Imperial College London

Dr Chris Gale

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neonatal Medicine



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Academic Neonatal Medicine, H4.4,Chelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus






I am a Senior Lecturer in Neonatal Medicine and honorary consultant neonatologist at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust.  My primary research interest is using routinely collected electronic health record data to develop large, simple clinical trials. A central aspect of this work is increasing parent and patient involvement in neonatal research. My other interests include better understanding how prematurity and early life nutrition influence adult health and better applying evidence based practice to neonatal care.


I initially studied Medicine at the University of Newcastle, graduating in 2002.  I undertook my paediatric training in Sydney and London and gained membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2006.  I completed a MSc in Clinical Paediatrics at the Institute of Child Health, University College London, in 2010; my thesis examined neonatal and perinatal transfers. My PhD at Imperial College London examined the influence of infant feeding on adiposity, hepatic lipid and metabolic phenotype.


I am currently supported by a Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinician Scientist Fellowship to develop large, simple clinical trials that use routinely collected electronic health record data held by the National Neonatal Research Database (NNRD).  I have been supported by the National Institute of Health Research as an NIHR Clinical Lecturer (2013-2015) and an NIHR Clinical Trials Fellow (2015-2016).


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Gale CRK, Modi N, Towards greater efficiency in clinical research, Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, ISSN:2352-4642

Gale CRK, Statnikov Y, Jawad S, et al., Neonatal brain injuries in England: population-based incidence derived from routinely recorded clinical data held in the National Neonatal Research Database, Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition, ISSN:1359-2998

Duffy J, Hirsch M, Kawsar A, et al., 2017, Outcome reporting across randomised controlled trials evaluating therapeutic interventions for pre-eclampsia., Bjog


Gale CRK, Efficient trials in neonatal medicine., The 8th Europaediatrics Congress 2017, BMJ Publishing Group, ISSN:1468-2044

Gale CRK, Core data items to facilitate large, simple and efficient clinical trials., 25th European Workshop on Neonatology, IOS Press, ISSN:1934-5798

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