Education & training
BSc (Hons) (1997) MBChB (2004) MRCPCH
Neurodevelopmental paediatrics. Child development and disability. Special educational needs. Safeguarding Social communication disorders
Paediatrician is doctor who manage medical conditions affecting infants, children and young people. Paediatrics can be divided into 4 main areas: general paediatrics (manage children from birth to the age of 16 with problems ranging from acute, life-threatening illnesses to chronic diseases, and focus on health promotion from newborn to late adolescence), neonatology (this role specialises in looking after newly born babies in an intensive care unit looking after premature babies or those with problems at birth), community paediatrics (these doctors are based in the community and look after children with developmental, social or behavioural problems and those with a physical disability), paediatric cardiology (these doctors diagnose and treat children with cardiac (heart) conditions).