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Dr May Ng has held over £400,000 in research grants and was the recipient of the prestigious UK Medical Research Council Fellowship. She led a successful multi-centred randomised controlled clinical trial involving thyroid supplementation in preterm infants. She is Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Care for Children & Young People, Associate Editor of Journal of Paediatric Diseases and Diabetes and Obesity International Journal. She also serves on the Editorial Board for Practical Diabetes, Journal of Pediatric Sciences, International Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, International Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Advisory Board for WebMed Central, the Reviewer Board for the Journal of Pediatric Biochemistry, Pediatric Oncall and the American Journal of Clinical Medicine Research. She is also a regular invited referee for many high impact journals. Dr Ng has produced a book chapter and over 150 publications (70 peer reviewed research papers; 57 first author/senior author papers) including three Cochrane reviews. She has been an invited and keynote speaker at many national and international meetings of learned societies including Diabetes UK, Diabetes Professional Conference, Diabetes Ireland, Sri Lankan National Association, National Network Forums and Royal Colleges and has given over 150 presentations at international, national scientific conferences and regional meetings.

Selected publications

  1. Ng SM, Ogundiya A, Didi M, Turner MA. Adrenal function of extremely premature infants in the first five days after birth. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism 2019, Vol 32, No 4 pp 363-671.
  2. Ferguson E, Wrigth N, Ng SM. Variations in access to continuous glucose monitoring and flash glucose sensors for children and young people in England and Wales: A national survey. Archives of Diseases in Childhood 2019
  3. Ng SM, D Pintus. Freestyle Libre Flash glucose monitoring system improves patients quality of life measures in children with T1DM with appropriate provision of support and education by healthcare professionals. Diab Metab Syndrome 2019, 30:2923-6
  4. Ng SM, Apperley L. Profound Growth Failure in Peripubertal Adolescents Presenting with Severe Acquired Autoimmune Hypothyroidism. International Journal of Pediatrics, Neonatology and Primary Care 2019. Vol 1
  5. Ng SM. Clinical Leadership in the NHS: A case of change. Diabetes Care for Children & Young People 2019, Vol 8, No 3
  6. Kar P, Flurry J, Ng SM. Delivering the NHS Long Term Plan to ensure young people with diabetes have the care they need for their mental health. Diabetes Care for Children & Young People 2019; Volume 8 No 2
  7. Ng SM Non-therapeutic research in children. Clinical Ethics 2019 DOI: 10.1177/1477750919845084
  8. Ng SM, Moore HS, Clemente M, Pintus D, Soni A. Continuous Glucose Monitoring in children with type 1 diabetes improves well-being, alleviates worry and fear of hypoglycaemia. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics 2019, Vol 21, No 3 pp1-5
  9. Ng SM, Moore HS, Carson M, Maiden J. Driving UK paediatric diabetes care forward through national quality initiatives. Diabetes Care for Children & Young People 2018, Vol 7, No 2, pp1-5
  10. Ng SM, Pintus D, Turner MA. Extreme premature small for gestational age infants have appropriate catch-up growth at term equivalence compared with extreme premature appropriate for gestation age infants. J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol 2018
  11. Ng SM, Omolola A, McGuigan M, Chandrasekaran S. A multicentre study evaluating the risk and prevalence of diabetic retinopathy in children and young people with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews 2018
  12. Ng SM, Apperley L. Increased insulin requirement may contribute to risk of obesity n children and young people with type 1 diabetes. Diabetic and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical research and reviews 2018
  13. Agwu JC, Idkowiak J, Bull L, Ng SM et al. ISPAD Annual Conference 2017 Highlights. Pediatric Diabetes. 2018;19:855–858.
  14. Ng SM. Technology, telemedicine and social media are tools to improve health outcomes, education and patient engagement in a paediatric diabetes service. Practical Diabetes 2018, Vol 35, No 3 pp1-4
  15. Ng SM, Turner MA, Avula S. Ultrasound measurements of thyroid gland volume at 36 weeks corrected gestational age in extreme preterm infants born before 28 weeks gestation. European Thyroid Journal 2017. doi:10.1159/000481857
  16. Apperley L, Ng SM. Socioeconomic Deprivation, Household Education and Employment are Associated With Increased Hospital Admissions and Poor Glycemic Control in Children With Type 1 Diabetes. Review of Diabetic Studies 2017, 14(2):295-300
  17. Ng SM,  Drury J, Upadrasta S, Weindling M, Turner M. Correlation of plasma and salivary cortisol in extremely premature infants. J Neonatal Biology 2017, 6:3 doi: 10.4172/2167-0897.1000260
  18. Ng SM. Digital Footprints: Steps towards transformation in paediatric diabetes. Journal of MHealth 2017, March 
