The Network Team

Core Network Team

Dr Grenville Fox

Network Clinical Director

Grenville has been a Consultant Neonatologist at Guys’ & St.Thomas and the Evelina London since 1996, having trained previously in Leicester, London and Toronto.

Grenville sits on the NHS England Neonatal Intensive Care Clinical Reference Group (CRG) the British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) Executive Committee and the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health Specialist Advisory Committee (RCPCH CSAC) for Neonatal Medicine. He also has clinical and research interests in neonatal respiratory support and quality improvement and currently leads the New Models of Care Workstream on behalf of NHS England for the Neonatal Critical Care Review.

Dr Grenville Fox

Suzanne Sweeney OBE

Network Director

A graduate in health sciences, she has 17 years of operational management experience gained in acute London NHS hospitals. She has worked in a variety of senior roles across major trauma (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service), A&E and NHS England. Suzanne’s journey with neonates began in 2011, managing the then north central London Perinatal Network. In January 2014, Suzanne was appointed as the London Neonatal Operational Delivery Network (ODN) Director. She holds a first class honours degree in Early Years (Health & Development) which allows her to combine her interest in child health with a role which brings her into contact with babies and families at a vulnerable time in their lives. She received an OBE in the 2020 Queens Birthday Honours List for services to neonatal provision in the NHS, and currently leads an exciting programme of work to improve the quality and outcome of neonatal care in London.

Suzy

Nigel Sanmoogan

Deputy Network Director

Nigel currently supports the network director to deliver the core functions of the network, including overseeing its day to day operations. Nigel also leads a number of exciting and innovative transformational projects, which aims to improve the quality and outcome of neonatal care across London ODN.

Nigel Sanmoogan

Jenni Jagodzinski

Lead Nurse

Jenni Jagodzinski is the Lead Nurse for the London ODN. Jenni has been a qualified nurse for over 30 years, with over twenty of those as a neonatal nurse. Jenni originally trained as an adult nurse in Brighton and then as a Midwife more locally in Greenwich, before finding her passion in neonates. Jenni has worked in various neonatal units across South East London. Jenni has a first-class honours degree specialising in neonatal nursing and is also an enhanced neonatal nursing practitioner (ENNP); Jenni has worked as a Senior Nurse/Matron since 2007 before joining the Network full time in 2018.

Jenni Jagodzinski

Adedoyin (Dee) Yissau

EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE LEAD

Dee, brings over 14 years of neonatal nursing experience of which 10 of those years were based in a busy Neonatal Intensive Care unit. As Education and Workforce Lead, she has made significant contributions to neonatal education, having developed and delivered the Foundation in Neonatal Care module, along with numerous study days for nursing teams and the Multidisciplinary team. Actively engaged in national projects and supporting regional practice education leads, Dee is committed to imparting knowledge, fostering staff development, and promoting equity and diversity, a catalyst for positive change and shared practice in neonatal care.

Adedoyin (Dee) Yissau

Zeshan Rawn

Senior Informatics Manager

Zeshan Rawn has over 20 years’ experience in planning and performance, information analysis and business intelligence. Having worked across manufacturing, police, social housing, adults and children’s social care, education, public health, commissioning, mental health and neonatal intensive care; he joined the London Neonatal ODN in 2018 from Evelina London.
As the ODN’s Senior Information Manager, Zeshan develops and maintains reporting across the three Neonatal Networks and each of the five Local Maternity and Neonatal Systems; ensuring they have accurate, timely and informative data and analysis to deliver the best care in the right location.

Zeshan Rawn

Natalie Dyer

Business Support Manager

Natalie supports the ODN management team to deliver effective business and provide administrative support to enable this delivery. She ensures the smooth running of ODN activities which includes the preparation and documentation of a number of ODN governance meetings. Natalie also provides project management support to a number of transformational projects within the ODN to ensure on time delivery.

Natalie Dyer

Network Sector Clinical Leads

Dr Tim Watts

joint clinical lead

South London Neonatal ODN

Tim has been a consultant neonatologist at Guy’s & St Thomas’ and the Evelina London Children’s Hospital since 2001.  Tim has previously been Head of Service for the Evelina London Neonatal Unit and Clinical Lead for the Evelina Expansion Programme. He is also the neonatal lead for the South East London LMNS. His clinical interests are in improving clinical working between hospitals and across sectors, neonatal infection and neonatal haematology.

