Vicki Coathup BSc, MSc

PhD Student

Personal Profile

Victoria was awarded a studentship and joined the Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health in September 2011. She is working under the supervision of Dr Lesley Smith, Professor Mary Boulton and Dr Simon Wheeler. Her research focuses on the dietary intake of pregnant women who drink alcohol. Victoria completed a BSc in Biology in 2008, and then completed an MSc in Global Health Sciences in 2010. She won an Oxford Brookes Social Entrepreneur Award worth £500 in March 2013 to build an online tool to educate the public about the social determinants of health.

Research Interests

  • Dietary assessment methods within pregnant women
  • Maternal nutrition and foetal development
  • Alcohol consumption during pregnancy
  • HIV transmission via breastfeeding