William Atiomo qualified in Medicine, at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1987. His specialist gynaecological training took place in University Hospitals in the Southwest Region of England (Exeter, Bristol and Plymouth), leading to his CCST in 2002. Following a decision to go into academic medicine in 2001, he worked as a clinical lecturer in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Royal Free and University College London Medical School and clinical associate professor and honorary consultant gynaecologist, at the School of Medicine, University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, in the UK, before joining MBRU in 2022. His research interests include investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying the associations between polycystic ovary syndrome and endometrial cancer. He also has a medical education research interest, in the role of extraneous cognitive load on academic attainment within the framework of cognitive load theory.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE
Clinical Sub-Dean - School of Medicine
University of Nottingham, U.K.
Clinical Associate Professor in Gynaecology
University of Nottingham, U.K.
Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, U.K.
SFHEA (Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)
Advance HE Higher Education Academy, U.K.
FRCOG (Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)
FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)
Higher Education Academy, U.K.
MA (Masters (distinction) in Higher and Professional Education)
Institute of Education, University of London. U.K.
CCST (Certificate of completion of specialist training)
General Medical Council, U.K.
DM (Doctor of Medicine)
University of Plymouth, U.K.
MRCOG (Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
- Teaching, pastoral care and mentoring of undergraduate medical students and post graduate trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology.
- Developing, leading and supporting a novel student near peer mentoring scheme in Nottingham.
- Supervised BMedSci (undergraduate), Masters, PhD students and medical students to international publications.
- Mentored candiates applying for the Senior Fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy.
- Postgraduate RCOG College Tutor.
- RCOG Preceptor for Advanced Training in Hysteroscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery.
- Mentored clinical teaching fellows to higher degrees, national/international presentations and a grant
Honors and Awards
Teaching Contribution Award as part of Medical Education Centre Team
School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Staff Awards
Nominated for the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust PMED Undergraduate Educator Award
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Distinction in MA in Higher and Professional Education
Institute of Education, (now part of University College London) University of London
Formation of University Spin-out company
(N.G.D. (Nottingham Gynaecological Devices) limited) 2005-2016), following my invention of a device for gynaecological surgery (Atiomo DyeSeal Uterine manipulator). N.G.D. limited was nominated for the Medilink East Midlands Start-Up Business Award
Atiomo W, Laird D (Inventors). University of Nottingham (Applicant) 2006. Uterine Cannula. A61b 17/42 (2006.01) (International Patent) Wo/2006/120451, 01 Jan. PCT/GB2006/001728
Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations
- Androgen Excess and PCOS society (International).
- Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (UK).
- The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME).
- The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE).
- British Medical Association.
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Studies into proteomic and metabolomic biomarkers underpinning the links between PCOS and a range of important health outcomes. More recently, his research has focused on the genetic links between PCOS and endometrial cancer and the role of metformin in the treatment of women with endometrial hyperplasia (a precursor to endometrial cancer, which women with PCOS are at increased risk of).
- Medical education. Role of extraneous cognitive load on academic attainment within the framework of cognitive load theory.
Clinical and Community Service
- Advisory Appointments Committee (Consultants) assessor for Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
- Member of Wellbeing of Women (UK) research advisory committee. 2014-2020.
- Invitations to review major research/program grants for international funders (Medical Research Council (MRC), Scottish Executive, Wellcome, Daphne Jackson Trust, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Academy of Medical Sciences, Diabetes-UK and Qatar National Research Fund).
- Editorial review work for many international journals; British Medical Journal, Human Reproduction, British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G), European Journal of O&G, Journal of O&G, Scientific Reports, Frontiers in Endocrinology, Gynaecology Endocrinology, Molecular Biology Reports, Endocrine Research and Minimally Invasive Surgery.
- Previous Member of the RCOG Reproductive Medicine Clinical Study Group.
- Previous Member of the Editorial Board of the Open Proteomics Journal.
- Previous Member of the College of Experts Affiliated to the Health Services and Public Health Research Board of the UK Medical Research Council (MRC). 2006 – 2010.
- Running 8 full marathons to raise money for Oxfam, a Hospice (Treetops) and GAIN Charity (Guillan Barre Syndrome).
- Represented Devon and Nottingham counties (UK) and West Bridgford Chess club (Nottingham) at various chess tournaments.