Professor PM Shaughn O'Brien

Title: Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Phone: + 44 (0)1782 672371
Email: Shaughn.Obrien@uhns.nhs.uk
s.o’brien@keele.ac.uk
Location: Academic Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Keele University School of Medicine
University Hospitals of North Midlands
Newcastle Road,
Stoke-on-Trent ST4 6QG
Role: ISTM Research theme: Diagnostic Engineering & Proteomics
Contacting me: By email or telephone
Prof P M Shaughn O'Brien Keele University Hospital of North Staffordshire Obstetrics Gynaecology research

I qualified in 1972 and after house jobs I have worked almost exclusively in obstetrics and gynaecology.  These have been a combination of pure clinical posts, research posts but most often clinical academic posts which have included predominantly clinical work.     

This has allowed me to work in clinical academic units of major teaching hospitals including University of Nottingham, John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford, a pure clinical rotation between Brighton and the Middlesex Hospital London, a clinical lecturer posts back in Nottingham, a Consultant/Senior Lecturer post at Royal Free Hospital Medical School, University of London and most recently since 1989 Foundation Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Keele University Medical  School in Stoke-on-Trent North Staffordshire. 

I have undertaken active research throughout this time having two half day sessions per week in most posts.  I have produced over 300 publications including abstracts, peer-reviewed articles and original papers, 38 book chapters and 16 text books as author or senior editor.

Although I have been an academic obstetrician and gynaecologist I have always maintained a busy clinical practice.  These include gynaecology clinics, antenatal clinics with an emphasis on the high risk areas of teenage pregnancy and substance abuse. I do a weekly operating list of majors and minors and have the same on call commitment as my NHS colleagues.  I have focussed progressively more on medical and diagnostic gynaecology.

I have contributed significantly to Royal College activity through many roles, most recently as RCOG Vice President responsible for standards, including patient safety, professional standards, clinical standards and the broad area of the NHS reforms. I intend to continue in active clinical and academic practice at least until my retirement age (65) but beyond if legislation permits.  

ISTM Research theme: Diagnostic Engineering & Proteomics

Obstetrics research areas include pre-eclampsia, fetal monitoring by computerised ECG and Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy, labour war management including instrumental delivery and perineal trauma. 

My gynaecological research and writing has covered gynaecological endocrinology, menopause with my most notable output in the field of medical and diagnostic gynaecology, disorders of the menstrual cycle, particularly disorders of the menstrual cycle and premenstrual syndrome.

Research Grants Since 2000 (under reconstruction pending new website)

2010    £600,000 -  Quantify Disorders of Menstrual Cycle - Schering 
2004    Salary Research Fellow - Genetics PMS - Nuffield Hospital
2004    £3,000 - per patient payment - Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical
2005    £473,172 -  The Health Foundation Training Perineal Trauma
2004    £51,101 - Clinical Trials Co-ordinator - N.Staffs NHS R&D
2004    £1.2 M - Co-Principal Investigator of Multicentre study only £85,000 to Keele GOPEC Study - BHF
2003    £9,850 - SIFT spectrometry in detecting ovulation - NSMI
2003    £30,000 - Light therapy in PMS: RCT - Dezac/Forest Institute
2000    £10,000 - Neural Networks in Endometriosis NSMI
2000    £9,760 - Computer-based feedback of menstrual loss - NSMI
2000    £10,000 - Genetics of pre-eclampsia: a male factor? - NSMI
2000    £5,000 - Computing support PMS projects - Keele
2000    £210,000 -  Luteal Fluoxetine in PMS - Lilly Pharmaceutical

Selected Publications

  • Nevatte T, O'Brien PMS, Bäckström T, Brown C, Dennerstein L, Endicott J, Epperson CN, Eriksson E, Freeman EW, Halbreich U, Ismail K, Panay N, Pearlstein T, Rapkin A, Reid R, Rubinow D, Schmidt P, Steiner M, Studd J, Sundström-Poromaa I, Yonkers K, Consensus Group of the International Society for Premenstrual Disorders. 2013. ISPMD consensus on the management of premenstrual disorders. Arch Womens Ment Health, vol. 16(4), 279-291. link> doi>
  • Marjoribanks J, Brown J, O'Brien PMS, Wyatt K. 2013. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for premenstrual syndrome. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Article 6:CD001396. doi>
  • Baker LJ and O'Brien PMS. 2012. Potential strategies to avoid progestogen-induced premenstrual disorders. Menopause Int, vol. 18(2), 73-76. link> doi>
  • Baker LJ and O'Brien PMS. 2012. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS): a peri-menopausal perspective. Maturitas, vol. 72(2), 121-125. link> doi>
  • Shabli S, Baker LI, O'Brien PMS. 2012. Shortcomings in RCOG guidance: medical student and specialist registrar perspective. Cervical Cerclage (Green-top 60). BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, vol. 119, 36. link>

Full Publications List show

Books

  • O'Brien PMS. 2007. The premenstrual syndromes. Informa HealthCare.
  • O'Brien PMS. 2007. Introduction to research methodology for specialist trainees. Rcog.
  • Ismail KMK, Crome IB, O'Brien PMS. 2006. Psychological disorders in obstetrics and gynaecology for the MRCOG and beyond. Rcog.

