Prof. Jean Calleja Agius

Prof. Jean Calleja Agius

Prof. Jean Calleja Agius

 M.D.(Melit.),Ph.D.(Lond.),F.R.C.O.G.(Lond.),F.R.C.P.I.(Dublin),M.Sc.(Clinical Embryology)(Leeds)

Associate Professor

Biomedical Sciences Building
University of Malta
Msida
Professor Jean Calleja-Agius graduated as a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Malta in 1999. She further specialised in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, both locally and at University College London Hospital (UCLH). She obtained her Memberships of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, on her first attempt in 2005.
From an early stage in her career, Professor Calleja-Agius showed a keen interest in research and teaching on all aspects of anatomy, particularly embryology and reproductive sciences. She was appointed as Assistant Lecturer in 2000, and since then has been teaching medical students, post-graduate trainees and other health professionals. She organised the first Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) UK in Malta in July 2011 for training obstetricians and midwives. She obtained a distinction in her MSc in Clinical Embryology at the University of Leeds, under the supervision of Prof Helen Picton.
She has numerous peer-reviewed research articles published in international high impact journals. She obtained her PhD (without corrections) at University College London (UCL) in February 2012. The title of her thesis is 'The Role of Pro- and Anti-inflammatory Cytokines in Early Pregnancy'. Her research involved investigation of the association between systemic and placental cytokines and miscarriages in human pregnancy. Her research supervisors were Professor Eric Jauniaux (UCL) and Dr Shanthi Muttukrishna (UCL/UCC), and the PhD examiners were Prof Lesley Regan from Imperial College (London) and Prof Siobhan Quenby from University of Warwick, who are all world authorities in the field of miscarriages and pregnancy complications.
The current research interests of Prof Calleja-Agius are embryology and reproductive medicine, particularly recurrent miscarriages and infertility.

Prizes:
2012: Best Abstract, 15th ISGE Congress, Florence
2010: Best Abstract in Under-34 Competition, 14th ISGE Congress,
Florence
2009: Green Armytage Travel Bursary (RCOG)
2008: Overseas Fund Travel Award (RCOG)
2007: Travel Award for the 31st British International Congress of
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2006: Ethicon Travel Award (RCOG)
2005: Chancellor's Award (UOM)
2003: Best Oral Presentation 5th Maltese Medical School
Conference
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Human embryology
  • Feto-placental Unit
  • Cytokines and inflammation
  • Infertility
  • Reproductive Immunology
  • Menopause

CALLEJA AGIUS, J. and BRINCAT, M., 2020. Chapter 13 - Managing the Menopause. The effect of menopause on the musculoskeletal system. Cambridge University Press, .

DE GEYTER, C AND CALHAZ-JORGE, C AND KUPKA, MS AND WYNS, C AND MOCANU, E AND MOTRENKO, T AND SCARAVELLI, G AND SMEENK, J AND VIDAKOVIC, S AND GOOSSENS, V AND OTHERS, 2020. ART in Europe, 2015: results generated from European registries by ESHRE. Human Reproduction Open, 2020(1), pp. hoz038.

CAMENZULI, C., SCHEMBRI WISMAYER, P. and CALLEJA AGIUS, J., 2019. Using thiel embalmed cadavers for training in transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA): is it feasible? Minerva chirurgica, .

CHETCUTI, S., SAMMUT, E., SAMMUT, M. and AGIUS, J.C., 2019. The Other Face of Oxytocin. International Journal of Prenatal and Life Sciences DOI: 10.24946/IJPLS, 3(3),.

RODRIGUES, S., SILVA, P., AGIUS, A., ROCHA, F., CASTANHEIRA, R., GROSS, M. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2019. Intact Perineum: What are the Predictive Factors in Spontaneous Vaginal Birth? Materia Socio-Medica, 31(1), pp. 25.

SAMMUT, E., SAMMUT, M., CHETCUTI, S. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2019. The Role of Oxytocin in Maternal-Fetal Bonding and Social Interaction. International Journal of Prenatal and Life Sciences DOI: 10.24946/IJPLS, 3(3),.

SULEIMAN, S., SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, P. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2019. The axolotl model for cancer research: a mini-review. JOURNAL OF BUON, 24(6), pp. 2227-2231.

