Dr Camilla Kingdon

President, RCPCH

Camilla Kingdon has been President of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (RCPCH) since May 2021, the leading voice for children and young people’s health in the UK.  She is a consultant neonatologist at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital with sub-specialty interests in neonatal nutrition, donor milk banking and neurodevelopmental follow up of high-risk neonates.

Camilla was Vice President for Education and Professional Development between July 2018 and May 2021.  She will serve as RCPCH President until the end of March 2024.

Camilla grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and graduated from the University of Cape Town.  Camilla came to the UK in 1991 and spent a year doing adult medicine before discovering paediatrics. She never looked back. She trained in London, achieving her CCT in 2000 and has been a Consultant Neonatologist at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital since then.

Camilla has a particular interest in the social determinants of child health – most particularly the impact of both poverty and climate change on child health outcomes in the UK and internationally.  She led the development of the RCPCH Health Inequalities Toolkit and oversaw a large portfolio of work focussing on the impact of climate change, and specifically air pollution, on foetal and child health.  

Camilla is committed to leadership development in child health and has specifically campaigned for collaborative and compassionate models of leadership, as the only way complex healthcare systems can navigate the future.

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Dr Camilla Kingdon

President, RCPCH

Camilla Kingdon has been President of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (RCPCH) since May 2021, the leading voice for children and young people’s health in the UK.  She is a consultant neonatologist at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital with sub-specialty interests in neonatal nutrition, donor milk banking and neurodevelopmental follow up of high-risk neonates.

Camilla was Vice President for Education and Professional Development between July 2018 and May 2021.  She will serve as RCPCH President until the end of March 2024.

Camilla grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and graduated from the University of Cape Town.  Camilla came to the UK in 1991 and spent a year doing adult medicine before discovering paediatrics. She never looked back. She trained in London, achieving her CCT in 2000 and has been a Consultant Neonatologist at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital since then.

Camilla has a particular interest in the social determinants of child health – most particularly the impact of both poverty and climate change on child health outcomes in the UK and internationally.  She led the development of the RCPCH Health Inequalities Toolkit and oversaw a large portfolio of work focussing on the impact of climate change, and specifically air pollution, on foetal and child health.  

Camilla is committed to leadership development in child health and has specifically campaigned for collaborative and compassionate models of leadership, as the only way complex healthcare systems can navigate the future.

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