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Meet The Team

NEC UK Trustees

Trustees share ultimate responsibility for governing NEC UK and directing how it is managed and run. 


Marie Spruce
Chairperson & Research Liaison 

Maz is a parent of a young child who developed surgical NEC and who has ongoing complex needs as result of NEC. Read More...

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Graham Williams
Treasurer Trustee

Graham is a bereaved parent to daughter Olivia Jane who sadly died from surgical NEC. Read More...

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Claire Radford
Secretary & Vice chair

Claire is a parent to twin boys born at 36+6 weeks. Twin Two survived surgical NEC at 5 weeks old & has ongoing complex medical needs. Read More....

Verified Volunteers

Verified Volunteers

Have been screened and vetted for their roles and support the day to day running of NEC UK in various ways. Verified Volunteers are approved to represent charity.

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Samantha Wallace

Parent Volunteer

Sam is a parent of an older child who had surgical NEC as a baby Read More...

Medical Advisory Panel


MAP will form as a multidisciplinary team of professionals who kindly offer their expertise and time to advise NEC UK. MAP members are not responsible for any actions or decisions made by the charity.

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Nicholas Embleton

Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician and Professor of Neonatal Medicine

Dr Janet Berrington


Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician in Newcastle and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neonatal Medicine, Newcastle University, UK. Read More...


Dr Christopher Stewart

Has researched the early life microbiome in health and disease for the past decade, specializing on infants born premature (<32 weeks gestation).


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Hannah Wells

Is a registered paediatric nurse.  Initially worked on a paediatric surgical ward, transitioning into Neonates where Hannah has been for 12 years. Hannah spent the last 9 years working as part of the Neonatal surgical specialist team in Southampton Read More...


Nigel Hall 

Nigel Hall is a Paediatric Surgeon in Southampton and a researcher at the University of Southampton



Dr Clara Chong

Is a trainee in paediatric surgery currently working at the Evelina Children Hospital in London. Read More...

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Amanda Lawes

A Neonatal Occupational Therapist Singleton Hospital Swansea


Jutta Koeglmeier is a paediatric Gastroenterologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, where she is clinical lead for the Unit of Nutrition and Intestinal Failure Rehabilitation.


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