Embleton, MD, MBBS, FRCPCH

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Dr. Nicholas Embleton is Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician, and Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne UK, having completed paediatric and neonatal training in the UK and Vancouver, Canada. His doctoral thesis was on ‘Protein Requirements in Preterm Infants’. Dr. Embleton helps lead a broad portfolio of research coordinated by the Newcastle Neonatal Research Team based in Newcastle (see www.neonatalresearch.net). This includes the unique Great North Neonatal Biobank led by Clinical Director Dr. Janet Berrington (orcid.org/0000-0002-6185-2843). These include large-scale NIHR nutrition trials that recruited
more than 5000 preterm infants (www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/elfin and /sift), along with mechanistic microbiomic and metabolomic studies – the MAGPIE study.

Dr. Embleton coordinates the Newcastle Preterm Birth Growth study that has tracked the growth and metabolic outcomes of children who were born preterm into late adolescence, including measures of insulin sensitivity and body composition, along with epigenetic correlates. Current trials include exploring the impact of exclusive human milk diets in extremely preterm infants (INDIGO) and feeding in late and moderately preterm infants (FLAMINGO). Dr. Embleton leads a series of qualitative studies exploring the experiences of parents (and the staff who cared for them) who suffered a reproductive or neonatal loss, recently completing a project with staff and parents where one of a twin pair dies. This led to the creation of a bespoke educational film based website – the BUTTERFLY PROJECT www.neonatalbutterflyproject.org. He is elected member of the ESPGHAN Committee of Nutrition, coordinates the UK based Neonatal Nutrition Network (N3 www.neonatalnutritionnetwork.org, and has >140 peer reviewed publications in addition to numerous educational articles and book chapters.