About Dr Carol Cooper
Carol graduated in medicine from Cambridge University. She
then spent several years in different hospital specialities,
including orthopaedics and rheumatology, before entering
general practice when her first son was born.
General practice offered Carol the ideal setting for
keeping up to date with medical advances while also honing
her skills in child health.
Carol’s writing and broadcasting developed after the
publication of her first book, and she is now well-known as
a media medic and as president of the Guild of Health
Writers. She writes for The Sun newspaper and a range of
other titles. She also appears regularly on TV and radio,
giving her expert medical opinion on a wide range of topical
Carol’s books are mainly on child health and parenting,
including the much-loved Twins
& Multiple Births. Most of her titles are a
fusion of her professional expertise and her personal
experience as a mother of three sons (including twins). As
co-author of the book General
Practice at a Glance, Carol won a British Medical
Association book award (2013). A companion volume, General
Practice Cases at a Glance, was published in 2016.
Articles written for fellow doctors and other health
professionals can be found in the Lancet, BMJ, BMA News, GMC
Today, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Health Service
Journal, Women’s Health Journal, Postgraduate Medical
Journal and British Journal of Rheumatology.
Alongside her writing and broadcasting, Carol teaches
medical students at Imperial College School of Medicine. She
also works as honorary consultant in family medicine for
Tamba (Twins and Multiple Births Association), and delivers
pre-natal sessions to expectant parents of twins, triplets
Carol is a trustee of Action on Pre-Eclampsia. Her charity
work also includes Arthritis Care, the National Rheumatoid
Arthritis Society, National Osteoporosis Society, and Lucy
Air Ambulance for Children.
Carol’s first novel, One
Night at the Jacaranda, garnered excellent reviews.
It was a finalist in the Indie Excellence Awards 2014 and a
quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards
2014. Her latest novel, Hampstead
Fever, is available in UK bookstores and online.