Neena qualified from the University of Edinburgh, and trained at University College Hospital London and Liverpool University. She leads a multidisciplinary neonatal research programme focused on the perinatal determinants of life-long health. Neena is extensively published in original-research peer-reviewed journals, and has also authored many chapters in textbooks, commentaries and reviews. She directs the well-known “Neonatal Update: the science of newborn care”, a week-long academic meeting held in London each December that attracts a capacity national and international audience.
Neena has a deep commitment to advancing the care of the sick newborn baby in low resource settings. She is a patron of the charities BirthLInk and HealthProm, and undertakes voluntary teaching and training abroad.
Neena contributes to many working parties, and health services and research committees. She has held a number of national roles including President of the UK Neonatal Society, President of the Academic Paediatrics Association of Great Britain and Ireland, Chair of the British Medical Journal Ethics Committee, and Chair of the NHS England Infant, Children and Young People Patient Safety Expert Group. She is a staunch advocate for healthcare as an accountable public service, accessible to all.