Charlotte Wright is a paediatrician and an epidemiologist with a longstanding interest in paediatric nutrition. She worked in Glasgow in clinical and public health nutrition at the Royal Hospital for Children until March 2022 and still researches and teaches within the Human Nutrition department at Glasgow University.
Her research focuses on understanding and addressing the causes of undernutrition in childhood, child eating behaviour and the assessment of growth and body composition in childhood.
She was responsible at Glasgow University for developing the teaching of medical undergraduates about breastfeeding and recently has worked with UNICEF UK to develop this into web-based teaching for a wider audience.
She is a member of the UK Scientific Advisory Committee for Nutrition (SACN), an Honorary Fellow of the RCPCH, an Honorary Visiting Professor, at the Institute of Child Health and Children’s Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan and previously chaired the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Growth Charts Working Group.