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Associate Professor, University of Bristol

Dr Caroline Taylor's current research themes are focused on enabling children to have the very best start in life. These include the effects of diet and environmental toxins in pregnancy on child development. She is also interested in diet in early childhood, with a focus on diets of picky eaters and regional differences in children's diets.

Recent publications include:

Beasant L, Ingram J, Tonks R, Taylor CM (2023) Provision of information for pregnant women on guidance on foods to avoid or limit by midwives in England. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth doi: 10.1186/s12884-023-05441-8

Taylor CM, Emmett PM, Emond AM, Golding J (2018) A review of guidance on fish consumption in pregnancy: Is it fit for purpose? Public Health Nutrition 21: 2149–2159.

Taylor CM, Golding J, Emond AM (2016) Blood mercury levels and fish consumption in pregnancy: risks and benefits for pregnancy outcomes in a prospective observational birth cohort. Int J Hyg Environ Health 219:513-520

Taylor CM, Wernimont S, Northstone K, Emmett PM (2015) Picky/fussy eating in children: review of definitions, assessment, prevalence and dietary intakes. Appetite 95: 349–359


  • –present
    Research fellow, University of Bristol


  • 1989 
    Robert Gordon University, PhD
  • 1985 
    University of Surrey, BSc