Photograph of Carolyn AumaCarolyn Imelda Auma, BSc. MSc.

The University of Sheffield

School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)

Public Health Section
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA

Office: West Court, Office 214



I began my studies at the University of Sheffield in September 2015. Just before I commenced my studies at the University of Sheffield, I worked as a junior consultant, in a team that conducted a multi-sectoral 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 previously worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at the School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio-engineering at Makerere University for almost two years, during which I also tutored undergraduate students. I have also been a volunteer researcher at the School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio-engineering at Makerere University, BRAC Uganda, the National Crops Resources Research Institute and National Agricultural Research Institute, 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.


BSc. in Food Science and Technology (Hons.) - Makerere University, Uganda

MSc. International Public Health Nutrition (Distinction) - University of Westminster, UK

Research Interests

The working title for my PhD thesis is ‘Urbanisation and the Nutrition Transition in Uganda: Perspectives and Implications for Sustainability’.

This research project is one of many funded by the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures. Using a mixed methods approach, the project aims to explore the myriad influences behind (un) healthy and environmentally (un)sustainable dietary practices in sub-Saharan Africa, using Uganda as a case study country.

Research Interests: My research interests are nutrition-related non-communicable diseases, nutrition transition, nutrition epidemiology, food culture, public health policy, micro-nutrient deficiency, diet and sustainability

Teaching Interests

I have interests in teaching the following: food security, nutrition security, nutrition transition in low-and middle-income countries, child and maternal under-nutrition (micro-nutrient deficiencies) and public health policy


  • Lead Supervisor: Professor Michelle Holdsworth (ScHARR)
  • Second Supervisor: Dr Megan Blake (Department of Geography)
  • Third Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Pradeilles (ScHARR)