AGIUS, A., CALLEJA, N., CAMENZULI, C., SULTANA, R., PULLICINO, R., ZAMMIT, C., CALLEJA AGIUS, J. and POMARA, C., 2018. Perceptions of first-year medical students towards learning anatomy using cadaveric specimens through peer teaching. Anatomical sciences education, 11(4), pp. 346-357.

AGIUS, A., SULTANA, R., CAMENZULI, C., CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and BALZAN, R., 2018. An update on the genetics of pre-eclampsia. Minerva ginecologica, 70(4), pp. 465-479.

BONNICI, G., ZHANG, Y., CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, P., 2018. The Development of the Sympathetic System of the Heart. XJENZA, , pp. 141.

CAMENZULI, C., WISMAYER, P.S. and AGIUS, J.C., 2018. Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy: a systematic review of the practice so far. JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 22(3),.

CIANTAR, A., FALZON, O., SAMMUT, L., SCHEMBRI, M., BARON, Y.M., CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., DEMICOLI, P.P. and CAMILLERI, K.P., 2018. Registration of dynamic thermography data of the abdomen of pregnant and non-pregnant women, 2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2018, IEEE, pp. 5668-5671.

DE GEYTER, CH AND CALHAZ-JORGE, CARLOS AND KUPKA, MARKUS S AND WYNS, CHRISTINE AND MOCANU, EDGAR AND MOTRENKO, TATIANA AND SCARAVELLI, GIULIA AND SMEENK, JESPER AND VIDAKOVIC, SNEZANA AND GOOSSENS, VEERLE AND OTHERS, 2018. ART in Europe, 2014: results generated from European registries by ESHRE: The European IVF-monitoring Consortium (EIM) for the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). Human reproduction, 33(9), pp. 1586-1601.

FALZON, O., CIANTAR, A., SAMMUT, L., SCHEMBRI, M., BARON, Y.M., CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., DEMICOLI, P. and CAMILLERI, P.K., 2018. Principal component analysis of dynamic thermography data from pregnant and non-pregnant women, 2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2018, IEEE, pp. 5664-5667.

FELICE, E., AGIUS, A., SULTANA, R., FELICE, E.M. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2018. The effectiveness of psychosocial assessment in the detection and management of postpartum depression: a systematic review. Minerva ginecologica, 70(3), pp. 323-345.

GOUNI, O. and CALLEJA AGIUS, J., 2018. Once upon a time in Embryoland:An adventure story for young children age 8-108.

PACE, N.P., TAMBO, A., ROSHAN, M.H. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2018. Determinants of and differences in learning motivation between first-and second-year preclinical medical students. Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio Per Le Scienze Mediche, 177(7-8), pp. 386-395.

SAMMUT, M., SAMMUT, E., CHETCUTI, S. and AGIUS, J.C., 2018. The Role of Oxytocin: From Conception to Birth. International Journal of Prenatal and Life Sciences DOI: 10.24946/IJPLS, (1),.

SEIJMONSBERGEN-SCHERMERS, ANNA AND DE JONGE, ANK AND VAN DEN AKKER, THOMAS AND BEECKMAN, KATRIEN AND BOGAERTS, ANNICK AND BARROS, MONALISA AND JANSSEN, PATRICIA AND BINFA, LORENA AND RYDAHL, EVA AND FRITH, LUCY AND OTHERS, 2018. Variations in childbirth interventions in high-income countries: protocol for a multinational cross-sectional study. BMJ open, 8(1), pp. e017993.

ABDILLA, Y., BARBARA, M.A. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2017. Prader-Willi syndrome: Background and management. Neonatal Network, 36(3), pp. 134-141.

BARBARA, M.A., ABDILLA, Y. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2017. An Introduction to Epigenetics. Springer.

BONELLO, D., CAMILLERI, F. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2017. Angelman Syndrome: Identification and Management. Neonatal Network, 36(3), pp. 142-151.

BONNICI, J., FENECH, A., MUSCAT, C. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2017. The role of seminal fluid in infertility. Minerva ginecologica, 69(4), pp. 390-401.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2017. Vitamin D and bone health. Maturitas, 100, pp. 100-101.

ESHRE WORKING GROUP ON OOCYTE CRYOPRESERVATION IN EUROPE, SHENFIELD, F., DE MOUZON, J., SCARAVELLI, G., KUPKA, M., FERRARETTI, A., PRADOS, F. and GOOSSENS, V., 2017. Oocyte and ovarian tissue cryopreservation in European countries: statutory background, practice, storage and use. Human Reproduction Open, 2017(1), pp. ho003.

