Name and Position


Contact Details

Main Telephone Number:01603 286337


Department page: Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital

Speciality: Paediatrics

Sub-speciality: Neonatal Medicine

Special clinical interests: Infant nutrition; vitamin K deficiency bleeding; newer modes of ventilation including high frequency oscillation and volume-controlled ventilation.

Research interests: Vitamin K; infant nutrition; immunisation responses in preterm infants; treatment of hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy by hypothermia

Secretary: Beverley Burkill

GMC Number: 3333491

Current membership(s) of professional National and Regional bodies:
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health; British Association of Perinatal Medicine; The Neonatal Society; European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases; European Society for Paediatric Research.

Professional profile: Dr Clarke was born in Liverpool and was educated at De La Salle Grammar School. He graduated from the Victoria University of Manchester in 1990 and did the majority of his postgraduate medical training in the North West of England. He undertook sub-specialty training in Neonatal Medicine in Manchester and Liverpool, and also gained overseas experience in 1999-2000 as Neonatal Fellow at The Canberra Hospital, Australia. He has a strong interest in clinical research in neonatal medicine.  In 2008 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine by the University of Manchester for his thesis on the vitamin K status of preterm infants.

Personal profile: Dr Clarke is married, with four young children.