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Expert Group to Investigate Cot Death Theories: Toxic Gas Hypothesis

Annex 1 - Terms of reference and Members of the Expert Group to Investigate Cot Death Theories

Terms of reference

To review the findings of the report on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (the "Turner report", 1991) and any subsequent data on hypotheses linking antimony with unexplained deaths in infants; and to advise the CMO on what further studies should be undertaken to investigate postulated causal relationships between chemicals and cot deaths.

Members of the Group

Chairman:

The Countess of Limerick CBE MA HonDLitt HonFRCPCH HonFRCP

Members:

Professor Michael Cooke BSc PhD CChem FRSC Eur Chem
Centre for Chemical Sciences
Royal Holloway University of London (from January 1997)
(formerly) Professor of Analytical Science
Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Shireen Chantler MA PhD
Research Scientist
Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID)

Dr Gerald Draper MA DPhil HonMFPHM
Epidemiologist
Department of Paediatrics
University of Oxford

Professor Gordon Fell BSc PhD FRCPath
Trace Element Unit
University Department of Pathological Biochemistry
Glasgow University and NHS Trust Hospitals Royal Infirmary

Professor Peter J Fleming MB ChB PhD FRCPCH FRCP(Lond) FRCP(Canada)
Professor of Infant Health and Developmental Physiology
Head of Division of Child Health
University of Bristol
Consultant Paediatrician
Royal Hospital for Sick Children and St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol

Professor Walter Holland CBE BSc MD FRCGP FRCPath FRCP(Lond) FRCP(Edin) FFPHM
Emeritus Professor of Public Health Medicine
United Medical and Dental Schools
Professorial Fellow
LSE Health
London School of Economics
University of London

Dr Jean Keeling MB BS FRCPath FRCP(Edin) FRCPCH
Consultant Paediatric Pathologist
Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Edinburgh

Mrs Rosie McCabe SRN RM
Research Midwife
Confidential Enquiry into Stillbirths and Deaths in Infancy (CESDI)

Dr Alex Proudfoot BSc MB ChB FRCP(Edin) FRCP(Lond)
Director
National Poisons Information Service
Edinburgh Centre

Mrs Teresa Wallace MA(Cantab) Dip Soc Admin JP
Lay member
A magistrate and Welfare Benefits Worker

Dr David Warnock BSc PhD CBiol FIBiol FRCPath
Consultant Clinical Scientist and Head
Mycology Reference Laboratory
Public Health Laboratory Service, Bristol
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Medical Mycology
University of Bristol

Secretariat :

Dr I A F Lister-Cheese MA PhD FRCP (Medical) (Until June 1996)
Department of Health

Dr R J Fielder BSc PhD Dip RCPath (Scientific)
Department of Health

Dr W Trott BSc PhD (Scientific)
Department of Trade and Industry

Miss C A Mulholland BSc (Scientific) (Until February 1997)
Department of Health

Miss A Patel BSc MSc (Scientific) (From February 1997)
Department of Health

Mr P G Dibb (Administrative) (Until October 1996)
Department of Health

Mr G H Jones MInst AM (Administrative) (From October 1996)
Department of Health

Mr K N Mistry (Administrative)
Department of Health

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Crown Copyright 1998
This site last updated 21 May 1998

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