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

GRANTS

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

Wellcome Trust: Deputy Director. ‘In Theatre’ Wellcome Enrichment:£250k

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 Chair of the Clinical and Bereavement Care Group of the International Stillbirth Alliance, Convenor for ROBUST operative birth training courses across the UK (and soon globally), Vice Chair of the Intrapartum Care Clinical Study Group, 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 £23m, 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.

 

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

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

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