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Dr Clare Tanton
Mortimer Market Centre
off Capper Street
Tel: 020 3108 2374
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Infection & Population Health
  • Institute for Global Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Clare Tanton is an Epidemiologist in the Research Department of Infection & Population Health where she has been working since 2008. She is working within the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) School for Public Health Research on studies related to Sex & Relationships Education. Prior to this, she was the study manager for Natsal-3 (Britain's Third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes & Lifestyles). Clare has also worked on a sexual behaviour survey within a demographic surveillance site in a rural population in Karonga, northern Malawi. Her doctoral research was on HIV prevention, specifically she worked on a trial of HSV suppressive therapy in Tanzania. She is a member of the Marie Stopes Research Ethics Committee.

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Clare is currently funded by the NIHR School for Public Health Research. She is carrying out a study to examine teachers' experiences and views of providing Sex & Relationships Education. Clare is also involved in ongoing research from the Third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes & Lifestyles (Natsal-3).

Teaching Summary

Jointly with Colette Smith, Clare runs the Epidemiology & Infectious Diesases module (MSc level) run by the Research Department for Infection & Population Health, and teaches extensively on this module. She acts as a personal tutor for students on the MSc Population Health and has supervised many MSc dissertations. She also teaches externally on Distance Learning modules at LSHTM in Statistics, and has taught a course, with Soazig Clifton, for the National Centre for Research Methods on Researching Sensitive Behaviours.

Academic Background
2008 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Epidemiology London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2002 MSc Master of Science – Epidemiology London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1999 BSc Bachelor of Science – Biochemistry University College London
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