Dr. Claire Thompson is the theme lead for Prevention and Early Detection in Health and Social Care. Based at the University of Hertfordshire, her role involves building links with the ARC EoE populations in focus and developing and providing research support and initiative for programmes of research and implementation relating to prevention and early detection in health and social care. Claire works collaboratively with colleagues at other participating Universities in the East of England and health, public health, social care, and third sector partners. Recently Claire has been promoted to Reader in Food Inequalities and Health.
Before joining the University of Hertfordshire, Claire was based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine working on a variety of projects including Olympic regeneration, alcohol licencing, and a Wellcome Trust Society and Ethics fellowship investigating the health and wellbeing challenges of foodbanking. She completed a PhD in Human Geography at the Queen Mary University of London and has also worked as a teacher in Further Education and a Special Education Needs Teaching Assistant.