Dr Tim Watts

Dr Justin Richards

joint clinical lead

South London Neonatal ODN

Dr Justin Richards is the joint clinical lead for South London Neonatal ODN. He trained in London and the majority of his post-graduate medical training was also in London, although he did spend an additional 2 years in Canada in a Neonatal Fellowship training and research program. He has been working as a consultant neonatologist at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2007.
He has a wealth of experience in clinical leadership,  with previous posts including Neonatal Care Group Lead (service lead),  Clinical Director for the Children’s Directorate, and Divisional Chair,  all at St George’s Hospital, London.
He is also currently the Chair of the Neonatal Program for the South West London Maternity and Neonatal Network. His clinical interests include quality measurement and service improvement, prevention of neonatal brain injury and team and system resilience.

Dr Justin Richards

Dr Nandiran Ratnavel

joint clinical lead

North Central & East London Neonatal Network

Dr Nandiran Ratnavel is the joint clinical lead for the North Central & East London Neonatal Network. He is a co-chair for the NEL LMNS, joint implementation lead for the London IUT policy, neonatal lead for the UCLP MatNeoSip programme, subject matter advisor for the MNSI programme, flight doctor for Capital Air Ambulance and Clinical Advisor to the Lia’s Wings Air Ambulance Charity for children.

Dr Nandiran Ratnavel

Dr Giles Kendall

joint clinical lead

North Central & East London Neonatal Network

Giles is clinical lead for Neonatal Medicine at University College London Hospital where he has been a consultant since 2012. Giles is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London where is was previously Clinical Lecturer in Neonatal Neuroimaging and Neuroprotection. He has PhD in developmental neuroscience from UCL examining the mechanism pf perinatal hypoxic ischemic brain injury.

Dr Giles Kendall

Dr Lidia Tyszczuk

clinical lead

North West London Neonatal ODN

Lidia has been a consultant neonatologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust since 2003 and currently works both at Queen Charlottes and Chelsea Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital. She has an interest in medical education particularly through the use of simulation and is a course director for the Resuscitation Council (UK) Newborn Life Support and Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant courses. Lidia is committed to improving the quality of care provided for babies and their families.

Dr Lidia Tyszczuk

Allied Health & Psychology Professionals

Dr Ellie Atkins

lead Psychologist

Pan London

Dr Ellie Atkins is a consultant clinical psychologist and the lead psychologist for the London Neonatal ODN. She is responsible for leading psychological provision, developing and expanding psychological services, supporting the psychological professionals in post and supporting all staff to develop a psychologically-informed skill set.

Ellie has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has been working with babies, children, young people and families for almost 30 years. Her doctoral thesis looked at the experiences of children, young people and parents following an intensive care admission. Most recently, Ellie worked at St George’s NHS foundation trust for many years, offering provision across paediatric and neonatal intensive care units and supporting families when a child died. Ellie is a member of NeoLeaP, the clinical excellence network for neonatal psychological professionals.  She is passionate about developing psychologically informed environments across our neonatal units so that wherever a family is cared for, they, and the staff who work with them, are always met with the same level of thoughtful, compassionate and trauma-informed care.

Dr Ellie Atkins

Sheneka Lindsay

Assistant Clinical Psychologist

Pan London

Sheneka, Assistant Psychologist at ODN, holds a BSc in Psychology and possesses clinical experience as an Assistant Psychologist, including in perinatal mental health. She is passionate about advocating for equity and supporting the mental health and well-being of parents, infants, and staff. Sheneka collaborates closely with Lead Psychologist Ellie Atkins to enhance and expand psychological services across London’s neonatal units while promoting psychologically informed care.

A crucial aspect of Sheneka’s responsibilities is auditing the work conducted by psychological professionals across neonatal units in London. This auditing process aims to capture the intricate ways in which psychologists operate in these specialized units, showcasing the reach, impact, and effectiveness of psychological interventions.

Sheneka spearheads the implementation of training projects for Allied Health and Psychological Professionals across the London Neonatal Units, supporting service development.

Sheneka Lindsay

Moriam Mustapha

lead Neonatal Dietitian

Pan London

Moriam has over 15 years of extensive clinical experience in paediatric and neonatal nutrition through the NHS and abroad, and has written for numerous magazines and peer-reviewed journals. Moriam is passionate about neonatal and infant nutrition and hopes to work towards equitable and standardised nutritional care across the London network, in part, through establishing the multidisciplinary London Neonatal Nutrition Group.

