Dr Katie Wheat

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Job title

Head of Higher Education Engagement


Dr Katie Wheat is Head of Higher Education Engagement at Vitae, leading world class researcher development to realise the potential of researchers in the UK and internationally. Her responsibilities include engaging with Vitae’s community and audiences on policy and provision for researcher development, through to delivery of training and events. She is a passionate advocate for the importance of career development and equality of opportunity and fulfils this passion through relationships with researcher networks in the UK and internationally. Particular areas of interest include wellbeing, independence, intersectoral mobility, and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

Before joining Vitae, Katie was a postdoctoral researcher in psychology and cognitive neuroscience at Maastricht University, during which time she co-founded the #ECRchat online peer-mentoring community for early career researchers.

Twitter: @KL_Wheat

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