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

Current Grants:

NIHR HTA 2020-25: CI. ROTATE: RCT of Rotation of the fetal head at full cervical dilatation: £2.2m

UCLH Levi CRF 2020-21: CI. Operative Birth Science: £25k

UCLH Charity 2020: Co-applicant, Obstetric Lead
SAPPHIRE: Screening for AsymPtomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection in term Parturients and Health workers In mateRnity carE: a cross sectional, observational study: £9k

NIHR HTA 2019-21: Co-applicant. Chronic endometritis and unexplained recurrent miscarriage: the role of the endometrial microbiome (CHARM): £164k

Sands 2019-21: Co-applicant. Development of a core outcomes set and identification of outcome measurement tools to improve care and research after stillbirth and neonatal death: £40k

EPSRC IAA Discovery-to-Use 2019-20: Co-applicant. Precise parylene membrane-based sensors for smart surgical gloves: £15k

NIHR UCLH BRC 2019-20: CI. An integrated physical and virtual public and patient involvement in research panel to co-design operative birth research: £5k

EGA Charity 2019-20: Co-applicant. RESOLVE Restorative justice for postnatal debriefing: £4k

NIHR HTA 2018-23: Co-applicant. Policy Research Unit in Maternal and Neonatal Health and Care: £5m

NIHR UCLH BRC 2018-21: CI. Operative Birth Science: £23k

NIHR HTA 2018-21: Joint Lead. Mode of delivery for preterm infants (CASSAVA): £310k

NIHR HTA 2017-22: Core Co-Applicant. COPE: The Carboprost or Oxytocin Postpartum haemorrhage Effectiveness study: £1.8m

Australian Government National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), 2017-22: Co-applicant, Co-Investigator & Member of International Collaboration Committee. Stillbirth Centre for Research Excellence: AUS $2.5m

NIHR 2017-20: CI-Lead Supervisor. Core Outcome Set for Bereavement Care Research (iCHOOSE): £367k

HQIP, 2016-21: Co-applicant. Development of tool to facilitate standardised perinatal mortality reviews (PMRT): £1.3m

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/has held grants in excess of £13m, 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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