Mr Parker is a Consultant ENT Surgeon in the NHS based in Sheffield and the Peak District.
Mr Parker bases his professional advice and opinions on his extensive clinical experience and relevant published research findings. He qualified Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with honours at Leeds University in 1981 and underwent ENT training in Leeds, Bristol and Sheffield gaining Fellowships to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (1986) and England (1987). Mr Parker obtained a Master of Surgery Degree for Higher Research in to the optimal treatment of Deafness/Glue Ear in Children from Bristol University in 1991 and holds a Diploma in Laryngology and Otology at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Mr Parker undertakes medico-legal work at Consultant level since and following the introduction of the Civil Justice Reforms he has acted as a joint expert witness when asked to do so. He is a Law Society checked expert no.4023 and has undergone appropriate training in medico-legal assessment and report writing.
He undertakes regular medico-legal assessments in all parts of the country and offers a full service including attendance at legal conferences with counsel and giving evidence in court.
His specialist areas are;
Noise Induced Hearing Loss
Mr Parker receives regular instructions from solicitors, insurers, other agencies including trade unions, local councils, the main medical defence organisations and various government bodies. His current medicolegal instructions are split 40% claimant : 50% defendant and 10% joint expert.
He has prepared reports and given evidence in connection with landmark industrial rhinitis test cases and latterly was one of the defence experts in the Nottingham Textile Cases (Parkes v Meridian & others, February 2007). Also prepared reports in the case of Baker v Quantum Clothing Group & others, which is one of the Nottingham cases that has subsequently been heard in the Court of Appeal. These textile cases explored new concepts on causation and also on liability and are the cornerstone of modern noise deafness claim assessments.
In the recent case of Bell v Henlys Group & others (February 2009), HHJ Belcher recorded 'I was struck by Mr Parker's fair approach in the witness box...(his) evidence was the mark of an expert being scrupulously fair...'
Mr Parker has also been involved in the validation of Fitness to Practise assessments at the General Medical Council. He has authored articles in relation to medico-legal work such as Acoustic Shock and Occupational Rhinosinusitis.
Mr Parker is a member of the Court of Examiners at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a Clinical Invigilator/Associate Member of the General Medical Council.