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Catherine Wheatley

PhD, CPsychol

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

My work in Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg's plasticity group involves exploring relationships between physical activity, fitness and brain health.  I am particularly interested in how community-wide physical activity interventions might lead to improvements in mental health, wellbeing, and learning and thinking skills. My projects include Fit to Study, a randomised controlled trial investigating the impact of physical activity during school PE on academic attainment, and the RED January study, investigating the public health potential of a one-month physical activity challenge. 

I completed my undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford and my doctoral research examined how social influences are related to young people's physical activity. 

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