Harvey Marcovitch was an NHS consultant paediatrician for 24 years, latterly at Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust and was also honorary clinical lecturer at the University of Oxford. He has also held clinical and honorary academic appointments at Imperial College and Harvard Medical School. From 1994-2003 he was editor of Archives of Disease in Childhood and from 2001-7, syndications editor for BMJ Publishing Group. He was also editor of Clinical Risk and edits Black’s Medical Dictionary. He is a past chairman of the Committee on Publication Ethics and served terms as board member of the UK Research Integrity Office and as director of the Council of Science Editors(US).
He was paediatric adviser to the Northern Ireland Public Inquiry into Deaths from Hyponatraemia (IHRDNI) from 2004-2013 and awaits its report with interest.
He has been an associate of the UK General Medical Council since 2001, chairing Fitness to Practice Panels of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health and a Fellow of the Expert Witness Institute.
He has provided more than 900 expert reports in clinical negligence (80% claimant and 20% defendant)and Family Court matters, and has lectured widely, including to the Bar Standards Board, 1 Crown Office Row, APIL and AvMA as well as at numerous NHS hospital postgraduate centres.