RCPCH Honorary Fellows - 2010 to present

Each year we award Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child health to a small number of people who are considered by our members to have made a major contribution to paediatrics and child health through research, education, clinical service and leadership.


First as the British Paediatric Association and then, since 1997 as the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, we have bestowed honorary fellowship on a selected group of individuals since 1928.

Any member or fellow can make a nomination. The RCPCH Nominations Committee assesses each individual’s contribution and makes a recommendation to Council as to who should receive the award. Awards are made for outstanding contribution to UK or overseas paediatrics and child health, or for service to the College. Nominees do not have to be paediatricians or College members.  

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Fellows are listed by year admitted, and then alphabetically by surname. We have included the job titles where available as listed at the time they were awarded Honorary Fellowship.


Dr Abla Al Alfy, Founder & President of the Egyptian Members Association of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Professor Andrew Bush, Professor of Paediatric Respirology, Faculty of Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute

Professor Andrew Cant, retired Honorary Clinical Professor Paediatric Immunology 

Dr Geoff Debelle, Designated Doctor Child Safeguarding, Birmingham and Solihull CCG

Professor Kevin Fenton, President of the United Kingdom Faculty of Public Health

Dr Peter Lachman, Lead Faculty Quality Improvement at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) in Dublin

Professor Mark Mon-Williams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry

Professor Leena Patel, Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Emeritus Professor of Medical Education

Dr Jacqueline Small, President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Dr Alison Steele, Consultant Paediatrician, current RCPCH Treasurer

Dr Steve Tomlin, Director of Children's Medicines Center at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Dr David Tuthill, Consultant Paediatrician, former RCPCH Officer for Wales 2018-2022

Dr Mando Watson, Consultant Paediatrician, St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington (Imperial College Healthcare)


Professor Viv Bennett, retired Chief Public Health Nurse for OHID

Professor Nick Bishop, Professor of Paediatric Bone Disease

Professor David Edwards, Consultant Neonatologist at the Evelina London Children's Hospital & Professor of Paediatrics & Neonatal Medicine at King's College London

Dr San San Oo, Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Carol Roberts, Associate Medical Director

Dr Arvind Shah, Consultant Paediatrician

Professor Lisine Tuyisenge, Founding President and Head of the Rwanda Paediatric Association


Dr Nick Brown, Editor-In-Chief of Archives of Disease in Childhood

Professor Steven Clifford, Director, Newcastle University Centre for Cancer & Professor of Molecular Paediatric Oncology

Ms Yvonne Coghill, Director for the Workforce Race Equality Implementation Team NHS London

Dr David Evans, Consultant Neonatologist at Southmead Hospital in Bristol

Ms Kath Evans, Director of Children's Nursing, Barts Health NHS Trust

Professor Humayun Iqbal Khan, Head of the Pediatrics Department in Services Hospital Lahore

Dr Michael Linney, Retired Consultant Paediatrician 

Dame Mary Marsh, Past Chair of the Board of Trustees at RCPCH

Professor Mala Rao, Senior Clinical Fellow at Imperial College London

Dr Robert Ross Russell, Chair, European Board of Paediatrics

Dr Amanda Thomas, Retired Medical Director 

Professor Russel Viner, Professor of Adolescent Health at the UCL, Institute of Child Health


Lord Victor Adebowale, Chair of the NHS Confederation

Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta, Chair of Global Child Health at Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and Director of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University

Dr Fiona Campbell, Consultant Paediatric Diabetologist / Associate Medical Director of Children’s Services, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Helen Goodyear, Consultant Paediatrician, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

Dr Jenny Harries, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England

Professor Aye Aye Khaing, Professor of Paediatric Oncology, Yangon Children's Hospital

Professor Kyaw Linn, Professor of Paediatric Neurology, Yangon Children's Hospital

Dr Robert Scott-Jupp, Retired Consultant Paediatrician, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Dr David Vickers, Medical Director & Consultant Paediatrician, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


Professor Paul Colditz, Director of the Perinatal Research Centre and Deputy Director at University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research

Professor Sarah Creighton, Consultant Gynaecologist, Department of Women’s Health, UCLH

