Carole Ponniah


CLAHRC Projects Co-ordinator


Carole joined the CLAHRC East of England in January 2017. Based at the University of East Anglia, Carole co-ordinates research projects investigated by the Universities of East Anglia and Hertfordshire, and provides support to the Deputy Director, Professor Mioshi, and the Core team at CLAHRC East of England. Carole facilitated several high-profile PPI projects for a patient watchdog for almost 10 years and is consequently familiar with policy affecting the commissioning and provision of NHS services. More recently she managed a Big Lottery project for 4 advice agencies and developed bids for funding applications for Norfolk Citizens Advice Bureau. With a degree in Biological Sciences (UEA), an MPhil (Stirling University) and a PGCE (Oxford Brookes), Carole has had a varied career history including scriptwriting for children’s TV, teaching children with autism and conducting microbiological tests for a Public Health Laboratory Service.