Cheryl Battersby is a Consultant Neonatologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Neonatal Data Analysis Unit Imperial college London, where the National Neonatal Research Database is maintained and managed. She was awarded an NIHR Advanced Fellowship in 2020 and leads the NeoWONDER: Neonatal Whole Population Data linkage to improve lifelong health and wellbeing of preterm babies programme of research, harnessing routine data to improve long-term outcomes for children born preterm.

She is chair of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine Data and informatics steering committee, deputy chair of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Informatics For Quality Committee, deputy chair of the NIHR HTA Prioritisation committee for hospital based care, and member of the Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) Advisory Boards. In 2021, she was awarded the RCPCH Simon Newell Early Independent researcher award, recognising her achievements and strong commitment to training the next generation of researchers.