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 Expert  728798

Expert in Cystic Fibrosis, Paediatric Gastroenterology, Pancreatic Enzymes

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United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a retired university Professor of paediatrics with more than 40 years of managing people with cystic fibrosis (CF). His particular areas of research are in nutritional and gastrointestinal aspects of CF, and he has some industry and medicolegal experience with pancreatic enzyme therapy.

cystic fibrosis






enzyme production


genetic disease


newborn infant disease


pediatric nutrition

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1956   MB BCh   Medicine   University of Wales  
1970   MD   Medicine   University of Wales  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to


(Undisclosed University)


Child Health


Honorary Professor


This is an honorary (i.e. unpaid) post but he held weekly clinics until 4 years ago and also continues with research and contributions to department meetings.

1985 to 1997


Queen's University, Belfast, N. Ireland


Child Health


Professor and Head of Department


He was head of the academic department of Child Health, and active in teaching, clinical work and research. He was Assistant Dean of the faculty of medicine for administration.

1997 to 2000


Scandipharm, inc, Birmingham, Alabama USA



Consultant/Medical Director


He was Medical Director (consultant contract) of this specialist company between 1997 and 2000, when it was taken over by Axcan Pharma, Montreal, Canada.

Career Accomplishments:

He is a member or fellow of numerous national and international medical organisations.


FRCP(London), FRCP (Edinburgh), FRCP (Ireland), FRCPCH, DCH.

Professional Appointments

He is currently Associate editor of the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, Trustee of the Genetic Alliance-UK and Chairman, Medical Advisory Board, Shwachman-Diamond Support (UK).


He was awarded the honour of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in recognition of his contributions to children's health.

Medical/Professional Internships

Junior and senior posts in Wales, London, USA (Harvard).

Publications and Patents Summary

He has more than 300 publications including books, research and review papers (mostly peer-reviewed), and reports, on mainly paediatric topics.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1989 to   World Health Organisation   Advisor in Human Genetics   He is a member of a panel advising WHO on genetic, and has chaired or taken part in numerous committees and working parties.
1971 to 1984   Medical Research Council (UK)   Committee Member   These were working groups on screening and research in Cystic Fibrosis.
1994 to 1997   Department of Health (UK)   Member   Clinical Standards Advisory Group.
1994 to 2010   Dept of Health (UK); Gene therapy Advisory Committee   Reviewer and Advisor   He reviews and reports on applications for gene therapy btrials in Cystic Fibrosis.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He chaired the UK enquiry into fibrosis colonopathy from 1994-1996, which reported to the UK Medicines Control Agency, and also contributed to the FDA enquiry on the same issue.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He is experienced in writing medical reports and appearing as expert witness for hearings in the UK and USA, including FDA and other enquiries into complications of pancreatic enzyme therapy.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1997 to 2000   USA   He was a consultant ("medical director")to Scandipharm,until it was taken over by Axcan, as describeed previously. As the only medical person employed by the company this entailed advisory and educational work and also chairing Scandipharm's medical advisory board.
1988 to   UK   He is an occasional member of medical advisory boards for several pharmaceutical companies for products relating to cystic fibrosis, gastroenterology or general paediatrics.

Additional Skills and Services:

During his time as head of Paediatrics and for many years before, and also since then, he organised and delivered many educational and training courses at all levels, including international conferences.


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