Professor Shantini Paranjothy

Professor Shantini Paranjothy
MBBCh, MSc Medical Statistics, PhD, FFPH

Clinical Chair in Public Health


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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.


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


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  • Motivational interviewing: a key approach for supporting the transition to parenthood including breastfeeding?

    Copeland, L., Paranjothy, S.

    Perspective ? NCT?s journal on preparing parents for birth and early parenthood, vol. 27, pp. 17-20

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Fibrinogen concentrate versus placebo for treatment of postpartum haemorrhage: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

    Aawar, N., Alikhan, R., Bruynseels, D., Cannings-John, R. L., Collis, R., Dick, J., Elton, C., Fernando, R., Hall, J. E., Hood, K., Lack, N., Mallaiah, S., Maybury, H., Nuttall, J., Paranjothy, S., Rayment, R., Rees, A., Sanders, J., Townson, J., Weeks, A., Collins, P. W.

    Trials, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 1-11

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Perinatal outcomes and travel time from home to hospital: Welsh data 1995 to 2009

    Paranjothy, S., Watkins, W. J., Rolfe, K., Adappa, R., Gong, Y., Dunstan, F. D. J., Kotecha, S.

    Acta Paediatrica, vol. 103, no. 12, pp. e522-e527

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Fibrin-based clot formation as an early and rapid biomarker for progression of postpartum hemorrhage: a prospective study

    Collins, P. W., Lilley, G., Bruynseels, D., Burkett-St. Laurent, D., Cannings-John, R., Precious, E., Hamlyn, V., Sanders, J., Alikhan, R., Rayment, R., Rees, A., Kaye, A., Hall, J. E., Paranjothy, S., Weeks, A., Collis, R. E.

    Blood, vol. 124, no. 11, pp. 1727-1736

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

    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

  • The Welsh study of mothers and babies: protocol for a population-based cohort study to investigate the clinical significance of defined ultrasound findings of uncertain significance

    Hurt, L., Wright, M., Brook, F., Thomas, S., Dunstan, F. D. J., Fone, D. L., John, G., Morris, S., Tucker, D., Wills, M. A., Chitty, L., Davies, C., Paranjothy, S.

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 14

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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