Imperial College London

Miss Vânia Oliveira

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Senior Neonatal Neurology Nurse/Neonatal Research Manager



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514Hammersmith HouseHammersmith Campus





Vânia Oliveira achieved her BSc in Lisbon School of Nursing. She worked accross multiple Neonatal Intensive Care Units in London. She completed an MSc in Advanced Paediatrics - Neonatal stream at King's College London and worked as the Lead Neonatal Research Nurse Evelina Children's Hospital (Guy's & St.Thomas NHS Foundation Trust).

Vânia joined Imperial College London and the Centre for Perinatal Neuroscience in March 2015 seeking further development in Neonatal Research and Academics. She worked as the Lead Perinatal Neuroscience Research Nurse and Neonatal Trials Coordinator.

Vânia has been awarded a Research Fellowship by Imperial College Healthcare Charity for developing her pilot work on heart rate variability in babies and Wellcome Trust Value in People Award. Currently she is a Clinical Academic Doctoral Fellow, funded by the National Insititute for Health Research. Her particular interests are neonatal brain injury and stress, neurodevelopment, global health and parent and public involvement in clinical research.

Vânia's work focuses on translating heart rate variability analysis as a bedside tool for stress monitoring and severity stratification in babies with brain injury. As part of this project, Vânia holds a collaboration with the Dpt. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. She is a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Research Committee at Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust.



Kariholu U, Montaldo P, Markati T, et al., 2020, Therapeutic hypothermia for mild neonatal encephalopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition, Vol:105, ISSN:1359-2998, Pages:225-228

Montaldo P, Vakharia A, Ivain P, et al., 2020, Pre-emptive opioid sedation during therapeutic hypothermia, Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition, Vol:105, ISSN:1359-2998, Pages:108-109

Montaldo P, Lally P, Oliveira V, et al., 2019, Therapeutic hypothermia initiated within 6 hours of birth is associated with reduced brain injury on MR biomarkers in mild hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy: a non-randomised cohort study, Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition, Vol:104, ISSN:1359-2998, Pages:F515-F520

Lally PJ, Montaldo P, Oliveira V, et al., 2019, Magnetic resonance spectroscopy assessment of brain injury after moderate hypothermia in neonatal encephalopathy: a prospective multi-centre study, Lancet Neurology, Vol:18, ISSN:1474-4422, Pages:35-45

Montaldo P, Kaforou M, Pollara G, et al., 2019, Whole blood gene expression reveals specific transcriptome changes in neonatal encephalopathy, Neonatology, Vol:115, ISSN:1661-7800, Pages:68-76

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