Lock, K. ;
2017
Int J Drug Policy
See all Claire Thompson's Publications