Professor Shantini Paranjothy

Professor Shantini Paranjothy
Professor Shantini Paranjothy

Professor Shantini Paranjothy

MBBCh, MSc Medical Statistics, PhD, FFPH

Clinical Chair in Public Health



Professor Shantini Paranjothy graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1995 and worked as a junior doctor in accident and emergency, obstetrics, gynaecology and sexual health in London and Chelmsford. She completed a MSc in Medical Statistics in 2000 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and completed a PhD in Epidemiology whilst working as a Clinical Research Fellow at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology in 2004. Shantini joined the Welsh Public Health Specialty Training Programme in 2004 and was appointed as a Walport Lecturer at Cardiff University in 2007. She completed specialist training in Public Health Medicine in 2008 and was appointed as a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University and Honorary Consultant in Public Health at Public Health Wales NHS Trust in 2009. In 2016, Shantini was appointed as the Mansel Talbot Professor of Preventive Medicine at Cardiff University’s School of Medicine and moved to the University of Aberdeen in 2020 as a Clinical Professor of Public Health and Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine at NHS Grampian.


Professor Shantini Paranjothy is based in the Aberdeen Health Data Science Research Centre and leads the Centre’s research programme on understanding health and disease across the life course. Shantini has a special interest are in women and children’s health, and is experienced in conducting epidemiological studies using record-linked routinely available health and social data to study the social and environmental influences on inequalities in perinatal, child health and wellbeing. She is also an editor of the Cochrane Collaboration Fertility and Gynaecology group.


  • MBBCh Medicine 
    1995 - University of Wales College of Medicine 
  • MSc Medical Statistics 
    2000 - University of London London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 
  • PhD Epidemiology 
    2004 - University of London London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 
  • FFPH Public Health 
    2008 - Faculty of Public Health 

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  • 'Focusing' in motivational interviewing: development of a training tool for practitioners

    Gobat, N., Copeland, L., Cannings-John, R., Robling, M., Carpenter, J., Cowley, L., Williams, D., Sanders, J., Paranjothy, S., Moyers, T.
    European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 37-49
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Incidence and antibiotic prescribing for clinically diagnosed urinary tract infection in older adults in UK primary care, 2004-2014

    Ahmed, H., Farewell, D., Jones, H. M., Francis, N. A., Paranjothy, S., Butler, C. C.
    PloS ONE, vol. 13, no. 1, 0190521
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A realist review of one-to-one breastfeeding peer support experiments conducted in developed country settings

    Trickey, H., Thomson, G., Grant, A., Sanders, J., Mann, M., Murphy, S., Paranjothy, S.
    Maternal and Child Nutrition, vol. 14, no. 1, 12559
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Availability of breastfeeding peer-support in the UK: a cross-sectional survey

    Grant, A., McEwen, K., Tedstone, S., Greene, G., Copeland, L., Hunter, B., Sanders, J., Phillips, R., Brown, A., Robling, M., Paranjothy, S.
    Maternal and Child Nutrition, vol. 14, no. 1, 12476
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Development of a novel motivational interviewing (MI) informed peer-support intervention to support mothers to breastfeed for longer

    Phillips, R., Copeland, L., Grant, A., Sanders, J., Gobat, N., Tedstone, S., Stanton, H., Merrett, L., Rollnick, S., Robling, M., Brown, A., Hunter, B., Fitzsimmons, D., Regan, S., Trickey, H., Paranjothy, S.
    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 18, 90
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A novel peer-support intervention using motivational interviewing for breastfeeding maintenance: a UK feasibility study

    Paranjothy, S., Copeland, L., Merrett, L., Grant, A., Phillips, R., Gobat, N., Sanders, J., Fitzsimmons, D., Hunter, B., Regan, S., Playle, R., Brown, A., Tedstone, S., Trickey, H., Robling, M.
    Health Technology Assessment, vol. 21, no. 77
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Educational attainment at age 10-11 years predicts health risk behaviors and injury risk during adolescence

    Demmler, J., Hill, R., Rahman, M., Bandyopadhyaya, A., Healy, M., Paranjothy, S., Murphy, S., Fletcher, A., Hewitt, G., John, A., Lyons, R., Brophy, S.
    Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 212-218
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Long-term antibiotics for prevention of recurrent urinary tract infection in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials

    Ahmed, H., Davies, F., Francis, N., Farewell, D., Butler, C., Paranjothy, S.
    BMJ Open, vol. 7, no. 5, e015233
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Reducing low birth weight: prioritizing action to address modifiable risk factors

    Johnson, C. D., Jones, S., Paranjothy, S.
    Journal of Public Health, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 122-131
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Objective measures of prenatal alcohol exposure: a systematic review

    McQuire, C., Paranjothy, S., Hurt, L., Mann, M., Farewell, D., Kemp, A.
    Pediatrics, vol. 138, no. 3, e20160517
    Contributions to Journals: Articles


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