Miss Claire Humphries BSc, MPH (International)

Miss Claire Humphries

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Student

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Claire graduated with a BSc in Psychology from the University of Birmingham in 2015. Following this, for 12 months she worked for a charity and assisted in the management of a number of public health projects across the West Midlands. This experience motivated Claire to return to the University to complete a Masters in Public Health with a focus on global health.

Shortly before graduating from her MPH, Claire was awarded a PhD scholarship from the University of Birmingham's College of Medical and Dental Sciences. This enabled her to continue her MPH dissertation research, which is investigating handover communication and continuity of care for chronic disease patients in Himachal Pradesh and Kerala states, India.


  • 2014–2015, Masters in Public Health (International), University of Birmingham
  • 2014, Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement, Royal Society for Public Health
  • 2010–2013, BSc Psychology (Hons), University of Birmingham


  • Visiting Lecturer in Global Health 

Visiting lecturer in “Handover and continuity of care in low and middle-income countries” for the “Global Health” module taught as part of the Masters in Public Health programme, October 2016 – Present. 

  • Teaching Associate

Facilitating lectures and small group sessions for the “Global Health” and “Practical Epidemiology and Statistics” modules of the Masters in Public Health Programme, October 2016 – Present.

Postgraduate supervision

Doctoral research

PhD title
PhD in International Public Health  2015–Present PhD in International Public Health  2015–Present Thesis title: “Handover communication and continuity of care for patients with chronic disease in India: A mixed-methods investigation”. This project is among the first in a low/middle-income country to provide a comprehensive situation analysis covering patient health-seeking behaviours and healthcare provider information exchange practices within and between levels of care. It also explores potential interventions to enhance informational continuity of care that may subsequently improve chronic disease management, patient safety and overall health systems functioning.



Humphries C, Jaganathan S, Panniyammakal J, Singh S, Goenka S, Dorairaj P, et al. Investigating clinical handover and healthcare communication for outpatients with chronic disease in India: A mixed-methods study. PLoS One. 2018;13(12): e0207511

Sheikh A, Dunphy J, Humphries C, MacArthur C, Manaseki-Holland S. Maternity handover in Kerala: a cross-sectional study. Int J Community Med Public Health. 2018;5(9):3760-3766