Dr Stephen McCall BSc, MSc (Oxon), DPhil

Research Associate

Biography

Current role

Stephen is a research associate working with Associate Professor Ed Juszczak and Dr Chris Gale on clinical trials methodology. In particular, he is working alongside collaborators based at Magill university to produce a CONSORT extension for randomised controlled trials using electronic health care records. 

Other positions held: 

Statistical advisor, Editorial board - BMJ Reproductive and Sexual Health 

Epidemiology tutor - MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology

Previous experience

Stephen gained a BSc in Geography with First Class honours from the University of Aberdeen in 2013. After graduation he was employed as a research assistant for the Aberdeen Maternity Neonatal Databank under the supervision of Dr Sohinee Bhattacharya.

Since commencing as a research assistant, Stephen has continued to work on projects led by Professor Phyo Myint in the Aberdeen Gerontological and Epidemiological INter-disciplinary Research Group, Epidemiology Group, University of Aberdeen. Stephen is currently an honorary research affiliate in the AGEING theme, University of Aberdeen.

Stephen completed his Masters in Global Health Science at the University of Oxford. His MSc dissertation examined factors associated with maternal mortality in women of advanced maternal age. This project was supervised by Dr Manisha Nair and Professor Marian Knight.

Stephen has recently completed his DPhil on rare and severe complications of pregnancy, through multi-national collaborative studies using the International Network of Obstetric Survey Systems (INOSS). His work was supervised by Professor Marian Knight and Professor Jenny Kurinczuk. 

 

Publications

  • McCall SJ, Nair M, Knight M. Factors associated with maternal mortality at advanced maternal age: a population-based case–control study. BJOG. 2016;124(8):1225-33.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.14216
  • McCall SJ, Bunch KJ, Brocklehurst P, D'Arcy R, Hinshaw K, Kurinczuk JJ, Lucas DN, Stenson B, Tuffnell DJ, Knight M. The incidence, characteristics, management and outcomes of anaphylaxis in pregnancy: a population-based descriptive study. BJOG. 2017;125(8):965-71.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29193647
  • McCall SJ, Kemp B, Knight M. Further actions are needed to prevent maternal deaths from epilepsy. JAMA Neurology. 2017;10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.3621.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.3621
  • McCall SJ, Bunch KJ, Brocklehurst P, D'Arcy R, Hinshaw K, Kurinczuk JJ, Lucas DN, Stenson B, Tuffnell D, Knight M. Authors’ reply re: The incidence, characteristics, management and outcomes of anaphylaxis in pregnancy: a population-based descriptive study. BJOG. 2018;125(10):1340-1.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.15302
  • McCall SJ, Li Z, Kurinczuk JJ, Sullivan E, Knight M. Binational cohort study comparing the management and outcomes of pregnant women with a BMI >50–59.9 kg/m2 and those with a BMI =60 kg/m2. BMJ open. 2018;8(8):e021055.
    https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/8/8/e021055.full.pdf
  • McCall SJ, Kurinczuk JJ, Knight M. Anaphylaxis in pregnancy in the USA: Risk factors and temporal trends using national routinely collected data. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2019;https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2019.04.047.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213219819304556
  • McCall SJ, Li Z, Kurinczuk JJ, Sullivan E, Knight M. Maternal and perinatal outcomes in pregnant women with BMI >50: An international collaborative study. PLoS One. 2019;14(2):e0211278.
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0211278

 

ADEKUNLE‐OLARINDE, I. R., MCCALL, S. J., BARLAS, R. S., WOOD, A. D., CLARK, A. B., BETTENCOURT‐SILVA, J. H., METCALF, A. K., BOWLES, K. M., SOIZA, R. L. & POTTER, J. F. 2017. Addition of sodium criterion to SOAR stroke score. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 135, 553-559.

BARLAS, R. S., HONNEY, K., LOKE, Y. K., MCCALL, S. J., BETTENCOURT‐SILVA, J. H., CLARK, A. B., BOWLES, K. M., METCALF, A. K., MAMAS, M. A. & POTTER, J. F. 2016. Impact of Hemoglobin Levels and Anemia on Mortality in Acute Stroke: Analysis of UK Regional Registry Data, Systematic Review, and Meta‐Analysis. Journal of the American Heart Association, 5, e003019.

