Katie Whale is a Research Fellow and Health Psychologist based at the Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, University of Bristol. Her research focuses on stigmatised health conditions and intervention design.

She started researching paediatric incontinence in 2014, specialising in in-depth qualitative research and participatory design. Since then she has worked on an in-depth interview study investigating the impact of continence problems on young people’s lives, and the development of a smartphone app aimed at supporting the management of daytime urinary incontinence.

Currently she is working on designing materials for teachers in secondary schools aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of continence problems and helping them provide more effective support.