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Dr Dimitris (Siassakos) Siasakos
86-96 Chenies Mews
  • Associate Professor
  • Maternal & Fetal Medicine
  • UCL EGA Institute for Women's Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Positions of Esteem
Executive Scientific and CPD Editor, BJOG (British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Associate Editor, BMJ STEL
National Simulation Adviser, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
Co-Chair, Scientific Committee, and Member of Executive Board, International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA)
Deputy Chair, UK Intrapartum Care Clinical Study Group
Invited Expert, Department-of-Health Panel to develop Brain Injury measure
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) HTA – Mental, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Panel
Invited Member, WHO PMNCH Stillbirth Advocacy Group
Select Awards
Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 
Highly Commended, Vice Chancellor’s Impact Award
Finalist, BMJ Group Award, Excellence in Learning and Education 
Overall Winner, NICE Good Practice & Shared Learning Award
Innovator of the Quarter, NHS Innovations South West
Select Grants (>£11m)
NIHR HTA 2019-21. Chronic endometritis and unexplained recurrent miscarriage - the role of the endometrial microbiome (CHARM): £164,190
NIHR HTA 2018-23. Policy Research Unit in Maternal and Neonatal Health and Care (PRU): £4,999,119
NIHR HTA 2018-21: Mode of delivery for preterm infants (CASSAVA): £310,000
NIHR 2017-20: Core Outcome Set for Bereavement Care Research (iCHOOSE): £367,000
NIHR HTA 2017-21: COPE - The Carboprost or Oxytocin Postpartum haemorrhage Effectiveness study: £1,860,000
HQIP, 2016-19: Development of tool to facilitate standardised perinatal mortality reviews (PMRT): £1,000,000
Australian Government National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), 2017-22: Stillbirth Research Excellence Centre: AUS $2,500,000
Health Foundation 2016-18: Parents’ Active Role & ENgagement in Their Stillbirth/perinatal death review (PARENTS): £73,119
Health Foundation 2017-18: STROBE -The Simulation Training for Operative Birth – Evaluation (STROBE) Study: £73,242
ESRC 2016-20: ESRC Collaborative Doctoral Award - Teamwork in Real-life obstetric emergencies (TREAT): £100,000
Sands, 2015-16: Lancet Ending Preventable Stillbirth (EPS) Series - Estimating the psychosocial cost of Stillbirth: £22,000
Sands, 2012-16: INSIGHT: INvestigation into Stillbirth to Improve and Guide Healthcare Training: £91,734

Research Summary

Clinical Interests and Expertise: High-risk pregnancy starting from recurrent implantation failure and early pregnancy loss, and continuing into antenatal care (maternal medicine, obesity, pregnancy in women with bariatric surgery), advanced intrapartum care and leadership, obstetric emergencies, umbilical cord prolapse, fetal distress, fetal monitoring, operative birth, stillbirth, bereavement, postpartum complications; and beyond (interprofessional team training, simulation/medical education, litigation).

Methodological Interests: Health economic evaluation, stepped-wedge cluster RCTs, patient/public involvement in research, systematic reviews, mixed methods research, qualitative meta-analysis, triangulation, improvement science, patient reported outcomes and experience

Dimitrios Siassakos (aka Siasakos) is Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Stillbirth Alliance, and National Simulation Adviser to the RCOG. He is the academic representative on the National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP) committee and lead author of three national guidelines (Cord Prolapse, Stillbirth, Retained Products of Conception) and co-author of all the RCOG Consent Guidelines. He is Executive Editor for BJOG and Associate Editor for BMJ Simulation.

Dimitrios leads a comprehensive portfolio of research in prevention and care for stillbirth, brain injury, patient involvement in serious incident reviews, intrapartum care and operative birth, safety of maternity services, obesity in pregnancy, postpartum haemorrhage, simulation training, and technology-enhanced care. He holds grants in excess of £11m, mainly from the NIHR and The Health Foundation, and has more than 100 publications including the Lancet Ending Preventable Stillbirth Series.

Teaching Summary

I have developed and provided novel, outcome-focussed interprofessional undergraduate & postgraduate education; locally, nationally, and internationally; using a variety of teaching methods and tools which I consistently evaluate and improve with robust research.

I am a teacher in all the courses I direct or co-organise. Furthermore I have developed and provided:

RCOG Operative Birth Simulation Training (ROBuST) courses: I co-developed and now co-direct the national operative delivery course  distributed via a Train-the-Trainers scheme. 

Interprofessional SImulation for Maternity Students (ISIMS): In addition to helping design and plan the research project, I established the simulation training sessions for medical and midwifery students from two Universities (Bristol & UWE). From September 2016 to August 2018 I was leading a team that transformed the introductory obstetric week to an interactive interprofessional experience with excellent feedback.

Train – the – Trainers (T3); PROMPT (Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training) Instructor: I co-organised, co-directed and instructed at several PROMPT courses globally: Bristol, London, Kansas USA, Melbourne, Belfast, Republic of Ireland, Singapore, Jakarta. I led the development of the evidence base for teamwork, leadership and team training.

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Instructor, ALSO (UK)
London, March 2007; Chippenham, June 2006; Bournemouth, November 2004; Eastbourne, May 2004

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