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Dr Victoria Coathup

NDPH Intermediate Fellow


Victoria is an NDPH Intermediate Fellow at the NPEU and her current resesarch investigates associations between maternal body mass index and offspring infection using routinely collected data from UK cohorts.

Victoria joined the NPEU in early 2017 as a Researcher in Epidemiology and Statistics to work on the TIGAR project, which investigated relationships between gestational age at birth and child health outcomes using routinely collected hospital data. Before joining the NPEU, she worked as a Researcher at the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technology (HeLEX) at the University of Oxford, conducting surveys about patient and participant involvement in research. Victoria completed a PhD in 2016 which explored associations between maternal diet, alcohol consumption and offspring outcomes.


  • Coathup V, Northstone K, Gray R, Wheeler S, Smith L. Dietary Patterns and Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy: Secondary Analysis of Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2017;41(6):1120-8.
  • Coathup V, Smith L, Boulton M. Exploration of dietary patterns and alcohol consumption in pregnant women in the UK: A mixed methods study. Midwifery. 2017;51:24-32.
  • Coathup V, Northstone K, Izadi H, Wheeler S, Smith L. Do Maternal Dietary Antioxidants Modify the Relationship Between Binge Drinking and Small for Gestational Age? Findings from a Longitudinal Cohort Study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2018;42(11):2196-204.
  • Coathup V, Boyle E, Carson C, Johnson S, Kurinzcuk JJ, Macfarlane A, Petrou S, Rivero-Arias O, Quigley MA. Gestational age and hospital admissions during childhood: population based, record linkage study in England (TIGAR study). BMJ. 2020;371:m4075.
  • Coathup V, Macfarlane A, Quigley M. Linkage of maternity hospital episode statistics birth records to birth registration and notification records for births in England 2005–2006: quality assurance of linkage. BMJ Open. 2020;10(10):e037885.
  • Coathup V, Carson C, Kurinczuk JJ, Macfarlane AJ, Boyle E, Johnson S, Petrou S, Quigley MA. Associations between gestational age at birth and infection-related hospital admission rates during childhood in England: Population-based record linkage study. PLoS One. 2021;16(9):e0257341.
  • Hua X, Petrou S, Coathup V, Carson C, Kurinczuk JJ, Quigley MA, Boyle E, Johnson S, Macfarlane A, Rivero-Arias O. Gestational age and hospital admission costs from birth to childhood: a population-based record linkage study in England. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2023;108(5):485-91.