Dr Jane Hawdon

Dr Jane Hawdon studied medicine at the universities of Cambridge and Newcastle upon Tyne and was awarded PhD at Newcastle for research into neonatal metabolic adaptation, a topic on which she has written and lectured widely.

Dr Hawdon is currently a medical director, responsible officer and consultant neonatologist at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. She has previously held consultant and clinical leadership posts at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Barts Health NHS Trust, and regional and national educational roles.

Dr Hawdon is a member of the board of trustees of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice and a school governor. She has been member of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel, NICE guideline development groups, and the board of trustees of the charity Bliss.

She has chaired the neonatal hypoglycaemia working group of the NHS Improvement Patient Safety programme and was the neonatal clinical lead for the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (HQIP programme). She is a qualified coach and facilitator. She and her husband are parents to 3 young adults.