• Date Of Birth: 4 August 1932
  • Date Of Death: 13 March 2021
  • Occupation: Paediatrician
  • City: Blackburn
  • State: England

Sir David Hull FRCP FRCPCH (4 August 1932 – 13 March 2021) was a British paediatrician. Hull was most notable for research and for a paper he published in 1963 in the Journal of Physiology with Michael Dawkins, about research into brown fat, an adipose-like tissue found in hibernating animals and in the human Infant and for later contributions considered outstanding in research conducted on Lipid metabolism and Thermoregulation.

On his return, he underwent further medical training in London, and then obtained a post as Nuffield Research Fellow at the Institute for Medical Research in Oxford., and then as lecturer in Paediatrics, at the University of Oxford from 1963, after which he was appointed in 1966 as Consultant Paediatrician, at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. In 1972 he became Foundation Professor of Child Health at the University of Nottingham, where he worked until 1996.

He served as President of the Neonatal Society from 1987 until 1991, as President of the British Paediatric Association from 1991 to 1994, and as an adviser on paediatrics to the Government Chief Scientist. He received the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s James Spence Medal in 1996, “due to his contributions to a host of organisations and working parties concerned with the health of children”. He was made a Knight Bachelor in the 1993 New Year Honours, for his work in the field of childcare.

In 2005 he was a character witness in the General Medical Council hearing into the conduct of Sir Roy Meadow.

He died on 13 March 2021 at the age of 88 from complications of dementia. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.