Dr Engy Abdellatif

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Pathology

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Medicine

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Clinical trials

Research Supervision:Yes

Engy is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Pathology at ARU, and a histopathologist with a demonstrated history of working in the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

engy.abdellatif@aru.ac.uk

Background

Engy obtained a PhD in Pathology from the University of Manchester as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education from Edge Hill University. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and a member of the Academy of Medical Educators.

As a researcher, she focuses on diagnosing infections in the musculoskeletal system. She's a qualified Clinical and Educational Supervisor in the speciality, and an expert reviewer for the Clinical Trials Pathology Advisory Group Experts (CT-PAG), National Cancer Research Network, UK.

As an author, Engy co-wrote the Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology section for PathologyOutlines, a free online textbook in pathology. She is also a reviewer for the British Medical Journal Case Reports and the RCPA's journal Pathology.

Engy was made a qualified Educational Lead by Edge Hill University; is a former co-opted member for the British Medical Association Speciality and Associate Specialist doctors committee (BMA SASC) for the 2018-2019 cycle; a former SAS doctors rep in Mid Essex Hospital LNC; and a former associate examiner of the General Medical Council.

Spoken Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

Research interests

  • Diagnosing infections involving the musculoskeletal system. Engy was awarded a PhD degree from the University of Manchester. Her research project, Novel investigations of septic arthritis, aimed to find a diagnostic test for septic arthritis. Different diagnostic tests were discovered, and an existing test was re-evaluated
  • Clinical Trials Expert Reviewer of the Clinical Trials Pathology Advisory Group Experts (CT-PAG), National Cancer Research Network, UK

Areas of research supervision

  • Bone and soft tissue pathology
  • Molecular pathology
  • Bone and joint infections

Teaching

Engy teaches pathology to students at ARU's School of Medicine.

Qualifications

  • MBBCh, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, 1992-98. Grade 'Excellent with Honour'
  • Dip Histopathology, Cairo University, 2003
  • PhD in Pathology, University of Manchester, 2012
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Edge Hill University, 2018
  • FRCPath, RCPath, 2020
  • RCPathME, RCPath, 2020

Memberships, editorial boards

Memberships

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Member, Academy of Medical Education
  • Member, The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath)
  • Member, Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Member, European Society of Pathology
  • Member, International Society of Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology
  • Member, Medical Protection Society
  • Member, International Society of Antimicrobial and Chemotherapeutics, Bone and Skin & Soft Tissue Infections working group

Previously, Engy was:

  • Former mentor in the NHS mentoring network for junior doctors in Essex
  • Former co-opted member for BMA SASC for the 2018-19 cycle
  • Former medical appraiser, Mid Essex Hospitals
  • Former BMA SAS rep, LNC, Mid Essex Hospitals
  • Former Associate Examiner, General Medical Council

Reviewer

  • Reviewer, British Medical Journal Case Reports
  • Clinical Trials Expert Reviewer, Clinical Trials Pathology Advisory Group Experts (CT-PAG), National Cancer Research Network

Selected recent publications

Authorship

Chapters

  • Abdellatif, E. and Freemont, A. J., 2015. Synovial Fluid chapter in Textbook of Rheumatology, 6th edition.
  • Dermatofibroma, PathologyOutlines, 2017.
  • Schwannoma, PathologyOutlines, 2018.
  • Neurofibroma, PathologyOutlines, 2019.
  • Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Syndrome, PathologyOutlines, 2019.

Recent presentations and conferences

Abstracts

  • E Abdellatif; V Charan; A Ganjifrockalawa, 2017. Primary Ovarian Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma - Unexpected Clinical, Radiological and Pathological Diagnosis. Pathological Society Meeting, UK.
  • E Abdellatif, J Joseph and T Dawson, 215. Rare Cartilage-Forming Tumour of the Cervical Vertebrae. Manchester Medical Society, Manchester, UK.
  • E Abdellatif and AJ Freemont, 2013. Novel Investigations into the Cytological Diagnosis of Septic Arthritis. Manchester Medical Society, Manchester, UK.
  • E Abdellatif and AJ Freemont, 2012. Synovial Fluid (SF) Antibacterial Effect and the Possibility of Using this Feature as a Diagnostic Test for Septic Arthritis (SA). Pathological Society meeting, January 2012.
  • E Abdellatif and AJ Freemont, 2012. Are Iron Salts a Useful Diagnostic Test of Septic Arthritis? Pathological Society meeting, January 2012.
  • E Abdellatif and AJ Freemont, 2012. What Is the Role of Procalcitonin (PCT) in Septic Arthritis? Pathological Society meeting, January 2012.
  • E Abdellatif and AJ Freemont: Procalcitonin Binding to Fibrin Might Explain its Relative Failure of Detection in Tissue Fluids in Infection. Pathological Society meeting, January 2012.
  • E Abdellatif and AJ Freemont, 2011. Is it possible to Diagnose Septic Arthritis Using Procalcitonin in a Novel Way? Pathological Society meeting, January 2011.
  • E Abdellatif and AJ Freemont, 2011. Intervertebral Disc Tissues Express a Marker of Infection. Pathological Society meeting, January 2011.
  • E Abdellatif and AJ Freemont, 2010. Diagnosis of Septic Arthritis Using Procalcitonin in a Novel Way. (BII) poster show case, Manchester, UK, November 2010.
  • E Abdellatif, J Denton and AJ Freemont, 2009. New Parameters for Diagnosing Septic Arthritis Using ROC Curve Analysis. Vitae Conference, Manchester, UK, September 2009.
  • E Abdellatif, J Denton and AJ Freemont, 2009. New Parameters for Diagnosing Septic Arthritis. University of Manchester show case, Manchester, UK.

Oral communications

  • Giant Cells in Osteoarticular Pathology. Christie Hospital, UK, June 2009.
  • Is it Possible to Diagnose Septic Arthritis Using Procalcitonin in a Novel Way? North West Rheumatology meeting, Blackburn, UK, October 2010.
  • Diagnosis of Septic Arthritis Using Procalcitonin. Vitae conference, Lancaster, UK, October 2010.
  • Why Might Procalcitonin (PCT) Levels be Less in the Tissue in Local Infections Than in Blood Stream in Septicaemia? Vitae conference, Liverpool, UK, July 2011.
  • Benign Calf Amytrophy. Neuroscience meeting, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, April 2012.
  • Novel Insights into the Pathological Diagnosis of Septic Arthritis. Manchester Medical Society, Manchester UK, March 2013.
  • An Audit on the Brain Biopsy Service – Report. Manchester Medical Society, Manchester UK (March 2014).
  • Centronuclear Myopathy. Neuroscience meeting, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, February 2015.
  • Rare Cartilage-Forming Tumour of the Cervical Vertebrae. Neuroscience meeting, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, March 2015.
  • An Audit Report Studying the Effect of Smears on Sample Adequacy on Suspected Brain Lymphomas. Audit meeting, Salford Royal Hospital, Salford, UK, March 2016.
  • Plexiform Schwannoma of the periosteum, unusual presentation in Pathology and Plastic surgery. Manchester Medical society, Manchester UK , March 2017.
  • Audit Report, Appendix and Gall Bladder Reporting Compared to the Local, National and International Guidelines. Departmental Meeting, Royal Oldham Hospital, 2017.
  • North West EQA Meeting, Presentation for the submitted cases. Birchwood Centre, Warrington, 2017.