Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Vice-Dean (International Activities) Faculty of Medicine



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G4.2Chelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus





Neena Modi is Professor of Neonatal Medicine and Vice-Dean (International) in the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London and Consultant in Neonatal Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust.

Neena is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and Council member 2020-23. She heads the multidisciplinary Neonatal Medicine Research Group, and the National Neonatal Research Database, a UK Information Asset, at the Neonatal Data Analysis Unit, at Imperial. She is the lead for the "Pregnancy and Prematurity" theme of the Imperial Biomedical Research Centre.

Neena has a national and international profile as a medical leader and clinical scientist. She is a past-president of the British Medical Association. UK Medical Women's Federation, and UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Her contributions have included national reports on children’s biomedical research and child health in the UK, and campaigning in relation to UK health services, environmental issues and child refugees. She led the establishment of a Child Health Research Collaboration and Children's Research Fellowship Fund.

She has held by election, the three leading national children’s research positions in the UK, President of the Neonatal Society, President of the Academic Paediatrics Association of Great Britain and Ireland, and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Vice-President for Science and Research. She chaired the British Medical Journal Ethics Committee for five years and serves currently on a number of research committees and working groups.

Neena is a trustee of the charities TheirWorld and Action Cerebral Palsy. She is an advocate for child health and well-being, and youth enfranchisement, and a campaigner for the retention of the National Health Service as a primarily publicly funded, publicly delivered healthcare system.

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Modi N, 2020, Votes for a better future, Archives of Disease in Childhood, Vol:105, ISSN:0003-9888, Pages:13-14

Helenius K, Longford N, Lehtonen L, et al., 2019, Association of early postnatal transfer and birth outside a tertiary hospital with mortality and severe brain injury in extremely preterm infants: observational cohort study with propensity score matching, British Medical Journal, Vol:367, ISSN:0959-535X, Pages:1-11

Modi N, Clarke J, McKee M, 2018, Health systems should be publicly funded and publicly provided., Bmj, Vol:362, ISSN:0959-8138

Modi N, 2018, A radical proposal: to promote children's wellbeing give them the vote This straightforward change might ensure that child friendly policies get political attention, British Medical Journal, Vol:361, ISSN:1756-1833

Parkinson JRC, Hyde MJ, Gale C, et al., 2013, Preterm Birth and the Metabolic Syndrome in Adult Life: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Pediatrics, Vol:131, ISSN:0031-4005, Pages:E1240-E1263

Modi N, Clark H, Wolfe I, et al., 2013, A healthy nation: strengthening child health research in the UK, The Lancet, Vol:381, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:73-87

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