EGA Institute for Women's Health


Episode 07: PCOS



This episode hosted by Olivia Moir, is focussed on characterizing PCOS with guest, Dr. Bassel Wattar. We talk about what PCOS is, the different symptoms that are associated with it and the management of this syndrome. In addition to this, we discuss the different barriers often associated with PCOS and the lack of it's proper diagnosis and management. 


About the Guest 


Dr. Bassel Wattar is an experienced gynaecologist and RCOG accredited subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery with a special interest in Endocrine Gynaecology, Menopause,  Assisted Reproductive Technology techniques, and importantly for this episdoe, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). From a clinical standpoint, he is highly experienced in the management of syndromes such as PCOS which is back by is research, with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused on Health Technology Assessment and Evidence Synthesis in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Queen Mary University of London and a Diploma in Medical Education from Cardiff University.

Very interestingly, he co-leads the The EVIdencE Synthesis and Methodology Group for Women’s Health Research Group (EVIE) at the Comprehensive Clinical Trials Unit - UCL. Focused on synthesizing quality evidence to inform high quality women's health care - something we talk a lot about on this pod, and the importance of evidence based research. 

An up to date list of publications is available on ORICD:

An up to date list of research outputs is available on Publons: https://publons.com/researcher/1348960/bassel-h-al-wattar/

An up to date list of ongoing projects is available on Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bassel_Hal_Wattar

The EVIdencE Synthesis and Methodology Group for Women’s Health Research (EVIE)

You can find out more about Dr. Bassel Wattar and his work here