I am a Consultant Paediatric Haematologist with over twenty years experience across all aspects of paediatric haematology, including clinical and laboratory aspects of malignant haematology , leukaemia, stem cell transplantation, haemophilias and other bleeding disorders, thrombophilias, haemoglobinopathies, thalassaemias, transfusion medicine and benign haematological disease.
I have nine years of experience in producing Medico-legal expert reports. My reports have covered cases of medical negligence in relation to cases in paediatric haematology and child protection in relation to the presence or absence of a bleeding disorder.
I have experience of working with barristers and being cross examined in court. I keep my reports relatively short, focused on my legal instructions, with all scientific and medical language explained and the basis of any opinions explained and referenced as required. I have updated my skills on a 2 day Expert Witness Intensive Course for Healthcare professionals.
• Lead Paediatric Haematologist and Centre Director for Bleeding Disorders in Children for The North west of England and the North half of Wales covering a population of seven million.
United Kingdom Haemophilia Centre Directors Organisation, American Society of Haematology, British Society of Haematology, The Haemophilia Society, Member of the UK Haemoglobinopathy Forum and NICE advisor