Journal Articles

  • Nevatte T, O'Brien PMS, Bäckström T, Brown C, Dennerstein L, Endicott J, Epperson CN, Eriksson E, Freeman EW, Halbreich U, Ismail K, Panay N, Pearlstein T, Rapkin A, Reid R, Rubinow D, Schmidt P, Steiner M, Studd J, Sundström-Poromaa I, Yonkers K, Consensus Group of the International Society for Premenstrual Disorders. 2013. ISPMD consensus on the management of premenstrual disorders. Arch Womens Ment Health, vol. 16(4), 279-291. link> doi>
  • Marjoribanks J, Brown J, O'Brien PMS, Wyatt K. 2013. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for premenstrual syndrome. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Article 6:CD001396. doi>
  • Baker LJ and O'Brien PMS. 2012. Potential strategies to avoid progestogen-induced premenstrual disorders. Menopause Int, vol. 18(2), 73-76. link> doi>
  • Baker LJ and O'Brien PMS. 2012. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS): a peri-menopausal perspective. Maturitas, vol. 72(2), 121-125. link> doi>
  • Shabli S, Baker LI, O'Brien PMS. 2012. Shortcomings in RCOG guidance: medical student and specialist registrar perspective. Cervical Cerclage (Green-top 60). BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, vol. 119, 36. link>
  • Baker LJ, Shabli S, O'Brien PMS. 2012. Shortcomings in RCOG guidance: specialist registrar and medical student perspective. Reduced Fetal Movements (Green-top 57). BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, vol. 119, 31. link>
  • O'Brien PMS, Bäckström T, Brown C, Dennerstein L, Endicott J, Epperson CN, Eriksson E, Freeman E, Halbreich U, Ismail KMK, Panay N, Pearlstein T, Rapkin A, Reid R, Schmidt P, Steiner M, Studd J, Yonkers K. 2011. Towards a consensus on diagnostic criteria, measurement and trial design of the premenstrual disorders: the ISPMD Montreal consensus. Arch Womens Ment Health, vol. 14(1), 13-21. link> doi>
  • Magnay JL, Schonicke G, Nevatte TM, O'BRIEN PMS, Junge W. 2011. Validation of a rapid alkaline hematin technique to measure menstrual blood loss on feminine towels containing superabsorbent polymers. Fertility and Sterility, vol. 96(2), 394-398. doi>
  • O'Brien PMS. 2010. First Consensus of the International Society for Premenstrual Disorders (ISPMD): Definition, Diagnosis and Classification Consensus. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, vol. 31, 52. link>
  • Magnay JL, El-Shourbagy M, Fryer AA, O'BRIEN PMS, Ismail KM. 2010. Analysis of the serotonin transporter promoter rs25531 polymorphism in premenstrual dysphoric disorder. AM J Obstet Gynaecol., vol. 203(181), 1-5. doi>
  • Magnay JL, Nevatte T, Dhingra V, O'BRIEN PMS. 2010. Menstrual blood loss measurement: validation of the alkaline hematin technique for feminine hygiene products containing superabsorbent polymers. Fertility and Sterility, 2742-2746. doi>
  • Brown J, O'Brien PMS, Wyatt K, Marjoribanks J. 2009. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for premenstrual syndrome. AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY, vol. 49(5), 567-568. link>
  • Cunningham J, Yonkers K, O'Brien PMS, Eriksson E. 2009. Update on Research and Treatment of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, vol. 17(2), 120-137. doi>
  • O'Brien PMS. 2009. A clinician's guide to premenstrual disorders. Gynaecology Forum, vol. 14(3), 3-4.
  • O'Brien PMS. 2009. Aims of the International Society for Premenstrual Disorders. Gynaecology Forum, vol. 14(3), 29-31.
  • Welsh V and O'Brien PMS. 2009. How to handle premenstrual syndrome in primary care. British Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 32(4), 4-7.
  • El-Gizawy Z and O'Brien PMS. 2009. Premenstrual exacerbation of underlying medical conditions and psychiatric disorders. Gynaecology Forum, vol. 14(3), 22-24.
  • Brown J, O'Brien PMS, Marjoribanks J, Wyatt K. 2009. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for premenstrual syndrome. COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, Article ARTN CD001396. link> doi>
  • El-Gizawy Z, Tzakas E, O'Brien PMS. 2008. Systematic review of the effects of aromatase inhibitors on pain associated with endometriosis. BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, vol. 115(13), 1721-1722. link> doi>
  • Usman SB, Indukhar R, O'Brien S. 2008. Hormonal management of premenstrual syndrome. Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol. 22(2), 251-260. doi>
  • Yonkers KA, O'BRIEN PMS, Eriksson E. 2008. Premenstrual syndrome. Lancet, vol. 371, 1200-1210.
  • O'Brien S, Gupta J, Najia S, Yehia M. 2008. Update on female sterilisation: report from an international symposium on considerations for assessing long-term failure rates. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, vol. 34, 13-18. doi>
  • Yonkers K, O'Brien PMS, Eriksson E. 2008. Update on the Pathophysiology and Treatment of Premenstrual Syndrome. Lancet, vol. 371, 1200-1210.
  • Dhingra V, Magnay JL, O'Brien PMS, Chapman G, Fryer AA, Ismail KMK. 2007. Serotonin receptor 1A C(-1019)G polymorphism associated with premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Obstet Gynecol, vol. 110(4), 788-792. link> doi>
  • Pipkin FB, Kalsheker N, Morgan L, O'Malley S, Henfrey M, Arulkumaran S, Symonds I, Cameron A, Dominiczak A, McDade M, Lee WK, McCulloch J, Caulfield M, Farrall M, Kilby M, Davies L, O'Brien PMS, Habiba M, Dodd C, Baker PN, Macphail S, O'Shaughnessy K, Newcombe B, de la Salle P, Redman C, Jarrett P, de Swiet M, Williamson C, Byford E, Cheng F, Walker JJ, Samwiil L, Chapman G, Dennehy E, Keys R, Bjornsson S, Mercer C, Mohajer M, Thompson G, Fitzgibbon MN, Hackett G, Hinshaw K, Lim B, Liu DTY, Mackenzie W, Selinger M, Scudamore I, Sparey C, Tuffnell D, Ward S, Waugh J, Williams D, Consortium GOPEC. 2007. Babies, pre-eclamptic mothers and grandparents: a three-generation phenotyping study. JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, vol. 25(4), 849-854. link> doi>
