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I am a KSS Neonatal GRID trainee. I am passionate about using point of care ultrasound with a particular interest in using lung ultrasound to help guide clinical practice. My QIP area of interest is waste reduction, specifically reducing the number of blood tests performed on neonates. In my free time I like to cycle and run.
Chantelle is a Consultant Neonatologist who works across NICU and Neonatal Transport in the East Midlands. Chantelle co-leads a Trust-wide programme of patient safety fellowships for Nottingham University Hospitals, supported by experience in QI design, implementation and training, with a complementary interest in Human Factors. She sits on the BAPM Quality Steering Group. Chantelle undertook a Churchill Fellowship across Canada and Japan exploring improving outcomes for extremely preterm babies, with a drive to offer united and comprehensive resources, training and practical support for neonatal improvement back in the UK.
Arameh is an NCEL ST3 Paediatric Trainee with an interest in neonatology, including neonatal education and research (especially ensuring all trainees have opportunities to get involved with both!). In her free time, she enjoys going on walks, watching films, and playing backgammon.
Nathan is a ST4 paediatric trainee in Severn, about to OOP as a paediatric undergraduate teaching fellow in Bristol. He is enthusiastic about medical education and neonatal QI and is excited to be part of the expansion of NeoTRIPS across the UK. Outside of work, he enjoys running (slowly) up and down hills, cooking and pottering around the countryside with his wife, dog and toddler.
I am ST7 at East of England at the moment doing neonatal SPIN. I have a passion for neonates since I have joined the NHS in 2010. Throughout my career, I have worked in numerous neonatal units across the country and have participated in various improvement projects in NICUs. In my work, I am interested in the complex biological, medical, and environmental factors which are interfering with newborn development, and I believe their influence later in life can be prevented and minimised. Currently, I’m finishing my PGCert in Medical Education.
Emma is a paediatric registrar in South London committed to pursuing a career in neonatal medicine. She is passionate about improving patient care through research and quality improvement initiatives and is currently a Deputy Principal Investigator for a national study investigating the effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection on later developmental outcomes. Her keen interest in academia led her to undertake a PhD in neonatal respiratory medicine at King’s College London. Emma is a keen runner and fitness enthusiast and will often be found in a spin studio!
Spandana is an ST5 trainee with an interest in neonates, based in the East of England. Having been one of those trainees who has done countless number of “audits”, she is keen to advocate for future generations so that those interested can be involved in meaningful, impactful research and QI projects. She has previously led on organisation and delivery of regional paediatric teaching, and through the role of HEE Faculty Support Fellow has developed a virtual postgraduate training course. Outside of medicine, she is an amateur gardener, can quote 80’s action movies and is trying her hand at cooking various south Indian dishes.
Craig is an ST4 paediatric trainee working in Dundee. He has a keen interest in neonates and in undergraduate medical education. Outside of work he is a keen follower of American football, the gym and all things Dungeons and Dragons.
Caroline is a ST7 neonatal GRID trainee in West Yorkshire. She loves QI work and has worked on implementing delivery room cuddles in one tertiary NICU and also a project improving the way learning is shared from risk incidents. She spent time in Myanmar with RCPCH Global Links working on multiple QI projects including improving breastfeeding rates, parental health education, hand hygiene and malnutrition management. She likes a variety of things outside work including running, cycling, wine and travelling.
I’m Jayne Sage, a Neonatal GRID trainee in Wales. I went to University in Southampton, my early training in paediatrics was across the South West and I have now moved to South Wales to complete specialist training. I have a particular interest in education, simulation and my classic campervan Bert.
I completed my medical school and Paediatric training in India. After that, I went to Singapore and did a PICU fellowship in National University Hospital, Singapore before moving to the UK in 2018. In the UK, I have worked as a middle grade clinical fellow in several units including the NICU in the Royal London Hospital and London Neonatal Transfer Service. I, then, applied for Paediatric training and currently I am an ST4 trainee in London.
I have a keen interest in Neonatal medicine and want to pursue this as a career. Besides the clinical side I am interested in research, teaching, quality improvement and innovation. I aspire to continually learn, refine and bring in new technologies in their full potential to improve clinical outcome. In this context, the scope of artificial intelligence and machine learning in revolutionising healthcare excites me. I want to explore this area in the future.
Outside work I enjoy listening to music, playing guitar, traveling and reading books.
Katie is an ST6 trainee currently working as a clinical research fellow at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital with protected time for co-ordinating the NeoTRIPS network. Katie enjoys advocating for trainee involvement in neonatal research due to the myriad of benefits it can bring, both for trainees and for patients. Other interests include feeding babies on the postnatal ward, family integrated care, quirky holiday destinations and scented candles.
