Dr Ourania Varsou

  • Lecturer in Anatomy (Life Sciences Human Life Sciences)

Biography

Dr Ourania Varsou is a lecturer in Anatomy at the School of Life Sciences and holds a BSc and an MBChB. Dr Varsou completed her PhD at the Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre under the supervision of Dr Mary Joan Macleod and Professor Christian Schwarzbauer with a project investigating new functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging measures for patients with acute focal neurology.

Holder of a PgCert and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Ourania teaches anatomy to science and vocational learners from sub-honours to honours levels, with her specialist areas including the head and neck region, and imaging.


Research interests

Dr Varsou's main research interests include the integration of novel technologies in anatomy teaching with a focus on imaging and ultrasound, incorporation of humanities in science/medical curricula, and reverse translational research in clinical anatomy.


Publications

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Number of items: 30.

2020

Varsou, O. , Turnbull, K., Stringer, M., Fernandes, C. D., Murray, A. D., Schwarzbauer, C. and Macleod, M. J. (2020) Brain hyperintensities in magnetic resonance imaging of patients with mild acute focal neurology. Neurological Sciences, (Accepted for Publication)

Black, E. and Varsou, O. (2020) Dissecting art: developing object-based teaching using historical collections. In: Rea, P. M. (ed.) Biomedical Visualisation, Volume 5. Series: Advances in experimental medicine and biology (1205). Springer: Cham, pp. 79-92. ISBN 9783030319038 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-31904-5_6)

2019

Bowness, J., Taylor, A., Le Saint-Grant, A., Dalton, A., Crawley, S., Chisholm, F., Varsou, O. , Teoh, W.H., Kristensen, M. and McGuire, B. (2019) Identifying the Cricothyroid Membrane: A Comparison of Palpation, Laryngeal Handshake and Ultrasound Background. World Airway Management Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 13-16 Nov 2019.

Foytl, J., Varsou, O. and McKinley, M. (2019) Investigating Pre-operative Factors Which Influence Functional Outcomes in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients Undergoing Decompressive Craniectomy: A Systematic Literature Review. Glasgow Neuro Conference 2019, Glasgow, UK, 09 Nov 2019.

Bowness, J., Taylor, A., Le Saint-Grant, A., Dalton, A., Crawley, S., Chisholm, F., Varsou, O. , Teoh, W., Kristensen, M. and McGuire, B. (2019) Identifying the Cricothyroid Membrane (CTM) with Ultrasound, Laryngeal Handshake and Conventional Palpation Clinical Trials Registered Study Protocol. Other. ANZCTR.

McFarland, J., Markovina, I., Varsou, O. and Black, E. (2019) Medical Humanities: Education and Practice. AMEE 2019, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 Aug 2019.

Bowness, J., Seeley, J., Varsou, O. , McKinnie, A., Zealley, I., McLeod, G. and Grant, C. (2019) Arterial anatomy of the anterior abdominal wall: evidence-based safe sites for instrumentation based on radiological analysis of 100 patients. Clinical Anatomy, (doi:10.1002/ca.23463) (PMID:31444816) (Early Online Publication)

Varsou, O. , Gray, S. R. , Alkhedhairi, S., McDonald, S. and Quondamatteo, F. (2019) Evaluating the Educational Use of Ultrasound and Custom-Made Imaging Phantoms in Anatomy Teaching. 19th Congress of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA 2019), London, UK, 9-11 Aug 2019.

Varsou, O. , Ferguson, E. , Saleh, A. and Gray, S. R. (2019) Let’s Do Some Ultrasound-Guided Pasta Cannulation. ASME ASM 2019, Glasgow, UK, 03-05 Jul 2019.

McFarland, J., Markovina, I. Y. and Varsou, O. (2019) Bringing the Heart and Soul Back to Medicine: The Doctor as a Humanist Project. ASME ASM 2019, Glasgow, UK, 03-05 Jul 2019.

