SIDS Publications

Taylor, B. J., Garstang, J., Engelberts, A., Obonai, T., Cote, A., Freemantle, J., Vennemann, M., Healey, M., Sidebotham, P., Mitchell, E. A., Moon, R. Y. (2015). International comparison of sudden unexpected death in infancy rates using a newly proposed set of cause-of-death codes. Arch Dis Child.  DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-308239

Garstang J., Ellis C., Sidebotham P. (2015) An evidence-based guide to the investigation of sudden unexpected death in infancy. Forensic Science Medicine and Pathology DOI:10.1007/s12024-015-9680-x


Garstang, J., Griffiths, F., Sidebotham, P. (2014). “What do bereaved parents want from professionals after the sudden death of their child: a systematic review of the literature.” BMC Pediatr 14: 269.

Blair, P. S., Sidebotham P., Pease A., Fleming PJ. (2014). “Bed-Sharing in the Absence of Hazardous Circumstances: Is There a Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome? An Analysis from Two Case-Control Studies Conducted in the UK.” PLoS One 9(9): e107799. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107799


Sidebotham P, Bajanowski T, Keens T, Kenner T, Kerbl R, Kurz R, Mitchell E, Moon R, Taylor B, Vennemann M, Young J, Zotter H.  Proposal for an International Classification of SUDI: A response to Blair, Byard and Fleming.  Scand J of Forensic Science  2010; 1 7-9.

Sidebotham P. Do we need a new definition for SIDS? Current Paediatric Reviews 2010; 6(1) 13


Sidebotham P, Blair PS, Evason-Coombe C, Edmonds M, Heckstall-Smith EM, Fleming P. Responding to unexpected infant deaths: experience in one english region. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2010; 95:291295  DOI: 10.1136/adc.2009.167619

Blair PS, Sidebotham P, Evason-Coombe C, Edmonds M, Heckstall-Smith EM, Fleming P. Hazardous cosleeping environments and risk factors amenable to change: case-control study of SIDS in south west England. BMJ 2009; 339: b3666.  doi:10.1136/bmj.b3666

Sidebotham P, Pearson G. (2009) Responding to and learning from childhood deaths. BMJ 338: 531


Garstang J., Sidebotham P. (2008) Interagency training: establishing a course in the management of unexpected childhood death. Child Abuse Review 17: 352-361

Sidebotham P, Fleming P, Fox J, Horwath J, Powell C, Wallace K. (2008) Responding when a child dies [CD Rom]. London: DCSF


P Sidebotham, S Perwez, J Horwath, C Powell, J Fox. Responding to childhood deaths. NSPCC Exchange 2007; 4: 9

Bajanowski T, Vege A, Byard RW, Krous HF, Sidebotham P, et al. (2007) Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)-Standardised investigations and classification: Recommendations. Forensic Sci Int. 165: 129-143

Peter Sidebotham, Peter Fleming. Unexpected death in childhood: a handbook for professionals. Wiley, 2007. ISBN 978 0 470 06096 4


Peter S Blair, Peter Sidebotham, P Jeremy Berry, Margaret Evans, Peter J Fleming.  Major epidemiological changes in sudden infant death syndrome: a 20-year population-based study in the UK. Lancet 2006; 367: 314–19.


Peter Sidebotham, Peter Fleming, Peter Blair. Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy. In Tim J David (Ed) Recent Advances in Paediatrics, 22. Royal Society of Medicine, 2005.

Sidebotham Unexpected findings in an unexpected death. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2005; 90: ep40 – ep45.


Peter J Fleming, Peter S Blair, Peter D Sidebotham, and Tracy Hayler. Investigating sudden unexpected deaths in infancy and childhood and caring for bereaved families: an integrated multiagency approach. British Medical Journal, 2004; 328: 331 – 334.


Sveum L., Sidebotham P., Schlaud M., Blair P., Rognum TO. Consensus on diagnostic criteria for the exclusion of SIDS: I) Significance of death scene investigation. Nordisk Rettsmedisin 2003; 9: 62-73.


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