Professor Sir Roy Meadow, whose evidence helped wrongfully convict
Sally Clark of murdering her two babies, has denied he was an
expert in child abuse.
Meadow told a General Medical Council hearing this week he could
not be considered a “guru” for child abuse in this country and was
not a statistician.
Under cross-examination Meadow told the tribunal he saw himself as
a paediatrician not a forensic expert and had felt bullied when
giving evidence in court. But lawyer Robert Seabrook told the
tribunal that Meadow’s assertion that he was not sure how to deal
with the evidence in court was “a charade”.
Meadow told the hearing last week that he had believed at the time
that his testimony was supported by the latest research.
Meadow denies serious professional misconduct. The hearing