Dr Jane Hawdon’s postgraduate medical education was in Newcastle upon Tyne and Liverpool, including a 3 year PhD programme investigating neonatal metabolic adaptation. She has remained interested in this topic, in particular the inter-relationship with infant feeding and has written and spoken widely in the subject.
Dr Hawdon became a consultant neonatologist in 1994 and is now consultant neonatologist and Responsible Officer at Royal London NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Hawdon is also a qualified coach and facilitator within the NHS. She is a primary school governor and has been a member of the board of trustees of the charity Bliss, a member of a number of NICE clinical guideline development groups, and has chaired the hypoglycaemia working group of the NHS Improvement Patient Safety programme to reduce admission of term babies to neonatal units. Dr Hawdon has over 20 years’ experience of expert reporting on clinical cases, instructed by claimant and defendant.