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Caroline Hancock

Caroline is a Principal Public Health Intelligence Analyst in the Population Health Analysis team in Public Health England. In this role she leads a team of analysts working on the production of analytic reports and indicators on child and adult obesity and its determinants predominately using data from the National Child Measurement Programme and the Health Survey for England. Prior to this Caroline worked for the National Obesity Observatory, and the South East Public Health Observatory on a wide range of public health themes. 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 …