Emily Hills

Emily Hills is a Clinical Specialist Neonatal Occupational Therapist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Emily works across two sites, Queen Charlottes and Chelsea Hospital, a level three unit, and St Mary’s Hospital, a level two unit, where she leads on developmental care, neurobehavoural, neurodevelopmental and sensory assessment and interventions, including follow-up after discharge.

Emily is a certified neonatal therapist (CNT). She has completed her MSc in Advanced Neonatal Studies at Southampton University.  Emily is NIDCAP certified and is responsible for organizing and lecturing on The Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education (FINE) programme in the UK.  Emily has completed Neonatal Touch and massage certification (NTMC) and has completed the advanced course in The Prechtl General Movement Assessment.

She is a senior Brazelton trainer and is also certified to teach on the Newborn behavioural Observation (NBO) and Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS).

Emily is an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration (SI) and is co-author of Sensory Babies, a three-day educational programme for all health care and early educator providers.

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