  • Indusekhar R, Usman SB, O'Brien S. 2007. Psychological aspects of premenstrual syndrome. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol., vol. 21(2), 207-220.
  • Halbreich U, Backstrom T, Eriksson E, O'Brien S, Calil H, Ceskova E, Dennerstein L, Douki S, Freeman E, Genazzani A, Heuser I, Kadri N, Rapkin A, Steiner M, Wittchen HU, Yonkers K. 2007. Clinical diagnostic criteria for premenstrual syndrome and guidelines for their quantification for research studies. Gynecological Endocrinology, vol. 23(3), 123-130.
  • Salamat S, Ismail KMK, O'Brien PMS. 2007. Premenstrual syndrome. Obstetrics Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, vol. 18(2), 29-32. doi>
  • Fernando RJ, Sultan AH, Kettle C, Radley S, Jones P, O'Brien PMS. 2007. Repair techniques for obstetric anal sphincter injuries - Reply. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, vol. 109(2), 454-455. link> doi>
  • Thangaratinam S, Ismail K, Sharp S, Coomarasamy A, O'Mahony A, Khan F, O'Brien PMS. 2007. Prioritisation of Tests for the Prediction of Preeclampsia Complications: A Delphi Survey. Hypertension in Pregnancy, vol. 26(1), 131-138.
  • O'BRIEN PMS, Chapman G, Ismail KMK, Magnay JL. 2006. Serotonin transporter, tryptophan hydroxylase, and monoamine oxidase A gene polymorphisms in premenstrual dysphoric disorder. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology , vol. 195(5), 1254-1259. doi>
  • Thangaratinam S, Ismail K, O'Brien S. 2006. Evidence-based management of premenstrual syndrome. European Clinics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 2(2), 65-71. doi>
  • O'BRIEN PMS, Diskin AM, Ismail KM, Smith D. 2006. Increase of acetone emitted by urine in relation to ovulation. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, vol. 85(8), 1008-1011. doi>
  • Thangaratinam S, Ismail K, Sharp S, Coomarasamy A, O'Mahony F, Khan KS, O'Brien PMS, group TIPPSR. 2006. Tests in the prediction of complications of preeclampsia: systematic review on the accuracy of proteinuria and uric acid. BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, vol. 113(7), 860. link>
  • Fernando RJ, Sultan AH, Kettle C, Radley S, Jones P, O'Brien PMS. 2006. Repair techniques for obstetric anal sphincter injuries - A randomized controlled trial. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, vol. 107(6), 1261-1268. link> doi>
  • Thangaratinam S and O'Brien PMS. 2006. Antidepressants and premenstrual syndrome. Gynaecology Forum, vol. 11(1), 8-10.
  • Halbreich U, O'Brien PMS, Eriksson E, Backstrom T, Yonkers KA, Freeman EW. 2006. Are there differential symptom profiles that improve in response to different pharmacological treatments of premenstrual syndrome/premenstrual dysphoric disorder?. CNS Drugs, vol. 20(7), 523-547.
  • Crome I, Ismail KMK, Ghetau E, McAuley RJ, Bloor R, Jones P, O'Brien PMS. 2005. Opiate misuse in pregnancy: Findings of a retrospective case note series. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, vol. 12(6), 431-436. doi>
  • O'Brien PMS. 2005. Disentangling Fetal and Maternal Susceptibility for Pre-Eclampsia: A British Multicenter Candidate-Gene Study. The American Journal of Human Genetics, vol. 77(1), 127-131. doi>
  • Ismail K and O'Brien PMS. 2005. Premenstrual syndrome. Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 15(1), 25-30. doi>
  • WYATT KM, DIMMOCK PW, ISMAIL KMK, JONES PW, O'BRIEN PM. 2004. The effectiveness of GnRHa with and without 'add-back' therapy in treating premenstrual syndrome: a meta analysis. BJOG. doi>
  • Ghetau E, Ismail KMK, McAuley RJ, Bloor R, Crome I, O'Brien PMS. 2004. Opiate misuse in pregnancy; finding of a retrospective case note series. Addiction Biology, vol. 9, 96.
  • GHETAU E, ISMAIL KMK, MCAULEY RJ, BLOOR R, CROME I, O?BRIEN PMS, JONES P. 2004. Opiate misuse in pregnancy; findings of a retrospective case note series. Addiction Biology. doi>
  • HASSAN I, ISMAIL KMK, O'BRIEN S. 2004. PMS in the perimenopause. The Journal of the British Menopause Society, vol. 10(4), 151-156.
  • WARRILOW G, KIRKHAM C, ISMAIL KMK, WYATT K, DIMMOCK P, O?BRIEN PMS. 2004. Quantification of menstrual blood loss. The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.
  • Dimmock P and O'Brien PMS. 2003. SSRI's in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome. British Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 27(3), 28-30.
  • Cohen L, Davis S, O'Brien PMS, Brown E, Miner C, Jacobson J. 2002. Predictors of response to luteal phase fluoxetine treatment of PMDD. EUROPEAN NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol. 12, S176. link>
  • O'BRIEN PMS, Dimmock P, Hayes Gill B, Wyatt K. 2002. Menstrual symptometrics: a simple computer-aided method to quantify menstrual cycle disorders. Fertility and Sterility , vol. 78(1), 96-101. doi>
  • Wyatt K, Dimmock P, Hayes Gill B, Crowe J, Francon B. 2002. Menstrual symptometrics: a simple computer-aided method to quantify menstrual cycle disorders. Fertility and Sterility, vol. 78(1), 96-101.
  • O'Brien PMS, Eriksson E, Endicott J, Andersch B, Angst J, Demyttenaere K, et A. 2002. New perspectives on the treatment of premenstrual sydrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Archive of Women's Mental Health.
