Carolyn Imelda Auma BSc MSc

University of Sheffield
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Section of Public Health
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

Office:  Innovation Centre, Room 1.05

Email: ciauma1@sheffield.ac.uk

Biography

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.

Research Interests

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.

Teaching Interests

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.