Dr Carolyn Auma

Profile

I joined the School of Food Science and Nutrition as a Teaching Fellow in Nutrition in mid-February of 2020. Prior to this, I studied for my PhD in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Sheffield. My interdisciplinary PhD research focused on exploring healthy and environmentally sustainable dietary behaviours among Ugandan women, using a mixed methods approach. In addition to my PhD, I have a MSc International Public Health Nutrition from the University of Westminster and BSc Food Science and Technology from Makerere University in Uganda. I have also worked in a number of research, teaching and third sector roles in the fieds of Food Science and Nutrition in various organisations, including FAO Somalia in Kenya, BRAC Uganda and the School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bioengineering in Uganda and the University of Sheffield’s School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) and Department of Geography.

Responsibilities

  • Nutrition Policy and Practice (FOOD3381 and FOOD5410)

Research interests

  • Transitioning diets and food systems in low and middle-income contexts

  • Diet related non-communicable diseases

  • Healthy and environmentally sustainable dietary behaviours

  • Food safety

  • Translational research

  • Health communication

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Qualifications

  • PhD Public Health Nutrition
  • MSc International Public Health Nutrition
  • BSc Food Science and Technology

Professional memberships

  • Royal Society of Public Health

Student education

I am currently the module lead for the undergraduate and postgraduate Nutrition Policy and Practice Module (FOOD3381 and FOOD5410)

Research groups and institutes

  • Nutritional Epidemiology