Dr Heather Whalley
Heather Whalley is a Research Fellow.
She has a neuroscience background and currently holds a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin fellowship.
Dr Whalley graduated in neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh, and subsequently completed an MSc by Research (with distinction) along with her PhD in the field of neuroimaging at the Division of Psychiatry. She previously held a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin fellowship and currently holds a Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh JMAS SIM fellowship and is an ESAT Fellow at the University.
Her main area of research interest is to link neuroimaging techniques with underlying biology in a bottom-up approach in order to better understand debilitating neuropsychiatric disorders. Her research therefore focuses on how causal factors (such as rare and common genetic variants) contribute to disease in terms of their impact on brain structure and function.