William Tarnow-Mordi

Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Westmead Hospital NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney, Foundation Director, WINNER Centre (Westmead International Network for Neonatal Education and Research)

Professor William Tarnow-Mordi, FRCPCH, qualified in Medicine at the University of Cambridge with First Class Honours in 1974. He trained in paediatrics and neonatology and in 1986 was appointed Senior Lecturer in Neonatal Medicine, at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee. In 1999 he moved to Australia to take up the post of Director of Neonatology and inaugural Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney.

In 2010 he was appointed Foundation Director of the WINNER Centre for Newborn Research, at Westmead Hospital and NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney. The WINNER Centre is committed to promoting international clinical trials to improve healthy survival in newborn babies.

Professor William Tarnow-Mordi has dedicated much of his time and expertise to advancing the quality of care provided for babies in Australia and internationally through large randomised trials and cohort studies which have enrolled over 30,000 infants in over 200 neonatal units worldwide, with total funding of over $17 million.

Professor Tarnow-Mordi advocates training parents as full research partners with clinicians in achieving healthy survival for newborns through international perinatal trials.

Professor Tarnow-Mordi’s key areas of expertise are:

  • Neonatal health and paediatric medicine
  • Biostatistics
  • Infection and immunity
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Trial concepts and design
  • International trial collaboration