Dr Claire Niedzwiedz

  • Research Associate (Mental Health & Wellbeing)

Biography

Dr Niedzwiedz obtained her BSc Hons in Physiology at the University of St Andrews and her MSc in Public Health Research at the University of Edinburgh. She completed undergraduate and postgraduate research projects relating to the epidemiology of schizophrenia and suicide clusters and became increasingly interested in public mental health and health inequalities.

After completing her MSc, Dr Niedzwiedz worked as an analyst at the Information Services Division of NHS Scotland working with a range of administrative health datasets. 

She then went on to complete her PhD in Public Health at the University of Glasgow in 2014, which focused on understanding the role of social circumstances across the life course and wellbeing in older people across Europe.

Dr Niedzwiedz then went on to work in postdoctoral research positions at the University of Edinburgh (Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health) and Oxford (Department of Sociology). During 2017 she also worked as a Senior Research Officer at the Mental Health Foundation in Scotland, which involved a research project examining cancer and common mental disorders.

Currently, Dr Niedzwiedz is funded by a Medical Research Council Skills Development Fellowship and joined the Mental Health & Wellbeing group in 2017, working with Professor Daniel Smith. Her fellowship focuses on exploring the relationship between physical and mental health conditions. She uses a range of secondary data sources, including UK Biobank and linked administrative health data.


Research interests

Dr Niedzwiedz's research focuses on understanding the determinants of mental health and wellbeing and outcomes associated with poor mental health. She is also interested in understanding how social exposures 'get under the skin' to influence health and health inequalities. 


Publications

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2019

Niedzwiedz, C. , Robb, K. A. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Pell, J. P. and Smith, D. J. (2019) Depressive symptoms, neuroticism and participation in breast and cervical cancer screening: cross-sectional and prospective evidence from UK Biobank. Psycho-Oncology, (Accepted for Publication)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Knifton, L., Robb, K. A. , Katikireddi, S. V. and Smith, D. J. (2019) Depression and anxiety among people living with and beyond cancer: a growing clinical and research priority. BMC Cancer, 19, 943. (doi:10.1186/s12885-019-6181-4) (PMID:31604468) (PMCID:PMC6788022)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Pell, J. P. and Smith, D. J. (2019) Sex differences in the association between salivary telomere length and multimorbidity within the US Health & Retirement Study. Age and Ageing, 48(5), pp. 703-710. (doi:10.1093/ageing/afz071) (PMID:31165156)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. (2019) How does mental health stigma get under the skin? Cross-sectional analysis using the Health Survey for England. SSM - Population Health, 8, 100433. (doi:10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100433) (PMID:31312714) (PMCID:PMC6609872)

Niedzwiedz, C. , Thomson, K. H., Bambra, C. and Pearce, J. R. (2019) Regional employment and individual worklessness during the Great Recession and the health of the working-age population: cross-national analysis of 16 European countries. Social Science and Medicine, (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112377) (PMID:31285070)

Strawbridge, R. J. et al. (2019) Identification of novel genome-wide associations for suicidality in UK Biobank, genetic correlation with psychiatric disorders and polygenic association with completed suicide. EBioMedicine, 41, pp. 517-525. (doi:10.1016/j.ebiom.2019.02.005) (PMID:30745170) (PMCID:PMC6442001)

2018

Ferguson, A. et al. (2018) Genome-wide association study of circadian rhythmicity in 71,500 UK Biobank participants and polygenic association with mood instability. EBioMedicine, 35, pp. 279-287. (doi:10.1016/j.ebiom.2018.08.004) (PMID:30120083) (PMCID:PMC6154782)

Thomson, R. M., Niedzwiedz, C. L. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2018) Trends in gender and socioeconomic inequalities in mental health following the Great Recession and subsequent austerity policies: a repeat cross-sectional analysis of the Health Surveys for England. BMJ Open, 8(8), e022924. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022924) (PMID:30166307) (PMCID:PMC6119415)

Tunstall, H., Shortt, N. K., Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Richardson, E. A., Mitchell, R. J. and Pearce, J. R. (2018) Tobacco outlet density and tobacco knowledge, beliefs, purchasing behaviours and price among adolescents in Scotland. Social Science and Medicine, 206, pp. 1-13. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.11.046) (PMID:29677578)

