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Dr May Ng has held over £300,000 in research grants and was the recipient of the prestigious Medical Research Council Fellowship. She led a successful multi-centred randomised controlled clinical trial involving thyroid supplementation in preterm infants. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Edorium Journal of Endocrinology, Associate Editor of Journal of Paediatric Diseases and serves on the Editorial Board for Journal of Pediatric Sciences, International Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, International Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 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 100 publications (50 peer reviewed research papers; 47 first author/senior author papers) including three Cochrane reviews. She has been an invited and keynote speaker at many national and international scientific meetings of learned societies including Diabetes UK, Diabetes Professional Conference, National Network Forums and Royal Colleges and has given over 100 presentations at international, national scientific conferences and local meetings and has given over 100+ presentations at international, national scientific conferences and local meetings.

Selected publications

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Mellitus. Review of Diabetic Studies 2017, 14(2):295-300
  4. Ng SM. Digital Footprints: Steps towards transformation in paediatric diabetes. Journal of MHealth 2017, March 
  5. 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
  6. Ng SM, Edge J. Hyperglycaemic Hyperosmolar State (HHS) in children: A practical guide to management. Paediatrics and Child Health Journal 2017
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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:
  12. Soni A, Ng SM. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in children and young people: updated NICE guidance. Practical Diabetes 2015; 32:281-282
  13. 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)
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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:
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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:
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. Ng SM, Weindling MA. The impact of networks on clinical trials in the United Kingdom . Trials 2009, 10:100
  32. 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
  33. Ng SM. Hypothyroxinemia of prematurity: cause, diagnosis and management. Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism 2008, 3: 453-462
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. Ng SM, Jones AP. Drug therapies for reducing gastric acidity in people with cystic fibrosis. Cochrane Collaboration, Cochrane Library 2003, Issue 2
  45. 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
  46. Cody D, Ng SM, Didi M. The differing outcomes of hyperthyrotropinemia. Journal of Paediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism 2003, 16: 375-378
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 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