Varsou, O. , Hughes, A., Humphreys, R. and Laidlaw, A. (2019) Managing Incidental Findings from Educational Ultrasound: Best Practice Guidelines from a Scottish Medical School. ASME ASM 2019, Glasgow, UK, 03-05 Jul 2019.

Stringer, M. and Varsou, O. (2019) Public Engagement Hints and Tips for Early Career Academics. 11th SINAPSE Annual Scientific Meeting, Dundee, UK, 21 Jun 2019.

Foytl, J., Chisholm, F. and Varsou, O. (2019) Sharps injuries during dissection: a five-year retrospective study in the context of safety. Anatomical Sciences Education, (doi:10.1002/ase.1894) (PMID:31091009) (Early Online Publication)

Varsou, O. (2019) Art in Anatomy: Interdisciplinary Discussions. Glasgow Medical Humanities Network Symposium, Glasgow, UK, 15 May 2019.

Varsou, O. (2019) Human Senses and Poetry (Workshop). Second International The Doctor as a Humanist Symposium, Moscow, Russia, 01-03 Apr 2019. (doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.35073.51048)

Bowness, J., Turnbull, K., Taylor, A., Halcrow, J., Chisholm, F., Grant, C. and Varsou, O. (2019) Identifying the emergence of the superficial peroneal nerve through deep fascia on ultrasound and by dissection: implications for regional anaesthesia in foot and ankle surgery. Clinical Anatomy, 32(3), pp. 390-395. (doi:10.1002/ca.23323) (PMID:30536834)

Bowness, J., Turnbull, K., Taylor, A., Halcrow, J., Raju, P., Mustafa, A., Chisholm, F., Varsou, O. and Grant, C. (2019) Identifying variant anatomy during ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia: opportunities for clinical improvement. British Journal of Anaesthesia, (doi:10.1016/j.bja.2019.02.003) (Early Online Publication)

Clelland, A. D. and Varsou, O. (2019) A qualitative literature review exploring the role of the inguinal ligament in the context of inguinal disruption management. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, 41(3), pp. 265-274. (doi:10.1007/s00276-018-2170-6) (PMID:30570676) (PMCID:PMC6420487)

Varsou, O. (2019) The use of ultrasound in educational settings: what should we consider when implementing this technique for visualisation of anatomical structures? In: Rea, P. M. (ed.) Biomedical Visualisation, Volume 3. Series: Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 3 (1156). Springer: Cham, pp. 1-11. ISBN 9783030193843 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-19385-0_1)

2018

Turnbull, K. and Varsou, O. (2018) What is the Role of Ultrasound in Anatomy Learning? 2nd Visualisation in Science Conference 2018, Glasgow, UK, 03 Dec 2018.

Black, E. and Varsou, O. (2018) Medical Humanities – Dissecting Art. Science in Culture 2nd International Poetry Forum Conference, St Andrews, UK, 03-05 Oct 2018.

Varsou, O. , Black, E., Dawn, C., Mcfarland, J. and Markovina, I. Y. (2018) Interdisciplinary Approaches to Medical Humanities: Art, Anatomy and Language. 3rd International Medical English Conference, Exeter, UK, 22 Sep 2018.

Bowness, J., Turnbull, K., Taylor, A., Halcrow, J., Chisholm, F., Varsou, O. and Grant, C. (2018) Identifying the Superficial Peroneal (Fibular) Nerve for Ultrasound-Guided Ankle Block: A Divisive Issue. 37th Annual ESRA Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 12-15 Sep 2018. (doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.35696.92169)

Chisholm, F. and Varsou, O. (2018) Resin-embedded anatomical cross-sections as a teaching adjunct for medical curricula: is this technique an alternative to potting and plastination? Journal of Anatomy, 233(1), pp. 98-105. (doi:10.1111/joa.12816) (PMID:29663381)

Provan, L., Humphreys, R. and Varsou, O. (2018) Integrating Ultrasound Scanning into the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum. SINAPSE ASM 2018, Edinburgh, UK, 25 Jun 2018.

