Professional background

Dr Audrienne Sammut is a consultant in neonatal medicine working within the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing at UCLH and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). She studied medicine at the University of Malta and trained in neonatology at Cambridge University Hospitals. Following this, she undertook a fellowship in neonatal medicine at the Evelina Children’s Hospital and was appointed as a neonatal consultant at UCLH in 2020.

Audrienne is the preterm care lead at UCLH, and her work focusses on promoting better care and improving outcomes for premature babies. She has an interest in neuroprotection of the premature baby and is leading on projects that are aimed at improving neurodevelopmental outcomes. Audrienne also co-leads the neonatal clinical guideline development group at UCLH and is establishing joint guidelines in collaboration with GOSH in order to provide standardised care for patients across sites.


Research interests

Preterm care and neuroprotection, Neonatal neurodevelopment


  • Prevention is indeed better than cure: the successful management of neonatal haemochromatosis. Sammut A, Kapadia J, Das S, Vakharia B. Infant. Volume 15/Issue 6, November 2019.
  • Flow cytometry for near-patient testing in premature neonates reveals variation in platelet function: a novel approach to guide platelet transfusion. Waller AK, Lantos L, Sammut A, Salgin B, McKinney H, Foster HR, et al. Pediatr Res. 2019 May;85(6):874-884.
  • Neuroprotection of the preterm infant. Sammut A, Austin T. Obstet Gynaecol Reprod Med. Volume 29/ Issue 2, 2019. Pages 56-57, ISSN 1751-7214.
  • Whole genome sequencing reveals that genetic conditions are frequent in intensively ill children. French CE, Delon I, Dolling H, Sanchis-Juan A, Shamardina O, Mégy K, et al. Intensive Care Med. 2019 May;45(5):627-636.
  • Pneumoperitoneum in a neonate weighing less than 500g. What do we really know about it? Sammut A, Soares Oliveira M, Jackson C, Sortica da Costa C. BMJ Case Rep. 2018 May 16;2018: bcr2018224398.