Dr Sybil Barr graduated from medical school in Cardiff, United Kingdom in 1992. After one year of a junior residency programme, she started her Pediatrics specialty training initially in Wales before moving to the Royal London Hospital, London. She did her registrar training in neonatology at University College of London Hospitals (UCLH). During her registrar training, she worked as a neonatal transport fellow for one year in British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. She obtained her CCT in Neonatal Medicine in 2001, in the UK. She then worked as a Neonatal fellow for 3 years in Georgetown Medical Centre, Washington, DC, USA, before returning to the UK in 2004. She was appointed Consultant in Neonatal medicine at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff in 2005. UHW is a regional teaching hospital, tertiary unit and surgical neonatal unit, with 6000 deliveries a year. She has been a Neonatal consultant in the UK for more than 12 years.
Dr Barr’s main interests are; neonatal nutrition, antenatal and postnatal management of neonatal renal disease, evidence based practice and guideline development. In UHW, she was the nutrition lead; responsible for parental and enteral nutrition in medical and surgical patients, leading weekly multidisciplinary nutrition ward rounds and liaison with dieticians and pharmacy. Alongside a Paediatric nephrologist, Dr Barr ran a joint neonatal renal clinic; reviewing and managing patients with antenatally detected renal complications and liaising with urology surgeons if indicated. She was the local neonatal guideline lead for UHW, and the national lead for Guidelines at the Wales Neonatal Network. She was responsible for setting up the guideline and evidence review group and coordinating guideline development for the whole Welsh network.Dr.Sybil Barr is a frequent peer-reviewer for more many pediatric and neonatal international journals. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, British Association of Perinatal Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.