Cheryl Battersby is an NIHR Clinician Scientist and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neonatal Medicine at Imperial college London. She is also an honorary Consultant Neonatologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. She was awarded an NIHR Advanced Fellowship in 2020 and leads the NeoWONDER: Neonatal Whole Population Data linkage to improve lifelong health and wellbeing of preterm babies programme of research, linking together data in the National Neonatal Research Database to other national health and education data to improve long-term outcomes for children born preterm. 

She is chair of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine Data and informatics steering committee, deputy chair of the NIHR HTA Prioritisation committee for hospital based care and member of the Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) Advisory Board. In 2021, she was awarded the RCPCH Simon Newell Early Independent researcher award,  recognising her achievements and strong commitment to training the next generation of researchers.