Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Professor of Neonatal Medicine



+44 (0)20 3315 5102n.modi




Ms Surbhi Shah +44 (0)20 3315 5101




G4.2 ()Chelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus





Professor Modi is the academic lead for neonatal medicine in the Department of Medicine, Imperial College London. Her research group is based at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital campus. The group's clinical research addresses the impact of perinatal factors, such as mode of delivery, nutrition and neonatal care on life-long health and well-being. The group also has a major focus on improving the quality of routinely recorded clinical information and using these data for clinical trials and health services research, and to evaluate neonatal care.

Professor Modi led the development of the UK National Neonatal Research Database and directs the Neonatal Data Analysis Unit. The National Neonatal Research Database is managed at the Neonatal Data Analysis Unit and is an award-winning resource supporting national and international research groups, and UK health services. She is a co-investigator at the Department of Health funded Maternal and Neonatal Health and Care Policy Research Unit at the University of Oxford. Professor Modi directs the annual international conference, “The Neonatal Update: the science of newborn care”.


Research group

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ANDRZEJEWSKA, Ms Izabela; Research Nurse

ARORA, Ms Sandeepa; Data Analyst

BATTERSBY, Dr Cheryl;  Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Neonatal Medicine

COLQUHOUN, Mr Richard; Research Manager

EMSLEY, Mr Robby; Research Radiographer

GALE, Dr Chris; Senior Lecturer, MRC Clinician Scientist and Consultant in Neonatal Medicine

GREENBURY, Dr Sam; Data Scientist

HYDE, Dr Matthew; Senior Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (non-clinical)

JAWAD, Ms Sena; PhD student

JEFFRIES, Ms Suzan; Research Midwife

JEYAKUMARAN, Ms Dusha; Statistician

LONGFORD, Dr Nicholas; Senior Statistician

OUGHAM, Ms Kayleigh; Senior Data Analyst

SAKONIDOU, Dr Susanna; PhD student

SHAH, Ms Surbhi; Personal Assistant to Professor Modi

UTHAYA, Dr Sabita; Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Neonatal Medicine

WEBBE, Dr James; PhD student

Wu, Ms Jinyi; Data Scientist

Guest Lectures

Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture "The Politics of Child Health", University of Birmingham, Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, 2018

BNS Walia Golden Jubilee Oration (Child Health in the 21st Century", Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, 2018

James Hutchinson Memorial Lecture "Unto the next generation: the long shadow of preterm birth", Hong Kong Paediatric Society, Hong Kong, 2018

The 2011 Beryl Corner Memorial Lecture, University of Bristol, 2011

Research Staff