About Ian


Ian is a consultant paediatrician in the Birmingham Children's Hospital in the UK and was until recently the Chief Resident at the Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, and an associate lecturer in paediatrics at the University of Queensland.

Ian graduated from Oxford University Medical School in 1993. After completing house jobs in Plymouth and Oxford he began his paediatric training which has taken him from Northampton and the West Midlands to Brisbane and the deep outback, where he has acted as the only paediatrician for 700 km. His current role as Chief Resident combines his professional interests of education and paediatric endocrinology, and has augmented his interest in administration. In addition to coordination of paediatric registrars throughout the state of Queensland he is an enthusiastic advocate for evidence based practice and is involved with a number of projects in that field.

Outside paediatrics Ian enjoys travelling, is an avid reader and keen cyclist, although he can tend to be very smug about the latter.