Prof Alastair Sutcliffe

Dr Alastair SutcliffeTel: 020 3447 5827
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University College Hospital

Children and young people's general services, Children and young people's services

Professional background

Alastair Sutcliffe is a specialist in both general and adolescent paediatrics. He is a Reader in Child Health at the General and Adolescent Unit, of the Institute of Child Health, UCL and his NHS appointment is Hon Consultant Paediatrician.Alastair trained in Manchester but moved to the National Children's Hospital in 1995 and was subsequently appointed a consultant at the Royal Free Hospital (2001-6). He joined UCLH in 2006. He has an MD from UCL and a PhD from the University of Brussels surrounding his work studying children born after IVF for which he is an internationally known authority. Clinically he is interested in general paediatics , runs the secondary epilepsy clinic and is also involved with clinical therapeutics. Alastair has a number of national roles, including being academic convenor for the RCPCH general paediatics group, Chair of the CSG in general paediatrics and Associate Editor for the Journal Human Reproduction. Alastair is a principle contributor to the BNF for Children and Associate Director of London South East LRN.

Research interests

Dr Sutcliffe's research group presently are working on 10 projects 7 of which have peer reviewed funding from Cancer Research UK, Wellcome Trust, NIHR, and the EU.Projects include ongoign studies of IVF children (cancer risk, epigenetics) their Mothers (Cancer risk) A study of Older Mothers and their offspring, a study of tongue tie treaments (randomised controlled trial) and a number of other projects.


Over 100 Peer Reviewed Papers.

GMC/GDC number: 3190281