  • Wyatt KM, Dimmock PW, Frischer M, Jones PW, O'Brien PMS. 2002. Prescribing patterns in Premenstrual Syndrome. Biomed Central Women's Health.
  • O'Brien PMS. 2002. Richard Johanson 1957-2002: Life and Work. Midlands Medicine, vol. 22(5), 208-212.
  • Dimmock PW and O'Brien PMS. 2002. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for premenstrual syndrome (Cochrane Review). Cochrane Database Systematic Review. doi>
  • Ismail K and O'Brien PMS. 2001. Premenstrual syndrome. Current Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol. 11(4), 251-255. doi>
  • O'BRIEN PMS, Dimmock PW, Walker TJ, Wyatt KM. 2001. Determination of total menstrual blood loss. Fertility and Sterility , vol. 76(1), 125-131. doi>
  • O'Brien PMS. 2001. Clinical aspects of PMS: an evidence-based approach. Archives of Women's Mental Health, vol. 3(4), 7-8.
  • Wyatt K, Dimmock P, Jones P, O'Brien PMS. 2001. A systematic review to assess the efficacy of progesterone and progestagens in the treatment of pneumenstrual syndrome. british Medical Journal, vol. 323(7316), 776-780.
  • O'Brien PMS and Ismail K. 2001. Evidence based management of premenstrual syndrome. Pulse, vol. 61(15), 59-60.
  • O'Brien PMS and Walker TJ. 2001. Platelet angiotensin II binding may be a useful prognostic indicator for the development of pre-eclampsia in women with pregnancy-induced hypertension: preliminary communication. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol. 21(2), 135-137. doi>
  • Wyatt KM, Dimmock PW, O'Brien PMS. 2001. Premenstrual syndrome - What are the benefits and harms of medical interventions for PMS?. Clinical Evidence, vol. 5.
  • O'Brien PMS. 2000. Benefits of continuous combined hormone replacement therapy. Br J Obstet Gynaecology, vol. 107(11). doi>
  • Dimmock PW, Wyatt KM, Jones PW, O'Brien PM. 2000. Efficacy of selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors in premenstrual syndrome: a systematic review. Lancet, vol. 356(9236), 1131-1136. link> doi>
  • Wyatt KM, Walker TJ, Dimmock PW, Crowe J, Hayes-Gill B, O'Brien PMS. 2000. Computerised quantification of disorders of the menstrual cycle. BRITISH JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, vol. 107(6), 813-814. link>
  • O'Brien PMS, Wyatt K, Dimmock P. 2000. Premenstrual syndrome is real and treatable. PRACTITIONER, vol. 244(1608), 185-+. link>
  • Biggs JSG, Pepperell RJ, Rodeck CH, Stirrat GM, Friend JR, Longo LD, Templeton A, Jordan JA, Regan L, O'Brien PMS, Symonds EM. 1999. Profile and recruitment in Australasia - Discussion. BEST PRACTICE & RESEARCH IN CLINICAL OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY, vol. 13(3), 376-381. link>
  • Jordan JA, Bygdeman M, Templeton A, Symonds EM, Allen I, Stirrat GN, Rodeck CH, Regan L, O'Brien PMS, Pepperell RJ. 1999. Profile of recruitment in Sweden - Discussion. BEST PRACTICE & RESEARCH IN CLINICAL OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY, vol. 13(3), 387-392. link>
  • Wyatt KM, Dimmock PW, Jones PW, Shaughn O'Brien PM. 1999. Efficacy of vitamin B-6 in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome: systematic review. BMJ, vol. 318(7195), 1375-1381. link> doi>
  • O'Brien PM, Walker TJ, Singh PK, Kilby MD, Jones PW. 1999. Failure of platelet angiotensin II binding to predict pregnancy-induced hypertension. Obstet Gynecol, vol. 93(2), 203-206. link> doi>
  • O'Brien PMS and Abukhalil IEH. 1999. Randomized controlled trial of the management of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual mastalgia using luteal phase-only danazol. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, vol. 180(1), 18-23. link> doi>
  • O'Brien PM and Abukhalil IE. 1999. Randomized controlled trial of the management of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual mastalgia using luteal phase-only danazol. Am J Obstet Gynecol, vol. 180(1 Pt 1), 18-23. link>
  • O'Brien PMS. 1998. Tbe future of gene therapy in obstetrics and gynaecology. HOSPITAL MEDICINE, vol. 59(10), 754-755. link>
  • Hamilton RJ, Hodgett SG, OBrien PMS. 1996. Near infrared spectroscopy applied to intrapartum fetal monitoring. BAILLIERES CLINICAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, vol. 10(2), 307-324. link> doi>
  • Hamilton RJ, OBrien PMS, Wickramasinghe YABD, Rolfe P. 1995. Intrapartum fetal cerebral near infrared spectroscopy: Apparent change in oxygenation demonstrated in a non viable fetus. BRITISH JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, vol. 102(12), 1004-1007. link> doi>
  • OBRIEN PMS and IBRAHIM J. 1994. FAILURE OF LAPAROSCOPIC UTERINE SUSPENSION TO PROVIDE A LASTING CURE FOR UTEROVAGINAL PROLAPSE. BRITISH JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, vol. 101(8), 707-708. link> doi>
  • KILBY MD, GOVIND A, OBRIEN PMS. 1994. OUTCOME OF TWIN PREGNANCIES COMPLICATED BY A SINGLE INTRAUTERINE DEATH - A COMPARISON WITH VIABLE TWIN PREGNANCIES. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, vol. 84(1), 107-109. link>
  • Chenoy R, Hussain S, Tayob Y, O'Brien PM, Moss MY, Morse PF. 1994. Effect of oral gamolenic acid from evening primrose oil on menopausal flushing. BMJ, vol. 308(6927), 501-503. link> doi>
  • O'Brien PM. 1993. Helping women with premenstrual syndrome. BMJ, vol. 307(6917), 1471-1475. link>
  • JOHANSON RB, RICE C, SHOKR A, DOYLE M, CHENOY R, OBRIEN PMS. 1992. ST-WAVE-FORM ANALYSIS OF THE FETAL ELECTROCARDIOGRAM COULD REDUCE FETAL BLOOD-SAMPLING. BRITISH JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, vol. 99(2), 167-168. link> doi>

