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Mrs. Shagaf Bakour



Director for Medical Education/ Senior Lecturer on 50% Contract, having spent the previous 12 years as full time Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospital NHS Trust / City Hospital where I was the Post graduate Education Lead/ College Tutor  from 2008-2016 with excellent performance. During my tenure, City Hospital has become the first choice for StR allocation in the West Mids. My leadership was described as “exemplary and inspirational”

I am Research active: Lead investigator of  6 multi-centre RCT’s, I represent SWBH at the REproductive health And CHildbirth Network/REACH.

  • Position: Director of Medical Education and Phase 2 Lead 
  • Telephone: 01212044334
  • Email: s.bakour@aston.ac.uk
  • Room Number: 510b
  • FRCOG 2010: Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstet & Gynaecol
  • MD 2003: Doctor of Medicine (Birmingham University)
  • CCST 2003; Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training
  • MRCOG 1997;  Membership of the Royal College of Obstet & Gynaecol RCOG 
  • Higher Studies in O+G: 1990: Aleppo University.
  • MD 1986: Basic Medical Qualification, Aleppo University, Syria/ HONOURS  
  • Intermediate Ultrasound in gynaecology: 2010
  • RCOG/ BFS Special Skill Module in Assisted Reproduction; 2005
  • RCOG/ BSCCP Accreditation in Colposcopy; 2003
  • RCOG/ RCR Advanced Training in Obstetric Ultrasound; 2002

 


  • 2004 – Current: Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospital NHS Trust / City Hospital
  • 1997-2003: West midlands Specialist Training Programme Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

 

RCOG Member then Fellow, CPD User, StratOG Author, StratOG trainer, StratOG Peer Reviewer, TOG reader/ Reviewer, BJOG reader/Reviewer, Online journal reader, MRCOG II Exam Questions Author/BSA, MRCOG III Examiner 

Education QA Committee member. 

I have given 23 lectures over the last 18 months and  continue to act as a reviewer for clinical papers (13 articles reviewed since 2013) – BJOG, Reproductive Sciences

GMC Trainer Accreditation 31/7/14

Appraiser Training Certificate 19/5/14

Faculty of RCOG Medical Educators Tier Recognition Certificate:

  • Fetal Growth Restriction
  • Menopause

 

Co- supervised a PhD students in Psychology: University of Birmingham 2015
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Medical and Dental Defense Union of Scotland
  • General Medical Council

 

  1. Bakour SH, Williamson J. Latest evidence on using hormone replacement therapy in the menopause. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 2015;17:20-8.
  2. Bakour S, Ball E. Authors' reply. Asymptomatic endometrial thickening in postmenopausal women. TOG 2014;16:139-140.
  3. Bakour SH, Bell E. Authors ‘reply. Asymptomatic endometrial thickening in postmenopausal women. TOG 2013; 15: 201-203.
  4. Nan C, Gielen M, Warner C, Krone RE, Mellers D, Martin W, Sunanda G, Bakour S, Barrett T, Zeegers M. Antenatal head circumference is associated with developmental skills in healthy twins: A study up to 24 months into infancy. OA Epidemiology 2013 Nov 01;1(2):17.
  5. Bakour SH, Timmermans A, Mol BW, Khan KS. Management of women with postmenopausal bleeding: evidence-based review. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 2012 ; 4: 243–249.
  6. Srinivasan M, Bakour S. Prevalence of endometrial cancer in symptomatic postmenopausal women with thickened endometrium.  BJOG 2012 June supplement: page 172.
  7. Cassandra Nan1, Marij Gielen2, Claire Warner1, Ruth Krone1,Diane Mellers3, William Martin3, Gargeswari Sunanda4, Kausik Das4, Neil Shah4,5, Shagaf Bakour5, Timothy Barrett6 and Maurice Zeegers1,2. The effect of antenatal size and growth on developmental skills in healthy twins up to 24 months. Epidemiology June 2012 (submitted).
  8. Cassandra Nan1, Timothy Barrett2,Claire Warner1, Ruth Krone1,Diane Mellers3, William Martin3, Andrew Ewer3, Gargeswari Sunanda4, Kausik Das4, Neil Shah4,5, Shagaf Bakour5and Maurice Zeegers1,6. The association of maternal occupational physical activity and psychological strain with perinatal outcomes in twin pregnancies. Occupational and Environmental Medicine July 2012 (submitted).
  9. Bakour SH, Timmerman A, Mol BW, Khan KS. Management of Post menopausal Bleeding: an Evidence – Based Review Article written on commission by the Royal College of Obststricians and Gynaecologists. The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (TOG) July 2012.
  10. Timmermans A, Opmeer BC, Khan KS, Bachmann LM, Epstein E, Clark TJ, Gupta JK, Bakour SH, van den Bosch T, H.C. van Doorn, Cameron st, Giusa MG, Dessole S,  Dijkhuizen FPHLJ, ter Riet G, Mol GBWJ. Meta-analysis of endometrial thickness measurement for detecting endometrial cancer in women with postmenopausal bleeding: a different approach using individual patient data. Obstet Gynecol. 2010;116(1):160-7.
  11. BAKOUR, S. H., JONES, S.E., KHAN, K.S. Ambulatory Hysteroscopy: An Evidence-Based Guide to Diagnosis and Therapy. Ed 1, 2005 December. Publisher: Royal Society of Medicine. ISBN 185315640X.
  12. BAKOUR S, JONES S, O’DONOVAN P. Ambulatory Hysteroscopy: Evidence Guide to Diagnosis and Therapy. Bailliere's Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2006; 20(6): 953-75.