Dr Heather Whalley

Senior Research Fellow


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, 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 and is currently an ESAT Fellow at the University.

Research summary

Dr Whalley's 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, particularly in adolescence. Her research therefore focuses on how causal risk factors contribute to disease in terms of their impact on brain structure and function. 

Related links

Psychiatric disorders research at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

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