*BARLAS, R. S., *MCCALL, S. J., BETTENCOURT-SILVA, J. H., CLARK, A. B., BOWLES, K. M., METCALF, A. K., MAMAS, M. A., POTTER, J. F. & MYINT, P. K. Impact of anaemia on acute stroke outcomes depends on the type of anaemia: Evidence from a UK stroke register. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. [In Press] *Joint first authors

McCall, S.J., Alanazi, T.A., Clark, A.B., Musgrave, S.D., Bettencourt-Silva, J.H.,  Bachmann, M.O., Metcalf, A.K., Bowles, K.M., Mamas M,A,. Potter J.F., Myint P.K. Hyperglycaemia and the SOAR stroke score in predicting mortality. Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research. [In Press]

MCCALL, S. J. & BHATTACHARYA, S. 2014. High risk of traffic crashes in pregnancy: Are there any explanations? Canadian Medical Association Journal, 186, 733-734.

MCCALL, S. J., BHATTACHARYA, S., OKPO, E. & MACFARLANE, G. J. 2014b. Evaluating the social determinants of teenage pregnancy: a temporal analysis using a UK obstetric database from 1950 to 2010. J Epidemiol Community Health, jech-2014-204214.

MCCALL, S. J., FLETT, G., OKPO, E. & BHATTACHARYA, S. 2016b. Comment on ‘Who has a repeat abortion? Identifying women at risk of repeated terminations of pregnancy: analysis of routinely collected health care data’: authors’ response. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care, 42, 157-158.

MCCALL, S. J., FLETT, G., OKPO, E. & BHATTACHARYA, S. 2016c. Who has a repeat abortion? Identifying women at risk of repeated terminations of pregnancy: analysis of routinely collected health care data. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care, 42, 133-142.

MCCALL, S. J., MUSGRAVE, S. D., POTTER, J. F., HALE, R., CLARK, A. B., MAMAS, M. A., METCALF, A. K., DAY, D. J., WARBURTON, E. A. & BACHMANN, M. O. 2015. The shock index predicts acute mortality outcomes in stroke. International journal of cardiology, 182, 523-527.

STEWART, H., MCCALL, S. J., MCPHERSON, C., TOWERS, L. C., LLOYD, B., FLETCHER, J. & BHATTACHARYA, S. 2015. Effectiveness of peri-abortion counselling in preventing subsequent unplanned pregnancy: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care, jfprhc-2014-101096.

Published conference abstracts:

MCCALL, S. J., IBRAHIM, U. N., IMAMURA, M., OKPO, E., FLETT, G. & BHATTACHARYA, S. 2014c. PP25 Exploring the determinant factors for repeat abortion: a systematic review. J Epidemiol Community Health, [Abstract]

MCCALL, S. J., BHATTACHARYA, S., MACFARLANE, G. & OKPO, E. 2014a. PMM. 28 A temporal-spatial assessment of spontaneous very preterm birth in relation to social class from 1950–2010 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Archives of Disease in Childhood-Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 99, A132-A132.  [Abstract]

MCCALL, S., BUNCH, K., BROCKLEHURST, P., HINSHAW, K., KURINCZUK, J., LUCAS, N., STENSON, B., TUFFNELL, D. & KNIGHT, M. 2016a. The incidence and outcomes of anaphylaxis in pregnancy: a UK population-based descriptive study. Bjog: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 123, 49-50. [Abstract]

BHATTACHARYA, S., OKPO, E., MCCALL, S. & FLETT, G. 2014. Women with repeat abortions their attributes at the index abortion: A secondary analysis using routinely collected data. [Abstract]

MCCALL, S., LI, Z., KURINCZUK, J., SULLIVAN, E. & KNIGHT, M. Maternal super obesity: an international collaborative population-based cohort study.  BJOG. 131-131. [Abstract]

Team

Projects

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Research Gate profile

Ageing Clinical and Experimental Research (ACER)

BMJ Reproductive and Sexual Health