Chapters

  • O'Brien PMS. 2007. Premenstrual Syndrome. In Handbook of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare. Glasier A, Gebbie A, Guillebaud J (Eds.). (5th ed.). Churchill Livingstone.
  • O'Brien PMS and Ismail KMK. 2007. History of Premenstrual the Disorders. In The premenstrual syndromes: PMS & PMDD. O'Brien PMS, Rapkin A, Schmidt P (Eds.). Informa HealthCare.
  • Dhingra V and O'Brien PMS. 2007. Quantification of Premenstrual Disorders. In The premenstrual syndromes. O'Brien PMS (Ed.). Informa HealthCare.
  • O'Brien PMS. 2007. Premenstrual Syndrome. In Dewhurst's textbook of obstetrics and gynaecology. Edmonds DK (Ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.
  • O'Mahony and O'Brien PMS. 2007. Research and the specialist registrar. In Introduction to research methodology for specialist trainees. O'Brien PMS (Ed.). Rcog.
  • O'Mahoney R and O'Brien PMS. 2006. Gynaecology and the Older Patient. In Principles and practice of geriatric medicine. Pathy MSJ, Sinclair AJ, Morely JE (Eds.). (vol. 2). Wiley.
  • ISMAIL KMK, SUNANDA GV, O?BRIEN PMS. 2004. Estrogen therapy: interface between gynaecology and psychiatry. In Estrogen Effects in Psychiatric Disorders. Bergemann N and Riecher-Rossier A (Eds.). Churchill Livingstone, London.
  • O?BRIEN PMS, ISMAIL KMK, JAIN K. 2004. Premenstrual syndrome and the menopause. In Management of the Menopause. Studd J (Ed.). Parthenon Publishing, Lancaster.
  • DENT K, KETTLE C, O?BRIEN S. 2004. Repair of peritoneal trauma. In The Yearbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Hillard T and Purdie D (Eds.). RCOG Press, London.
  • O'Brien PMS, Ismail KMK, Dimmock P. 2003. Premenstrual syndrome. In Gynaecology (Third Edition). Shaw RW, Soutter WP, Stanton SL (Eds.). Churchill Livingstone (Elsevier Science), London.

