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Professor James Boardman

Professional Description:

Consultant Neonatologist


PhD, MSc Clinical Paediatrics, MBBS, BSc (first class hons.) Neuroscience

Room W1.26
Queens Medical Research Institute
47 Little France Crescent
EH16 4TJ
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James Boardman is a Consultant Neonatologist and professor of Neonatal Medicine at the MRC / University of Edinburgh Centre for Reproductive Health, where he directs a programme of research into the causes and consequences of perinatal brain injury.

He has broad experience in general neonatal medicine with specific clinical and research expertise in brain injury. His publication record includes articles on preterm brain injury, hypoglycaemia, hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy and neonatal stroke.

Professor Boardman is part of a team of senior clinicians who lead investigations for Serious Adverse Events and he provides the neonatal medicine opinion to a fetal clinic for antenatally diagnosed central nervous system abnormalities.

He has contributed to the development of British Association of Perinatal Medicine clinical practice frameworks concerning neuroimaging and hypoglycaemia in neonatal medicine.

He is responsible for the development and implementation of interdisciplinary guidelines and pathways for perinatal neuroprotection, and management of acquired perinatal brain injury.

He is widely published and served as an expert scientific adviser and contributor to the Tommy’s guide ‘Having a Premature Baby.’


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Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, General Medical Council, registration number 4311537, full registration 1997, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2014, The Neonatal Society, elected committee member 2010

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