The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

Main Task

The Scientific Advisory Board will consist of a number of international experts with expertise in this particular area of neonatal care. They will ensure the highest standard of research and monitor the progress of the project by taking part in the annual Project Governing Board Meetings. Whenever appropriate, they will consult the consortium and make recommendations on how to best improve project performance.


Neil Finer
Neil Finer

Prof. Neil Finer

Neil Finer is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, San Diego, CA. He has significant experience in conducting newborn trials and is principal investigator for a number of ongoing trials including the PRESOX and SUPPORT Trials. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Thoracic Society, Canadian Critical Care Society, Canadian Pediatric Society, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, the Society For Pediatric Research USA. He has sat on numerous national and international committees and has been a member of the steering committee of a number of highly successful multi-centre research projects in sick newborn infants. He has over 220 peer reviewed articles.


Martin Kluckow
Martin Kluckow

Associate Professor Martin Kluckow


1995-Present: Senior Staff Specialist in Neonatology, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia

2008-Present: Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Sydney

2002 Present: Honorary Neonatologist to Primates at Taronga Zoo, Sydney

A/Professor Kluckow is a senior neonatologist at the NICU at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia involved in the care of over 500 sick and premature infants each year.  He is Chair of the RACP training committee for Neonatologists in Australia and New Zealand, Chair of the NSW Neonatal Database Committee and Chair of the ASUM Certificate of Clinician Performed Ultrasound group. Dr Kluckow with his Sydney based research group has led the development of neonatal hemodynamics and point of care ultrasound in the neonatal unit for the past 14 years in Australia and New Zealand. His research has centered around the transitional circulation of infants born prematurely, the time frame of changes that occur and the relationship of these changes to some of the complications of prematurity such as intraventricular haemorrhage. His group first described the use of superior vena cava (SVC) flow, the subject of his PhD thesis presented in 2000. He is also involved in basic science transitional circulation research using a preterm lamb model.

  • 52 Publications in peer reviewed journals, 20 in the past 5 years, 3 In Press and 2 under review in 2011
  • 3 published book chapters
  • Lifetime citation index = 1095, h-Index = 17
  • Supervision of 3 PhD students
  • Regular manuscript reviewer for 8 international journals
  • $3.4 Million of peer reviewed grants in past 5 years
  • International Plenary speaker 3-4 times per year

Prof. Michael Weindling

Michael Weindling is Professor of Perinatal Medicine at University of Liverpool and has published extensively on the role of near infrared and echocardiography in the newborn.