Claire is a Senior Research Associate in the CLIMB team. Prior to her academic career, she worked in public health, commissioning weight management services and working on the childhood obesity strategy in Hampshire. Claire completed her PhD at the University of Birmingham in 2014 and then went on to hold positions at the University of Sydney and University of Oxford. Claire has expertise in weight management and clinical trial management with experience in behavioural and investigational medicinal trials. Claire has supervised two PhD students to completion.

Claire’s experience in public health has led her to conduct research about implementable public health interventions for weight management and maintenance of behaviours. Claire aims to help people improve their health and have a better quality of life. She has conducted research using large observational datasets, including the Australian Longitudinal Study of Health, has been the Chief Investigator for two clinical trials and had responsibility for many more. Claire has also conducted systematic reviews. Her PhD focused on behavioural interventions in primary care.

Research associate at the University of Sydney and co-investigator on the PACE_G trial.

Featured publications

  • Fong M, Li A, Hill AJ, Cunich M, Skilton MR, Madigan CD, Caterson ID (2019). Modelling the Association between Core and Discretionary Energy Intake in Adults with and without Obesity. Nutrients, 11(3), 683;
  • Daley AJ, Jolly K, Madigan CD, Griffin R, Roalfe A, Lewis A, Nickless A, Aveyard P.(2019). The effectiveness of a brief behavioural intervention delivered by lay workers to prevent weight regain after weight loss: the LIMIT randomised controlled trial.
  • Madigan CD, Hill AJ, Hendy C, Burk J, Caterson ID (2018). The “Say No trial” a feasibility: trial of a brief intervention to reduce instances of indulgent energy intake episodes. Clinical Obesity, 8(5): 313-322.
  • Madigan CD, Pavey T, Daley AJ, Jolly K, Brown WJ (2017). Is weight cycling associated with adverse health outcomes? A cohort study. Preventive Medicine, 108:47-52
  • Fong M, Caterson ID, Madigan CD (2017). Are large dinners associated with excess weight, and does eating a smaller dinner achieve greater weight loss? A systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Nutrition, 18 (8): 616-628  doi: 10.1017/S0007114517002550
  • Madigan CD, Daley AJ, Lewis AL, Aveyard P, Jolly K (2015). A systematic review and meta-analysis of self-weighing for weight loss. International Journal of Behaviour Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12:104
  • Madigan CD, Jolly K, Lewis AL, Aveyard P, Daley AJ (2014). A randomized controlled trial to investigate self-weighing as a weight loss intervention. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11:125