Carol is a Public Health Nutritionist with a long and varied experience of working on food and health issues in the UK and internationally, primarily in the public and Non-Government Organisation (NGO) sectors.
Carol is course leader for the Masters in (International) Health Promotion at the University of Brighton and leads the Obesity Prevention and Nutrition research theme in the School of Health Sciences. She joined the University of Brighton in 2011, after a secondment to the London Regional Public Health Group as the Lead for Early Years Nutrition and Regional Infant Feeding Coordinator. Previously she combined part-time employment teaching nutrition policy and infant feeding at the UCL Institute of Child Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University of Westminster, with consultancy work for agencies such as WHO, UNICEF, British Heart Foundation, UK Food Standards Agency, Save the Children Fund, Ministry of Health Philippines, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action.
Carol specialises in examining the practical implications of research and public health recommendations, exploring what they mean in practice for the public, health professionals and for policy and programme formulation. In the early 1990s she was involved in introducing the '5 fruits and vegetables a day' into the UK, and conceived and formatively developed the 'Guideline Daily Amounts' now widely used on food labels. She has developed a training course 'Talking about starting solid foods' and more recently her work has centered on obesity prevention and healthy eating.