In a nutshell

About Carol Cooper

Carol graduated in medicine from Cambridge University. Her journalism developed in tandem with her medical practice, and she became well-known as a media medic, writing for the UK's number one newspaper for over 20 years, and broadcasting on topical health issues.

Many of Carol’s non-fiction books are on child health and parenting, such as Twins & Multiple Births, and the titles combine her professional expertise and her personal experience as a mother. As co-author of the book General Practice at a Glance, Carol won a British Medical Association book award in 2013. A companion volume, General Practice Cases at a Glance, appeared later.

Carol's frivolous side has never been far from the surface. She became a columnist for Punch magazine and her articles can still be read in dentists' waiting rooms. Her novels are also infused with a sharp wit. Set in Egypt and published in April 2021, The Girls from Alexandria is her latest book.

At Imperial College, London, Carol leads a course on medicine in the media. 

Carol is an Associate and Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge, deputy chair of Action on Pre-Eclampsia (APEC), and honorary consultant in family medicine for the Twins Trust (formerly Tamba). She was elected President of the Guild of Health Writers in 2014.