EUROPEAN IVF-MONITORING CONSORTIUM (EIM) AND EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF HUMAN REPRODUCTION AND EMBRYOLOGY (ESHRE) AND CALHAZ-JORGE, C AND DE GEYTER, C AND KUPKA, MS AND DE MOUZON, J AND ERB, K AND MOCANU, E AND MOTRENKO, T AND SCARAVELLI, G AND OTHERS, 2017. Assisted reproductive technology in Europe, 2013: results generated from European registers by ESHRE. Human Reproduction, 32(10), pp. 1957-1973.

GALEA, M., GAUCI, G., CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, P., 2017. Peritoneal biomarkers in the early detection of ovarian cancer. Minerva ginecologica, 69(1), pp. 84-99.

MALLIA, T., GRECH, A., HILI, A., CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and PACE, N.P., 2017. Genetic determinants of low birth weight. Minerva ginecologica, 69(6), pp. 631-643.

PISANI, D., CAMENZULI, C., PSAILA, J., BO\VZANI\'C SNE\VZANA and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2017. A locally destructive, completely asymptomatic, C1-root schwannoma with base of skull invasion: a case report. Journal of surgical case reports, 2017(2),.

SPITERI, B.S., STAFRACE, Y. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2017. Silver-Russell Syndrome: A Review. Neonatal Network, 36(4), pp. 206-212.

STONER, R., CAMILLERI, V., CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, P., 2017. The cytokine-hormone axis--the link between premenstrual syndrome and postpartum depression. Gynecological Endocrinology, 33(8), pp. 588-592.

ZAMMIT, M.A., AGIUS, S.M. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2017. Transient neonatal diabetes mellitus: a challenge and opportunity for specialized nursing care. Neonatal Network, 36(4), pp. 196-205.

ZAMMIT, M., CARUANA, E., CASSAR, D. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2017. Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome Review: A Guide for the Neonatal Nurse. Neonatal Network, 36(3), pp. 129-133.

FARRUGIA, G., AGIUS, J.C. and WISMAYER, P.S., 2016. Preservation Techniques of the Human Cadaveric Eye. Preservation, 1(1),.

FARRUGIA, M.C. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2016. Polydactyly: A review. Neonatal Network, 35(3), pp. 135-142.

MICALLEF, D., MICALLEF, S., SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, P. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2016. Novel applications of COX-2 inhibitors, metformin, and statins for the primary chemoprevention of breast cancer. Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association, 17(4), pp. 214.

BORG, M. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2015. The effect of cytokines on skin during menopause. Skin, Mucosa and Menopause. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 53-70.

BRINCAT, D., CATANIA, S., WISMAYER, P.S. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2015. Male factors in ART outcome prediction. Gynecological Endocrinology, 31(3), pp. 169-175.

BRINCAT, M., CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and GRIXTI, S.S., 2015. The effect of menopause on the intervertebral discs. Maturitas, 81(1), pp. 134.

BRINCAT, M., GAMBIN, J., BRINCAT, M. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2015. The role of vitamin D in osteoporosis. Maturitas, 80(3), pp. 329-332.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and BRINCAT, M., 2015. The urogenital system and the menopause. Climacteric, 18(sup1), pp. 18-22.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and BRINCAT, M., 2015. Chapter 17: The role of progesterone in the prevention of pre-term labour. Frontiers in Gynecological Endocrinology: Volume 1: From Symptoms to Therapies. Springer, .

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and BRINCAT, M., 2015. Chapter 19: Menopause-related changes in the musculoskeletal system, cartilages and joints. Frontiers in Gynecological Endocrinology: Volume 1: From Symptoms to Therapies (ISGE Series). Springer, .

MICALLEF, S., MICALLEF, D., SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, P., BRINCAT, M. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2015. Chemoprevention of breast cancer among women at elevated risk as defined by Gail Score. Minerva ginecologica, 67(4), pp. 335-352.

BRINCAT, S., BORG, M., CAMILLERI, G. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2014. The role of cytokines in postmenopausal osteoporosis. Minerva ginecologica, 66(4), pp. 391-407.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and BRINCAT, M., 2014. Menopause-Related Changes in the Musculoskeletal System, Cartilages and Joints. Frontiers in Gynecological Endocrinology. Springer, Cham, pp. 201-205.

