Claire F Brereton

Claire F Brereton
The University of Queensland | UQ · Child Health Research Centre

Doctoral Candidate MPH

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Introduction
Claire Brereton works at the Child Health Research Centre, The University of Queensland. Claire researches into children's environmental health in the Pacific Islands and uses modelling and simulation approaches to compensate for the scarcity of data. She takes a broad system based approach to children's health and wellbeing and is interested in measurement as a driver for children's health improvement.
Education
February 2015 - May 2017
The University of Queensland
Field of study
  • Public Health
October 1974 - July 1977
University College London
Field of study
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Publications (4)
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Background: The UK was one of the countries worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. A strict lockdown from early 2021 combined with an aggressive vaccination programme enabled a gradual easing of lockdown measures to be introduced whilst both deaths and reported case numbers reduced to less than 3% of their peak. The emergence of the Del...
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Least developed countries (LDCs) are home to over a billion people throughout Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the Caribbean. The people who live in LDCs represent just 13% of the global population but 40% of its growth rate. Characterised by low incomes and low education levels, high proportions of the population practising subsistence living, inadequate...
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The unique environmental vulnerability of small island developing states (SIDS) is likely to impact negatively on children’s health. Children’s environmental health indicators (CEHI) are standardized measures that can be used to assess the environmental exposures and their resulting health outcomes in children. This study sought to utilize the Unit...
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Healthy environments support the wellbeing of children and the environment thus play a cardinal role in the future of Pacific Island Countries (PICs). Children are more vulnerable and at risk to environmental hazards than adults because they breathe, drink, and eat much more relative to body weight, resulting in greater exposures in the different e...

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to create a Children's Environmental Health framework for the Solomon Islands which can support policy makers and stakeholders in decisions which affect children's environmental health