Bassel Al Wattar

Title: Dr
MD PGD Med Edu
Clinical Research Fellow

Bassel is a trainee in obstetrics and gynaecology, started his training in the West Midlands deanery. He has moved to London to undertake a PhD following an academic career path. Through his training he has developed a passion for clinical research as well as medical education. He has worked on a number of research projects in general obstetrics, maternal medicine and benign gynaecology.

He is undergoing a masters degree in medical education with special interest in simulation based learning. Bassel has co-founded a regional research network for obs and gynae trainees in the Midlands region to help trainees to get more involved in clinical research projects.




Currently working as the research fellow for the ESTEEM trial, working on delivering a diet intervention to improve health outcomes of pregnant women with metabolic risk factors.


Pirie, Dulcie AJ, Bassel H. Al Wattar, Alexander M. Pirie, Victoria Houston, Ayesha Siddiqua, Manjo Doug, Manny Bagary et al. "Effects of monitoring strategies on seizures in pregnant women on lamotrigine: a meta-analysis. "European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive Biology172 (2014): 26-31


Al Wattar, B. H., Frank, M., Fage, E., & Gupta, P. (2014).Use of ultrasound in emergency gynaecology.Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,34(2), 172-17.


Papaioannou, S., Aslam, M., Al Wattar, B. H., Milnes, R. C., & Knowles, T. G. (2013). User's acceptability of OvuSense: A novel vaginal temperature sensor for prediction of the fertile period.Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,33(7), 705-709.


Al Wattar, B. H., Hillman, S. C., Marton, T., Foster, K., &Kilby, M. D. (2013). Placenta chorioangioma: a rare case and systematic review of literature.The Journal of Maternal-Fetal& Neonatal Medicine, (0), 1-9


Papaioannou, S., Al Wattar, B. H., Milnes, R. C., & Knowles, T. G. (2013). Quality index assessment of vaginal temperature based fertility prediction and comparison with luteinising hormone testing, ultrasound folliculometry and other home cycle monitors.Fertility and Sterility,100(3), S326-S327.


Papaioannou, S., Aslam, M., Al Wattar, B. H., Milnes, R. C., & Knowles, T. G. (2012). Ovulation assessment by vaginal temperature analysis (the ovusense advanced fertility monitoring system) in comparison to oral temperature measurement.Fertility and Sterility,98(3), S160. 


Bassel is passionate about medical education. He is actively involved in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has delivered a number of multidisciplinary teaching sessions. He is currently working on improving the role of simulation in teaching ultrasound skills in obstetrics and gynaecology.  


Women’s Health Research Unit Centre for Primary Care and Public Health
Blizard Institute
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Yvonne Carter Building
58 Turner Street
London E1 2AB
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