Prof. Neil Marlow is Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Medicine at University College London. His major academic interests have been in long-term outcomes following prematurity and he is the Director of the MRC-funded EPICure studies (www.epicure.ac.uk). He studies brain and cognitive development following very preterm birth and outcomes following asphyxia, communication in neonatal care, and is a co-investigator on a range of UK and international cohort and randomized studies. Prof. Marlow has been President of the British Association for Perinatal Medicine, Director of the UCL Institute for Women’s Health, President of the European Society for Paediatric Research and was appointed Chair of the NHS England national Neonatal Review and subsequent Implementation Board. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and awarded a Bliss Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. He was also a member of the executive of the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants until April 2021.