About me

I have a 25 year experience as a researcher and clinical academic 16 of these as a research group supervisor.

I have served in several senior academic roles including a Professor at Keele University and the University of Birmingham UK, Honorary director of e-Learning at the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists, Clinical Research lead for one of the largest Reproductive Health and Childbirth Specialty Groups in the UK and currently as a Professor at Charles University.

I supervised 16 postgraduate students in thesis-based degrees at MSc., MD and PhD levels. I was involved in, or the lead on the writing of several successful grant applications that generated more than £11.5 million.

I have more than 200 peer-reviewed publications including original research papers, systematic and expert reviews, books and book chapters. I acted as a scientific reviewer for several journals and funding bodies including NIHR and MRC. My published papers have been cited more than 3800 times and my h- and i10- indices are 32 and 74 respectively.

I am here to share this experience with you and help you get your work ready to be considered for publication.


Professor Khaled Ismail MBBCh, MSc., MD, PhD

Selection of publications

Smazinka M, Kalis V, Havir M, Havelkova L, Ismail KM, Rusavy Z.

Obesity and its long-term impact on sacrocolpopexy key outcomes (OBELISK). Int Urogynecol J.  2019 Aug 8. doi: 10.1007/s00192-019-04076-8.

Sultan AH, Thakar R, Ismail KM, Kalis V, Laine K, Räisänen SH, de Leeuw JW.

The role of mediolateral episiotomy during operative vaginal delivery. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2019 Jul 9;240:192-196. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2019.07.005. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 31310920. 

Ismail, K.M. ed., 2017.

Perineal Trauma at Childbirth. Springer.

Stock SJ, Ismail KMK.

Which intervention reduces the risk of preterm birth in women with risk factors? BMJ 2016 Oct 5;355:i5206. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i5206.

Webb SS, Hemming K, Khalfaoui MY, Henriksen TB, Kindberg S, Stensgaard S, Kettle C, Ismail KM.

An obstetric sphincter injury risk identification system (OSIRIS): is this a clinically useful tool? Int Urogynecol J. 2016 Sep 2. PMID: 27589856.

Bulchandani S, Watts E, Sucharitha A, Yates D, Ismail KM.

Manual perineal support at the time of childbirth: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BJOG. 2015 May 15. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.13431.

Kettle C, Dowswell T, Ismail KM.

Continuous and interrupted suturing techniques for repair of episiotomy or second-degree tears. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Nov 14;11:CD000947. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD000947.pub3. PubMed PMID: 23152204.

Hodgetts V, Morris R, Francis A, Gardosi J, Ismail K.

Effectiveness of folic acid supplementation in pregnancy on reducing the risk of small-for-gestational age neonates: a population study, systematic review and meta-analysis. BJOG. BJOG. 2015 Mar;122(4):478-90. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.13202. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25424556

Elena Paschetta, Giles Berrisford, Floriana Coccia, Jennifer Whitmore, Amanda G Wood, Sam Pretlove and Khaled M K Ismail

Perinatal Psychiatric Disorders: an Overview. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Jun;210(6):501-509.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2013.10.009. Epub 2013 Oct 7. Review. PMID: 24113256

Nafee T, Farrell, WE, Fryer A, Carroll W, Ismail KM.

Epigenetic control of fetal gene expression. BJOG. 2008 Jan;115(2):158-68.

Thangaratinam S, Ismail KM, Sharp S, Coomarasamy A, Khan KS

for TIPPS (Tests In Prediction of Pre-eclampsia’s Severity) review group. Accuracy of serum uric acid in predicting complications of pre- eclampsia: A systematic review. BJOG. 2006 113:369-78