Prof Neil Marlow

Prof Neil MarlowTel: 020 7679 6056
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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. He has led several large studies in the field including EPICure – a national cohort study of birth before 26 weeks of gestation that has guided national policy. Neil was appointed Professor of Neonatal Medicine at UCL in September 2008, having held the chair of Neonatal Medicine in Nottingham since 1997. He is Director of the Institute for Women’s Health and current President of the European Society for Paediatric Research. His research interests include early care of the newborn, particularly in relation to brain development and injury, and he is PI on a range of clinical trials aimed at improving developmental outcome for the very preterm infant.

Research interests

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


1. Wood N, Marlow N, Costeloe K, Gibson AT, Wilkinson AR.  Neurologic and developmental disability following extremely preterm birth.  New England Journal of Medicine 2000 Aug 10;343(6):378-84. 
2. Costeloe K, Gibson AT, Marlow N, Wilkinson AR. The EPICure Study: Outcome to discharge from hospital for babies born at the threshold of viability.  Pediatrics 2000 Oct;106(4):659-71 
3. Marlow N, Wolke D, Bracewell M, Samara M. Neurologic and developmental disability at 6 years of age following extremely preterm birth.  New England Journal of Medicine 2005 352: 9-19 
4. Johnson S. Fawke J. Hennessy E. Rowell V. Thomas S. Wolke D. Marlow N.  Neurodevelopmental disability through 11 years of age in children born before 26 weeks of gestation. Pediatrics. 124(2):e249-57, 2009 Aug. 
5. Johnson S, Hollis C, Kochhar P, Hennessy E, Wolke D, Marlow N. Autism Spectrum Disorders in Extremely Preterm Children. J Pediatr.  E-PUB Jan 5.  
6. Johnson S, Hollis C, Kochhar P, Hennessy E, Wolke D, Marlow N. Psychiatric disorders in extremely preterm children. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2010 (in press)

GMC/GDC number: 2349730