- Cognitive ability and negative emotions in relation to morbidity and mortality
External roles and responsibilities
After graduating with a 1st class degree in Population Studies from the University of Southampton, Catharine Gale completed a PhD on the role of antioxidant vitamins in cerebrovascular disease and cognitive decline at the MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit in 1997. She worked at the MRC Unit, subsequently called the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, until 2019. She was appointed Professor of Cognitive Epidemiology in 2015 and led work on cognitive function across the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit’s programmes of research. Between 2012 and 2019 she also held an academic position at the University of Edinburgh where she was 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. She retired in June 2019.