Nicholas Embleton is Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician, and Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne UK, having completed paediatric and neonatal training in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and Vancouver, Canada. He helps lead a broad portfolio of research based in Newcastle (www.neonatalresearch.net ) including large-scale NIHR nutrition trials and in-house studies looking at immune development, and mechanistic microbiomic and metabolomic studies (MAGPIE).
Professor Embleton coordinates the Newcastle Preterm Birth Growth study that has tracked the growth and metabolic outcomes of children who were born preterm into late adolescence. Current nutrition trials include
1. The impact of exclusive human milk diets in extremely preterm infants (INDIGO)
2. Feeding in late and moderately preterm infants (FLAMINGO)
3. Developmental outcomes of feed supplementation in neonates (DOLFIN)
4. Human milk, nutrition, growth and breast feeding (HUMMINGBIRD)
Professor Embleton also leads a series of qualitative studies exploring the experiences of parents who suffered baby loss in a multiple pregnancy which led to the creation of the www.neonatalbutterflyproject.org He has created Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on baby loss and ESPGHAN enteral nutrition requirements in preterm infants. See here for publications and other work https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3750-5566