DR KATE FITZPATRICK
BA (Hons), MSc, DPhil
Senior Researcher in Statistical Epidemiology
Kate is a Senior Researcher in Statistical Epidemiology based in the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU). She has a particular interest in using routinely collected data to inform the care and improve outcomes for mothers, babies and their families across the life-course.
In 2016 she was awarded a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellowship to undertake a DPhil part-time at the University of Oxford. Her DPhil investigated the short and longer-term outcomes for women and their children according to planned mode of birth after previous caesarean section using a number of linked Scottish National datasets.
Kate recently led a Wellbeing of Women funded multi-country study that used 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. She has previously conducted a number of national case-control and cohort studies examining various pregnancy and birth-related complications using the UK Obstetric Surveillance System. She has also previously been involved in several international multi-centre research projects seeking to investigate how genetic variation affects the biology and epidemiology of malaria, and research investigating the epidemiology of various eye diseases in India. She has a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford and a Masters in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Planned mode of birth after previous cesarean section and risk of undergoing pelvic floor surgery: A Scottish population-based record linkage cohort study.
Fitzpatrick KE. et al, (2022), PLoS Med, 19
Planned mode of birth after previous caesarean section: a structured review of the evidence on the associated outcomes for women and their children in high-income settings
FITZPATRICK K. et al, (2022), Frontiers in Medicine, section Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Planned mode of birth after previous caesarean section and special educational needs in childhood: a population-based record linkage cohort study.
Fitzpatrick KE. et al, (2021), BJOG
Planned mode of birth after previous caesarean section and women's use of psychotropic medication in the first year postpartum: a population-based record linkage cohort study.
Fitzpatrick KE. et al, (2021), Psychol Med, 1 - 12
Risk factors, management, and outcomes of amniotic fluid embolism: A multicountry, population-based cohort and nested case-control study.
Fitzpatrick KE. et al, (2019), PLoS Med, 16