2017

Milojevic, A., Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Pearce, J., Milner, J., MacKenzie, I. A., Doherty, R. M. and Wilkinson, P. (2017) Socioeconomic and urban-rural differentials in exposure to air pollution and mortality burden in England. Environmental Health, 16(1), 104. (doi:10.1186/s12940-017-0314-5) (PMID:28985761)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Reeves, A., McKee, M. and Stuckler, D. (2017) Economic insecurity during the Great Recession and metabolic, inflammatory and liver function biomarkers: analysis of the UK Household Longitudinal Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 71(10), pp. 1005-1013. (doi:10.1136/jech-2017-209105) (PMID:28855264) (PMCID:PMC5754862)

2016

Katikireddi, S. V. , Niedzwiedz, C. L. and Popham, F. (2016) Employment status and income as potential mediators of educational inequalities in population mental health. European Journal of Public Health, 26(5), pp. 814-816. (doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckw126) (PMID:27593454) (PMCID:PMC5054277)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Richardson, E. A., Tunstall, H., Shortt, N. K., Mitchell, R. J. and Pearce, J. R. (2016) The relationship between wealth and loneliness among older people across Europe: Is social participation protective? Preventive Medicine, 91, pp. 24-31. (doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.07.016) (PMID:27471027)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Mitchell, R. J. , Shortt, N. K. and Pearce, J. R. (2016) Social protection spending and inequalities in depressive symptoms across Europe. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51(7), pp. 1005-1014. (doi:10.1007/s00127-016-1223-6) (PMID:27138947) (PMCID:PMC4947487)

2015

Niedzwiedz, C. , Mitchell, R. and Pearce, J. (2015) Wealth inequalities in loneliness among older people in Europe: the role of functional limitations. European Journal of Public Health, 25(Supp 3), p. 192. (doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckv172.052)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Pell, J. P. and Mitchell, R. (2015) The relationship between financial distress and life-course socioeconomic inequalities in well-being: cross-national analysis of European Welfare States. American Journal of Public Health, 105(10), pp. 2090-2098. (doi:10.2105/ajph.2015.302722) (PMID:26270289)

Niedzwiedz, C.L. , Mitchell, R. and Pearce, J. (2015) OP21 Social protection as a mechanism for reducing educational inequalities in mental health among the working-age population: cross-national analysis before and after the economic crisis. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 69(Supp 1), A18. (doi:10.1136/jech-2015-206256.21)

2014

Niedzwiedz, C. , Haw, C., Hawton, K. and Platt, S. (2014) The definition and epidemiology of clusters of suicidal behavior: a systematic review. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 44(5), pp. 569-581. (doi:10.1111/sltb.12091) (PMID:24702173)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Katikireddi, S. , Pell, J. P. and Mitchell, R. (2014) Corrigendum to 'The association between life course socioeconomic position and life satisfaction in different welfare states: European comparative study of individuals in early old age'. Age and Ageing, 43(4), p. 586. (doi:10.1093/ageing/afu080)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. and Kandlik-Eltanani, M. (2014) Attitudes towards income and wealth inequality and support for scottish independence over time and the interaction with national identity. Scottish Affairs, 23(1), pp. 27-54. (doi:10.3366/scot.2014.0004)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Katikireddi, S., Pell, J. P. and Mitchell, R. (2014) The association between life course socioeconomic position and life satisfaction in different welfare states: European comparative study of individuals in early old age. Age and Ageing, 43(3), pp. 431-436. (doi:10.1093/ageing/afu004)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Pell, J. and Mitchell, R. (2014) Socioeconomic inequalities in the quality of life of older Europeans in different welfare regimes. European Journal of Public Health, 24(3), pp. 364-370. (doi:10.1093/eurpub/cku017)

2013

Haw, C., Hawton, K., Niedzwiedz, C. and Platt, S. (2013) Suicide clusters: a review of risk factors and mechanisms. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 43(1), pp. 97-108. (doi:10.1111/j.1943-278X.2012.00130.x) (PMID:23356785)

2012

Katikireddi, S. V. , Niedzwiedz, C. L. and Popham, F. (2012) Trends in population mental health before and after the 2008 recession: a repeat cross-sectional analysis of the 1991-2010 health surveys of England. British Medical Journal, 2(5), e00179. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001790)

Niedzwiedz, C.L. , Katikireddi, S.V., Pell, J.P. and Mitchell, R. (2012) Life course socio-economic position and quality of life in adulthood: a systematic review of life course models. BMC Public Health, 12(628), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-628)

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Number of items: 25.