  19. Ng SM, Stepien K. Glucocorticoid replacement regimens in the treatment of 21-hydroxylase deficiency congenital adrenal hyperplasia (Protocol) published Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 1. Art. No CD012517. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012517
  20. Ng SM, Edge J. Hyperglycaemic Hyperosmolar State (HHS) in children: A practical guide to management. Paediatrics and Child Health Journal 2017
  21. Ng SM, Soni A, Didi M. Neonatal Pituitary-Thyroid Axis Dysregulation with Combined Thyroid Hormone and Thyrotropin Resistance in Infant with Trisomy 21 and Maternal Subclinical Hypothyroidism. J Neonatal Biol 2016 5:4 DOI: 10.4172/2167-0897.1000243
  22. Ng SM, Agwu JC, Dwan K. A systematic review and meta-analysis of Synacthen tests for assessing hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal insufficiency in children. Arch Dis Child 2016; 1–7. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2015-308925
  23. Soni A, Agwu JC, Kershaw M, Edge J, Wright N, Ng SM. Management of children with type 1 diabetes during illness: a national survey. Postgrad Med J 2016  doi:10.1136/postgradmedj-2015-133786
  24. Ng SM, Turner M. The Importance of Risk Stratification and Management of Newborn Babies of Women with a History of Graves’ disease. Int J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2016; 2(1): 001-004
  25. Ng SM, Vizard M. The great enabler: how technology is helping to improve patient outcomes in paediatric diabetes. British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease 2015; 15: 86-88. doi:
  26. Soni A, Ng SM. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in children and young people: updated NICE guidance. Practical Diabetes 2015; 32:281-282
  27. Ng SM. Improving patient outcomes with technology and social media in paediatric diabetes. BMJ Quality Improvement Reports 2015; 4(1) DOI:10.1136/bmjquality.u209396.w3846 (1)
  28. Ng SM, Watson G, Turner MA, Newland P and Weindling AM. Do maternal factors influence neonatal thyroid status in the extreme premature infant? The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine 2014:26:1-11.
  29. Agwu C, Ng SM, Edge JA, Drew JH, Wright N, Moudiotis C, Kershaw M. Care of children and young people with diabetes who require surgery. Diabetes Care for Children & Young People, 2014, Vol 3, No 3, pages 106–110
  30. Ng SM, Soni A. Intensive diabetes management and goal setting are key aspects of improving metabolic control in children and young people with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. World Journal of Diabetes 2014:5(6): 877-881
  31. Ng SM, L, Finnigan L, Kiernan C, Coward S. Improving paediatric diabetes care with the use of an integrated paediatric electronic diabetes information management system and routine uploading of blood glucose meters and insulin pumps in outpatient clinics. Arch Dis Child. 2014 Aug 14. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-307021.
  32. Ng SM, Mariguddi S, Coward S, Middleton H. Successful implementation of a paediatric community home nursing service as a model of service delivery in acute paediatric care. British Journal of Nursing 2014: 23 (4):209-212
  33. Ng SM, Turner MA, Watson G, Victor S, Isherwood DM, Newland P, Didi M and Weindling AM. Is dopamine an iatrogenic disruptor of thyroid and cortisol function in the extremely premature infant? Advances in Endocrinology 2014 doi:
  34. Soni A, Shaw EJ, Natarajan A, Ng SM. Children with Type 1 Diabetes mellitus developing concurrent autoimmune disease are not at risk of worsening metabolic control or growth impairment. Practical Diabetes 2014: 31(6):243-246
  35. Ng SM, Turner MA, et al Effect of thyroxine on brain microstructure in extremely premature babies: magnetic resonance imaging findings from the TIPIT study. Pediatric Radiology 2014 DOI:10.1007/s00247-014-2911-6
  36. Ng SM, Balmuri S. Review of insulin treatment in stress related hyperglycaemia in children without pre-existing diabetes. Acta Paediatrica 2013 Oct 3. doi: 10.1111/apa.12442
  37. Ng SM, Turner MA, Gamble, et al. An explanatory randomised placebo controlled trial of levothyroxine supplementation for babies born < 28 weeks' gestation: results of the TIPIT trial. Trials 2013, 14: 211
  38. Ng SM, Drury JA, Turner MA, M Didi, Victor S, Paul Newland, Weindling AM. A Novel Method of Collection of Saliva for Estimation of Steroid Levels in Extremely Premature Infants. Acta Paediatrica 2013 doi: 10.1111/apa.12146
  39. Murphy A, Martin P, Jukka C, Memon A, Ng SM. Recurrent primary paediatric herpetic whitlow of the big toe. BMJ Case Reports 2013 doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-008598
  40. Murphy C and Ng SM. Institution of multiple daily insulin regimen compared with twice daily pre-mixed insulin regimen for children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. American Journal of Clinical Medicine Research 2013 1 (1). doi: 10.12691/ajcmr-1-1-2
  41. Hanumanthaiah H, Gangadharan A, Ng SM.  Continuous insulin infusion therapy for acute stress hyperglycemia secondary to asthma exacerbation in a paediatric patient. Journal of Diabetes Research and Clinical Metabolism 2012:
