Professor Sutcliffe has been looking after sick children for over 20 years and is fully aware of the potentially devastating effects of congenital anomalies on the health of children and the burden they can put on their parents and health services. He qualified from the University of Manchester and has spent the last 15 years in academic posts in University College London. As an internationally regarded expert on the health of children conceived from assisted reproductive technologies , since his first seminal studies of children born afer embryo freeze thawing, he has watched the proportion of IVF births rise from 0.5% to the present 2% in the UK, with some coutries double that. Some of his studies have focussed on congenital anomalies. Professor Sutcliffe also has expertise in paediatric therapeutics and is presently conducting studies looking at pharmacovigillance of medicines given to both Mothers in pregnancy and children. Dr Sutcliffe has two doctorates and has received international prizes for his work.