Carole Ponniah



Carole joined the ARC (previously CLAHRC) East of England in January 2017. Based at the University of East Anglia (UEA), Carole is a part-time Co-ordinator, providing organisational, financial and administrative support mainly to: ARC EoE’s Deputy Director, the Research and Capacity Building programme, Inclusive Involvement in Research and Participation theme and Health Economics and Prioritisation theme. Carole has degrees in Biological Sciences (UEA) and Literature (Essex), an MPhil (Stirling) and a PGCE (Oxford Brookes). Carole has a diverse working background: co-ordinating and delivering PPI research for a health watchdog; managing a Big Lottery project for Norfolk Citizens Advice and other agencies; working in Public Health as a Lab Technician (infectious diseases); teaching children with autism in Oxfordshire; and scriptwriting for children’s TV in Singapore.