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 eight 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. 2012.
• 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, UK National Childhood Leukaemia Working Party organising leukaemia clinical trials, American Society of Haematology, British Society of Haematology, The Haemophilia Society, Member of the UK Haemoglobinopathy Forum and NICE advisor