PREVAIL Research Team

Chief Investigators

  • Professor Ruth Gilbert, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, UCL Institute of Child Health

  • Professor Sam Oddie, Consultant Neonatologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Generalisability Study & Infection Surveillance

  • Dr Katie Harron, Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow, UCL Institute of Child Health

  • Dr Berit Muller-Pebody, Epidemiologist, Health Protection Agency

Health Economics Study

  • Dr Laura Bojke, Research Fellow, The University of York

  • Ms Rita Faria, Research Fellow, The University of York

Microbiology Lead

  • Professor Jim Gray, Consultant Microbiologist, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical Co-Investigators      

(alphabetically by surname)

  • Professor Jon Dorling, Associate Professor & Consultant Neonatologist, University of Nottingham

  • Professor William McGuire, Professor of Paediatrics & Child Health, Hull York Medical School

  • Dr Ajay Sinha, Consultant Neonatologist, Barts Health NHS Trust

Patient & Parent Involvement Representatives

  • Ms Zoe Chivers, Head of Services, Bliss

  • Ms Mehali Patel, Research Engagement Officer, Bliss


  • Miss Michaela Blundell, Lead Statistician, University of Liverpool

  • Miss Naomi Bacon, Trial Statistician, University of Liverpool

Data Management

  • Miss Susan Howlin, Supervising Data Manager, University of Liverpool

  • Miss Zoe Craig, Data Manager, University of Liverpool

Trial Co-ordination & Supervision

  • Mrs Tracy Moitt, Supervising Trials Manager, University of Liverpool
  • Miss Chloe Middleton, Acting Trial Co-ordinator, University of Liverpool

Principal Investigators          

(alphabetically by recruiting site name)

  • Professor Andy Ewer, Honorary Consultant Neonatologist, Birmingham Women's Hospital

  • Professor Sam Oddie, Consultant Neonatologist, Bradford Royal Infirmary

  • Dr Narendra Aladangady, Consultant Neonatologist, Homerton University Hospital

  • Dr Elizabeth Pilling, Consultant Neonatologist, The Jessop Wing

  • Dr Charles Roehr, Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician, John Radcliffe Hospital

  • Dr Kathryn Johnson, Consultant Neonatologist, Leeds General Infirmary

  • Marie Hubbard, Lead Neonatal Research Nurse, Leicester Royal Infirmary

  • Dr Kiran Yajamanyam, Consultant Neonatologist, Liverpool Women's Hospital

  • Dr Imdad Ali, Consultant Paediatrician Neonatologist, Newham University Hospital

  • Professor Jon Dorling, Consultant Neonatologist, Nottingham City Hospital & Queen's Medical Centre

  • Dr Bal Sharma, Consultant Neonatologist, Queen's Hospital

  • Dr Mahesh Yadav, Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist, Royal Bolton Hospital

  • Dr Ajay Sinha, Consultant Neonatologist, The Royal London Hospital

  • Dr Natasha Maddock, Consultant Neonatologist, Royal Oldham Hospital

  • Dr Sandeep Dharmaraj, Consultant Neonatologist, Royal Preston Hospital

  • Dr Ranganath Ranganna, Consultant Neonatologist, St Mary's Hospital

  • Dr Pamela Cairns, Consultant Neonatologist, St Michael's Hospital

Last edited on 4th April 2016 by Chloe Middleton


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