NameProfessor Catharine Gale
RoleProfessor of Cognitive Epidemiology
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. She has a particular interest in frailty in older people. She is currently researching factors that might influence resilience or vulnerability to frailty and affect the risk of adverse outcomes in those who are frail.
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.