Dr Camilla Kingdon

Former RCPCH President

Start year of presidency: 2021

End year of presidency: 2024

Camilla graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and trained in paediatrics in London. She has been a consultant neonatologist since 2000. She works at the Evelina London Children's Hospital and has sub-specialty interests in neonatal nutrition, donor milk banking and neurodevelopmental follow up of high risk neonates.

She has a longstanding involvement in medical education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She was Head of the London School of Paediatrics and Child Health for five years and this gave her unique opportunities to see firsthand the highs and lows of working in paediatrics and all its sub-specialties, in a wide range of different clinical settings.

Camilla has a particular interest and expertise in medical careers support. She completed a Masters in Medical Careers Management at the University of Brighton in 2013 and currently co-leads the RCPCH Careers Advisors network. She is especially interested in enhancing working lives of paediatricians, team morale and ideas to combat burnout and disillusionment with medicine.

Camilla was RCPCH Vice President for Education and Professional Development and then RCPCH President. She is an advisor to the Centre for Young Lives and the Humber and North Yorkshire ICB Futures Group and continues to help raise the profile of key issues around poverty, prevention, and mental health. She is particularly interested in tackling poor air quality and the impact of climate change on children and young people in the UK and internationally.

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