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 investigating 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.
Fitzpatrick KE, Tuffnell D, Kurinczuk JJ, Knight M. Pregnancy at very advanced maternal age: a UK population-based cohort study. BJOG 2016; DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.14269.
Fitzpatrick KE, Grey R, Quigley MA. Women’s longitudinal patterns of smoking during the pre-conception, pregnancy and postnatal period: evidence from the UK Infant Feeding Survey. PLoS One 2016; 11(4):e0153447.
Fitzpatrick KE, Tuffnell D, Kurinczuk JJ, Knight M. Incidence, risk factors, management and outcomes of amniotic-fluid embolism: a population-based cohort and nested case-control study. BJOG 2015; DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.13300.
The Malaria Genomic Epidemiology Network. A novel locus of resistance to severe malaria in a region of ancient balancing selection. Nature 2015; 526: 253-7
Fitzpatrick KE, Sellers S, Spark P, Kurinczuk JJ, Brocklehurst P, Knight M. Author’s reply: The morbidly adherent placenta (MAP): early accurate diagnosis is essential for the meaningful interpretation of outcomes. BJOG 2014; DOI:10.1111/1471-0528.12919.
Fitzpatrick KE, Hinshaw K, Kurinczuk JJ, Knight M. Risk Factors, Management and Outcomes of HELLP and ELLP Syndrome. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Mar;123(3):618-27. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000140.
Fitzpatrick KE, Sellers S, Spark P, Kurinczuk JJ, Brocklehurst P, Knight M. The Management and Outcomes of Placenta Accreta/Increta/Percreta in the UK: A Population-based Descriptive Study. BJOG 2013; DOI:10.1111/1471-0528.12405
Fitzpatrick KE, Sellers S, Spark P, Kurinczuk JJ, Brocklehurst P, Knight M. Incidence and Risk Factors for Placenta Accreta/Increta/Percreta in the UK: A National Case-Control Study. PLoS One 2012;7(12):e52893
Knight M, Fitzpatrick KE, Kurinczuk JJ, Tuffnell Derek. Use of recombinant factor VIIa in patients with amniotic fluid embolism. Anesthesiology 2012; 117(2): 423; author reply 423-4. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e31825b6c77
Fitzpatrick KE, Kurinczuk JJ, Alfirevic Z, Spark P, Brocklehurst P, Knight M. Uterine Rupture by Intended Mode of Delivery in the UK: A National Case-Control Study. PLoS Medicine 2012; 9(3): e1001184
Ravindran RD, Vashist P, Gupta SK, Young IS, Maraini G, Camparini M, Jayanthi R, John N, Fitzpatrick KE, Chakravarthy U, Ravilla TD, Fletcher AE. Prevalence and risk factors for vitamin C deficiency in north and south India: a two centre population based study in people aged 60 years and over. PLoS One 2011; 6(12): e28588
Ravindran RD, Vashist P, Gupta SK, Young IS, Maraini G, Camparini M, Jayanthi R, John N, Fitzpatrick KE, Chakravarthy U, Ravilla TD, Fletcher AE. Inverse association of vitamin C with Cataract in older people in India. Ophthalmology 2011; 118(10):1958-1965.e2
Vashist P, Talwar B, Gogoi M, Maraini G, Camparini M, Ravindran RD, Murthy GV, Fitzpatrick KE, John N, Chakravarthy U, Ravilla TD, Fletcher AE. Prevalence of Cataract in an Older Population in India: The India Study of Age-related Eye Disease. Ophthalmology 2011; 118(2):272-8.e1-2
Krishnan T, Ravindran RD, Murthy GV, Vashist P, Fitzpatrick KE, Thulasiraj RD, John N, Maraini G, Camparini M, Chakravarthy U & Fletcher AE. Prevalence of Early and Late Age-Related Macular Degeneration in India: The INDEYE Study. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2010; 51(2):701-7
The Malaria Genomic Epidemiology Network. A global network for investigating the genomic epidemiology of malaria. Nature 2008; 456: 732-737
The Malaria Genomic Epidemiology Network. Reappraisal of known malaria resistance loci in a large multi-centre study. Nature Genetics. Nat Genet 2014; 46(11): 1197-204. doi: 10.1038/ng.3107.