Turnbull, K., Bowness, J., Chisholm, F., Taylor, A., Halcrow, J., Grant, C. and Varsou, O. (2018) Developing a Methodology Protocol for Identifying the Superficial Peroneal Nerve in Living Models Sonographically and Formalin-Fixed Cadavers Morphologically: a Proof of Concept Study. SINAPSE ASM 2018, Edinburgh, UK, 25 Jun 2018.

Bannon, R., Parihar, S., Skarparis, Y., Varsou, O. and Cezayirli, E. (2018) 3D printing the pterygopalatine fossa: a negative space model of a complex structure. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, 40(2), pp. 185-191. (doi:10.1007/s00276-017-1916-x) (PMID:28856438) (PMCID:PMC5846833)

2014

Varsou, O. , Stringer, M. S., Fernandes, C. D., Schwarzbauer, C. and MacLeod, M. J. (2014) Stroke recovery and lesion reduction following acute isolated bilateral ischaemic pontine infarction: a case report. BMC Research Notes, 7, 728. (doi:10.1186/1756-0500-7-728) (PMID:25322939) (PMCID:PMC4203895)

Varsou, O. , Macleod, M. J. and Schwarzbauer, C. (2014) Functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging in stroke: an evidence-based clinical review. International Journal of Stroke, 9(2), pp. 191-198. (doi:10.1111/ijs.12033) (PMID:23506092)

2009

Varsou, O. , Lemon, J. S. and Dick, F. D. (2009) Sharps injuries among medical students. Occupational Medicine, 59(7), pp. 509-511. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kqp103) (PMID:19690079)

This list was generated on Sun Jan 19 21:51:06 2020 GMT.
Number of items: 30.

Articles

Varsou, O. , Turnbull, K., Stringer, M., Fernandes, C. D., Murray, A. D., Schwarzbauer, C. and Macleod, M. J. (2020) Brain hyperintensities in magnetic resonance imaging of patients with mild acute focal neurology. Neurological Sciences, (Accepted for Publication)

Bowness, J., Seeley, J., Varsou, O. , McKinnie, A., Zealley, I., McLeod, G. and Grant, C. (2019) Arterial anatomy of the anterior abdominal wall: evidence-based safe sites for instrumentation based on radiological analysis of 100 patients. Clinical Anatomy, (doi:10.1002/ca.23463) (PMID:31444816) (Early Online Publication)

Foytl, J., Chisholm, F. and Varsou, O. (2019) Sharps injuries during dissection: a five-year retrospective study in the context of safety. Anatomical Sciences Education, (doi:10.1002/ase.1894) (PMID:31091009) (Early Online Publication)

Bowness, J., Turnbull, K., Taylor, A., Halcrow, J., Chisholm, F., Grant, C. and Varsou, O. (2019) Identifying the emergence of the superficial peroneal nerve through deep fascia on ultrasound and by dissection: implications for regional anaesthesia in foot and ankle surgery. Clinical Anatomy, 32(3), pp. 390-395. (doi:10.1002/ca.23323) (PMID:30536834)

Bowness, J., Turnbull, K., Taylor, A., Halcrow, J., Raju, P., Mustafa, A., Chisholm, F., Varsou, O. and Grant, C. (2019) Identifying variant anatomy during ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia: opportunities for clinical improvement. British Journal of Anaesthesia, (doi:10.1016/j.bja.2019.02.003) (Early Online Publication)

Clelland, A. D. and Varsou, O. (2019) A qualitative literature review exploring the role of the inguinal ligament in the context of inguinal disruption management. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, 41(3), pp. 265-274. (doi:10.1007/s00276-018-2170-6) (PMID:30570676) (PMCID:PMC6420487)