GALEA, J., ELLUL, S., SCHEMBRI, A., SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, P. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2014. Ebstein anomaly: a review. Neonatal Network, 33(5), pp. 268-274.

MICALLEF, A., GRECH, N., FARRUGIA, F., SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, P. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2014. The role of interferons in early pregnancy. Gynecological Endocrinology, 30(1), pp. 1-6.

BORG, F., GRAVINO, G., SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, P. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2013. Prediction of preterm birth. Minerva ginecologica, 65(3), pp. 345-360.

BORG, M., BRINCAT, S., CAMILLERI, G., SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, P., BRINCAT, M. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2013. The role of cytokines in skin aging. Climacteric, 16(5), pp. 514-521.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., BRINCAT, M. and BORG, M., 2013. Skin connective tissue and ageing. Best Practice \& Research Clinical Obstetrics \& Gynaecology, 27(5), pp. 727-740.

CASSAR, N., GRIMA, A., ELLUL, G., SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, P. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2013. Screening for thyroid disease in pregnancy: a review. Minerva ginecologica, 65(4), pp. 471-484.

EBEJER, K. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2013. The role of cytokines in polycystic ovarian syndrome. Gynecological Endocrinology, 29(6), pp. 536-540.

ELIZABETH JANE ZAMMIT, KRYSTLE BLAIR THEUMA, STEPHANIE DARMANIN, MARILENA MURAGLIA, MARIE THERESE CAMILLERI-PODESTA, JOSEPH A. BUHAGIAR, JEAN CALLEJA-AGIUS, MAURICE ZARB ADAMI, MARK MICALLEF, CARLO FRANCHINI,PIERRE SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, 2013. Totarol Content and Cytotoxicity Varies Significantly in Different Types of Propoli. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 4(3), pp. 1047-1058.

FAVA, A., BRINCAT, M. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2013. Role of Anti-mullerian Hormone in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome. DONNA.SEMPRE., , pp. 203.

MUSCAT, M., BRINCAT, M., DEGAETANO, J., VASSALLO, J. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2013. An unusual site for calciphylaxis: a case report. Gynecological Endocrinology, 29(2), pp. 91-92.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and BRINCAT, M., 2012. The effect of menopause on the skin and other connective tissues. Gynecological Endocrinology, 28(4), pp. 273-277.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., JAUNIAUX, E. and MUTTUKRISHNA, S., 2012. Placental Villous Expression of TNF $\alpha$ and IL-10 and Effect of Oxygen Tension in Euploid Early Pregnancy Failure. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 67(6), pp. 515-525.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., JAUNIAUX, E., PIZZEY, A.R. and MUTTUKRISHNA, S., 2012. Investigation of systemic inflammatory response in first trimester pregnancy failure. Human reproduction, 27(2), pp. 349-357.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., MALLIA, P., SAPIANO, K. and SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, P., 2012. A review of the management of intersex. Neonatal Network, 31(2), pp. 97-104.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., MUTTUKRISHNA, S. and JAUNIAUX, E., 2012. The role of tumor necrosis factor-receptors in pregnancy with normal and adverse outcome. Int J Interferon, Cytokine Mediator Res, 4, pp. 1-15.

CAMILLERI, G., BORG, M., BRINCAT, S., SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, P., BRINCAT, M. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2012. The role of cytokines in cardiovascular disease in menopause. Climacteric, 15(6), pp. 524-530.

POLLACCO, J., SACCO, K., PORTELLI, M., SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, P. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2012. Molecular links between endometriosis and cancer. Gynecological Endocrinology, 28(8), pp. 577-581.

SACCO, K., PORTELLI, M., POLLACCO, J., SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, P. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2012. The role of prostaglandin E2 in endometriosis. Gynecological Endocrinology, 28(2), pp. 134-138.

SAPIANO, K., SAVONA-VENTURA, C., CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A. and AZZOPARDI, L.M., 2012. Attitudes towards preconception care in Maltese women with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Gynecological Endocrinology, 28(12), pp. 1006-1009.

