The Lullaby Trust work with leading doctors from the very best hospitals in the UK; our team of scientific advisers are experts in the field of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and infant health and provide invaluable knowledge and advice to our staff. Our trusted team bring a wide range of experience ensuring we always have an expert to call upon with the most complex questions about SIDS.
Prof Neil Sebire
Professor Sebire trained at St Mary’s Hospital Medical school in Paddington and initially spent 5 years of his postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology and fetal medicine, undertaking his research degree at the Harris Birthright Research Centre for fetal medicine at King’s College Hospital. Following this, he returned to St Mary’s Hospital to undertake training in cellular pathology and then subspecialty training in paediatric perinatal pathology at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. He was appointed as consultant paediatric pathology at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 2003 and as professor of pathology at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Institute of Child Health, UCL in 2009, where he currently works. He is very research active, being the author of four textbooks and more than 500 scientific publications.
Dr Paul Davis
Paul Davis trained in Cardiff and completed a GP training scheme in South Wales before specialising in Paediatrics. He developed an interest in child protection and neurodisability as well as SIDS during his training years and has been a consultant paediatrician in Cardiff since 1993, covering acute general paediatrics as well as Community Child Health. His clinical ‘patch’ includes a large socio-economically disadvantaged area with a high SIDS rate and he is committed to trying to reduce the risk of SIDS in more disadvantaged groups. He has run the CONI programme in Cardiff since 1993. Dr Davis was member of The Lullaby Trust’s Advisory Committee for a number of years and remains a scientific advisor and Lullaby Trust child protection lead. He publishes occasional papers on SIDS and child protection topics. He chaired the working party that produced the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health guidance on ‘fabricated or induced illness’ in children in 2009. In 2013 he was invited by the National Public Health Service for Wales to be the Clinical Lead for a Thematic Review of SUDI in Wales.
Dr Justin Daniels
Justin Daniels is a Consultant Paediatrician at North Middlesex University Hospital. He qualified as a doctor at Nottingham University and then trained as a Paediatrician in London. He was appointed to his current job in 2004. His clinical interests are in Paediatric HIV, Paediatric Dermatology and child protection. He became interested in sudden infant deaths because of the number seen at his hospital. He is the designated doctor for child deaths for the London Borough of Enfield . He has been a member of The Lullaby Trust Advisory Committee for a number of years and proudly ran the London Marathon for The Lullaby Trust in 2013. He became a trustee of the charity in June 2014.
Dr Robert Coombs
Robert Coombs trained at the London Hospital Medical College and has progressively moved North via lecturers jobs in Birmingham before being appointed a Consultant neonatologist in Sheffield in 1992. It was not long before he was persuaded to join the CONI Steering committee.With an interest in sudden infant death (his father Robin Coombs was grant holder from the Foundation for the Study of Infant Death for many years), Robert is involved in the investigation and support of families in Sheffield who have experienced sudden infant deaths. He is also lead investigator of a national study investigating the role of long QT gene mutations in SIDS and is a member of The Lullaby Trust Scientific Committee.