Cheryl Battersby is an NIHR Clinician Scientist, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neonatal Medicine at Imperial college London and honorary Consultant Neonatologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. She has extensive research experience using national for research and leads the NIHR funded NeoWONDER: Neonatal Whole Population Data linkage to improve lifelong health and wellbeing of preterm babies programme of research, linking together data in the National Neonatal Research Database to other national health and education data. She is chair of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine Data and informatics steering committee, Vice-chair of the RCPCH Informatics committee and Deputy chair of the NIHR HTA Prioritisation committee for hospital based care. In 2021, she was awarded the RCPCH Simon Newell Early Independent researcher award, recognising her achievements and strong commitment to training the next generation of researchers.