BRINCAT, MARK AND CALLEJA-AGIUS, JEAN AND EREL, C TAMER AND GAMBACCIANI, MARCO AND LAMBRINOUDAKI, IRENE AND MOEN, METTE H AND SCHENCK-GUSTAFSSON, KARIN AND TREMOLLIERES, FLORENCE AND VUJOVIC, SVETLANA AND REES, MARGARET AND OTHERS, 2011. EMAS position statement: Bone densitometry screening for osteoporosis. Maturitas, 68(1), pp. 98-101.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., MUTTUKRISHNA, S. and JAUNIAUX, E., 2011. The effect of coelomic fluid on the production of cytokines by the first trimester human placenta. Placenta, 32(11), pp. 893-900.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., JAUNIAUX, E. and MUTTUKRISHNA, S., 2011. Inflammatory cytokines in maternal circulation and placenta of chromosomally abnormal first trimester miscarriages. Clinical and Developmental Immunology, 2012.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., MUTTUKRISHNA, S., PIZZEY, A.R. and JAUNIAUX, E., 2011. Pro-and antiinflammatory cytokines in threatened miscarriages. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 205(1), pp. 83-e8.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, P., CALLEJA, N., BRINCAT, M. and SPITERI, D., 2011. Obstetric outcome and cytokine levels in threatened miscarriage. Gynecological Endocrinology, 27(2), pp. 121-127.

MUTTUKRISHNA, S., SURAPARAJU, Y., KANUMURY, V., CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., GUNU, R., SURI, S., LUDLOW, H., FORD, J. and JAUNIAUX, E., 2011. High Levels of Placental Hormones and Cytokines in Pregnant Women Living in India Compared to Caucasian Women Living in UK: Evidence for In Utero Exposure Predisposing the Risk of Adult Diseases. Reproductive Sciences, 18(3), pp. 216A-216A.

MUTTUKRISHNA, S., SWER, M., SURI, S., JAMIL, A., CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., GANGOOLY, S., LUDLOW, H., JURKOVIC, D. and JAUNIAUX, E., 2011. Soluble Flt-1 and PlGF: new markers of early pregnancy loss? PloS one, 6(3),.

PORTELLI, M., POLLACCO, J., SACCO, K., SCHEMBRI-WISMAYER, P. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2011. Endometrial seedlings. A survival instinct? Immunomodulation and its role in the pathophysiology of endometriosis. Minerva ginecologica, 63(6), pp. 563-570.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., CALLEJA, N., BRINCAT, M. and SPITERI, D., 2010. Obstetric outcome in cases of threatened spontaneous abortion. International Journal of Gynecology \& Obstetrics, 110(1), pp. 75-76.

BARON, Y.M., BRINCAT, M., CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and CALLEJA, N., 2009. Intervertebral disc height correlates with vertebral body T-scores in premenopausal and postmenopausal women. Menopause international, 15(2), pp. 58-62.

BRINCAT, M., CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and MUSCAT-BARON, Y., 2009. VERTEBRAL BODY QUALITY, EFFECT OF HRT AND FRACTURE PREVENTION IN OSTEOPOROSIS. Maturitas, 63, pp. S14.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and BRINCAT, M.P., 2009. Effects of hormone replacement therapy on connective tissue: why is this important? Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 23(1), pp. 121-127.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., MUTTUKRISHNA, S. and JAUNIAUX, E., 2009. Role of TNF-in human female reproduction. Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 4(3), pp. 273-282.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2009. Pre-conception care: essential advice for women. British Journal of Midwifery, 17(1), pp. 38-44.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and BRINCAT, M., 2009. Urogenital atrophy. Climacteric, 12(4), pp. 279-285.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., MUSCAT-BARON, Y. and BRINCAT, M., 2009. Estrogens and the intervertebral disc. Menopause international, 15(3), pp. 127-130.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and BRINCAT, M.P., 2009. Effects of hormone replacement therapy on connective tissue: why is this important? Best Practice \& Research Clinical Obstetrics \& Gynaecology, 23(1), pp. 121-127.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., MUTTUKRISHNA, S. and JAUNIAUX, E., 2009. Role of TNF-$\alpha$ in human female reproduction. Expert review of endocrinology \& metabolism, 4(3), pp. 273-282.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2008. Vaginal bleeding in the first trimester. British Journal of Midwifery, 16(10), pp. 656-661.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and BRINCAT, M.P., 2008. Hormone replacement therapy post Women's Health Initiative study: where do we stand? Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 20(6), pp. 513-518.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and BRINCAT, M.P., 2008. Recurrent miscarriages: what is the role of cytokines? 24, 12 edn. Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology;Taylor & Francis.

