Elaine Boyle

Senior Lecturer in Neonatal Medicine


Department of Health Sciences
Centre for Medicine
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH

Tel: 00 44 116 2525447

Email: eb124@le.ac.uk   


  • Late and moderate prematurity
  • Neonatal pain
  • Enteral feeding of preterm infants
  • Randomised controlled trials in neonates


  • Development of a clinical tool for assessment of persistent pain in neonates


  • Towards reducing variations in infant mortality:a population approach
  • A population-based study of the health and developmental consequences of preterm birth
  • NeoOpioid: No pain during infancy by adapting off-patent medicines


  • Child Death Overview Panel
  • Clinical Policy and Guidelines Advisory Group, University Hospitals, Leicester


  • Neonatal pain; All Irish Neonatal Study day, Cork, March 2008
  • Infant Feeding; Trouble up North Neonatal Study Day, Wakefield, November 2008
  • Late and Moderate Preterm Birth; Neonatal Study Day, Wishaw, January 2009
  • Late and Moderate Preterm Birth; North Trent Neonatal Network Meeting, May 2009



Y Freer, N McIntosh, S Teunisse, KJS Anand, EM Boyle. More information, less understanding: a randomized study on consent issues in neonatal research. Pediatrics 2009;123(5):1301-5

G Menon, E M Boyle, L L Bergqvist, N McIntosh, B A Barton, and K J S Anand. Morphine analgesia and gastrointestinal morbidity in preterm infants: secondary results from the NEOPAIN trial. Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2008; 93:F362-F367

CE Hutzal, EM Boyle, SL Kenyon, JV Nash, S Winsor, DJ Taylor, H Kirpalani. Use of antibiotics for the treatment of preterm parturition and prevention of neonatal morbidity: a meta-analysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199(6):620.e1-8

L Loovere, EM Boyle, S Blatz, M Bowslaugh, Marilyn K, B Paes. Quality Improvement in Radiography in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal 2008 Oct;59(4):197-202

RW Hall, EM Boyle and T Young. Do ventilated neonates require pain management? Semin Perinatol 2007; 31; 5:289-297

EM Boyle, Y Freer, Z Orakzai−Khan, M Watkinson, E Wright, JR Ainsworth, N McIntosh. Sucrose and non-nutritive sucking for the relief of pain in screening for retinopathy of prematurity: a randomised controlled trial. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2006; 91:166−168.

EM Boyle, I Brookes, K Nye, M Watkinson, FAI Riordan. "Random" gentamicin concentrations do not predict trough levels inneonates receiving once daily fixed dose regimens. BMC Pediatrics 2006, 6:8. doi: 1186/1471-2431-6-8

EM Boyle, Y Freer, CM Wong, N McIntosh, KJS Anand. Assessment of persistent pain or distress and adequacy of analgesia in preterm ventilated infants. PAIN 2006. 124: 87-91.

Quine D, Wong CM, Boyle EM, Jones JG, Stenson BJ. Non-invasive measurement of reduced ventilation-perfusion ratio and shunt in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia; a physiological definition of the disease. Arch Dis Child 2006; 91 (6):F409-14




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