Dr Louise Foley

Career Development Fellow at Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR)

Career Development Fellow, Centre for Diet and Activity Research, University of Cambridge

Dr Louise Foley is a Career Development Fellow in the Centre for Diet and Activity Research at the University of Cambridge. She is a public health scientist with an interest in physical activity, sedentary behaviour and the measurement of health-related behaviour. She is currently working as a quantitative researcher on the M74 study, 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.

Dr Foley joined the CEDAR group in 2013. 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. She 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.