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The Morecambe Bay Investigation reported on the maternity and neonatal services in Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust between January 2004 and June 2013.

Expert panel members

Dr Catherine Calderwood, advising on obstetrics

Catherine is an obstetrician and gynaecologist working in Edinburgh and has a particular expertise in high risk pregnancy. She also holds a number of teaching roles in these fields.

Dr Geraldine Walters, advising on nursing

Geraldine specialised in cardiac nursing in the early part of her career, completing her cardiac resuscitation PhD in 1992. She then moved into a corporate role, completing a Masters of Business Administration in 1996. For the last 16 years Geraldine has worked as an Executive Director of Nursing across a range of different organisations.

Professor James Stewart Forsyth OBE, advising on paediatrics

In 1983 James became a Consultant paediatrician for neonatal Services in Tayside, Scotland before becoming the Group Clinical Director for Women and Children’s Services. From 2004 until his retirement, James was the Medical Director for NHS Tayside.

Jacquelyn Featherstone,

Expert panel member, advising on midwifery Jacquelyn has worked for The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow for the past five years, currently as the Head of Midwifery.

Professor Jonathan Montgomery, advising on ethics

Jonathan is a law professor with experience in health care law and ethics. He contributed to the development of guidelines for ethical practice at a local and national level and is currently Professor of Health Care Law, University College London.

Julian Brookes, advising on clinical governance

Julian supported the set up of the Investigation before joining the Expert Panel in September 2013. Julian has nearly 29 years management experience across the Health Sector, previously working for the Department of Health and currently working part time for Public Health England.