SUDC UK TEAM

Dr Joanna Garstang

Expert Advisory Board

MBChB MSc MRCPCH PhD

Dr Joanna Garstang is a Consultant Community Paediatrician, Designated Doctor for Child Death, and Honorary Research Fellow. Her specialist areas are in safeguarding children, Child Death Review and Sudden Unexpected Death in Childhood. Joanna’s PhD was an evaluation of multi-agency investigation of unexpected infant death from both the parents’ and professionals’ perspectives, more recently her research has focussed on improving multi-agency working in safeguarding and preventable child mortality. Joanna is Chair of the West Midlands Regional Child Death Review Network and Interim Chair of the national Association of Child Death Review Professionals (ACRDP).

Following years of advice and support implementing our medical education program, Joanna officially joined the SUDC UK expert advisory board in 2021.