Jack Beattie

'Paediatric expert opinion evidence in cases of infant harm: science, truth-telling and justice'

MBChB FRCP FRCPCH DCH MML Consultant Paediatrician

  • Email: j.o.beattie@sms.ed.ac.uk
  • Principal Supervisor: Professor Burkhard Schafer
  • Assistant Supervisor: Prof James Chalmers


My research is focussed on flawed paediatric expert evidence and unsafe convictions in cases of infant harm. As a paediatrician and experienced expert witness in child protection cases, I want to consider why such prosecutions go wrong from the perspective of the witness box and experience of the clinical and professional issues involved.