Dr Hawcutt is a Reader in paediatric pharmacology at the University of Liverpool, and honorary consultant in paediatrics at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. He is Director of Research at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, and Director of the NIHR Alder Hey Clinical Research Facility (CRF). Dr Hawcutt is also chair of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) / Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG) joint standing committee on medicines, and a member of the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency Pharmacovigilance Expert Advisory Committees on both Pharmacovigilance and Paediatric Medicines. In addition, he is chair of the RCPCH training committee for Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology.
His research interests include Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacovigilance, and Early Phase Clinical Trials.