  42. Gangadharan A, Ng SM.  The Use of Iodine as First Line Therapy in Graves' Disease Complicated with Neutropenia at First Presentation in a Paediatric Patient. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 2013, 3(2): 324-328
  43. Ng SM, Wong SC, Chakkrapani E et al.  Multivariate analysis of factors that affect neonatal screening thyroid stimulating hormone. Journal of Paediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism 2011, 24: 727-732
  44. Hussain M, Cheri J, Khalid M, Matouk Z, Ng SM, et al. Growth monitoring still has a place in selected populations of children. BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.01.2010.2640
  45. Ng SM, Weindling MA. The impact of networks on clinical trials in the United Kingdom . Trials 2009, 10:100
  46. Ng SM, Turner MA, et al TIPIT: A Randomised Controlled Trial of Thyroxine in Preterm Infants: Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Angiography Protocol. BMC Pediatrics 2008, 8:26
  47. Ng SM. Hypothyroxinemia of prematurity: cause, diagnosis and management. Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism 2008, 3: 453-462
  48. Ng SM, Dullipala A, Weindling AM. High versus low dose of initial thyroid hormone replacement for congenital hypothyroidism. Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews 2008, Issue 1
  49. Ng SM, Turner MA, Gamble, et al. TIPIT: A Randomised controlled trial of thyroxine in preterm infants born under 28 weeks gestation. Trials 2008, 9:17
  50. Ng SM, Wong SC, Isherwood DM, et al. Biochemical severity of thyroid ectopia in congenital hypothyroidism demonstrates sexual dimorphism. European Journal of Endocrinology 2007, 156: 49-53
  51. Ng SM, Wong SC, Chakkrapani E, et al.  There is a delay in screening premature infants for congenital hypoithyroidism. Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal Neonatal Ed 2006, 91: F465-466
  52. Ng SM, May JE, Emmerson AJB. Continuous insulin infusion in hyperglycemic ELBW infants: An evaluation of treatment response. Biology of the Neonate 2005, 4: 269-272
  53. Ng SM, Kumar Y et al. The gonadotrophins response to GnRH test is not a predictor of neurological lesion in girls with central precocious puberty. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism 2005, 18: 849-852
  54. Ng SM, Wong SC, Isherwood DM, et al. Multivariate analysis on factors affecting suppression of thyroid stimulating hormone in treated congenital hypothyroidism. Hormone Research 2004, 20: 245-251
  55. Wong SC, Ng SM, Didi M. Children with congenital hypothyroidism are at risk of adult obesity due to early adiposity rebound. Clinical Endocrinology 2004, 61: 441-6
  56. Ng SM, Wong SC, Didi M. Head circumference and linear growth during the first 3 years in treated congenital hypothyroidism in relation to aetiology and initial biochemical severity. Clinical Endocrinology 2004, 61: 155-9
  57. Chalameau M, Hadjiaathanasiou C, Ng SM, et al. How to select girls with precocious puberty for brain imaging? An evidence based approach: EUROPUB study. A multicentre trial. Journal of Pediatrics 2003, 143: 445-450
  58. Ng SM, Jones AP. Drug therapies for reducing gastric acidity in people with cystic fibrosis. Cochrane Collaboration, Cochrane Library 2003, Issue 2
  59. Ng SM, Kumar Y, Cody D, Didi M and Smith CS. Cranial MRI scans are indicated in all girls with central precocious puberty. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2003, 88:  414-418
  60. Cody D, Ng SM, Didi M. The differing outcomes of hyperthyrotropinemia. Journal of Paediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism 2003, 16: 375-378
  61. Ng SM, Khurana R, Hughes U, et al. Is prolonged use of computer games a risk factor for deep venous thrombosis in children? Clinical Medicine 2003, 6: 593-594
  62. Ng SM, Toh EM and Sherrington CA. Clinical predictors of abnormal computed tomography scans in paediatric head injury. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2002, 38: 388-392
  63. Ng SM, Ariffin WA,. Clinical features and treatment outcome of children with myeloid antigen coexpression in B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics 2000, 46: 73-78
  64. Ng SM, Lin HP, Ariffin WA,  Age, sex, hemoglobin and white cell count at diagnosis are important prognostic factors in children with ALL treated with BFM-type protocol. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics 2000, 46:  338-343
  65. Ng SM, Ariffin WA, Lin HP and Chan LL. Presenting features and treatment outcome of 78 Malaysian children with neuroblastoma. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 1999, 30: 149-153

       Including over 60+ published abstracts in paediatric journals from Scientific International Conference Meetings

 Published Book Chapters

  Ng SM. Hormonal dysregulation of the hypothlamic-pituitary-adrenal and hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axes in preterm infants In:   Preterm Infants: Development, Prognosis and Potential Complications, Nova Science Publishers, Inc 2012

Published E-learning Online Chapters

  Ng SM. Key Practice Points for Hyperglycaemia. Paediatric Care Online

  Ng SM, Ogundiya A. Metabolic bone disease of prematurity. E-learning chapter and Vignette. European Society of Paediatric   Endocrinology


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