Dr Claudia Slimings

BSc., PGDipHlthSci., PGCertHBE., PhD., FHEA
Senior Lecturer in Population Health
ANU College of Health and Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Epidemiology 111706
  • Medicine, Nursing And Health Curriculum And Pedagogy 130209
  • Applied Statistics 010401
  • Infectious Diseases 110309
  • Public Health And Health Services Not Elsewhere Classified 111799

Research interests

Her research interests include hospital-associated infections, life-course epidemiology and social determinants of health. 

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Claudia Slimings (formerly Thomas) originally trained as a microbiologist and epidemiologist, receiving a PhD in Population Health from the University of Western Australia in 2003 on the epidemiology of hospital-associated Clostridium difficile infection.

She then held post-doctoral academic positions in the UK, at Queen Mary University of London and the UCL Institute of Child Health where she undertook research into life-course and socio-economic determinants of health using data from the British Household Panel Survey, and the 1946 and 1958 British Birth Cohorts, obtaining a Mid-Career Fellowship from the Economic & Social Research Council in 2007.

She joined St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, as Lecturer in Epidemiology in 2009 where she contributed to the teaching and research programme of the Division of Population Health and received formal training in Medical Education. She returned to Australia in 2012 working in various roles at the University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute before joining ANU Medical School in 2017.

She is a passionate population health educator and has a specific interest in medical education. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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