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 Expert  729117

Expert in Radiology of Paediatric Skeletal Disorders, including Metabolic Disease, Dysplasias and Child Abuse


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United Kingdom
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Expert has been a certified pediatric radiologist with the Royal College of Radiologists for just under six years. For five of those, she worked as a Consultant Radiologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK. She is currently a Department of Health funded Senior Clinical Lecturer with the Expert's University (Department of Human Metabolism) and Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She has co authored peer reviewed research articles, taught on national and international courses, written chapters in respected pediatric radiology textbooks and is a contributing editor for the annual review publication, Year Book of Radiology (Elsevier). She is an editor of the journal Pediatric Radiology and a peer reviewer for over 10 radiology and pediatric journals. She is a member of the British Institute of Radiology, British Society of Paediatric Radiology and European Society of Pediatric Radiology (being a co - founder of the junior arm of the latter). Within paediatric radiology, Expert subspecialises in the musculoskeletal system, with a particular interest in skeletal dysplasias and child abuse.
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pediatric radiology

Within the UK pediatric radiology circle, Expert is recognized as the chief expert in the diagnosis of skeletal dysplasias. She has both clinical and research interests in this field. She receives on average 5 referrals per week from across the UK from radiologists, geneticists and pathologists seeking her expert opinion when a skeletal dysplasia is suspected. Her research relates to optimising current imaging techniques with emphasis on reducing radiation dose, developing new applications of existing technology as it relates to the diagnosis of skeletal dysplasias and differentiating child abuse from skeletal dysplasias (in particular from osteogenesis imperfecta). She is a committee member of the Skeletal Dysplasia Group for Teaching and Research (SDG) and of the International Consortium for Vertebral Anomalies and Scoliosis (ICVAS). She is a panel member of the European Skeletal Dysplasia Network and a member of the British Society of Skeletal Radiology, International Skeletal Dysplasia Society and International Skeletal Society. She has written book chapters and published teaching aids and articles for the diagnosis of skeletal dysplasias and has given over 15 national and international invited lectures on the radiology of general or specific skeletal dysplasias. She is an instructor on the biannual Skeletal Dysplasia Group for Teaching and Research Instructional Course, and recently co organised and taught on a 4 day course on the diagnosis of skeletal dysplasias in Bangalore, India. Expert has provided expert reports for legal teams wishing to differentiate genetic causes of skeletal malformation in fetuses / infants / children from adverse effects of therapeutic agents taken by their mothers during pregnancy.
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musculoskeletal disease

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bone disease

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dysplasia

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osteogenesis imperfecta

Expert is one of only a handful of pediatric radiologists in the UK providing expert opinion to the courts in cases of suspected child physical abuse. She has both provided expert reports and appeared in Court as an expert witness in these matters. Her PhD (University of London) was on the optimisation of the radiological imaging of suspected child abuse. She has published many papers, given local, national and international talks and co authored a book - Radiological Atlas of Child Abuse. She is a member of the British Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN) and of the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN).
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child abuse

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physical abuse


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2005   PhD   Child Health (Optimisiation of the Radiological Imaging of Child Abuse)   University of London (Institute of Child Health)  
1990   MBBS   Medicine   Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria  
1988   BSc (Intercalated)   Physiology   University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria   2nd class upper

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Human Metabolism

 

HEFCE Clinical Senior Lecturer

 

As a clinical senior lecturer, Expert's role includes teaching and supervision of medical students, supervising and tutoring undergraduate and postgraduate (PhD) students and conducting research in her own area of specialization.

2009 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Radiology

 

Honorary Consultant Radiologist

 

Expert's clinical duties relate to reporting of radiographs, covering ultrasound, CT and MRI lists and performing fluorographic procedures such as gastrointestinal contrast studies and micturating cystourethrograms. She also teaches radiology trainees. Within this role Expert attends clinicoradiology meetings (some of which she leads) and accepts referrals from across the UK in cases of suspected dysplasias and child abuse. She does not cover neuroradiology or cardiac imaging, and has no on call (out of hours) commitment.

2000 to 2009

 

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

 

Radiology

 

Consultant

 

Expert's clinical duties were as for her current role, except that at Great Ormond Street Hospital she was on the on-call (out of hours) rota. Research and teaching of radiology registrars also formed a part of her role, and she accepted referrals from across the UK in cases of suspected abuse and skeletal dysplasias.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Fellow: Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Radiology, Royal Society of Medicine. Member: British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN), British Institute of Radiology (BIR), British Society of Paediatric Radiology (BSPR), British Society of Skeletal Radiology (BSSR), European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR), International Consortium for Vertebral Anomalies and Scoliosis (ICVAS), International Skeletal Dysplasia Society (ISDS), International Skeletal Society (ISS), International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), Skeletal Dysplasia Group for Teaching & Research (SDGTR).

Licenses/Certifications

MRCP; FRCR.

Professional Appointments

Partner Governor: Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust (October 2009 – Date). Committee Member: International Consortium for Vertebral Anomalies and Scoliosis (ICVAS), Skeletal Dysplasia Group for Teaching & Research (SDGTR), Sudden Unexpected Perinatal Collapse Study Group.

Editor: Pediatric Radiology (journal), YearBook of Radiology, Elsevier (annual review book).

Chairperson: Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Child Abuse and Protection (CAP) Group. August 2005 – July 2009.

Panel Member: NIHR HTA programme, Clinical Evaluation & Trials Prioritisation Group (2006 - 2010).

Awards/Recognition

BIR Leonard Levy Prize (2005): For Best Presentation at UKRC 2005 for a presentation titled, “Radiological features of bisphosphonate therapy in children.”

Radcliffe Writing Awards (2005): Certificate of Commendation for book proposal “Forensic Investigation of the abused child: Skeletal Imaging.”


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

She has 41 publications (including invited articles) and 6 books / book chapters and a teaching DVD.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - American Journal of Medical Genetics  
 - The Lancet  
 - Clinical Radiology  
 - Forensic Science International  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has provided expert reports and / or attended court (either in person or by video link) in cases of suspected abuse both for defence and prosecution. She has also provided expert reports in cases where there is dispute over causation of skeletal anomalies in a fetus / child where such anomalies may have been genetic in nature or secondary to adverse effects of drugs taken by mothers during pregnancy.
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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert is an instructor on the biannual Skeletal Dysplasia Group for Teaching and Research Instructional Course. She recently co modified this course, and delivered it over four days, on a national course in Bangalore, India (August 2010). She is a frequent invited lecturer on the twice yearly Hillingdon course on child protection. She lectures on the radiological approach to skeletal dysplasias locally, nationally and internationally.

Other Skills and Services

Expert accepts an average of 5 cases per week from across the UK of suspected dysplasia and / or abuse for her expert opinion.


 

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