Dr Nicholas Embleton is Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician, and Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne UK, having completed paediatric and neonatal training in the UK and Vancouver, Canada as well as a doctorate on ‘Protein Requirements in Preterm Infants’. Dr Embleton leads a broad portfolio of translational research in neonatal nutrition (see www.neonatalresearch.net). These include large-scale NIHR (~$10 million funding) collaborative trials of feeding and immunonutrients in the UK that are recruiting ~5000 preterm infants (www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/elfin), along with mechanistic microbiomic and metabolomic studies – the MAGPIE study. He coordinates the Newcastle Preterm Birth Growth study that has tracked the growth and metabolic outcomes of children who were born preterm into late adolescence, including measures of insulin sensitivity and body composition, along with epigenetic correlates. He leads a series of qualitative studies exploring the experiences of parents (and the staff who cared for them) who suffered a reproductive or neonatal loss, recently completing a quality improvement project for staff and parents where one of a twin pair dies (the Butterfly project www.neonatalbutterflyproject.org ). He is elected member of the ESPGHAN Committee of Nutrition, and Chair of the UK based Neonatal Nutrition Network (N3), and has >140 peer reviewed publications in addition to numerous educational articles and book chapters.