In utero exposure to heavy metals: effects on child development


  • Dr Caroline Taylor

    University of Bristol

Project summary

Following a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Surrey, Caroline completed her PhD at the Rowett Research Institute at the University of Aberdeen on intestinal zinc homeostasis. Her postdoctoral work also focused on aspects of human nutrition before family commitments led to a career in medical publishing. She was awarded a Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowship in 2012 to study the effects of in utero exposure to lead on child growth and development at the University of Bristol with Professor Jean Golding and Professor Alan Emond. During her Wellcome Trust Fellowship, Caroline will be extending her previous work on lead to include cadmium and mercury exposures in epidemiological databases, including modelling of genetic and epigenetic data.