Articles

Niedzwiedz, C. , Robb, K. A. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Pell, J. P. and Smith, D. J. (2019) Depressive symptoms, neuroticism and participation in breast and cervical cancer screening: cross-sectional and prospective evidence from UK Biobank. Psycho-Oncology, (Accepted for Publication)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Knifton, L., Robb, K. A. , Katikireddi, S. V. and Smith, D. J. (2019) Depression and anxiety among people living with and beyond cancer: a growing clinical and research priority. BMC Cancer, 19, 943. (doi:10.1186/s12885-019-6181-4) (PMID:31604468) (PMCID:PMC6788022)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Pell, J. P. and Smith, D. J. (2019) Sex differences in the association between salivary telomere length and multimorbidity within the US Health & Retirement Study. Age and Ageing, 48(5), pp. 703-710. (doi:10.1093/ageing/afz071) (PMID:31165156)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. (2019) How does mental health stigma get under the skin? Cross-sectional analysis using the Health Survey for England. SSM - Population Health, 8, 100433. (doi:10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100433) (PMID:31312714) (PMCID:PMC6609872)

Niedzwiedz, C. , Thomson, K. H., Bambra, C. and Pearce, J. R. (2019) Regional employment and individual worklessness during the Great Recession and the health of the working-age population: cross-national analysis of 16 European countries. Social Science and Medicine, (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112377) (PMID:31285070)

Strawbridge, R. J. et al. (2019) Identification of novel genome-wide associations for suicidality in UK Biobank, genetic correlation with psychiatric disorders and polygenic association with completed suicide. EBioMedicine, 41, pp. 517-525. (doi:10.1016/j.ebiom.2019.02.005) (PMID:30745170) (PMCID:PMC6442001)

Ferguson, A. et al. (2018) Genome-wide association study of circadian rhythmicity in 71,500 UK Biobank participants and polygenic association with mood instability. EBioMedicine, 35, pp. 279-287. (doi:10.1016/j.ebiom.2018.08.004) (PMID:30120083) (PMCID:PMC6154782)

Thomson, R. M., Niedzwiedz, C. L. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2018) Trends in gender and socioeconomic inequalities in mental health following the Great Recession and subsequent austerity policies: a repeat cross-sectional analysis of the Health Surveys for England. BMJ Open, 8(8), e022924. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022924) (PMID:30166307) (PMCID:PMC6119415)

Tunstall, H., Shortt, N. K., Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Richardson, E. A., Mitchell, R. J. and Pearce, J. R. (2018) Tobacco outlet density and tobacco knowledge, beliefs, purchasing behaviours and price among adolescents in Scotland. Social Science and Medicine, 206, pp. 1-13. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.11.046) (PMID:29677578)

Milojevic, A., Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Pearce, J., Milner, J., MacKenzie, I. A., Doherty, R. M. and Wilkinson, P. (2017) Socioeconomic and urban-rural differentials in exposure to air pollution and mortality burden in England. Environmental Health, 16(1), 104. (doi:10.1186/s12940-017-0314-5) (PMID:28985761)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Reeves, A., McKee, M. and Stuckler, D. (2017) Economic insecurity during the Great Recession and metabolic, inflammatory and liver function biomarkers: analysis of the UK Household Longitudinal Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 71(10), pp. 1005-1013. (doi:10.1136/jech-2017-209105) (PMID:28855264) (PMCID:PMC5754862)

