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Kate Fitzpatrick

Epidemiologist/Health services researcher and NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow

Kate is an Epidemiologist/Health Services Researcher at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) and was awarded a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellowship in 2016 to undertake a DPhil part-time at the University of Oxford. Her DPhil is investigating the short and longer-term outcomes for women and their children according to intended mode of delivery after previous caesarean section using a number of linked Scottish National datasets. She is also the lead investigator for a Wellbeing of Women funded study that is using the International Network of Obstetric Survey Systems to investigate the risk factors, management and associated outcomes of Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE), a rare pregnancy complication that remains one of the leading causes of direct maternal mortality in high income countries.

Kate has over ten years of experience working in research at both the University of Oxford and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She has mainly been involved in studies examining life-threatening complications in pregnancy and childbirth. She has a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford and a Masters in Epidemiology from the LSHTM.