Carolyn Imelda Auma, BSc. MSc.
The University of Sheffield
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Public Health Section
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
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
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)