Carolyn Imelda Auma BSc MSc
University of Sheffield
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Section of Public Health
30 Regent Street
Office: Innovation Centre, Room 1.05
I began my studies at the University of Sheffield in September 2015 as a PhD student. Just before I commenced my studies at the University of Sheffield, I worked with a team of consultants that were involved in a multi-stakeholder review of the Uganda Development Strategy Investment Plan 2010/11-2014/15. Prior to this, I worked at FAO Somalia in Nairobi, Kenya as an International Nutrition Analyst Intern for 6 months, where I was majorly involved in data analysis and technical report writing. I also previously worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at the School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio-engineering at Makerere University for about two years, upon the completion of my undergraduate degree. Aside from this, I have volunteered as a researcher at the School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio-engineering at Makerere University, National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI) and National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI), Biosciences Department, all in Uganda. I hold a BSc in Food Science and Technology (Hons.) from Makerere University, Uganda and MSc. International Public Health Nutrition from the University of Westminster.
Title of PhD: The Impact of Urbanisation on the Health and Sustainability of Diets in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The research project is one of many funded by the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures. Using a mixed methods approach, the project aims to evaluate how rural-urban migration is causing a shift in dietary patterns (nutrition transition) in sub-Saharan Africa, and how this shift translates in terms of health of diets and environmental sustainability.
My research interests are non-communicable diseases, nutrition transition in developing countries, nutritional epidemiology, food culture, public health policy, micro-nutrient deficiency, food and sustainability.
I have interests in teaching the following: child and maternal under-nutrition (micro-nutrient deficiencies), food and nutrition security, basic statistics and epidemiology, public health policy.