Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit
The University of Nottingham
University of Nottingham

About the programme

The research programme is funded by the National Institute for Health Research. It is a five year programme that began in 2011. The research is looking at early health care and treatment for very preterm babies. Its aim is to improve the care given to babies born before thirty two weeks gestation and their families.

Management team

The programme team are based at Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit in the Queens' Medical Centre.

  • Professor Lelia Duley - Programme Director
  • Sarah Somerset - Research Fellow

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Steering Group

The programme has a Steering Group that meets two/three times per year. The members are clinicians and researchers involved in the research programme.

  • Zoe Chivers , Head of Services, Bliss
  • Susan Ayers, Lead, Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research, City University London
  • Jon Dorling, Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
  • Lelia Duley (Chair), Director, Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit, University of Nottingham
  • David Field, Professor of Neonatal Medicine and surgery, University of Leicester
  • Gill Gyte, Research Associate, National Childbirth Trust
  • William McGuire, Professor of Child Health, University of York
  • Christopher Megone, Professor of Inter-Disciplinary Applied Ethics, Director, IDEA CETL, University of Leeds
  • Sam Oddie, Consultant Neonatologist, Clinical Lead, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sandy Oliver, Professor of Public Policy, Deputy Director, SSRU, University of London
  • John Simes, Director, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Sydney
  • Jim Thornton, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nottingham
  • Andrew Weeks, Professor of International Maternal Health, University of Liverpool
  • Bill Yoxall, Clinical Director of Neonatology and Pharmacy, Consultant Neonatologist, Liverpool Women's Hospital Foundation Trust  





Access to restricted area

Programme persons will be issued with a password to access confidential programme documentation.





Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit

General enquiries
Telephone: +44 (0)115 8231600