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Appointment
  • Professor of Obstetrics
  • Maternal & Fetal Medicine
  • UCL EGA Institute for Womens Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Biography

CURRENT GRANTS

MRC: MiBIRTH - MRI to inform safer childbirth: £3m

Wellcome LEAP: Co-PI: Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to prevent stillbirth: £4m

Wellcome/EPSRC centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences: Extension £9m

NIHR: CI. ROTATE: RCT of Rotation of the fetal head at full cervical dilatation:£2m

Wellcome/EPSRC centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences: CI Development of a novel ‘sensor glove’ to increase accuracy of vaginal examinations in labour:£53k

UCH CEΟ: CI Operative Birth:£50κ

UCH Charity: SAPPHIRE: Screening for AsymPtomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection in term Parturients and Health workers In mateRnity carE: £9k

NIHR: Chronic endometritis and unexplained recurrent miscarriage: the role of the endometrial microbiome (CHARM): £164k

EPSRC: Precise parylene membrane-based sensors for smart surgical gloves:£15κ

NIHR: Policy Research Unit in Maternal and Neonatal Health and Care:£5m

NIHR: Mode of delivery for preterm infants (CASSAVA):£310k

NIHR: COPE, The Carboprost or Oxytocin Postpartum haemorrhage Effectiveness study:£1.8m

NIHR: CI - Core Outcome Set for Bereavement Care Research (iCHOOSE):£367κ

HQIP: Development of tool to facilitate standardised perinatal mortality reviews (PMRT):£1.3m

ESRC: Collaborative Doctoral Award: Teamwork in Real-life obstetric emergencies:£100k

Research Summary

Dimitrios is Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at UCL. He has been awarded a Personal Chair (effective October 2021).


Dimitrios is Founder of the Clinical and Bereavement Care Group of the International Stillbirth Alliance, Lead developer of several global training courses, and member of the National Institute for Health Research HTA prioritisation panel. 


Dimitrios is lead author of several national and international guidelines.

 

Dimitrios leads a comprehensive portfolio of research in stillbirth care and prevention including initiatives relevant to diabetes and glucose dysmetabolism, prevention of neonatal brain injury, intrapartum care and operative birth, obesity in pregnancy, postpartum haemorrhage, simulation training. He has held grants in excess of £31m, and has more than 100 publications including the Lancet Stillbirth Series. 


At WEISS, Dimitrios is working closely with academic engineers to design novel tools that aim to improve the safety of birth globally. A surgical glove with nano-sensors, energy harvesting, and antimicrobial properties has been a major success.

 

Fundraising for research for University College London Hospitals Charity UK because it is important to improve safety of childbirth: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ucl-perinatal-care-research

Teaching Summary

Have led the development and global dissemination of:

RCOG Operative Birth Simulation Training (ROBuST): mandatory across the UK and disseminated via Train-the Trainers globally

ART & CRAFT: Advanced rotational technique and head disimpaction. New course to supplement ROBUST, aimed at senior obstetricians.

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.

SUPPORT: Bereavement care training course for obstetricians, midwives, psychologists. Following major success pan-London, currently disseminated nationally (UK) and globally.


Appointments
01-OCT-2021 Professor in Obstetrics EGA Institute for Women's Health UCL, United Kingdom
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