Dr Carol Ewing, Clinical Adviser to the Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Network

Professor Anne Greenough, Professor of Neonatology and Clinical Respiratory Physiology, Director of Education and Training at King’s Heath Partners Academic Health Science Centre

Professor Alastair Hay, Professor of Primary Care at the University of Bristol

Dr Lisa Kauffmann, Consultant Paediatrician, Associate Medical Director, Community Children's Services

Dr Alison Tedstone, Chief Nutritionist and Deputy Director (Diet, Obesity and Physical Activity) at Public Health England

Professor Catherine Law, Deputy Director (Strategy and Partnerships) at UCL Institute of Child Health and Vice Dean for Research in the Faculty of Population Health Sciences


Professor Elizabeth Elliot

Professor Aye Maung Han

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh

Associate Professor Mark Lane

Dr Andrew Long

Professor Ian Maconochie

Professor Neena Modi

Professor Stephen Scott

Dr Rosalind Smyth

Professor Chris Whitty


Dr Shally Awasthi

Professor Judith Ellis

Dr Huw Jenkins

Dr Corinne Rees

Dr Charles Skeoch

Mr Eustace de Sousa

Professor Win Tin

Dr Martin Ward Platt

Dr Jonathan Wyllie


Mrs Sarah Brown

Professor Deborah Christie

Professor A Rashid Gatra

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman

Dr Amanda Goldstein

Professor Mark Hanson

Professor Jean-Christophe Mercier

Dr Ramya de Silva

Professor Nick Spencer

Dr Anthony Waterston

Dr Kevin Windebank


Dr Bassam Abu-Libdeh

Dr Jean Bowyer

The Right Honourable Gordon Brown

Dr Hilary Cass

Professor Kate Costeloe

Professor Frances Cowan

Professor Alison Kemp

Professor Eitan Kerem

Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Dr Ramesh Mehta

Dr Simon Newell

Sir John Savill 

Professor Terence Stephenson 

Dr Alistair Thomson

Dr John Wachira

Professor Sir Mark Walport

Dr John Williams


Professor Dame Sue Bailey

Dr Chris Hanvey

Professor Shelley Heard

Dr John Jenkins

Dr Marian Malone

Dr Thomas McInerny

Dr Hassib Narchi

Dr Ann Prentice

Dr Angela Thompson

Dr Michael Watkinson

Professor Charlotte Wright


Dr Donald Berwick

Dr Tim Chambers

Professor Imti Choonara

Dr Julia Dunn

Professor Peter Eckzembi

Dr Vic Larcher

Professor Joy Lawn

Dr Andrew Lloyd Evans

Mr Gordon Mackinlay

Mr John Short


Professor Myra Bluebond-Langner 

Dr Jacqueline Cornish 

Mrs Stella Dutton 

Dr Richard Horton

Professor Ieuan Hughes

Mr Edward Kiely 

Dr Ian Laing

Ms Christine Lenehan 

Professor Michael Link

Dr Mary McGraw

Professor Varinder Singh

Ms Fiona Smith


Professor Kishwar Azad

Mrs Pamela Barnes

Professor Dame Sally Davies

Mr Gordon H Denney

Dr Zoe Dunhill

Dr Patricia Hamilton

Dr Sue Hobbins

Professor Dharma Manandhar

Professor Jacqueline Mok

Professor Gudrun Moore

Dr Rosalyn Proops

Dr Sheila Shribman


Dr Martin Bellman

Dr Andrew Boon

Dr Colin Campbell

Mr Stephen Capps

Dr M Yaqub Kazi

Professor Brent Taylor

Dr Christopher Verity

Dr Michael Wailoo

Dr David Warburton

Professor Ian Wong

Dr Edward Wozniak


Professor Yousef Abdulrazzaq

Dr Saleh Al-Khuisaby

Professor Manindra Baral

Dr Graham Clayden

Professor David Hatch

Dr Sheila McKenzie

Dr John Morgan   

Dr Richard Morton

Dr Mercedes de Onis

Dr George Rylance  

Dr Harshpal Sashdev

Professor Manouri Senanayake

Mr Len Tyler

Professor Andrew Wilkinson