Catherine Foster

Research group:
Neuroscience
Email:
FosterC3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
029 208 70365
Location:
CUBRIC, Maindy Road

Research summary

My research is focused on using structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to understand the effects of exercise on the brain.  In particular I am investigating how aerobic fitness impacts on the recovery and rehabilitation capacity for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The overall goal of this research is to develop neuroimaging markers which can predict responses to interventions and whether exercise can enhance cognitive and motor rehabilitation.

Selected publications (2014 onwards)

 

Full list of publications

 

Research topics and related papers

My research is focused on using structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to understand the effects of exercise on the brain.  In particular I am investigating how aerobic fitness impacts on the recovery and rehabilitation capacity for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The overall goal of this research is to develop neuroimaging markers which can predict responses to interventions and whether exercise can enhance cognitive and motor rehabilitation.

Funding

Wellcome Trust 4 Year Integrative Neuroscience Programme

Research group

Neuroscience
Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

Research collaborators

Prof. Richard Wise
Dr. Valentina Tomassini
Ilona Lipp

Undergraduate education

2007 – 2011 BSc  Psychology, University of Stirling (First Class Honours)

Postgraduate education

2012 – 2013 MSc Neuroimaging: Methods and Applications, Cardiff University (Distinction)
2013 – Present Wellcome Trust 4-Year Integrative Neuroscience PhD (Psychology and Medicine)