The death of a child is always a tragedy. But although the emotional scars they cause may never fully disappear, some solace can be found in the knowledge that lessons learned from the loss may save the lives of others.
For this reason, Professor Roger Byard of the University of Adelaide has been researching forensic pathology cases for two decades, focusing on those involving children. Referred to as “Preventive Pathology”, his work has led to many safety hazards being remedied, including unsafe cot designs.
In this fascinating presentation he will reveal how this research is conducted, what the recent data reveals and where the greatest possibilities appear to lie for further improvements in child safety.
About the Speaker
Professor Roger Byard is currently the Marks Professor of Pathology at the University of Adelaide and Senior Specialist Forensic Pathologist at Forensic Science SA. He is also a paediatric pathologist and has published, or has in press, over 450 papers in peer-reviewed journals.