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Dr Julie-Clare Becher

Professional Description:

Consultant Neonatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Neonatology



Room S5107, Department of Neonatology, Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health
The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
51 Little France Crescent
Old Dalkeith Road
EH16 4SA
Area of work:

UK Nationwide


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 population study of 'Outcome of Infants with a 10 minute Apgar of 0'.  

She is the Quality Lead for the British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM). 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.

She is accreditated with The Academy of Experts, 2019 and registered with the Information Commisioner's Office.


University of Edinburgh

Expert Training

Inspire Medilaw 2019


Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, British Association of Perinatal Medicine, Neonatal Society

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