Prof Neena Modi

Prof Neena Modi


Neena Modi is Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College London, Consultant at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, and Immediate Past-President of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Neena qualified from the University of Edinburgh, and trained at University College Hospital London and Liverpool University. She leads a multidisciplinary neonatal research programme focused on the perinatal determinants of life-long health. She is extensively published in original-research peer-reviewed journals, has authored a number of chapters in textbooks, commentaries and reviews, and directs the well-known ͞Neonatal Update: the science of newborn care͟, a week-long academic meeting held in London each December that attracts a capacity national and international audience.

Neena contributes to many working parties, and health services and research committees. She has held a large number of national roles including President of the UK Neonatal Society, President of the Academic Paediatrics Association of Great Britain and Ireland, Chair of the British Medical Journal Ethics Committee, and Chair of the NHS England Infant, Children and Young People Patient Safety Expert Group. She led the development of the UK National Neonatal Research Database and is the current Director. This is a national and international resource for research, quality improvement, audit, and surveillance, containing detailed information on all admissions to neonatal units in England, Wales and Scotland.

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