Moriam is an active member of the Neonatal Dietitians Interest Group – NDiG (subgroup of the British Dietetics Association – BDA). She is also an executive committee member of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine – BAPM, and the Allied Health & Public Affairs committees of the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition – ESPGHAN.

Moriam Mustapha

Alexandra Connolly

JOint lead Speech and Language Therapist

North West London and South London

Alexandra Connolly is the ODN SLT Lead for North West London and South London and works clinically as an Advanced Neonatal SLT at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Alexandra’s interests lie in quality improvement and driving positive change within neonatal care settings. She has played a pivotal role in shaping key national documents which have transformed the clinical landscape for Neonatal SLTs.  She is committed to supporting responsive cue based feeding practices and empowering parents, advocating for their active role as partners in their babies’ care.

Alexandra Connolly

Brenda Carty

Joint Lead Speech and Language Therapist

North central, east London and Northwest

Brenda Carty is the Joint Lead Neonatal Speech and Language Therapist for London Neonatal Operational Delivery Network. She also works clinically as the Lead Neonatal SLT for Barts health. Brenda has worked for nearly a decade clinically as a Neonatal Speech and Language Therapist across the London network. Brenda has been involved nationally and regionally in projects to improve provision of SLT on neonatal units and workforce development. She has a passion for innovation, equity and early intervention for early feeding and language  practices in the NICU. She is also passionate about earlier family integrated care practices and collaborative provision for babies with complex respiratory needs.

Brenda Carty

Sarah Neilson

joint Lead Occupational Therapist

North East and South London

Sarah Neilson is one of the Lead Occupational Therapists for London Neonatal Network. She works across South and North East London sectors. She also works as a clinical specialist OT on the neonatal unit at Evelina London. With 15 years clinical experience working with neonates and their families she is passionate about ensuring families have support from occupational therapy from the beginning of their journey- helping parents adapt to parenting on the neonatal unit, providing early intervention and supporting infant occupations. Being the neonatal OT lead within the London network has enabled Sarah to drive forward change regionally and nationally – growing and developing the neonatal OT workforce and raising the profile of OT. She also sits on the national committee of Royal College of Occupational Therapy.

Sarah Neilson

Jennifer Dean

joint Lead Occupational Therapist

North West and North Central London

Jennifer Dean is one of the lead Occupational Therapists (OT) for the London ODN and she also currently works clinically as a neonatal OT in London. She has over 10 years of experience working with medically complex infants, children and their families as an OT and has worked in neonates over the last number of years. She has a special interest in standardizing developmental care practises across London, improving the transition from neonatal to paediatric services and supporting the growing neonatal OT workforce.

Jennifer Dean

Maria Furtado

Joint Lead Neonatal Physiotherapist

North London

Maria qualified as a physiotherapist in 2006 from Nottingham University. She worked for 11 years in a community paediatric physiotherapy team in Gloucestershire, developing skills with a variety of different clinical presentations. This is where Maria’s passion for neonatal physiotherapy began, especially for early intervention strategies for high risk babies and families.
Since 2018, Maria has worked across level 2 and level 3 units in North London. She was successful in becoming part of the London Neonatal ODN in 2022. Maria is passionate about developing the neonatal physiotherapy workforce across London in order to provide high quality and equitable care for babies and families across London.

Maria Furtado

Anna Lukens

Joint Lead Neonatal Physiotherapist

North East and South London

Anna qualified as a physiotherapist in 2009 and has always had a passion for working with infants and babies so went on to complete an MSc in Advanced Paediatric Physiotherapy at UCL in 2019. Anna specialised as a neonatal physiotherapist in 2016, working within acute tertiary neonatal services as well as research and follow up clinics.

Anna joined the London ODN in 2022 as joint Lead Neonatal Network Physiotherapist. She is also a member of the APCP Neonatal Committee and has contributed to national publications, guidelines and education to support and enhance the neonatal physiotherapy workforce.

