Jason Payne-James

Honorary Senior Lecturer at Cameron Forensic Medical Sciences, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London; Director, Forensic Healthcare Services Ltd and Payne-James Ltd; External Consultant, National Policing Improvement Agency and to the National Injuries Database (Essex, United Kingdom)

Dr. Jason Payne-James is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Cameron Forensic Medical Sciences, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, UK. He is Director of Forensic Healthcare Services Ltd and Payne-James Ltd, and is an external Consultant to the National Policing Improvement Agency and to the National Injuries Database and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. He is President of the World Police Medical Officers.

Dr. Payne-James has advised a number of government agencies and has undertaken reviews of health care in relation to deaths or near misses in custody for a number of bodies including police services, the Independent Police Complaints Commission and the Prison and Probation Ombudsman. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee on the Medical Implications of Less-Lethal Weapons in the UK. As well, he is a member of a group of experts advising the European Commission in the review concerning the trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture, or other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment.

Dr. Payne-James qualified in medicine in 1980 at the London Hospital Medical College and has undertaken additional postgraduate education at Cardiff Law School, the Department of Forensic Medicine and Science at the University of Glasgow and with the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.

Dr. Payne-James has co-edited, co-authored and contributed to a number of books including the Encyclopedia of Forensic & Legal Medicine; Forensic Medicine: Clinical & Pathological Aspects; Symptoms and Signs of Substance Misuse; Artificial Nutrition Support in Clinical; Symptoms and Early Warning Signs; Dr Apple’s Symptoms Encyclopaedia; Medicolegal Essentials of Healthcare; and the Colour Atlas of Forensic Medicine. He was lead author on the Simpson’s Forensic Medicine (13th Edition) and co-authored the new Oxford Handbook of Forensic Medicine and co-edited both Age Estimation in the Living and Current Practice in Forensic Medicine.

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