Prof Neil Marlow

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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing

Neonatal care

Professional background

Neil Marlow trained in clinical medicine at Oxford and UCL. His first research post was in Manchester where he carried out one of the first and largest single observer outcome studies following low birthweight. Since that time he has continued to focus on the sequelae of perinatal events and in particular neuropsychological outcomes. Neil was appointed Professor of Neonatal Medicine at UCL in September 2008, having held the chair of Neonatal Medicine in Nottingham since 1997.

Neil leads the National EPICure studies, funded by the MRC, focused on long term outcomes for extremely preterm infants. He also runs several local studies and collaborates both nationally and internationally on a range of neonatal trials. Neil is the current Chair of the NHS England Clinical Reference Group for Neonatal Critical Care, and Chair of the Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Review. Neil is a member of the executive board of the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants.

Research interests

  • Neonatal intensive care, focussing on neonatal neurology, neonatal outcomes and follow-up care


  1. Costeloe K.L., Hennessy E.M., Haider S., Stacey F., Marlow N., Draper E.S. Short term outcomes after extreme preterm birth in England: comparison of two birth cohorts in 1995 and 2006 (the EPICure studies). BMJ 2012; 345; e7976
  2. Moore T., Hennessy E.M., Myles J., Johnson S.J., Draper E.S., Costeloe K.L., Marlow N.Neurological and developmental outcome in extremely preterm children born in England in 1995 and 2006: the EPICure studies. BMJ 2012; 345:e7961
  3. Marlow N, Bennett C, Draper ES, Hennessy EM, Morgan AS, Costeloe KL. Perinatal outcomes for extremely preterm babies in relation to place of birth in England: the EPICure 2 study. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2014 99(3):F181-8
  4. Watson SI, Arulampalam W, Petrou S et al. The effects of a one-to-one nurse-to-patient ratio on the mortality rate in neonatal intensive care: a retrospective, longitudinal, population-based study. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2016 Feb 9. pii: fetalneonatal-2015-309435
  5. Shaw C, Stokoe E, Gallagher K, Aladangady N, Marlow N. Parental involvement in neonatal critical care decision-making. Sociol Health Illn. 2016 Nov;38(8):1217-1242.
  6. Lees CC, Marlow N, van Wassenaer-Leemhuis A, et al. 2 year neurodevelopmental and intermediate perinatal outcomes in infants with very preterm fetal growth restriction (TRUFFLE): a randomised trial. Lancet. 2015 May 30;385(9983):2162-72.

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