Chisholm, F. and Varsou, O. (2018) Resin-embedded anatomical cross-sections as a teaching adjunct for medical curricula: is this technique an alternative to potting and plastination? Journal of Anatomy, 233(1), pp. 98-105. (doi:10.1111/joa.12816) (PMID:29663381)

Bannon, R., Parihar, S., Skarparis, Y., Varsou, O. and Cezayirli, E. (2018) 3D printing the pterygopalatine fossa: a negative space model of a complex structure. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, 40(2), pp. 185-191. (doi:10.1007/s00276-017-1916-x) (PMID:28856438) (PMCID:PMC5846833)

Varsou, O. , Stringer, M. S., Fernandes, C. D., Schwarzbauer, C. and MacLeod, M. J. (2014) Stroke recovery and lesion reduction following acute isolated bilateral ischaemic pontine infarction: a case report. BMC Research Notes, 7, 728. (doi:10.1186/1756-0500-7-728) (PMID:25322939) (PMCID:PMC4203895)

Varsou, O. , Macleod, M. J. and Schwarzbauer, C. (2014) Functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging in stroke: an evidence-based clinical review. International Journal of Stroke, 9(2), pp. 191-198. (doi:10.1111/ijs.12033) (PMID:23506092)

Varsou, O. , Lemon, J. S. and Dick, F. D. (2009) Sharps injuries among medical students. Occupational Medicine, 59(7), pp. 509-511. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kqp103) (PMID:19690079)

Book Sections

Black, E. and Varsou, O. (2020) Dissecting art: developing object-based teaching using historical collections. In: Rea, P. M. (ed.) Biomedical Visualisation, Volume 5. Series: Advances in experimental medicine and biology (1205). Springer: Cham, pp. 79-92. ISBN 9783030319038 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-31904-5_6)

Varsou, O. (2019) The use of ultrasound in educational settings: what should we consider when implementing this technique for visualisation of anatomical structures? In: Rea, P. M. (ed.) Biomedical Visualisation, Volume 3. Series: Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 3 (1156). Springer: Cham, pp. 1-11. ISBN 9783030193843 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-19385-0_1)

Research Reports or Papers

Bowness, J., Taylor, A., Le Saint-Grant, A., Dalton, A., Crawley, S., Chisholm, F., Varsou, O. , Teoh, W., Kristensen, M. and McGuire, B. (2019) Identifying the Cricothyroid Membrane (CTM) with Ultrasound, Laryngeal Handshake and Conventional Palpation Clinical Trials Registered Study Protocol. Other. ANZCTR.

Conference or Workshop Item

Bowness, J., Taylor, A., Le Saint-Grant, A., Dalton, A., Crawley, S., Chisholm, F., Varsou, O. , Teoh, W.H., Kristensen, M. and McGuire, B. (2019) Identifying the Cricothyroid Membrane: A Comparison of Palpation, Laryngeal Handshake and Ultrasound Background. World Airway Management Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 13-16 Nov 2019.

Foytl, J., Varsou, O. and McKinley, M. (2019) Investigating Pre-operative Factors Which Influence Functional Outcomes in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients Undergoing Decompressive Craniectomy: A Systematic Literature Review. Glasgow Neuro Conference 2019, Glasgow, UK, 09 Nov 2019.

McFarland, J., Markovina, I., Varsou, O. and Black, E. (2019) Medical Humanities: Education and Practice. AMEE 2019, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 Aug 2019.

Varsou, O. , Gray, S. R. , Alkhedhairi, S., McDonald, S. and Quondamatteo, F. (2019) Evaluating the Educational Use of Ultrasound and Custom-Made Imaging Phantoms in Anatomy Teaching. 19th Congress of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA 2019), London, UK, 9-11 Aug 2019.

Varsou, O. , Ferguson, E. , Saleh, A. and Gray, S. R. (2019) Let’s Do Some Ultrasound-Guided Pasta Cannulation. ASME ASM 2019, Glasgow, UK, 03-05 Jul 2019.

