Dr Katie Wheat

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Job title

Head of Higher Education Engagement


Dr Katie Wheat is a Head of Higher Education Engagement at Vitae, promoting world class researcher development to realise the potential of researchers in the UK and internationally. Before joining Vitae, Katie was a postdoctoral researcher in cognitive neuroscience at Maastricht University. As a postdoc, Katie became interested in the training needs and career progression of researchers; in particular, equality and diversity, and the transition to careers outside of academia. As a result, Katie co-founded the #ECRchat Twitter chat and online community, where she works with early career researchers around the globe to provide a peer-mentoring and networking platform to discuss post-PhD career issues.

Twitter: @KL_Wheat

Website: http://www.vitae.ac.uk and http://ecrchat.wordpress.com