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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  • Does the HPV vaccination programme have implications for cervical screening programmes in the UK?

    Beer, H., Hibbitts, S., Brophy, S., Rahman, M., Waller, J., Paranjothy, S.
    Vaccine, vol. 32, no. 16, pp. 1828-1833
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Pharmacist-led interventions to reduce unplanned admissions for older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

    Thomas, R., Huntley, A. L., Mann, M. K., Huws, D., Elwyn, G., Paranjothy, S., Purdy, S.
    Age and Ageing, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 174-187
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Obesity in pregnancy: a retrospective prevalence-based study on health service utilisation and costs on the NHS

    Morgan, K., Rahman, M., Macey, S., Atkinson, M. D., Hill, R., Khanom, A., Paranjothy, S., Husain, M., Brophy, S.
    BMJ Open, vol. 4, no. 2, e003983
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Interventions at caesarean section for reducing the risk of aspiration pneumonitis

    Paranjothy, S., Griffiths, J. D., Broughton, H. K., Gyte, G. M. L., Brown, H. C., Thomas, J.
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. 2
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Adolescent pregnancy in the United Kingdom

    Reilly, R., Paranjothy, S., Fone, D.
    International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy. Cherry, A. L., Dillon, M. E. (eds.). Springer, pp. 643-659
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Gestational age, birth weight, and risk of respiratory hospital admission in childhood

    Paranjothy, S., Dunstan, F. D. J., Watkins, W. J., Hyatt, M., Demmler, J. C., Lyons, R. A., Fone, D.
    Pediatrics, vol. 132, no. 6, pp. e1562-e1569
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The role of maternal stress in early pregnancy in the aetiology of gastroschisis: An incident case control study

    Palmer, S. R., Evans, A., Broughton, H. K., Huddart, S., Drayton, M., Rankin, J., Draper, E. S., Cameron, A., Paranjothy, S.
    PloS ONE, vol. 8, no. 11, e80103
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Do children who move home and school frequently have poorer educational outcomes in their early years at school? An anonymised cohort study

    Hutchings, H. A., Evans, A., Barnes, P., Demmler, J., Heaven, M., Hyatt, M. A., James-Ellison, M., Lyons, R. A., Maddocks, A., Paranjothy, S., Rodgers, S. E., Dunstan, F. D. J.
    PloS ONE, vol. 8, no. 8, e70601
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Effect of preterm birth on later FEV1: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Kotecha, S. J., Edwards, M. O., Watkins, W. J., Henderson, A. J., Paranjothy, S., Dunstan, F. D., Kotecha, S.
    Thorax, vol. 68, no. 8, pp. 760-766
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Is case management effective in reducing the risk of unplanned hospital admissions for older people?: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Huntley, A. L., Thomas, R. L., Mann, M. K., Huws, D. W., Elwyn, G., Paranjothy, S., Purdy, S.
    Family Practice, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 266-275
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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