Dr Claudia Slimings

Bachelor of Science, PostGraduate Diploma in Health Sciences, PostGraduate Certificate in Healthcare and Biomedical Education, PhD.
Senior Lecturer in Population Health

Claudia Slimings (formerly Thomas) originally trained as a microbiologist and epidemiologist before receiving a PhD in Population Health from the University of Western Australia in 2003 on the epidemiology of hospital-associated Clostridium difficile infection.

She then held post-doctoral academic positions in the UK, at Queen Mary University of London and the UCL Institute of Child Health where she undertook research into life-course and social determinants of health using data from the British Household Panel Survey, and the 1946 and 1958 British Birth Cohorts, obtaining a Mid-Career Fellowship from the Economic & Social Research Council in 2007.

She joined St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, as Lecturer in Epidemiology in 2009 where she contributed to the teaching and research programme of the Division of Population Health and received training in Medical Education recognised by the Higher Education Academy. She returned to Australia in 2012 working in various roles at the University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute before joining ANU Medical School in 2017.


  • Population Health
  • Epidemiology

Research interests

  • Hospital associated infections
  • Life-course epidemiology
  • Health inequalities