Dr Claire Mawditt  BSc (Hons) MSc PhD


The University of Sheffield
School of Health & Related Research
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

Office:  room 2037

Tel:  44 (0) 114 2220838

email:  c.mawditt@sheffield.ac.uk


I joined the University of Sheffield as a visiting researcher in December 2019, supported by a 12 month Canon Foundation in Europe research grant. I am also a public health registrar. I am working with colleagues in the Public Health section of the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield in Sheffield, UK and the Graduate School of Public Health at St Luke’s International University in Tokyo, Japan.

I am currently investigating the clustering of four health-related behaviours (smoking, alcohol, diet, physical activity) and associations with socio-demographic factors and health status, in a representative sample of the Japanese population.

Research Interests

My research interests include the clustering of behavioural risk factors, health inequalities, non-communicable disease (physical and mental), global health, latent variable modelling.

Current Projects

  • The clustering of health-related behaviours in a representative sample of the Japanese population.

Key Publications

Mawditt C, Sacker A, Britton A, Kelly Y, Cable N. The clustering of health-related behaviours in a British population sample: Testing for cohort differences. Preventive Medicine.2016; 88: pp95-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.03.003

Mawditt C, Sacker A, Britton A, Kelly Y, Cable N. Social influences on health-related behaviour clustering during adulthood in two British birth cohort studies. Preventive Medicine.2018; 110: pp67-80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.02.007

Liao J, Mawditt C, Scholes S, Lu W, Umeda M, Terrera GM, Hao Y, Mejía S. Similarities and differences in health-related behavior clustering among older adults in east and west: a latent class analysis of global ageing cohorts. Geriatrics & Gerontology International. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/ggi.13737

Lu W, Mawditt C, Scholes S, Dong X, Mejía S, Liao J. Health-related behaviour clustering and episodic memory trajectories within and across countries: a prospective analysis of ageing cohorts in the US, England, and China. American Journal of Public Health. 2020. [Under review]