Jonathan Pinkney is Professor of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and Honorary Consultant Physician in Endocrinology and Diabetes at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. He qualified from London University in 1985 and has held senior clinical and academic appointments in Bristol, Liverpool and Plymouth.
Professor Pinkney has completed the Bond Solon Expert Witness training and he holds the Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS) certificate. Professor Pinkney undertakes the preparation of medicolegal reports relating to medical problems associated with diabetes, obesity, endocrinology (hormones and metabolism), and acute general medicine, in which fields he has many years of clinical experience and a wealth of expertise on all aspects of clinical management and the long term consequences of diseases.
Specific areas of expertise and medicolegal interest within the field of diabetes include the drug and other medical treatment of diabetes, the occurrence and long term treatment and risks associated with complications of diabetes (vascular disease, retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy and diabetic foot problems), and the risk factors for, and occurrence and management of hypoglycaemia.
Specific areas of interest and expertise in the field of obesity include causes of weight gain, medical effects of weight gain, weight loss treatments including bariatric surgery, medical side effects and complications of bariatric surgery, and the impact of weight of obesity and its treatment on long term health and mortality.
Specific areas of interest in endocrinology include diseases of the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands, calcium and vitamin-D metabolism and reproductive endocrinology.
General areas of medicolegal interest and previous experience within these specific disease areas include the correct application of evidence-based clinical practice to patient management, long term risks of complications, the risk of treatment side effects, and life expectancy estimations.