BRINCAT, M., CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and BARON, Y.M., 2007. The skin, carotid and intervertebral disc: making the connection! Climacteric, 10(sup2), pp. 83-87.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., MUSCAT-BARON, Y. and BRINCAT, M.P., 2007. Skin ageing. Menopause international, 13(2), pp. 60-64.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., O'BRIEN, P., ISKAROS, J. and CALLEJA, N., 2006. Pyomyoma. Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology: the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 26(7), pp. 709-710.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J. and BRINCAT, M.P., 2006. “Conceiving” the pill: the 45th birthday of the oral contraceptive pill in Europe.

CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., CUSTO, R., BRINCAT, M.P. and CALLEJA, N., 2006. Placental abruption and placenta praevia. European Clinics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2(3), pp. 121-127.

KHALIL, A., RAAFAT, A., CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., BELL, R. and O'BRIEN, P., 2006. Cardiac arrest associated with uterine inversion during caesarean section. Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 26(7), pp. 696-697.

CUSCHIERI, A., SAID, E. and CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., 2004. Defect in dorso-ventral patterning, asplenia, and conotruncus in a spontaneously aborted fetus. Fetal and pediatric pathology, 23(4), pp. 265-274.

  • ANA1024 - Pelvic Anatomy
  • ANA1101 - Introduction to Anatomy for Dental Students
  • ANA3500 - Embryology, Differentiation and Development
  • ANA5700 - Musculoskeletal System
  • MDS1004 - Cardiovascular System
  • MDS1012 - Musculoskeletal System
  • MDS1013 - Organisation of the Body
  • MDS1026 - Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • MDS1029 - Reproduction
  • MDS2029 - Integrated Biomedical Sciences
  • MDS2031 - Gastrointestinal System
  • MDS2032 - Nervous System 1
  • MID5000 - Normal Childbirth - Evidence and Debate
  • MID5001 - Advancing Midwifery Practice
  • PAT5753 - Forensic Medicine
International Collaborations

ERASMUS Plus Strategic Partnerships Programmes:

- National representative for the project entitled: “Speech, Communication and Resilience
support for families with children with clefts” (SCR4Cleft) – Grant agreement 2019-1-NL01-
KA202-060281 awarded September 2019.

- National representative for the project entitled: “Body Confident Mum’s – An Innovative
Health Professionals Training Program to support maternal mental and physical health” (BCM) –
Grant agreement 2019-1-SE01-KA202-060422 awarded September 2019.

Collaboration on Science and Technology (COST):

- European Cleft and Craniofacial Initiative for Equality in Care (ECCE) – CA16234. I am the
Chairperson of WG2 and have organised a Training School in Malta on the Patient Perspective
and the role of the Multidisciplinary Team in cleft lip care.

- Perinatal Mental Health and Birth-Related Trauma: Maximising best practice and optimal
outcomes (DEVoTION)- CA18211. I am an active member of the Management Committee.

- European network for Gynaecological Rare Cancer research: From Concept to Cure (GYNOCARE) –
CA18117 - I am an active member of the Management Committee.

Since 2013, I am the national representative in the European IVF Monitoring Group (EIM) as
part of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and are involved in
the collection and publication of IVF data.


National Collaborations:

In October 2019, I have been awarded a 25k Euro research grant by Lifecycle Malta inorder to
investigate the genetics of polycystic kidney disease, in collaboration with Mater Dei
Hospital, Malta.

Patent application in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering at UM on a novel surgical
tool for use in thyroid surgery.


Past Collaborations:

- Building Intrapartum research through health (BIRTH) - IS1405. I was also the Vice-
chairperson of WG1 and have organised a conference in Malta in November 2018 on the
Salutogenesis of Normal Childbirth.

- Action to Focus and Accelerate Cell-based Tolerance-inducing Therapies (A FACTT) – BM1305.

- European Network for Human Congenital Imprinting Disorders (ENTIRE) - BM1208 Action.

- I was the National Project Leader for the EU Joint Action “Good Practices on Donation,
Collection, Testing, Processing, Storage and Distribution of Gametes for Assisted
Reproductive Technologies and Haematopoietic Stem Cells for Transplantation (ARTHIQS)” –
Agreement number 20132101 (2014-2018).

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