Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neonatal Medicine



+44 (0)20 3315 3395c.battersby




G.4.15Chelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus





Cheryl Battersby is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Neonatal Data Analysis Unit, Section of Academic Neonatal Medicine, and Honorary Consultant Neonatologist at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. 

Cheryl's research interests centre on using population data captured as part of routine care - to help address questions that are difficult to answer with more conventional methods. Her PhD focused on the epidemiology of Necrotising Enterocolitis and she led the UK Neonatal Collaborative-Necrotising Enterocolitis Study. Her other interests include improving newborn care in low resource settings, cardiology and haemodynamics.

Cheryl read Medicine at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2003 (BMedSci first class, BMBS). She undertook paediatric training in London, gaining membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2006 and completed subspecialty training in Neonatal Medicine in 2018. 



Modi N, Ashby D, Battersby C, et al., Developing routinely recorded clinical data from electronic patient records as a national resource to improve neonatal health care: the Medicines for Neonates research programme, Programme Grants for Applied Research, Vol:7, ISSN:2050-4322, Pages:1-396

Ojha S, Dorling J, Battersby C, et al., 2019, Optimising nutrition during therapeutic hypothermia, Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition, Vol:104, ISSN:1359-2998, Pages:F230-F231

Johnson SM, Vasu V, Marseille C, et al., Validation of transcutaneous bilirubinometry during phototherapy for detection and monitoring of neonatal jaundice in a low-income setting, Paediatrics and International Child Health, ISSN:2046-9047

Battersby C, Modi N, 2019, Challenges in Advancing Necrotizing Enterocolitis Research., Clin Perinatol, Vol:46, Pages:19-27

Modi N, Ashby D, Battersby C, et al., Using routinely recorded clinical data for research: the Medicines for Neonates research programme, Programme Grants for Applied Research, ISSN:2050-4322

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