Anna Lukens

Care Coordinators

Laura-Kelly

Laura Kelly

 Lead Care Coordinator

Laura is the Lead Care Coordinator for the London Neonatal ODN. Laura trained as a paediatric nurse and initially cared for children in the fields of cardiac and oncology before specialising in neonatal care. Laura’s passion for families and babies is so strong that she has been working in neonatal care for the last 22 year. Laura has worked on both NICU and LNU neonatal units caring for medical, surgical, and complex babies and their families. During her career, Laura has progressed through the nursing roles including senior clinical roles, transport nursing and a Lead Nurse role for a pan regional service. Laura’s current role as Lead Care Coordinator is one of strategic oversight, and leading the ODN Care Co-ordinator team, have a goal of placing families at the fore front of service transformation, collaborating with all healthcare colleagues in achieving excellent standards, and supporting neonatal units with implementation of Family integrated care as a core ethos.

Laura Kelly

Leah Raphael

Care Coordinator

North East London

Leah began her neonatal journey 15 years ago. Leah has worked in two busy London Neonatal units and over the course of her career she has solidified her knowledge, skills and experience in various roles; starting as a Staff Nurse caring for extremely preterm and unwell infants to her former role as a Care Pathway Sister and Lead for Transitional Care which consisted of supporting babies with complex needs and their families in their next steps to going home.
Leah has a passion for improving and enabling conditions to achieving equity and equality within Neonatal care.
FiCare is currently being embedded across the North East London sector via various projects including parent support sessions and establishing core groups to sustain the FiCare framework within individual units and as a wider team for the sector.

Leah Raphael

Anne Cantarella

Care Coordinator

North Central London

Anne trained as a General Nurse and a Midwife before finding her niche in neonatal care. She has been awarded a Bachelor of Nursing (Distinction). Anne has worked on a variety of neonatal units both in the UK and Australia and she has developed a keen interest in baby led, family centred and developmentally sensitive care. She is also interested in nurturing the neonatal workforce and working collaboratively across the multi-disciplinary team. These interests have always informed her approach to the clinical, research and education posts that she has held.
The Care Coordinator role is a perfect fit for Anne’s experience and her aspiration to support the implementation of Family Integrated Care.

Anne Cantarella

Louise Wells

Care Coordinator

South East London

Louise trained as a paediatric nurse and spent 5 years on a paediatric surgical ward before starting her neonatal career in 1999. Since then Louise has had the privilege of working with families on Level 3 NICUs around the country, caring for extreme premature, surgical and complex needs babies. Louise has been an ITU nurse, a transport nurse, an educator and, before this role, a Neonatal Outreach Nurse, where she supported families preparing for discharge on the Neonatal Unit and then seeing them at home. Through all these roles, her passion for working in partnership with families has been central. Since becoming a Care Coordinator in 2021, hearing family stories has further ignited her passion for Family Integrated Care and ensuring that parent voices are heard to support the development of Neonatal Services.

Lousie Wells

Lucinda Clegg

Care Coordinator

South West London

Lucinda is a paediatric nurse by background but always had a passion for neonates and spent the first 9 years of her NHS career working on a busy surgical and tertiary NICU in London. During this time, Lucinda worked both as a neonatal nurse and sister caring for a large range of complex infants and quickly became passionate about providing both specialist and holistic care to infants and their wider family during the neonatal journey.
Lucinda is passionate about ensuring the continuity of care from neonates into the paediatric wards. Her interests are to ensure that the resources for families and staff conveys the appropriate messaging, language and is inclusive. Lucinda is now working as the ODN Care Coordinator for South West London and is supporting; Epsom, St Helier, Croydon, Kingston and St George’s with their exciting FiCare initiatives to enhance and improve family experience.

Lucinda Clegg

Ines Da Silva

Care Coordinator

North West London

Ines is a Neonatal Nurse with over fifteen years of experience nationally and internationally in medical & surgical units and community services. She is passionate about nursing education, innovation and quality improvement in healthcare. In 2016, Ines was part of the North West London (NWL) team project, an initiative from Health Education England that aimed to address the workforce challenges in neonatal nursing within the NWL sector. Working with families has always been at the heart of her nursing care. Before joining the ODN in 2021 as the NWL Care Coordinator, Ines was part of an innovative, award-winning project – The Integrated Family Delivered Care Project (IFDC), at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in 2017. This initiative aimed to work in partnership with parents to create a consistent, nurturing environment where parents felt engaged, enabled, educated and empowered as the primary caregivers to their baby. The IFDC project has changed the culture in neonatal care as it improved premature babies’ health outcomes and enhanced the family experience in the neonatal unit. As part of Ines’s current role, she works in an advisory capacity to support units developing, implementing and sustaining family integrated care practices and to progress with the BFI and BLISS baby charter accreditations.

