Professor Lamont worked in the NHS for 40 years and now works solely in Private, Academic and Medicolegal Practice. He qualified at the University of Edinburgh (1977) and trained in Edinburgh, London, Southampton and Winchester. He became Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Northwick Park Hospital in London (1988), obtained his Doctorate Degree (1989) and has published over 300 research papers.
He is the author/editor of two books and has written 30 chapters in books edited by others. He is also Editor-in-Chief of a Major Reference Work: The Reference Textbook on Preterm Labour and Preterm Birth published by Springer, the biggest publishers of Medical Textbooks Worldwide. He holds or has held Professorships or other Faculty appointments at Southampton University, Imperial College London, University College London, The Perinatology Research Branch, NICHD/NIH/DHHS, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Wayne State University, Michigan, USA and Institute of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark. He has an international reputation in his field of research and is the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ Official Spokesman to the media on Gynaecological Infections.
Professor Lamont is on the Editorial board of a number of peer reviewed journals, and referees for a number of Grant-awarding bodies and more than 30 UK and overseas journals. He has given over 180 lectures by invitation in 44 countries worldwide including the Americas, East and West Europe, Africa, Middle East, Far East, Oceania and South-east Asia and has acted as internal and external examiner in Undergraduate and Postgraduate examinations both in the UK and overseas.
He has advised Government departments, Royal College study groups and National and International Working Parties on management, research and treatment guidelines. Recently, (2009-2010) he spent 18 months in the USA on Sabbatical as Full Professor at the Perinatology Research Branch of the NICHD, fully funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Professor Lamont provides about 30 Medicolegal reports each year on Breach of Duty as well as Personal Injury. He has also acted as an Expert Witness for the GMC’s Medical Practitioner’s Tribunal, formerly the Fitness to Practice Committee. He has acted as an Expert Witness in Civil Courts in Scotland and England, and in Criminal and Coroner’s courts in England. He has also been asked to provide External Reports on Breach of Duty cases for Hospitals in the UK, USA and Singapore.
Specialist Register of the General Medical Council, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Gynaecological Research Society, Medical & Dental Defence Union of Scotland