Professor Catharine Gale BSc, PhD
Professor of Cognitive Epidemiology
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Professor Catharine Gale is Professor of Cognitive Epidemiology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton.
Cognitive ability in childhood is related to many important life outcomes, including health and longevity. As an epidemiologist, a major focus of my research is to understand why cognitive ability is linked with later physical and mental health
After graduating with a 1st class degree in Population Studies from the University of Southampton, Catharine Gale obtained a Medical Research Council studentship and completed a PhD on the role of antioxidant vitamins in cerebrovascular disease and cognitive decline at the MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit (now the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit). Catharine currently leads work on cognitive function across the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology’s programmes of research. Since 2012, she has also held an academic position at the University of Edinburgh where she is co-leader of the Cognitive Epidemiology research group at the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology and Reader in Cognitive Epidemiology in the Department of Psychology.
BSc Population Studies, University of Southampton 1994
PhD, University of Southampton 1997
1997/2002 Research Fellow, MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton
2002/2007 Senior Research Fellow , MRC Epidemiology Resource Centre, University of Southampton
2007/2010 Principal Research Fellow, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton
2010/2014 Reader, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton
2014/2015 Associate Professor, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton
2015 Professor, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton
2012 onwards Reader in Cognitive Epidemiology, Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh