Dr Reem Malouf MD, Neurologist, Specialist in Internal Medicine, MSc

Health services researcher & Teaching fellow reem.malouf@npeu.ox.ac.uk


I joined the NPEU in 2011 to look at maternity services for women with disability. I have been involved in a number of projects, including the neuro-development of children born prematurely and preterm birth clinics. I am particularly interested in research around maternal mental health and well-being.

I am a clinically trained neurologist with a masters in medical statistics. I previously worked as a research fellow at St George's Hospital in London. I have authored several Cochrane reviews, mainly in the field of cognitive improvement and dementia. I am a co-founder of ALOIS, an online register of dementia studies.


Malouf R, Ashraf A, Hadjinicolaou AV, Doree C, Hopewell S, Estcourt LJ. Comparison of a therapeutic-only versus prophylactic platelet transfusion policy for people with congenital or acquired bone marrow failure disorders. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018;10.1002/14651858.CD012342.pub2(5).

Estcourt LJ, Malouf R, Murphy MF. Pathogen-reduced platelets for the prevention of bleeding in people of any age. JAMA Oncology. 2018;10.1001/jamaoncol.2017.5049.

Estcourt LJ, Malouf R, Trivella M, Fergusson DA, Hopewell S, Murphy MF. Restrictive versus liberal red blood cell transfusion strategies for people with haematological malignancies treated with intensive chemotherapy or radiotherapy, or both, with or without haematopoietic stem cell support. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017;10.1002/14651858.CD011305.pub2(1).

Estcourt LJ, Malouf R, Doree C, Trivella M, Hopewell S, Birchall J. Prophylactic platelet transfusions prior to surgery for people with a low platelet count. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017;10.1002/14651858.CD012779(9).

Estcourt LJ, Malouf R, Hopewell S, Trivella M, Doree C, Stanworth SJ, et al. Pathogen-reduced platelets for the prevention of bleeding. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2017;7:CD009072-CD

Chan E, Leong P, Malouf R, Quigley MA. Long-term cognitive and school outcomes of late-preterm and early-term births: a systematic review. Child: Care, Health and Development. 2016;42(3):297-312.

Coxon K, Chisholm A, Malouf R, Rowe R, Hollowell J. What influences birth place preferences, choices and decision-making amongst healthy women with straightforward pregnancies in the UK? A qualitative evidence synthesis using a ‘best fit’ framework approach. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2017;17(1):103.

Hollowell J, Li Y, Malouf R, Buchanan J. Women’s birth place preferences in the United Kingdom: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of the quantitative literature. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2016;16:213.

Linsell L, Malouf R, Johnson S, Morris J, Kurinczuk JJ, Marlow N. Prognostic Factors for Behavioral Problems and Psychiatric Disorders in Children Born Very Preterm or Very Low Birth Weight: A Systematic Review. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2015;37(1):88-102.

Linsell L, Malouf R, Morris J, Kurinczuk JJ, Marlow N. Prognostic Factors for Poor Cognitive Development in Children Born Very Preterm or With Very Low Birth Weight: A Systematic Review. JAMA Pediatrics. 2015;169(12):1162-72.

Linsell L, Malouf R, Morris J, Kurinczuk JJ, Marlow N. Prognostic factors for cerebral palsy and motor impairment in children born very preterm or very low birthweight: a systematic review. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2016;58(6):554-69.

Linsell L, Malouf R, Morris J, Kurinczuk JJ, Marlow N. Risk Factor Models for Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children Born Very Preterm or With Very Low Birth Weight: A Systematic Review of Methodology and Reporting. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2017;185(7):601-12.

Malouf R, Henderson J, Redshaw M. Access and quality of maternity care for disabled women during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period in England: data from a national survey. BMJ Open. 2017;7(7):e016757.

Malouf R, McLeish J, Ryan S, Gray R, Redshaw M. ‘We both just wanted to be normal parents’: a qualitative study of the experience of maternity care for women with learning disability. BMJ Open. 2017;7(3).

Malouf R, Redshaw M. Specialist antenatal clinics for women at high risk of preterm birth: a systematic review of qualitative and quantitative research. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2017;17(1):51.

Malouf R, Redshaw M, Kurinczuk JJ, Gray R. Systematic review of health care interventions to improve outcomes from women with disability and their family during pregnancy, birth and postnatal period. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2014;14(1):58.

Redshaw M, Malouf R, Gao H, Gray R. Women with disability: the experience of maternity care during pregnancy, labour and birth and the postnatal period. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2013;13:174.

Malouf RS, Areosa AM. The effects of vitamin B12 on cognition. Cochrane Review Library May 2003

Malouf RS, Areosa AM. The effect of folic acid with or without vitamin B12 on cognition. Cochrane Review February 2003

Malouf RS, Grimley-Evans J. The effect of vitamin B6 on cognition. Cochrane Protocol Review 2006

Malouf RS, Birks J. Donepezil and vascular cognitive impairment Cochrane Review May 2006

Adams N, Malouf R, Jones P. Inhaled beclomethasone at different doses for chronic asthma Cochrane review 2004

Grimley-Evans J, Malouf R. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) supplementation for cognitive function in healthy elderly people Cochrane review 2006. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 4

Reem Malouf, Helen Collins. Tramiprosate (Alzhemed) for Alzheimer's disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 2, 2009 

Malouf R etal: ALOIS: Alzheimer's and cognitive improvement studies register, a free, on-line register of dementia and cognitive enhancement trials (http://www.medicine.ox.ac.uk/alois/)

Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association , Volume 5 , Issue 4 , P251 - P252

David Craig, Reem Malouf, Jacqueline Birks. Galantamine for vascular cognitive impairment. Cochrane library. 2009.

Clive G Ballard, Reem Malouf, Jonathan Waite, Jacqueline Birks. Atypical antipsychotics for aggression and psychosis in Alzheimer's disease (drafting the update)

Dudas R, Malouf R, Jatinder Bains, Jacqueline Birks, Tom Dening. Antidepressants for treating depression in dementia. Cochrane library 2010.

Bernadette McGuinness, David Craig, Roger Bullock, Reem Malouf, Peter Passmore
Statins for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Cochrane 2010

Schneider L, Malouf R, Collins H. Cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine for analysis of deaths in vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Protocol.

Geng J, Dong J, Ni H, Lee MS, Wu T, Jiang K, Wang G, Zhou AL, Malouf R. Ginseng for cognition (Cochrane library, issue 4, 2010)

Reily S, Rmalouf Etal : Case management approaches to home support for people with dementia. Cochrane library 2010, issue 2

Moniz Cook ED, Roberts-Stride K, James I, Malouf R, De Vugt M, Verhey F. Challenging Behaviour In Dementia: Functional Analysis-Based Interventions. Cochrane library 2011.