Andrada is a ST3 Paediatric Trainee passionate about neonatology and keen to pursue a career in this field. She is particularly interested in QIP and neonatal research as well as improving parents experience on the neonatal units. When she is not working, she loves to travel, discover new cultures and learn new languages
I’m a newly appointed ST6 GRID trainee from Scotland but working in the North-East deanery having done all my paediatrics training in the North-East. I have a keen interest in education, mentoring and the patient journey. Recently, I have been working in multiple projects with a focus in the understanding of metabolic bone disease of prematurity. In my spare time, you will find me obsessing about Scottish lower-league football
Emily is a paediatric trainee and is currently doing a PhD at Imperial College London. Her main research interests are the long term effects of perinatal exposures, particularly the impact of prematurity and infant nutrition on childhood health. She is passionate about involving trainees in research and improving the evidence base across neonatalogy. Outside of work she has a toddler who keeps her busy and has made her realise no amount of paediatric training can prepare you for parenthood!
Catherine Longley is an ST6 Neonatal GRID Trainee working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Royal London Hospital. She has been involved with NeoTRIPS both in collecting data for the EOS project and being a trainee lead. She enjoys research and her literature review on Near Infra-red Spectroscopy was published in Archives of Diseases in Childhood, Fetal and Neonatal edition and presented at Joint European Neonatal Societies Conference in Maastricht in 2019. She has a passion for trainee well-being, education and quality improvement.
Justinas is a South London ST4 Paediatric trainee with a longstanding interest in neonatology. He has been involved in NeoTRIPS since the first project on the potential of reducing neonatal antibiotic use by using Kaiser Permanente sepsis risk calculator, abstract on which was accepted by Paediatric Academic Societies (PAS) conference (USA). He has a background in perinatal neurosciences research and is a co-author of several publications on perinatal brain injury. He is a postgraduate education and audit enthusiast.
Jo is an ST4 paediatric trainee at Kingston Hospital with an interest in neonatology. She is passionate about improving neonatal care on a population level, and has been involved in NeoTRIPS as a regional lead and in local data collection. Jo is also interested in clinical genetics, and is currently completing an MSc in Genomic Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London.
Lauren is an ST6 paediatrics trainee with aspirations to pursue a career in neonatology and an interest in genetics and whole genome sequencing. She achieved a distinction in her Master’s in Genomics with Imperial College London and published a review article on the uses of pre-natal whole exome sequencing in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities. She was first involved with NeoTRIPS during the EOS sepsis project and is driven by a desire to improve developmental outcomes in pre-term infants through family integrated and developmental care. Her pursuits outside of work include teaching yoga and charity fundraising by way of varied sporting challenges.
Cheryl is a co-founder of NeoTRIPS and now works as a Consultant Neonatologist at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and is an NIHR Clinician Scientist at Imperial College London. Cheryl is the BAPM data lead and her research focuses on the application of ‘real-world’ data to help identify neonatal interventions to improve lifelong outcomes.
Dev is one of the co-founders of NeoTRIPS and has now left trainee life to take up a role as a Consultant Neonatologist at Hillingdon Hospital London. Dev is passionate about inspiring the next generation of trainees to take part in large-scale projects to improve patient care.
Emma is an ACF ST2 in Paediatrics working in London. She got involved in NeoTRIPs after working as a local lead for the murmur project. She is excited to work with Aless and Chantelle to lead QI projects in NeoTRIPs and support trainees to collaborate on multi-centre projects to improve outcomes for babies in our units.
Annelies is a Neonatal GRID Trainee in the Wessex deanery. She is interested in quality improvement, research and clinical medicine. As a 30-week Triplet herself, she understands the importance of, and has benefited from, excellent advancements in neonatal care. Outside of medicine, Annelies is a military wife and enjoys socialising, the beach and paddleboarding.
Kate is a neonatology grid trainee at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. She has undertaken several quality improvement projects during her time in training, and had some particularly rewarding QI experience during time spent in Sierra Leone with RCPCH Global Links. Outside of work Kate enjoys running, baking and walking in the Oxfordshire countryside with her two small children.
Alessandra is clinical fellow working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, with protected time for the NeoTRIPS project. She has an interest in neonatology especially neonatal neurology, neuroprotection and neurodevelopment. She is passionate about research and a strong supporter of evidence based medicine. Outside of work, she loves food and cooking, being outdoors and going on adventurous holidays!
I am a ST2 trainee in the Thames Valley Deanery with a growing interest in QI projects and love getting involved in medical education whenever the opportunity arises! I am currently working at John Radcliffe Hospital. Outside medicine, I love to bake, draw/ paint, go for walks with my fiancé and read whenever I can!
Brandy is a ST6 Paediatric Registrar based in the North East Midlands Deanery who has a strong commitment for a future career in Neonatal Medicine. She is enthusiastic about simulation training, palliative and end of life care along with neonatal QI and is quite excited to be part of the expansion of NeoTrips across the United Kingdom. When not at work, Brandy can be found chasing after her 3 daughters and 2 stepsons alongside her husband (when he is not away with the British Army) or pottering about in the garden with her flowers and veg plot.
I am a neonatal grid trainee in Wessex deanery. For the last few years, I have been working towards a PhD focusing on the growth and body composition of preterm infants, and I’m hoping to submit my thesis very soon! During my PhD period I got some experience in writing research protocols, applying for ethical approval, writing up papers for publication, presenting my work at conferences and implementing research on the ground in a neonatal unit.