Other

  • O'Brien PMS. 2009. Premenstrual Disorders: the current debate.
  • Brown J, O'Brien PMS, Marjoribanks J, Wyatt K. 2008. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for premenstrual syndrome.
  • O'Brien PMS. 2007. Premenstrual Syndrome/Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. Proceedings of the XV International Congress of the International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology (pp. 189-195). link>
  • FERNANDO R, SULTAN A, KETTLE C, RADLEY S, O?BRIEN PMS. 2004. A randomised trial of overlap versus end-to-end primary repair of the anal sphincter. Neurology and Urodynamics.
  • KETTLE C and O?BRIEN S. 2004. Methods and materials used in perineal repair. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
  • FERNANDO RJ, SULTAN AH, KETTLE C, RADLEY S, JONES PW, O?BRIEN PMS. 2004. Obstetric anal sphincter injury ? repair technique and outcome. Colorectal Disease.
  • ISMAIL K and OBRIEN P. Premenstrual syndrome. doi>
  • O'Brien PMS and Chapman G. 2002. Evaluation of the Senior Health Practitioner's PMS Clinic. Australian and New Zealand Journal of obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • O'Brien PMS, Wyatt KM, Dimmock PW. 2002. Quantifying disorders of the menstrual cycle. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • O'Brien PMS, Wyatt KM, Warrilow G, Kirkham C. 2002. Retrospective versus Prospective Assessment of Menstrual Blood Loss Using the Menstrual Pictogram. Australian and New England of Obstertrics and Gynaecology.
  • O'Brien PMS. 1997. Clinical concerns with premenstrual syndrome. CEPHALALGIA (vol. 17, pp. 8-11). link> doi>

I have extensive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience; this includes direct teaching and the establishment of professional practice and examination courses. I have been College tutor for RCOG and Postgraduate Clinical Tutor for the Trust. I have lectured at courses and conferences world wide as I have examined for theses and postgraduate examinations.

Postgraduate Theses Since 2000 (under reconstruction pending new website)

DSc [Submitted 2007]                    Prof PMS O’Brien: Disorders Menstrual Cycle
PhD Keele [Submitted 2007]          Mr Khaled Ismail:     Genetics of PMS
PhD Keele [2006]                           Dr Ruwan Fernando: Repair of Perineum
MPhil Keele [2003]                Mrs D Stokes: Ultrasound of early pregnancy
PhD Keele [Awarded 2002]           Mrs C Kettle: Techniques in Perineal Repair
MPhil Keele [2001]             Miss B Bloor: 2nd Trimester Ultrasound scans                                                                                                                             
PhD Keele [Awarded 2002]           Mrs C Kettle: Techniques in Perineal Repair
MPhil Keele [2001]             Miss B Bloor: 2nd Trimester Ultrasound Scans

Theses Examined since 2000 

MD Thesis    University of London (2005)
MD Thesis    Keele University (2003)
MPhil Thesis Keele University (2002)
PhD Thesis    Keele University (2002)

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

2004- 2007           Vice President RCOG

2002 - 2005          Chairman North Staffordshire Medical Institute
                               
1996 - 2000           Postgraduate Clinical Tutor North Staffordshire

1984 – 1989          Senior Lecturer and Consultant Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine   University of London                  

CLINICAL AND ACADEMIC TRAINING

1980-1984                 Lecturer/Senior Registrar University Hospital Nottingham

1979 - 1980               Lecturer/Registrar City Hospital Nottingham

1979 - 1979               Registrar Middlesex Hospital & Soho Hospital for Women

1978 - 1979               Registrar Brighton Hospitals

1977 - 1978               SHO O & G John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford
                    
1976 - 1977               SHO Gynaecology City Hospital Nottingham

1975 - 1976               Research Fellow University of Nottingham

1974 - 1975               SHO   Gynaecological Pathology Nottingham
                    
1973 - 1974               SHO Obstetrics & Gynaecology City Hospital Nottingham

1973 - 1973               House Physician General Hospital Nottingham

1972 - 1973               House Surgeon University Hospital of Wales

Consultations

  • GMC Fitness to Practice
  • Health Foundation Engaging with Quality Initiative
  • Payment by Results
  • Home and Water Births
  • Obesity in Pregnancy
  • GMC Licensing and revalidation

Clinical Excellence Awards Responsible for RCOG CEAsAttended Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards annual Effected new Clinical Excellence Awards system designed and introduced by ACCEA.

  • Brought Nominal Roll into College system.
  • Designed and introduced objective scoring system.
  • Improved communications with Members and Fellows

Introduced audit and monitoring of College procedures. Department of Health and NHS programmes

  • National Service Framework Implementation and Mapping Group*
  • Clinical Informatics—NHS Information Agency*
  • Improving Working Lives—NHS*
  • Skills for Health—DH*
  • Maternity Support Worker Programme—NHS*
  • Screening—DH

National Children’s and Maternity Service Expert Reference Group for Child Health and Maternity and CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) Mapping—DH*NCAA meeting—Getting beyond the concern Alliance for the Safety of Patients meetings*Care Record Development Board—NHS*National Clinical Assessment Authority*

  • BMA CCSC O&G*
  • NPSA Medical Advisory Panel*
  • Health Foundation Engaging with Quality Initiative*
  • 18 week pathways—DH*
  • NHS Knowledge Base Internet Launch
  • Choose and Book—NHS*
  • NCAS Annual Conference
  • Accelerated Policy Making Day, DH
  • NHS Litigation Authority Professional Advisory Panel*

Other

  • Attended BAMM Professional Council Meetings*
  • Surgery Specialist Assessment working group
  • Medical Protection Societies’ Dinner
  • Royal College of Physicians Medical Professionalism Conference
  • Meetings at House of Commons*
  • RCM PEARLS Engaging with Quality meetings*

The following can found in my full CV
          
           Full publication list
           Extensive contribution to RCOG
           Responsibilities abroad
           Invited lectures
           Management responsibilities
           Postgraduate and undergraduate teaching
           Outside interests

