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Caroline Hancock

Caroline is a senior public health analyst in the Obesity Knowledge and Intelligence team in Public Health England. In this role she leads on the analysis of large datasets for the production of analytic reports on obesity and its determinants, including the National Child Measurement Programme, Health Survey for England, and the Active People Survey. Prior to this Caroline worked for the South East Public Health Observatory reporting on drug and alcohol misuse data and cancer data before taking the senior analyst role with the National Obesity Observatory. Before joining the Public Health Observatories Caroline had roles with a Primary Care Trust and a local authority on a range of projects with a focus on local public health, economic development, and socioeconomic and demographic analysis. Caroline has a BA (hons) degree in Social Science and a MSc in Public Health.

The ordinary person: measuring height and weight in adults

“To tall men I’m a midget and to short men I’m a giant; to the skinny ones I’m a fat man and to the fat ones I’m a thin man….. In fact I’m quite ordinary.” So says the Ordinary Man …