Professor Neena Modi
professor of neonatal medicine, Imperial College London; consultant in neonatal medicine, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust; president, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Neena Modi is professor of Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College London, consultant at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, and president of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. She is a practising clinician and head of a multi-professional neonatal research group addressing the perinatal determinants of life-long health.

Neena qualified from the University of Edinburgh, and trained at University College Hospital London and Liverpool University. She is extensively published in original-research peer-reviewed journals, and has authored many chapters in textbooks, commentaries and reviews. She has a deep commitment to advancing the care of the sick newborn baby in low resource settings and is a patron of the charities BirthLInk and HealthProm, undertaking voluntary teaching and training abroad.

She contributes to many working parties, and health services and research committees and has held a 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 is a staunch advocate for healthcare as a publicly funded, provided, and managed service, accessible to all. 

Follow Neena on Twitter: @RCPCHPresident


Sunday 23 October, 12.00 Cinema 1
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