Elaine Boyle is an Associate Professor in Neonatal Medicine at the University of Leicester, and Honorary Consultant Neonatologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. She initially trained as a nurse and worked in nursing for a number of years before changing direction to study medicine at the University of Sheffield, qualifying as a doctor in 1993. Elaine completed postgraduate training in paediatrics in Sheffield and Birmingham. Before taking up her current appointment in Leicester in 2006, she trained in academic neonatal medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland and at McMaster University, Canada. During this time she gained an MD for work on the assessment and management of pain in the newborn, an MSc in Epidemiology, and a PhD focused on enteral feeding in preterm neonates. Her current major research interest is the effects of gestational age at birth on neonatal and childhood outcomes, and in particular the effects of moderate-late preterm birth. She was the lead for the LAMBS – Late And Moderately preterm Birth Study, one of the first large population-based studies in this area. However, she remains active in research in neonatal pain, most recently as a co-investigator and UK National Principal Investigator for the EU-funded Europain Survey of management of pain in preterm and sick neonates across Europe.