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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  • 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

  • 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

  • Perinatal outcomes and travel time to maternity services: analysis of birth outcome data in Wales from 1995 to 2009

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

    Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition, vol. 98, no. Suppl 1

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Specialist clinics for reducing emergency admissions in patients with heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

    Thomas, R. L., Huntley, A., Mann, M., Huws, D., Paranjothy, S., Elwyn, G., Purdy, S.

    Heart, vol. 99, no. 4, pp. 233-239

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Development and use of a privacy-protecting total population record linkage system to support observational, interventional, and policy relevant research

    Lyons, R. A., Hutchings, H., Rodgers, S. E., Hyatt, M. A., Demmler, J., Gabbe, B. J., Brooks, C. J., Brophy, S., Jones, K., Ford, D. V., Paranjothy, S., Fone, D., Dunstan, F. D., Evans, A., Kelly, M., Watkins, W. J., Maddocks, A., Barnes, P., James-Ellison, M., John, G., Lowe, S.

    The Lancet, vol. 380, no. Suppl. 3, pp. S6

    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts

  • The role of maternal nutrition in the aetiology of gastroschisis: an incident case-control study

    Paranjothy, S., Broughton, H. K., Evans, A., Huddart, S., Drayton, M., Jefferson, R., Rankin, J., Draper, E., Cameron, A., Palmer, S. R.

    International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 1141-1152

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Interventions to reduce unplanned hospital admission: a series of systematic reviews

    Purdy, S., Paranjothy, S., Huntley, A., Thomas, R. L., Mann, M. K., Huws, D. W., Brindle, P., Elwyn, G.

    National Institute for Health Research

    Books and Reports: Commissioned Reports

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