EDUCATION   Grammar School Pontypridd  1960-67
MEDICAL EDUCATION Welsh National School of Medicine 1967-72
QUALIFICATIONS  MB BCh  1972
  MD    1979
  MRCOG  1979
  FRCOG  1991
  DSc  2008

 

Examinations

  • MRCOG Parts I and II Delhi
  • MRCOG Parts I and II Bangalore
  • MRCOG Parts I and II Dubai

PRIZES AND AWARDS 

   Sophian Research Scholarship 1975 
    Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
    The Renin Angiotensin System in PMS & the Menstrual Cycle     
   
    Gladys Dodds’ Prize RCOG: Best original Paper 1993                
    Near Infra-red Spectroscopy for Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring

    Poster Prize 27th British RCOG Congress  Dublin  1995
    Quantification of premenstrual syndrome using a simple
    patient - operated hand-held  Computer-device
             
    Best Clinical Teacher Award,  UCL 2000 
    This Reflects Teaching in Medical & Diagnostic Gynaecology

    Best Scientific Paper International RCOG Congress, Sydney 2002
    Computerised quantification of Disorders of the Menstrual Cycle

    ALPSP/Charlesworth Publishing Award  2003
    “The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist”, RCOG

    A+ merit award by ACDA 2002                                        
    Renewed by ACCEA 2007

EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Founder & Founding Editor-in-Chief: The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, CPD Journal Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1999 - 2004
Publications Officer RCOG 1996 - 1999
Editor of Study Group Proceedings RCOG Press 1997 - 2000
Editor of RCOG Year Book 1997-2000
Editor of two Editions of research methodology textbook for RCOG Press
Editor and author of MRCOG series book for RCOG Press
         
2000   Placenta: Basic Science and Clinical Practice
2000   Disorders of the Menstrual Cycle
2006   Psychological Problems in Obstetrics for the      MRCOG and Beyond
2007   Introduction to Research Methods for Specialists & Trainees (2nd Edn) 
2007   The Premenstrual Syndromes: PMS & PMDD Informa Healthcare
                                  

  • Member of International Editorial Board Current Obstetrics & Gynaecology Churchill Livingstone 1994 - 2002
  • Member of Publications Management Committee RCOG 1996 – 2004
  • Member of International Editorial Board Pan Minerva Medica Member of Editorial Board – Midlands Medicine 2002- 5
  • Member Editorial Board: Essential Obstetrics Churchill Livingstone Member BJOG Management Board 2004-7   

Appendix – List of Responsibilities as Vice President RCOG

  • approving elevation of UK Members to Fellowship.
  • approving every consultant job description in England and Wales.
  • helping doctors in difficulty
  • reviews of units in trouble
  • reviews of hospital reconfigurations
  • other clinical governance issues.
  • Devised Recruitment Prospectus and oversaw production
  • Meeting to discuss obstetric standards and the reconfiguration of service in North London

College MeetingsWrote standards section of College Strategy, took part in strategy reviews

  • Chaired several eponymous lectures, e.g. Victor Bonney Society Lecture, Fletcher Shaw Lecture, Wyeth Historical Lecture, J Y Simpson Oration
  • Chaired Working Parties
    • Regional College Advisers
    •  Clinical Tutors’ Meeting
  • Attended North West Consultants’ Meeting
  • Attended meetings with specialist societies
  • Attended interviews for Chairmen of various College Committees
  • Wrote and took part in College entertainments at Christmas
  • Lessons from Litigation—in association with APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers)
  • Chaired Impact of STIs and HIV on Women’s Reproductive Health, joint RCOG/BASHH conference
  • New Consultants’ Forum
  • Gynaecological Travellers’ Club
  • Gynaecological Research Society
  • Attended Members’ and Fellows’ admission ceremonies held twice a year.
  • Attended meetings of Heads of College Departments
  • Gave lecture for Consumers’ Forum
  • Attended lectures given by Fellows
  • Meeting of Northern Ireland Consultants

International

  • FIGO Conference in Malaysia
  • RCOG International Congress in Cairo
  • Regular meetings of RCOG Officers and Officers of Other Colleges, e.g. RCM, RCGP, German College of O&G, French College of O&G*
  • Reception for Iraqi Members and Fellows
  • Meetings of EBCOG Council in Brussels and Barcelona*
  • Meetings of BMA UEMS*
  • All-India Central Committee Conference in Delhi
  • Southern India Conference in Bangalore
  • CME meeting in Trichur
  • Jordanian Committee conference in Amman
  • Attended meeting with group of Croatian obstetricians and gynaecologists
  • Annual meetings with doctors from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

College Committees attended

  • Council (Officer) held every other month*
  • Finance and Executive Committee (Officer) held every month*
  • Standards Board (Chairman) held quarterly*
  • Education Board (Ex Officio) held every other month*
  • Services Board (Ex Officio) held four times a year*
  • International Board (Ex officio) held twice a year*
  • Guidelines and Audit Committee (Ex officio) held four times a year*
  • Professional Standards Committee (Ex officio) held four times a year*
  • Meetings Committee (Ex officio) held four times a year*
  • Consumers’ Forum held three times a year*
  • Publications Management Committee (Ex officio) held four times a year*
  • Weekly Officers’ Meeting (Officer)*
  • Independent Reconfiguration Panel (Chairman) held ad hoc
  • Senior Staff Conference held every year*
  • RCOG meeting with specialist societies held twice a year*
  • RCOG/RCPCH/RCM Joint Standing Committee meetings held three times a year*

