Professor Jonathan Wyllie

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Middlesbrough, UK

Professor Jonathan Wyllie has been a consultant neonatologist at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough since 1994 and was clinical director of neonatology until May 2017. He is Professor of Neonatology and Paediatrics at Durham University. He has a long-standing interest in resuscitation and neonatal haemodynamics as well as an interest in paediatric cardiology. He was one of the originators of the Newborn Life Support course in the UK and Europe. He is the chair of the Newborn Life Support (NLS) subcommittee, a previous chair and now a member of the Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant (ARNI) working group for the Resuscitation Council (UK) and Science Co-chair of the European Resuscitation Council NLS Science and Education Committee. He is President of the Resuscitation Council (UK) and an invited board member of the European Resuscitation Council. He was European co-chair of the ILCOR neonatal task force for the evidence evaluation process of 2010, 2015 and continues as vice chair of the ILCOR neonatal task force at present. He is co-author of newborn resuscitation guidelines for Europe and the UK for 2005, 2010 and 2015. In 2010 he was awarded the Fellowship of the European Resuscitation Council for services to resuscitation and in 2015 given honorary membership of the Resuscitation Council (UK). In 2018 he was elected as an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. In his spare time he enjoys walking, mountain biking and more recently photography.

Dr Sudhin Thayill

Imperial College, London, UK

Sudhin Thayyil is a Reader in Neonatology and the Director of Centre for Perinatal Neuroscience at Imperial College London. His work is focused on precision medicine and surrogate magnetic spectroscopy biomarkers for developing newer therapies in neonatal encephalopathy. His group leads large multi-country clinical research programs in neonatal encephalopathy, including the world’s largest prospective study on MR spectroscopy (MARBLE – Magnetic Resonance Biomarkers in Neonatal Encephalopathy) and the largest cooling trial (HELIX – Hypothermia for Encephalopathy in Low and Middle-Income Countries).


Dr Mithilesh Lal

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Middlesbrough, UK

Dr Mithilesh Lal is a Consultant Neonatologist and Clinical Director at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough (UK). He leads a large, tertiary level neonatal intensive care unit. Following professional qualification from India, he has trained and practiced in the UK for 23 years. His research interests include neonatal transport, epidemiology and outcome, resuscitation and respiratory care in the newborn. He has keen interest in education and training of medical undergraduates and postgraduate doctors, including MRCPCH Exams in the United Kingdom and Overseas.