Katie Whale is a Health Psychology Researcher based at the Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, University of Bristol.

After completing an MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Bath, Katie developed an interest in stigmatising health conditions and conducting research into sensitive topics. She continued to explore this area through her Doctoral training, completing a thesis exploring the experiences of long-term cancer survivors.

Before her move to the University of Bristol she spent several years working in the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England, and the Department of Health at the University of Bath. She has worked on a wide range of projects including childhood obesity, young people’s attitudes towards visible difference, prisoner identity and body image, and women’s experiences of weight loss.

Katie's current work is looking at the impact of continence problems on young people. She helped to develop the content in the teens' section of the ERIC website.