Dr Louise Foley

LouFoleyFeb16cCareer Development Fellow

Email: lf354@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 01223 769190

UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR)
MRC Epidemiology Unit
University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine
Box 285 Institute of Metabolic Science
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge, CB2 0QQ


  • PhD Community Health – University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2012
  • MA Kinesiology – University of Western Ontario, Canada, 2007
  • BA/BSc  Psychology/Biology – University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2005

Background and experience
Louise is a public health scientist with an interest in physical activity, sedentary behaviour and the measurement of health-related behaviour. She joined the CEDAR group in 2013 as a Career Development Fellow. Prior to that she completed a MA at the University of Western Ontario, examining potential mechanisms for exercise as a treatment for depression; and a PhD at the University of Auckland, examining aspects of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children. Louise spent five years working as a Research Fellow at the National Institute for Health Innovation, primarily involved in the conduct of pragmatic randomised controlled trials.

Current work and interests
Louise is currently working as a quantitative researcher on the M74 study (led by David Ogilvie), a longitudinal follow-up of the health effects of a new urban motorway. This project examines the individual, household and population impacts of a major change in the built environment on travel and activity patterns, injuries and wellbeing.