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





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, Izabela; Research Nurse

AVELINE, Alice; Statistician

BATICULA, Joan; Research Nurse

BATTERSBY, Cheryl; Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Neonatal Medicine

CHEHRAZI, Mohammad; Senior Statistician

CICCARONE, Antonello; Data Analyst

COLQUHOUN, Richard; Research Manager

GALE, Chris; Professor, MRC Clinician Scientist and Consultant in Neonatal Medicine

JAWAD, Sena; Statistician, PhD Student (Non-clinical)

LANOUE, Julia; Data Analyst

MALDONADO, Behrouz Nezafat; Clinical Research Fellow

OUGHAM, Kayleigh; Senior Data Analyst

PHIRI, Deborah; Data Analyst

PRIOR, Emily; PhD Student (Clinical)

RIBAS, Ricardo; Project Manager

SHAH, Surbhi; Personal Assistant to Professor Modi

UTHAYA, Sabita; Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Neonatal Medicine

VAN BLANKENSTEIN, Emily; PhD Student (Clinical)

WEBBE, James; Clinical Lecturer

Guest Lectures

The 2022 Jill Gandy Memorial Lecture "The Growth of the Preterm Infant", University of Cambridge, 2022

The Bengt Robertson Memorial Lecture, Sharing Progress in Neonatology, Madrid, 2020

Osler Centenary Conference Lecture; “Premature birth and disease in adult life”, Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, Royal College of Physicians London, 2019

The David Harvey lecture “Reconceptualising preterm birth”, The Neonatal Society, Clare College Cambridge, 2019

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

Enrique Ostrea Lecture "Unto the Next Generation", Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA, 2017

Paul Noone Lecture "Efficient, effective, equitable”, Doctors for the NHS, London, 2016

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

Charles McNeil Lecture "Looking back from the future", Paediatric Research Society St Andrews Day Symposium, Edinburgh, 2011

Research Staff