Peter Tennant
Research Associate (Epidemiology)

Overview

Disciplines
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
Research areas
  • Perinatal health
  • Maternal health
Diseases and Health Conditions
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Stillbirths
  • Infant deaths
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes

Social Media

Twitter Profile: @Peter_Tennant

Blogs Entries: My entries for the Fuse Open Science Blog

Online Seminar: Using Twitter as an academic researcher

Storify Piece: An overview of the 57th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Social Medicine

Research Experience

Education
  • PhD Epidemiology, Newcastle University (Ongoing, expected December 2014)
  • MSc Biosciences, The University of Leeds (2006)
  • BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences (Biology with Mathematics), Durham University (2005)  
Employment history
  • Research Associate, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University (Aug 2011-Present)
  • Research Assistant, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University (Aug 2007-Jul 2011)
  • Research Assistant, HEA/JISC Academic Integrity Service, Higher Education Academy (Aug 2007-Jun 2008)
  • Research Assistant, JISC Plagiarism Advisory Service, Northumbria Learning Ltd (Dec 2006-Jul 2007)
  • Research Assistant, Academic Unit of Musculoskeletal Disease, The University of Leeds (Aug 2006)
Publications
Top five most cited

Stothard KJ, Tennant PWG, Bell R, Rankin J. Maternal Overweight and Obesity and the Risk of Congenital Anomalies: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of the American Medical Association 2009, 301(6), 636-650.

Tennant PWG, Pearce MS, Bythell M, Rankin J. 20-year survival of children born with congenital anomalies: a population-based study. Lancet 2010, 375(9715), 649-656.

Tennant PWG, Gibson GJ, Pearce MS. Lifecourse predictors of adult respiratory function: Results from the Newcastle Thousand Families Study. Thorax 2008, 63(9), 823-830.

Bell R, Glinianaia S, Tennant PWG, Bilous R, Rankin J. Peri-conception hyperglycaemia and nepthropathy are associated with risk of congenital anomaly in women with pre-existing diabetes: a population-based cohort study. Diabetologia 2012, 55(4), 936-947.

Tennant PWG, Rankin J, Bell R. Maternal body mass index and the risk of fetal and infant death; a cohort study from the North of England. Human Reproduction 2011, 26(6), 1501-1511.

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Grant funding

Salotti J, Tennant PWG, Windebank K, Rankin J. (2012) Histiocytic disorders in children with congenital anomalies; a population-based record linkage study. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, £14,899

Tennant PWG, Glinianaia SV, Rankin J. (2011) Investigating the epidemiology of partial urorectal septum malformation sequence: a population-based study using data from the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR). Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, £14,956

Pearce MS, Gibson GJ and Tennant PWG. (2008) Lifecourse predictors of respiratory function and the link to systemic inflammation: a follow-up at age 61 years. Breathe North (now British Lung Foundation North Region), £24,761

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Presentations
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Regional:
  • The Care Pathway for Children and Young People with Cerebral Palsy: Where are we now, and where would we like to be? (Plenary) at NECCPS Annual Meeting (Durham, 2011)
  • Maternal Age and Non-Chromosomal Anomalies (Plenary) at NorCAS Annual Meeting (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2009)
  • Survival of Children Born with Congenital Anomalies (Plenary) at NorCAS Annual Meeting (Gateshead, 2008)
Press Coverage
RE: Peri-conception hyperglycaemia and nephropathy are associated with risk of congenital anomaly in women with pre-existing diabetes
 RE: Maternal Body Mass Index and the Risk of Fetal and Infant Death
RE: A Benchmark Tariff for the Application of Penalties for Student Plagiarism in Higher Education
RE: 20-Year Survival of Children Born with Congenital Anomalies
RE: Maternal Overweight and Obesity and the Risk of Congenital Anomalies
RE: The Recorded Incidence of Student Plagiarism and the Penalties Applied
Related Journal Coverage and Commentaries
RE:  Peri-conception hyperglycaemia and nephropathy are associated with risk of congenital anomaly in women with pre-existing diabetes
RE: Maternal body mass index and congenital anomaly risk: a cohort study
RE: 20-year survival of children born with congenital anomalies
RE: Maternal Overweight and Obesity and the Risk of Congenital Anomalies

Projects

Teaching Experience

Lectures and Seminars
MRes in Medical and Molecular Biosciences
  • Lectures: Measuring Disease Frequency, Study Design, Bias and Confounding.
  • Seminars: Measuring Disease Frequency, Case-Control vs Cohort Studies, The Barker Hypothesis
MSc in Public Health and Health Services Research
  • Lecture: Introduction to meta-analysis
  • Workshop: Introduction to meta-analysis 
PGC in Clinical Research
  • Lecture: Observational Research
MRCP Part 1
  • Lecture: Medical Statistics
Supervision and Examination
MSc in Public Health and Health Services Research
  • Dissertation Co-Supervisor