Professor Peter B Sullivan holds the academic position of Emeritus Professor in Paediatric Gastroenterology at Oxford University and is a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. Also Emeritus Dean (Postgraduate Medicine) at the University of Oxford Medical School.
He trained in Manchester, Cambridge and London, and has certificates of accreditation in both General Paediatrics and Paediatric Gastroenterology awarded in November 1991 by the Royal College of Physicians Specialist Advisory Committee of the Joint Committee on Higher Medical Training.
Professor Sullivan has been a practising consultant in Teaching Hospitals for over 26 years. He initiated and developed the paediatric gastroenterology service at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Each year this serves around 2000 Outpatients referrals, over 500 inpatients and performs over 200 gastrointestinal endoscopies.
His expert witness expertise covers the full range of gastrointestinal problems in children. With particular expertise as an authority in the gastrointestinal and feeding problems of children with neurodisability especially cerebral palsy in which subject Professor Sullivan is actively engaged in research and on which he has produced numerous scientific papers and textbooks.
All reports comply with the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (revised Oct 2009) and he has undertaken training in the principles of the Test cases of Bolam modified by Bolitho, Bailey and Montgomery.
Professor Sullivan has produced over 70 medico-legal reports with a mixture of reports for Defendants and Claimants. Increasingly asked to provide Joint Expert Reports. Current ratio: Claimants (41%); Defendants (45%) and joint instructions (14%).
Reports include, MMR Vaccine, Autism and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 1999 for the UK Government Medicines Controls Agency and was subsequently the Expert Witness for the Defence in the MMR and Autism Class Action. The case collapsed on the basis of his report.
Professor Sullivan has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers in the field of paediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. His work has been cited over 4500 times and has an h-index of 37.
Inspire MediLaw’s two-day Expert Witness Training (accredited by the Royal Society of Medicine) 2018. Advanced Medico-Legal Course run by Specialist Info, 2016. Successful Communication at Experts' Meetings run by Professional Solutions Learning and Development, 2016. Preparing to Give Oral Evidence in Court run by Professional Solutions Learning and Development, 2016.