Dr Louise Marryat

Baxter Fellow
University of Dundee

Dr Louise Marryat is a currently a Baxter Fellow at the Mother and Infant Research Unit, University of Dundee. She also holds honorary posts at the University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, and the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre, Sweden. Louise has a BA (Hons) in Politics and Sociology and a MA in Research Methods, both from Durham University, and a Ph.D. in Psychological Medicine from the University of Glasgow. Before returning to academia, Louise worked for several years at ScotCen Social Research, working on the Growing Up in Scotland study (Scotland’s national birth cohort study), as well as the Scottish Health Survey and several public health interventions. Louise works primarily with longitudinal secondary data, particularly administrative data, to explore the developmental trajectories and outcomes of children with some sort of vulnerability, for example that they have been exposed to drugs in pregnancy, live in disadvantaged circumstances, have been maltreated in early childhood, or have a neurodevelopmental disorder. She is currently leading a project exploring the impact of opioid use in pregnancy on birth and neonatal outcomes, as well as a study investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on pregnancy and birth, both using Scottish administrative data.