Gupta, Dr Neelam




Training and education

Dr Gupta has trained in India, at various centres in London and at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. She also did her neonatal training at the Royal Women’s Hospital and with the Newborn Emergency Transport Services (NETS) in Melbourne, Australia.


Dr Gupta is a consultant neonatologist who joined the Trust in 2013. She's currently neonatal lead for neurodevelopment and an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Southampton.

Dr Gupta has led the development and implementation of the Wessex Southampton Oxford Neonatal Transport service (SONeT) in 2015 and has led this service for two years. 

Dr Gupta has a special interest in neonatal neurology, especially neuromonitoring and follow-up, medical education and neonatal transport. She is an executive member of the International Federation of Acute Neonatal Transport Services (INFANTS), and has been involved in various neonatal transport related training and equipment development projects in the UK as well as abroad. 

In addition, Dr Gupta is a tutor for the international Neonatal Online Training and Education programme (NOTE), a collaboration between the European Society of Paediatric Research and the University of Southampton.

Key achievements

  • Established Wessex SONeT, including land, ferry and rotary wing transport capabilities of this service for network neonatal transfers.
  • Developed the integrated cranial ultrasound programme in Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton. In addition, she organised the regional Thames Valley and Wessex cranial ultrasound course -this complements the service provision.
  • Streamlined the non invasive ventilation devices including implementation of nasal cannula high flow therapy in the neonatal unit at University Hospital Southampton. 


  • Principal investigator for a study of novel biomarkers and severity of brain injury in newborns undergoing therapeutic hypothermia (BiBINS).
  • Academic clinical visitor in National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Oxford (2010-11), and co-investigator in the Ancillary Abnormal Doppler Enteral Prescription Trial (ADEPT) research project.
    • Publication: Kempley S, Gupta N, Linsell L, et al., on behalf of the ADEPT Trial Collaborative Group - Feeding infants below 29 weeks' gestation with abnormal antenatal Doppler: analysis from a randomised trial. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2014.
  • Research in Melbourne, Australia - several publications in peer review journals on neonatal transport and non invasive ventilation.


You can contact Dr Gupta via the neonatal admin team - call 023 8120 4643 or send an email.