Paul's primary roles are as Professor of Paediatric Education at UCL, and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOS) and in Fetal Medicine at University College London Hospital. After Medical School split between Cambridge (pre-clinical) and Oxford (clinical), he trained in Paediatrics at Charing Cross, Guy's, Oxford, Queen Elizabeth's Hackney and GOS in the UK, with spells at Duke University and Philadelphia in the USA. His first GOS post was in 1990 and he has worked in associated hospitals/universities ever since. He completed his Paediatric Nephrology training in 1999, concurrently finishing a PhD on the Molecular Biology of Renal Malformations.
Subsequently he has combined clinical work in fetal medicine and Polycystic kidney diseases, with research into renal development and stem cells. He is passionate about medical education and runs both the BSc and the MSc in Paediatrics and Child Health at UCL, and has had multiple enabling and facilitating roles in academic paediatrics.
Howard was appointed as Professor in Neonatal Medicine and Child Health at the UCL EGA Institute for Women’s Health in 2020; formerly Professor of Child Health at the University of Southampton from 2007 to 2019. Howard undertook Medical School in Cambridge and subsequently undertook training in Bristol, London, San Francisco and Oxford. He is an Academic Neonatologist with particular expertise in neonatal pulmonary physiology, especially the lung surfactant system and the innate immune defence of the lung.
Andrew is Professor Emeritus of Paediatrics and Perinatal Medicine at All Souls College, Oxford. He attended Medical School in Birmingham, with subsequent training around the midlands, at Great Ormond Street, Southampton and San Francisco. He was then appointed as a Consultant in Neonatology in Oxford where he worked for over 30 years, specialising in the longterm sequelae of extreme prematurity. He has held several leading roles in Academic Paediatrics including Secretary and Chair of the Academic Board of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, President of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine and President of the Neonatal Society.
Nick Bishop has been involved with APA(GBI) since its inception. He was Secretary from 2007 to 2014, and is now President. In his “day job”, Nick has been Professor of Paediatric Bone Disease at the University of Sheffield from 1998, and Head of the Academic Unit of Child Health there from 2002. His research focus is on bone disease in children specifically bone fragility, inherited bone diseases and new therapeutic approaches to bone disease. He leads the bone health theme for the AR-UK funded Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre and is Director of the Sheffield Children’s CRF.
Helen Budge is Professor of Neonatal Medicine, University of Nottingham and Honorary Consultant in the Nottingham Neonatal Service. She leads a multidisciplinary translational research group and is Director of Clinical Academic Training and Career Development & Equity lead for Nottingham’s School of Medicine.