Dr Claire Niedzwiedz

  • Research Associate (Mental Health & Wellbeing)

Biography

Claire is a UKRI Innovation Fellow funded by the Medical Research Council and is part of the MRC Skills Development Fellowship Programme. Her fellowship focuses on exploring the relationship between cancer and mental health using novel methods such as machine learning and Mendelian Randomisation. She uses a range of secondary data sources, including UK Biobank and linked administrative health data.

Claire previously worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford where her research examined the impact of natural policy experiments on health and wellbeing, including the impact of financial insecurity during the recession on various biomarkers. Prior to this, she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Edinburgh as part of the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health (CRESH), where she researched the role of the environment in generating inequalities in mental health and loneliness across European countries. Claire has a PhD from the University of Glasgow, which focused on understanding the role of social and economic conditions across the life course and wellbeing in older people. 


Research interests

  • Mental health & wellbeing
  • Health inequalities
  • Co-morbidity between mental & physical health conditions (particularly cancer and common mental disorders)
  • Life course research
  • Biosocial research
  • Biomarkers
  • Sociogenomics
  • Cross-national research
  • Cross-disciplinary research

Publications

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2019

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, (doi:10.1016/j.ebiom.2019.02.005) (PMID:30745170) (Early Online Publication)

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)

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: 20.

Articles

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, (doi:10.1016/j.ebiom.2019.02.005) (PMID:30745170) (Early Online Publication)

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)

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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