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Dr Peter Sidebotham

Job Title
Associate Clinical Professor (Reader)
WMS - Mental Health and Wellbeing
Research Interests

Epidemiology of child maltreatment; Epidemiology of sudden unexpected death in infancy; Child death review Fatal child maltreatment


Peter Sidebotham is an Emeritus Professor of child health. Peter joined the medical school in January 2005, and combined clinical work as a consultant paediatrician and designated doctor for child protection and child death review with an academic career as an associate professor/reader. Peter's major research interests include research into the epidemiology of child maltreatment, the epidemiology of sudden childhood death, and health services research in child death review and responding to child deaths. Peter contributed to the development of national policies and procedures and training materials in child protection and child death review. Since his retirement in 2018, Peter has continued to pursue academic interests in child protection and child death review in the UK and overseas, including consultancies for the Department for Education, and for UNICEF and the Jordanian government. He is a member of the National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel, co-editor of the journal Child Abuse Review, and a Board member of the Lullaby Trust and the Association of Child Protection Professionals.

Title Funder Award start Award end
DfE:EOR/SBU/2017/082:Triennial review of serious case reviews for the period 2014-2017 Department for Education 01 Apr 2018 31 Mar 2019
Assessing reliability and validity of the Child Abuse Potential Inventory in Arabic Language among pregnant women in Oman. Research funds for Jumana Al Abudwani. Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman 01 Oct 2015 30 Sep 2018
Evaluation of the role and impact of innovative models of interfacing between the NHS and childrens social care to improve outcomes for children at risk of abuse and neglect Department of Health 01 Apr 2012 30 Jun 2016
Department for Education Tender- Analysis of national Serious Case Reviews into deaths/serious injury from abuse and neglect via UEA. Department for Education 01 May 2015 31 Mar 2016
NIHR Doctoral Fellowship: Jo Garstang - The West Midlands National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Sep 2010 31 Aug 2015
PI will be the: Clinical Lead for the themed review module for CHR-UK programme Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 01 Nov 2011 30 Sep 2013
Analysis of child development issues in Serious case Reviews Department for Education 01 Dec 2010 31 Mar 2012
Has the rate of violent child deaths in England and Wales fallen between 1974 and 2007? A statistical analysis of mortality data on the cause of death BASPCAN (British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) 01 Oct 2009 30 Sep 2010
Learning from serious case reviews: Revised proposal to develop a revised method for conducting ongoing national reviews Department for Children, Schools and Families 01 Apr 2009 30 Sep 2009
SUDI 21 Pilot Project Coventry Primary Care Trust 01 Sep 2008 31 Aug 2009
Preventing Future Child Deaths: Supplement Department for Children, Schools and Families 19 Dec 2007 30 Jun 2008
Training Resources to Explain the Child Death Processes to Support Chapter 7 in Working Together to Safeguard Children Department for Education and Skills 05 Mar 2007 03 Mar 2008
Preventing childhood deaths Department for Education and Skills 01 Sep 2006 31 Dec 2007
Preventing Duture Child Deaths: Additional Seminars Department for Education and Skills 01 Sep 2006 31 Dec 2007