Pat is a non-clinical epidemiologist with a focus on women and children’s health. She spent over 30 years in teaching and research, working mainly on infections in pregnancy and childhood (including HIV, syphilis, rubella, neonatal herpes and cytomegalovirus), antenatal screening and immunisation.

She was responsible for the National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood ( at UCL’s Institute of Child Health until her retirement from full time work at the end of 2015. She contributed to the development of antenatal infection screening programmes, and the BHIVA Guidelines on HIV and Pregnancy, and has an extensive list of publications.