Clare qualified in Medicine in 1992. She completed an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1996. After completing specialist training in Public Health in Oxford, Clare was seconded to the University of Birmingham where she gained experience undertaking Heath Technology Assessments for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Clare developed an interest in complex interventions and evaluation of medical tests. In 2004 she was awarded a PhD fellowship from the West Midlands Postgraduate Deanery to develop methods for formulating and undertaking systematic reviews and meta-analysis of test accuracy that reflected the needs of decision makers.
Clare’s post doctoral methodological research is in methods for undertaking systematic reviews of test accuracy; in methods for aligning primary and secondary test evaluation research to intended use; and methods to support diagnostic decision making.
Clare is also involved in various applied health projects as the methodological lead for systematic review elements funded by the NIHR and other international funders.
Clare is active in the development and delivery of various undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes at the University of Birmingham. She also organises and contributes to courses and workshops on systematic reviews and meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy nationally and internationally.