Katikireddi, S. V. , Niedzwiedz, C. L. and Popham, F. (2016) Employment status and income as potential mediators of educational inequalities in population mental health. European Journal of Public Health, 26(5), pp. 814-816. (doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckw126) (PMID:27593454) (PMCID:PMC5054277)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Richardson, E. A., Tunstall, H., Shortt, N. K., Mitchell, R. J. and Pearce, J. R. (2016) The relationship between wealth and loneliness among older people across Europe: Is social participation protective? Preventive Medicine, 91, pp. 24-31. (doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.07.016) (PMID:27471027)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Mitchell, R. J. , Shortt, N. K. and Pearce, J. R. (2016) Social protection spending and inequalities in depressive symptoms across Europe. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51(7), pp. 1005-1014. (doi:10.1007/s00127-016-1223-6) (PMID:27138947) (PMCID:PMC4947487)

Niedzwiedz, C. , Mitchell, R. and Pearce, J. (2015) Wealth inequalities in loneliness among older people in Europe: the role of functional limitations. European Journal of Public Health, 25(Supp 3), p. 192. (doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckv172.052)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Pell, J. P. and Mitchell, R. (2015) The relationship between financial distress and life-course socioeconomic inequalities in well-being: cross-national analysis of European Welfare States. American Journal of Public Health, 105(10), pp. 2090-2098. (doi:10.2105/ajph.2015.302722) (PMID:26270289)

Niedzwiedz, C.L. , Mitchell, R. and Pearce, J. (2015) OP21 Social protection as a mechanism for reducing educational inequalities in mental health among the working-age population: cross-national analysis before and after the economic crisis. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 69(Supp 1), A18. (doi:10.1136/jech-2015-206256.21)

Niedzwiedz, C. , Haw, C., Hawton, K. and Platt, S. (2014) The definition and epidemiology of clusters of suicidal behavior: a systematic review. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 44(5), pp. 569-581. (doi:10.1111/sltb.12091) (PMID:24702173)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Katikireddi, S. , Pell, J. P. and Mitchell, R. (2014) Corrigendum to 'The association between life course socioeconomic position and life satisfaction in different welfare states: European comparative study of individuals in early old age'. Age and Ageing, 43(4), p. 586. (doi:10.1093/ageing/afu080)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. and Kandlik-Eltanani, M. (2014) Attitudes towards income and wealth inequality and support for scottish independence over time and the interaction with national identity. Scottish Affairs, 23(1), pp. 27-54. (doi:10.3366/scot.2014.0004)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Katikireddi, S., Pell, J. P. and Mitchell, R. (2014) The association between life course socioeconomic position and life satisfaction in different welfare states: European comparative study of individuals in early old age. Age and Ageing, 43(3), pp. 431-436. (doi:10.1093/ageing/afu004)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Pell, J. and Mitchell, R. (2014) Socioeconomic inequalities in the quality of life of older Europeans in different welfare regimes. European Journal of Public Health, 24(3), pp. 364-370. (doi:10.1093/eurpub/cku017)

Haw, C., Hawton, K., Niedzwiedz, C. and Platt, S. (2013) Suicide clusters: a review of risk factors and mechanisms. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 43(1), pp. 97-108. (doi:10.1111/j.1943-278X.2012.00130.x) (PMID:23356785)

Katikireddi, S. V. , Niedzwiedz, C. L. and Popham, F. (2012) Trends in population mental health before and after the 2008 recession: a repeat cross-sectional analysis of the 1991-2010 health surveys of England. British Medical Journal, 2(5), e00179. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001790)

Niedzwiedz, C.L. , Katikireddi, S.V., Pell, J.P. and Mitchell, R. (2012) Life course socio-economic position and quality of life in adulthood: a systematic review of life course models. BMC Public Health, 12(628), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-628)

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Supervision

    Dr Niedzwiedz welcomes enquiries about projects in the areas of social and psychiatric epidemiology.

     

     

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2015: National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) Training Bursary (Economic and Social Research Council)
  • 2013: Ferenc Bojan Young Investigator Award (finalist) (European Public Health Conference)
  • 2011: PhD Studentship (University of Glasgow)

Research fellowships

  • 2017 - 2020: Medical Research Council Skills Development Fellowship
  • 2008 - 2009: Medical Research Council Advanced Course Masters Studentship

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2019: Economic and Social Research Council, Approaches to Understanding and Measuring Wellbeing Grant Panel

Professional & learned societies

  • 2016 - 2018: Committee Member (Social Media Officer), Society for Social Medicine