13 & 14 December 2023 In-person, BMA House, London Driving real-world impact from health research

Prof. Neena Modi

Professor of Neonatal Medicine and Faculty of Medicine Vice-Dean

Imperial College London

Neena is Professor of Neonatal Medicine and Faculty of Medicine Vice-Dean with responsibility for International Affairs, at Imperial College London. She is also a fellow and member of Council of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, and president-elect of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine.

Neena leads a multidisciplinary neonatal research group focussed on improving the health and life-long wellbeing of infants born preterm or sick. She has published over 350 peer reviewed original research papers, chapters in textbooks, reports, and other publications. She also leads the award-winning UK National Neonatal Research Database and eNewborn, an International Neonatal Research Database. She is head of the current Imperial Biomedical Research Centre “Pregnancy and Prematurity” theme.

Neena has held a number of health leadership roles. She is a past-president of the British Medical Association, UK Medical Women’s Federation, and UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. She has also headed the research societies, the Neonatal Society and Academic Paediatrics Association of Great Britain and Ireland.

Neena has been a longstanding advocate for the rights of infants, children and women to benefit from biomedical research. She is also committed to championing the values of health equity, social justice, and high quality, publicly provided and delivered healthcare for all. In 2022, she received the US Critical-Path Institute, Pioneer Award for “contributions to health data research”, and the Medical Women International Association award “to a woman physician who has made outstanding contributions to the cause of women in medicine”, and in 2023 the “outstanding neonatologist award of the Joint European Neonatal Societies”.