Dr Charlotte Evans is a Lecturer in Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health Nutrition at the University of Leeds and runs a module on nutrition policy. She has a PhD in Nutrition, a BSc Hons in Biochemistry as well as a MSc in Statistics. Her research interests mainly focus on improving what we eat and she has a particular interest in improving dietary quality for optimum health in children and young people. She has published widely on the impact of sugar sweetened beverages and other carbohydrates on health and on evaluations of programmes to improve dietary quality such as packed lunches. She also has expertise in running trials (and systematic reviews of trials) to improve dietary behaviour. She was recently awarded the Silver Medal for contributions to Public Health Nutrition by the Nutrition Society.
Charlotte has contributed to text books in the areas of public health and nutritional epidemiology and is on the editorial board for the British Journal of Nutrition. She has spoken at many conferences across the UK, Ireland, mainland Europe, Kuwait, the US and Canada including key note presentations. She has also regularly featured on television, radio and in newspaper articles as a nutritional expert including BBC breakfast, Sky News, Channel 4 news and the Today Programme.
Charlotte is interested in working with all key stakeholders, including those working in the food industry and policy makers, to help increase the accessibility and availability of healthy food in order to help everyone make healthier food choices and reduce inequalities in health.