Dr Carolyn Cobbold

Subject: Food science

Contact details: cac85@cam.ac.uk


Research interests:

Dr Carolyn Cobbold is a Research Fellow, investigating food in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the mutual interactions of science, commerce, industry, government, journalism, culture and law. She completed a history of science PhD at Cambridge University after an early career in journalism. She has also been actively involved in community work, including leading a groundbreaking coastal-planning partnership, serving as a governor for a primary and secondary school, and working as a volunteer at a homeless hostel. Dr Cobbold is a council member of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2016 for her work on climate-change mitigation and community engagement.