McFarland, J., Markovina, I. Y. and Varsou, O. (2019) Bringing the Heart and Soul Back to Medicine: The Doctor as a Humanist Project. ASME ASM 2019, Glasgow, UK, 03-05 Jul 2019.

Varsou, O. , Hughes, A., Humphreys, R. and Laidlaw, A. (2019) Managing Incidental Findings from Educational Ultrasound: Best Practice Guidelines from a Scottish Medical School. ASME ASM 2019, Glasgow, UK, 03-05 Jul 2019.

Stringer, M. and Varsou, O. (2019) Public Engagement Hints and Tips for Early Career Academics. 11th SINAPSE Annual Scientific Meeting, Dundee, UK, 21 Jun 2019.

Varsou, O. (2019) Art in Anatomy: Interdisciplinary Discussions. Glasgow Medical Humanities Network Symposium, Glasgow, UK, 15 May 2019.

Varsou, O. (2019) Human Senses and Poetry (Workshop). Second International The Doctor as a Humanist Symposium, Moscow, Russia, 01-03 Apr 2019. (doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.35073.51048)

Turnbull, K. and Varsou, O. (2018) What is the Role of Ultrasound in Anatomy Learning? 2nd Visualisation in Science Conference 2018, Glasgow, UK, 03 Dec 2018.

Black, E. and Varsou, O. (2018) Medical Humanities – Dissecting Art. Science in Culture 2nd International Poetry Forum Conference, St Andrews, UK, 03-05 Oct 2018.

Varsou, O. , Black, E., Dawn, C., Mcfarland, J. and Markovina, I. Y. (2018) Interdisciplinary Approaches to Medical Humanities: Art, Anatomy and Language. 3rd International Medical English Conference, Exeter, UK, 22 Sep 2018.

Bowness, J., Turnbull, K., Taylor, A., Halcrow, J., Chisholm, F., Varsou, O. and Grant, C. (2018) Identifying the Superficial Peroneal (Fibular) Nerve for Ultrasound-Guided Ankle Block: A Divisive Issue. 37th Annual ESRA Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 12-15 Sep 2018. (doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.35696.92169)

Provan, L., Humphreys, R. and Varsou, O. (2018) Integrating Ultrasound Scanning into the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum. SINAPSE ASM 2018, Edinburgh, UK, 25 Jun 2018.

Turnbull, K., Bowness, J., Chisholm, F., Taylor, A., Halcrow, J., Grant, C. and Varsou, O. (2018) Developing a Methodology Protocol for Identifying the Superficial Peroneal Nerve in Living Models Sonographically and Formalin-Fixed Cadavers Morphologically: a Proof of Concept Study. SINAPSE ASM 2018, Edinburgh, UK, 25 Jun 2018.

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Teaching

As well as providing student support as an Adviser of Studies, Ourania has the following teaching and course coordination responsibilities:

Course Coordination

  • Development and coordination of a new year 4 BSc honours option on Anatomical Imaging Techniques (BIOL4275)

Teaching Contributions

  • Biology 1A (BIOL1001)
  • Human Biological Sciences 2 (BIOL2043)
  • Anatomy 3A (BIOL4230) & 3B (BIOL4231)
  • Neuroscience 3A (BIOL4234) & 3B (BIOL4235)
  • Anatomical Imaging Techniques Year 4 Option (BIOL4275)
  • Biomedical Visualisation Year 4 Option (BIOL4276)
  • Core Skills for Modern Anatomists Year 4 (BIOL4270)
  • Functional Anatomy (BIOL2023 & BIOL2038)
  • Functional Anatomy Summer School (BIOL2051)
  • HNC Articulation Summer School
  • Year 1 and 2 MBChB Anatomy
  • Year 2 BDS Anatomy

 

She also supervises projects for BSc honours and MSc students. If you have any queries, please contact Ourania by email.