Professor Heather C Whalley

Professor of Neuroscience and Mental Health


Prof Heather 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, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences.

She previously held a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin fellowship and a Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh JMAS SIM fellowship. She is currently the Chief Scientist for Generation Scotland.

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Research summary

Professor Whalley's work focusses on the major global health challenge of mental ill health, particularly during adolescence. Her research involves linking neuroimaging, genomic, molecular and electronic/computational phenotyping, along with youth engagement, to improve our understanding and treatment of mental ill health. 

Related links

Psychiatric disorders research at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

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