Emily Hills

  • NBO Trainer
  • Profession – Occupational Therapy
  • Current Role – Occupational Therapist, Starlight NICU, Barnet Hospital, Royal Free NHS Trust
  • Trainer Since – July 2013
  • Why you love being a trainer: – Becoming a Brazelton trainer has been a wonderful opportunity, it has enabled me to learn about clinical practices and meet different professionals across the United Kingdom. I learn something new on each course and am constantly reminded of the unique capabilities of each baby and their family

I am a Clinical Specialist Neonatal Occupational Therapist at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust. I works at the “Starlight” neonatal unit at Barnet Hospital where I lead on developmental care, neurodevelopmental assessment and developmental interventions; including follow-up after discharge.

I am passionate about developmental care and am a lecturer for Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education (FINE) courses. I am an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration (SI) and I lead on the OT-SI intervention clinic at Royal Free Hospital, which particularly focuses on early years intervention for the ex- preterm infant.

I have completed both her Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS) and Newborn Behavioural Observation (NBO) certification and I am a trainer for the Brazelton Centre UK. I am a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI). I have completed Newborn Individualised Developmental Care Assessment program (NIDCAP) certification and I am currently undertaking an MSc in Advanced Neonatal Studies at Southampton University.