Consultant Neonatologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecture in Paediatrics

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Kevin Ives trained in Cambridge, London and Brighton and has been a Consultant Neonatologist in Oxford since 1991. His MD research was on Neonatal Jaundice, a subject for which he has been chapter author in the last three editions of The Textbook of Neonatology (Rennie and Roberton). Kevin contributed to the 2010 NICE Guideline on Neonatal Jaundice, aiming to provide conformity of treatment and a reduction in kernicterus in the UK.

Over the past fifteen years Kevin has been an unashamed evangelist for the technology of nasal High Flow Therapy, and has received invitations to share his experience and enthusiasm across Europe and in the USA. He was a contributing author of an ‘International Consensus Document on the use of nHFT in Neonatology’ 2017, and has recently collaborated with Dr Peter Reynolds in a randomised crossover study of automated oxygen control for preterm infants receiving nasal High Flow, 2018 (

Kevin has 33 peer reviewed publications and is the author of 7 book chapters, including ‘Medical Malpractice in Neonatology’ for the Encyclopaedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine. Elsevier Academic Press, 2015. Kevin has been attending and contributing to the Reason meeting for longer than he can remember.