Ines Da Silva

Parent Advisorory Group Chair

Jade Umeh

Parent Advisory Group Chair

Jade Umeh lives with her husband and 3 young boys and is also a Postnatal Doula. Her lived experience stems from having had her 2 children on the Neonatal Unit at North Middlesex Hospital, the most recently in 2019. Shortly after discharge, she joined the unit’s Parent Support group. The support that is offered to families starting their journey in neonates is an integral part of their experience. Sharing this has been a huge passion for her ever since, which lead her to become part of the North Middlesex Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) with the PAG Chair role being a natural progression of her passion.
Jade has been involved in various network and LMNs projects including the co-production of various communication projects, videos and presentations. She works alongside the Allied Health Professionals (AHP) team to give guidance from a parent’s perspective. She is currently in the process of building a London wide Parent Advisory Group who will work alongside her in partnership with all families, multi-disciplinary groups both in neonates and maternity services, ensuring the parent voice is heard. She can be contacted on Jade.Umeh@gstt.nhs.uk

Jade Umeh

Communication and Engagement

Ian Browne

COMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

Ian currently supports the ODN team to deliver effective and timely communication to promote the work of the network. He collaborates across all the network teams to produce their brand publications and promote network events and training. His role includes managing and developing the network website and social media. The main ethos is to ensure clear and understandable communications to empower new parents and professionals alike with accurate and informative information.

We welcome your comments on our network website and resources, please let us know on the feeback form.

Ian Browne

Project Manager

Milly Baker

Project Manager

Milly is the Project Manager for the London ODN, working on Neurodevelopmental follow-up. Milly is a qualified Occupational Therapist and worked in community Paediatrics for a number of years, supporting children, young people and families in both home and school settings. Milly then joined NHS England in 2022, providing project management support to the Mental Health Programme for the East of England region, focusing on Perinatal mental health and Children and Young People’s mental health. Milly is passionate about health promotion and prevention, and working collaboratively to design services that improve outcomes across the life course.

Milly Baker

Education Facilitators

Beatriz Afonso

NETWORK EDUCATION FACILITATOR

Bea has joined the team as a Network Education Facilitator in September 2022 and is a neonatal nurse with 9 years of neonatal clinical experience with an adult nursing background. She has worked in a busy Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in London with experience caring for extreme premature and complex needs babies and clinical education. Her passion is to improve neonatal outcomes by teaching others through simulation and practice.
She has been appointed to lead on the development of the Pan London Enhanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Module, which aims to provide an alternative career pathway beyond neonatal qualification in speciality (QiS).

Beatriz Afonso

Cristina Martin Jimenez

NETWORK EDUCATION FACILITATOR

Cristina Martin Jimenez

Medical Education Leads

Claire-Caldwell

Dr Claire Caldwell

MEDICAL EDUCATION LEAD

I am a London trained neonatologist, about to start my first locum consultant post at Chelsea and Westminster. During my rotation as a grid trainee through South London I have benefited from a wealth of educational opportunities and also contributed to teaching both medical students and colleagues. I was therefore thrilled to be appointed as one of the medical education leads, and begin to roll out an equitable approach to neonatal education, for every doctor working in the ODN. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family in our restored campervan.

Dr Claire Caldwell

Dr Joanna Mena

JOINT MEDICAL EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE LEAD

Dr Joanna Mena is the joint Medical Education and Workforce Lead for the London Neonatal Operational Delivery Network. She trained at University College London Medical School and has worked in London and the East of England as a junior doctor and throughout Paediatric Training. Joanna is currently a neonatal and paediatric registrar with interests in research, teaching and quality improvement. She is also co-lead for the next REACH London Network multi-centre research project on neonatal jaundice in different skin tones, aiming to reduce health inequalities.
Joanna is excited to have taken up this new role with her team members Claire and Sonal, to champion equitable and accessible neonatal education.

Dr Joanna Mena

Dr Sonal Datir

JOINT MEDICAL EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE LEAD

She works as a Consultant Neonatologist at Guy’s & St Thomas’ and the Evelina Children’s hospital. She has trained in London and Oxford as a part of her neonatal grid training. Her clinical interests are medical education and simulation, and quality improvement. As a Medical Education and Workforce Lead, she is keen to ensure equitable and high quality neonatal education across the network.

Dr Sonal Datir