Carol is a family doctor in London and teaches at Imperial College Medical School.
She is a prolific writer and broadcaster as well as a practising doctor and mother of three sons, including twins. Carol regularly appears on TV and radio, often giving expert medical opinions on topical health matters.
Carol has written many health and parenting books, including the outstandingly popular handbook Twins & Multiple Births: The Essential Parenting Guide From Pregnancy to Adulthood. Most of her titles represent a fusion of her personal experience and her professional expertise. As a journalist, her columns have appeared in a variety of medical journals and consumer publications as diverse as The Sun and the Lancet. She is The Sun's doctor and is honorary consultant in family medicine to Tamba, the Twins & Multiple Births Association.
She graduated in medicine from Cambridge University. Following this, she spent several years in different hospital specialities, most recently rheumatology, before entering general practice soon after the birth of her first child. A lone parent, Carol finds that her three sons, now all young adults, provide endless inspiration as well as welcome relief from medical practice. It's no surprise that much of her work is humorous and all of it is very accessible. She says that no matter how hard you work as a medic, you reach more people with a pen than you ever can with a stethoscope.
Although Carol writes and broadcasts on many health topics from meningitis to athlete's foot, her special interests are child and family medicine, men's health, sports medicine, twins and higher multiple births, and arthritis/rheumatism. She has written many health and parenting books, which aim to inform without being prescriptive. She gives regular prenatal talks to expectant parents of twins and more.
Carol Cooper's website: www.drcarolcooper.com
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Dr Carol Cooper is climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge to raise money for Arthritis Care and hopes you'll check out her JustGiving page and sponsor her.