Claire Tiffany


Claire joined the Centre for Public Health Research in October 2010, having previously completed an MSc in Public Health at the University of the West of England, Bristol.


BSc, MSc


Prior to joining the Centre Claire worked briefly as a public health analyst (specialising in alcohol) for a regional public health observatory based in Liverpool, having previously spent four years working as a public health analyst for the NHS in Bristol. Whilst in Bristol Claire completed an MSc in Public Health at the University of the West of England. Following her first degree in Applied Psychology at Cardiff University Claire has worked in a wide variety of health settings in both research and analytical roles.


Claire has a range of interests relating to public health. Her previous posts have involved creating alcohol profiles for each health and local authority in England as well as analysing local level data on a wide range of public health issues including breastfeeding, life expectancy, obesity, teenage pregnancy and health outcomes linked to government funded projects. Her MSc dissertation explored alcohol use and related harms among Polish migrants in the UK using a qualitative methodology. From her analytical roles and recent MSc study Claire has gained experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Published work

Condon, L., Tiffany, C., Symes, N., & Bolgar, R. (2010). Cut-out for breastfeeding: Changing attitudes to breastfeeding. Community Practitioner, 83(4), 29-31.

Gathercole, S.E., Briscoe, J., Thorn, A. & Tiffany, C. (2008). Deficits in verbal long-term memory and learning in children with poor phonological short-term memory skills. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61(3), 474-490.

Gathercole, S.E., Tiffany, C., Briscoe, J. & Thorn, A. (2005). Developmental consequences of poor phonological short-term memory function in childhood: a longitudinal study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 46(6), 598-611.