Neena Modi is Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Imperial College London and Consultant in Neonatal Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust.
Neena is a Fellow and member of Council of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and the current president of the British Medical Association. She heads the multidisciplinary Neonatal Medicine Research Group, and the National Neonatal Research Database, a UK Information Asset, at the Neonatal Data Analysis Unit, at Imperial, Neena has a national and international profile as a medical leader and clinical scientist. She is the immediate past-president of the UK Medical Women’s Federation, and past-president of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Her contributions in the latter role included supporting junior doctors during a major national dispute, national reports on children’s biomedical research and child health in the UK, and campaigning in relation to UK health services, environmental issues and child refugees. She led the establishment of a Child Health Research Collaboration and Children’s Research Fellowship Fund.
She has held by election, the three leading national children’s research positions in the UK, President of the Neonatal Society, President of the Academic Paediatrics Association of Great Britain and Ireland, and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Vice-President for Science and Research.
She chaired the British Medical Journal Ethics Committee for five years and serves currently on a number of research committees and working groups.
Neena is an advocate for child health and well-being, and campaigner for the retention of the National Health Service as a primarily publicly funded, publicly delivered healthcare system.