Year Qualified: 1981
Speciality: Respiratory and Neonatal Paediatrics
Professional Memberships: Fellow of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Member of: British Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society, British Paediatric Respiratory Society
Procedures: Paediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy Sleep Studies
After obtaining a BSc in Psychology, Dr Seddon graduated in Medicine from Manchester University in 1981. His early paediatric training was at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, then at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, where he was Registrar then Asthma Research Fellow. He moved to Bristol for his senior registrar training, and completed his paediatric respiratory training at Montréal Children's Hospital as McGill University Fellow. He was appointed Consultant at the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital and Trevor Mann Baby Unit in 1993.
Dr Seddon has set up dedicated respiratory and cystic fibrosis clinics in Brighton, and established new paediatric respiratory clinics at Chailey Heritage and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. He has also established new multidisciplinary clinics at the Alex for chronic lung disease of prematurity and paediatric allergy. He has set up a paediatric bronchoscopy service and developed sleep studies for obstructive sleep apnoea.
As well as his clinical work, he has headed the Respiratory Research Unit and published extensively on childhood asthma and lung function measurement in infants and young children. As a member of international working groups, he has been an author of published guidelines on pre-school lung function and pre-school wheezing illness. He is also a member of the Medicines for Children Respiratory & Cystic Fibrosis Study Group. Since 2001 he has been Chair of the local Research Ethics Committee, and developed the Child Health Module for Brighton and Sussex Medical School.