College Working Parties and Study Groups

  • Bridging the Gap Between Appraisal and Assessment*
  • Coroners’ Issues Working Party (Chairman)*
  • Consultant Appointments working group*
  • Data and Workforce Working Party*
  • Data Collection Working Party*
  • Maternity Standards Working Party*
  • Performance and Service Reviews Working Group*
  • Recruitment and Retention Focus Group*
  • Regional Advisers’ Working Party*
  • Roles and Responsibilities of College Tutors*
  • Safer Childbirth Working Party*
  • Work-Life Balance Sub-Group*
  • College Tutors working group*
  • Laparoscopy validation meeting
  • Working Party on assessment tools / for doctors in further training

ISTM_obrien_image1_218x170 TEXT BOOKS 2000 - 2007 (under re-construction)

O’Brien PMS, Rapkin A and Schmidt P (2007) The Premenstrual Syndromes: PMS & PMDD.  Informa Healthcare London  ISBN -10: 0415399742 

O’Brien PMS and Broughton Pipkin (2007) Introduction to Research Methods for Specialists and Trainees.  2nd Edition
RCOG Press London ISBN 978-1-904752-01-1

Ismail K, Crome I, O’Brien PMS (2006) Psychological Problems in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the MRCOG and beyond. RCOG Press London    ISBN 1-904752-09-8

O’Brien PMS, Cameron & MacLean (2000) Disorders of the Menstrual Cycle.  RCOG Press London     ISBN 1-900364-40-9

O’Brien PMS (2000) The RCOG Yearbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Volume 8 Millennium Edition. RCOG Press London ISBN 1-900364-30-1

Kingdom J, Jauniaux E and O’Brien PMS (2000) Placenta: Basic Science & Clinical Practice.  RCOG Press London    ISBN 1-900364-31-x CHAPTERS 2000 - 2007

O’Brien PMS and Ismail KMK (2007)   History of Premenstrual the Disorders. In: O’Brien PMS, Rapkin A and  Schmidt P (Eds)  The Premenstrual Syndromes: PMS & PMDD.  Informa Healthcare London.  p1-8 (In press)

Dhingra V and O’Brien PMS (2007) Quantification of Premenstrual Disorders.  In: O’Brien PMS, Rapkin A and Schmidt P (Eds)  The Premenstrual Syndromes: PMS & PMDD. Informa Healthcare London.  p27 - 36 (In press)

O’Mahony and O’Brien PMS   (2007) Research and the specialist trainee. In: O’Brien and Broughton Pipkin (Eds) Research methods for Specialists and Trainees. RCOG Press. p1 - 6

O’Brien PMS (2007) Premenstrual Syndrome. In: Louden N, Glasier A and   Gebbie A (Eds) Handbook of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. 5th Edition Churchill Livingstone London. p367-80

O’Brien PMS (2007) Premenstrual Syndrome. In: Edmonds DK (Ed) Dewhurst’s Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 7th edition.  Blackwell’s Scientific Publications Oxford. Ch 41

Indusekhar R, O'Mahony F and O'Brien PMS (2006) Gynaecology and the Older Patient. In: Pathy MS, Sinclair AJ and Morley JE (Eds) Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine Fourth Edition. John Wiley & Sons Ltd: Chichester. p1449-1458.

Ismail K Sunanda GV O’Brien PMS (2004) Estrogen Therapy: Interface Between Gynaecology & Psychiatry.  In: Bergemann N and Reicher-Rossler A (Eds) Oestrogen Effects in Psychiatric Disorders. Springer Wien New York. p271 - 287 

Govind A and O'Brien PMS.  (2004) Dysmenorrhoea and premenstrual syndrome. In: Dutta DC, Sisir DR and Sengupta BS (Eds) Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2nd Edition Churchill Livingstone London. 

Dent K, Kettle C and O’Brien PMS (2004)    Repair of Perineal Trauma.
In: Hillard T and Purdie D (Eds) Year Book of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 11; 132-141 RCOG Press London.

O’Brien PMS Ismail K Jain K (2004) Premenstrual Syndrome. In: Studd JWW (Ed) Management of the Menopause. Parthenon Publishing Lancaster. P111-7

O’Brien PMS, Ismail K and Dimmock P (2003) Premenstrual Syndrome. In: Shaw RW, Soutter P and Stanton S (Eds) Gynaecology 3rd Edition. Churchill Livingstone London. P401-32

O’Brien PMS (2000) Disorders of the Menstrual Cycle. In: Campbell S and Monga A (Eds) Gynaecology by Ten Teachers. Edward Arnold, London. P47-63

Wyatt K and O’Brien PMS (2000) Quantifying menstrual disorders: menorrhagia, PMS, dysmenorrhoea. In: O’Brien PMS, Cameron I and McLean A (Eds) Disorders of the Menstrual Cycle.  RCOG Press London. P153-166

O’Brien PMS (2000) Premenstrual Syndrome. In: Louden N, Glasier A and Gebbie A (Eds) Handbook of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. Churchill Livingstone, London. P357-70