Julie-Clare Becher is a Consultant Neonatologist at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Senior Lecturer in Child Life and Health at the University of Edinburgh. There, until 2013, she directed a programme of research into the aetiologies of perinatal brain injury. She also led the UK population study of ‘Sudden Unexpected Postnatal Collapse’ and is a co-investigator on the current UK pulsation study of 'Outcome of Infants with a 10 minute Apgar of 0'.
She is the Quality Lead for the British Association of Perinatal Medicine. She is the Chair of the Scottish Cooling Group, led the Scottish National Guideline Group on Therapeutic Hypothermia and co-authored the BAPM guideline on same. She is a member of the Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme Perinatal Optimisation Steering Group and Chair of the Care Pathway Design Group for same. She has previously been a Neonatal Advisor to the Scottish Patient Safety Programme and the Scottish Child Death Review Group.
She is a fully accredited instructor of the Newborn Life Support Course and has authored book chapters on Neonatal Resuscitation and Sudden Unexpected Postnatal Collapse.
Her clinical area of interest is neonatal neurology and all of her clinical practice is spent caring for newborn infants.
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, British Association of Perinatal Medicine, Neonatal Society