Dr Charlotte Evans
Charlotte EL Evans is an Associate Professor in Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health Nutrition at the University of Leeds, UK, with more than 20 years’ experience in researching dietary behaviour and food environments. She is dedicated to improving the quality of children’s and adolescents diets particularly for those on the poorest diets.
Her research focuses on making the healthier choice the easier choice with experience in a range of food environments including schools, hospitals, fast food and nutrition information in the media.
Another key area of her research is the evaluations of programmes and policies to improve diet quality such as increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and decreasing free sugars.
She has more than 100 publications including original research papers, a recent book on Transforming Food Environments, book chapters, a special issue on adolescent diet and conference abstracts. She has also presented her work internationally and has regularly featured on television and the radio communicating hers and others work in diet behaviour.
In 2016, she was awarded the prestigious Elsie Widdowson Medal for contributions to Public Health Nutrition by the UK Nutrition Society.