Obesity: Tipping Back the Scales of the Nation
- 08:30 - 16:15
- The Studio, Manchester
Dr Charlotte Evans is a Lecturer in Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health Nutrition at the University of Leeds and teaches nutrition policy. She has a PhD in Nutrition, a BSc Hons in Biochemistry as well as a MSc in Statistics. Her research interests mainly focus on improving what we eat and she has a particular interest in improving dietary quality for optimum health in children and young people. She has published widely on the impact of free sugars and other carbohydrates on health as well as on evaluations of programmes and policies to reduce consumption of free sugars. She was recently awarded the Silver Medal for contributions to Public Health Nutrition by the UK Nutrition Society.
Charlotte has contributed to text books, provided information to the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology and worked with the food industry in the areas of public health and nutritional epidemiology. She has spoken at many conferences across the UK, Ireland, mainland Europe, Kuwait, the US and Canada including key note presentations and is on the editorial board for the British Journal of Nutrition. She has also regularly featured on television, radio and in newspaper articles as a nutritional expert including BBC breakfast, Sky News, Channel 4 news and the Today programme.
Charlotte is interested in working with all key stakeholders, including those working in the food industry and policy makers, to help increase the accessibility of healthy food in order to help everyone make healthier food choices and to reduce inequalities in health.