Professor Sze May Ng OBE is a highly respected consultant paediatric endocrinologist and consultant paediatrician of international renown based in Liverpool. She is revered for her expertise in endocrine hormone disorders in children, as well as general paediatrics, growth and puberty. She is also a leading expert in paediatric endocrine disorders, thyroid, puberty, growth and diabetes and has written the books Me and My Hormones and A Guide to Type 1 Diabetes. Additionally she consults on as an expert witness in medicolegal matters.
Professor Ng has an extensive academic background, first qualifying in medicine at the University of Sydney in 1999 before pursuing further training, both in Australia and the north of England. She completed her subspecialty training in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and following this, was awarded the highly prestigious Medical Research Council UK fellowship. She has completed a Master’s in medical science, diabetes and endocrinology and a PhD in child health and neonatal endocrinology at the University of Liverpool. Professor Ng is also an accredited acupuncturist with the British Academy of Western Medical Acupuncture and a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics. Her wealth of expertise and clinical experience have brought her international renown and she was awarded an OBE as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s 2022 Birthday Honours in recognition of her service to people with diabetes, autism and disabilities. Alongside her clinical responsibilities at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust, she is also an associate medical director. Professor Ng sees private patients at Spire Liverpool Hospital.
Additional to her extensive medical education, Professor Ng holds a number of certifications relating to medicolegal matters and healthcare management, including a Master of Laws qualification, an advanced higher diploma in healthcare business and finance and a Master’s in business administration. Professor Ng regularly appears in court as an expert witness, sharing her specialist insight on cases involving general paediatrics, as well as paediatric endocrinology and diabetes. She is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a senior fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management. She holds a number of senior positions in medical education, including as honorary professor at Edge Hill University and honorary associate professor at the University of Liverpool.
Throughout her career, Professor Ng has been awarded a number of prizes in recognition of the excellence of her research and dedication to her practice, including National Clinical Excellence awards in 2018 and 2021 and Diabetes UK’s Arnold Bloom and Mary McKinnon Awards. She has also received the University of Liverpool Alumni Award and is a Diabetes Quality in Care winner. She serves as voluntary chief medical advisor for Action4Diabetes, a UK based charity which aids disadvantaged children who have diabetes in south east Asia.
Professor Ng maintains an active interest in research and holds the esteemed position of officer for research for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and formerly was a training advisor for the College’s endocrinology and diabetes programmes. Professor Ng has been featured in the Lancet, the world's highest impact academic journal, in their In Focus Profile in 2023. She is also editor in chief for Diabetes Care for Children and Young People and regularly serves as a reviewer for the world’s leading academic journals. Additionally, she has published a wealth of her own academic papers throughout her esteemed career. She has also authored several books on topics within her specialist field, including diabetes management and the endocrine system and hormonal conditions. Additionally, she has written a book on autism and is an autism advocate, promoting awareness by regularly contributing to international parenting podcasts and magazines on the topic.