Claire Wilson
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Research interests

  • Psychiatric epidemiology
  • Maternal and preconception mental health  
  • Infant mental health 
  • Nutrition 
  • Physical-mental health interface in pregnancy 
  • Substance misuse in pregnancy 
  • Medical education

Biographical details

Claire studied medicine at the University of Glasgow, where she also obtained an intercalated BSc in Psychological Medicine with First Class Honours. After finishing her foundation years on the Academic Foundation Programme and her first year of psychiatry training in Glasgow, she moved to South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust to complete the remainder of her core psychiatry training and take up an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship, during which time she also obtained membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Following this, Claire was awarded an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship to explore the interface between gestational diabetes and maternal and infant mental health outcomes, obtaining a PhD in epidemiological psychiatry. She is currently a Psychiatry Specialist Registrar at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and a clinical researcher. Her interests are in how multimorbid physical and mental ill health in the preconception and perinatal periods shape offspring outcomes across generations. She is also a keen educator and the academic secretary for the Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group of the UK’s Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Clinical Education, Master of Arts, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Mar 2023

Epidemiological Psychiatry, Doctor of Philosophy, Is gestational diabetes associated with adverse maternal and child mental health outcomes?, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jul 2020

MBChB, Doctor of Medicine, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 30 Jun 2012

BSc(Hons) Psychological Medicine, Bachelor of Science, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 30 Jun 2010


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