I have been a consultant neonatologist at St Michael’s hospital in Bristol and a member of the NEST neonatal transport team since 2016. I trained at UCL, graduating from the combined MB/PhD programme in 2006, and trained in clinical and academic paediatrics in London and South West England, with a period of research in the US.
My specialist interests are neonatal neurology and neurodevelopment, and especially infant brain imaging. I am a strong advocate for evidence based practice, serving as an active reviewer for the NIHR Health Technology Assessment and Health Service Delivery programmes. I am former member of the RCPCH academic training committee, and a current member of the South West Clinical Senate.
I am a keen educationalist, and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I was joint lead for postgraduate education in neonatal medicine at UHBristol from 2016, and have always championed the principle that investing in development of all members of multidisciplinary teams and embedding a culture of mutual respect provides essential foundations for delivering outstanding care.
I am proud to be part of the network team, working together with all our colleagues across South West England to provide the best possible care for sick babies and their families. The benefits of sharing best practice, providing opportunities to develop and innovate within services and provision of mutual support to each of our partner units are realised through delivering consistently excellent patient centred and family integrated care across the whole region.