Dr Katie Wheat

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Job title

Head of Engagement and Policy


Dr Katie Wheat is Head of Engagement and Policy at Vitae, leading world class researcher development to realise the potential of researchers in the UK and internationally. Her responsibilities include leading Vitae membership and the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference. 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 six years ago, 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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