Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Editorial board

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Nicholas D Embleton BSc, MD, FRCPCH
Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician, Newcastle Neonatal Service, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Dr Nicholas Embleton qualified in medicine from Newcastle University in 1990, completing higher specialist training in neonatal medicine in the north east, including a higher degree (MD) and a perinatal-neonatal fellowship in Vancouver, Canada. Nick was appointed as a consultant at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, in 2003. He has a broad research portfolio focused on nutrition and growth, but also including studies examining quality of life, and parental perspectives on palliative care. Nick chairs the multidisciplinary UK Neonatal Nutrition Network (N3) and the Donor Expressed Breast Milk working group of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM). He is a nutrition section member of the European Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) and an expert member of the Committee of Nutrition European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (CoN ESPGHAN). Nick is an Honorary Reader in Neonatal Medicine at Newcastle University and has published >100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.

Michele Upton RGN, RM, ENB405, MSc
Head of Maternity and Neonatal Transformation Programmes at NHS Improvement

Michele trained as a registered nurse and midwife in South Africa, before relocating to the UK in 1993. She undertook her neonatal nurse training in Cambridge where she worked as a clinician, clinical risk manager and lead nurse for the neonatal intensive care unit. In 2010 Michele was seconded to the East of England Perinatal Network as Innovation Lead, where she implemented a number of network-wide quality improvement projects aimed at improving patient safety, reducing variation in practices across the network and improving outcomes through the provision of standardised models of care.
Michele’s role at NHS Improvement involves advising on policy matters as well as providing clinical insight and response to safety issues for women and newborns. She also advises on and leads the delivery of maternity and neonatal safety policy and is involved in a number of initiatives across the wider healthcare system. Michele is a qualified Neonatal Life Support trainer.


Consultant Neonatologist, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, The Rosie Hospital, Cambridge

Orla Callender RGN, RCN, MSc
Advanced Nurse Practictioner Candidate, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin

Wendy Davies RGN, RM, ENB405
Lead Nurse, Wales Neonatal Network, Welsh Health Specialist Services Committee, Caerphilly

Grenville Fox MBChB, MRCP, FRCPCH
Consultant Neonatologist, Neonatal Unit, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London

Celia Harding PhD, MSc, MRSCLT, Reg HCPC
Senior Lecturer, Speech and Language Therapist, City University London and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Catherine M. Harrison BMedSci, BM BS, DTM&H, MRCP, FRCPCH
Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Leeds

N Kevin Ives MA, MB, BChir, DCH, MRCP, FRCPCH, MD
Consultant Neonatologist, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Jillian McFadzean MBCHB, MA, FRCA
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh

Sagarika Ray MBBS, MSc, FRCPCH
Consultant Neonatologist, Department of Neonatal Medicine The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Jenni Thomas OBE, NNEB, Dip Couns, Dip Hum Psychol
Founder and President, The Child Bereavement Trus