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Nicholas Embleton


Nicholas Embleton is Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician and Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Newcastle University, qualifying with honours in Medicine at Newcastle University (MBBS 1990). His doctoral thesis (MD 2002) was on protein requirements in preterm infants and he continues his academic nutrition interests as a member of ESPGHAN Committee of Nutrition, as well as chairing the UK based multi-disciplinary Neonatal Nutrition Network (N3) . Working with colleagues in Newcastle upon Tyne, he helps lead a broad portfolio of translational research Studies include large scale NIHR collaborative trials as well as mechanistic studies focused on gut function, growth, and nutrition and necrotising enterocolitis. He also coordinates the Newcastle Preterm Birth Growth study tracking the growth, cognitive and metabolic outcomes of children who were born preterm into late adolescence. Current studies include exploring the impact of an exclusive human milk diet in very preterm infants and feeding in late and moderately preterm infants, as well as working with colleagues in Liverpool, Nigeria and Kenya helping to establish a Neonatal Nutrition Network in sub-Saharan Africa. He is clinical lead for quality improvement studies focused on loss of a co-twin, which have created a unique film-based educational resource with parents: the Butterfly project He works with the European Foundation for Care of the Newborn Infants to help disseminate these, and develop other guidelines worldwide. Publications available

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