Dr Joe Brierley

Consultant in Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care

Overview

Dr Joe Brierley has been a Consultant in Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) since 2004. 

Dr Brierley is the GOSH Clinical Lead for organ donation, works as a Consultant with the Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS) and is Chair of the Local Research Ethics Committee and Vice-Chair of the GOSH Clinical Ethics Committee. 

Alongside this, Dr Brierley is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University College London (UCL) Great Ormond Street Institute Child Health. 

Credentials

• Paediatric and neonatal intensive care, organ support 
• Acute trauma and traumatic brain injury 
• Palliative care and intensive care 
• Hemodynamics  
• Shock and severe infections 
• Medical ethics 
• Hospital Acquired Infections (HCAI)

Training: 
 

• MBChB University of Leeds 1993 
• Member of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh 1996 
• Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 1998 
• MA in Medical Ethics and Law, Keele University 2004 
• MPhil in Medical Ethics, Keele 2005 
 
Membership:
 

• Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 
• Member of Paediatric Intensive Care Society 
• Member of the British Medical Association 
• Member European Society Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Medicine 
• Member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (USA) 
• Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine 

• Septic shock and hemodynamics 
• Medical ethics 
• End of life care and ICU 
• Organ donation in childhood 

News & Publications

As Chair of Local Research Ethics Committee and Vice-Chair of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Clinical Ethics Committee Joe Brierley has written several media opinion pieces on medical ethics and law and been quoted in several pieces by UK media. He has also written several peer-reviewed articles including:  
 
Larcher, V., Brierley, J., 2014. Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) – diagnosis and moral policing; an ethical dilemma for paediatricians. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 99(11) pp. 969-970. 
 
Turnham, H. L., Radcliffe, T., Brierley, J., 2015. Paediatric Mental Health Association and British Association for Child and Adolescent Public Health and Ethics and Law Forum: G495 Innovative treatments for children: a single centre review of clinical ethics committee discussion. Archives of Disease in Childhood 100(3). 
 
Brierley, J., Larcher, V., 2011 Emergency research in children: options for ethical recruitment. Journal of Medical Ethics. 37(7). pp. 429-432. 

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