Neena Modi is Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Imperial College London, Consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and Immediate Past-President of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Neena leads a neonatal research programme focused on the perinatal determinants of life-long health, and the National Neonatal Research Database, a unique resource on admissions to UK neonatal units, used for a wide range of national and international
research, quality improvement, audit and surveillance.
Neena is extensively published in 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 Care”, a week-long international academic meeting held in London each December.
Neena has made many contributions to health services. She has championed the necessity for a sound research base for paediatrics and child health, and the health equity that flows from a publicly funded and publicly provided health service. She has held several 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, Chair of the NHS England Infant, Children and Young People Patient Safety Expert Group, and Chair of Medact.