Colin Wallis

Colin Wallis
Dr Colin Wallis is a Consultant in Respiratory Paediatrics and has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in the Respiratory Unit since 1993.

The children we see face incredible challenges with such courage and determination to do well. They go through so much, and I am constantly amazed at their bravery, and the incredible support their families give them. It makes all the hard work worthwhile for all the staff.

Dr Colin Wallis


He is Head of Clinical Service and has a special interest in cystic fibrosis and chronic ventilatory disorders and he is also an active member of the respiratory research team at the UCL Institute of Child Health.


Registered degrees: Mb, ChB, FRCPCH, MRCP, MD, DCH, FCP (SA)

Dr Wallis received his undergraduate training at the University of Cape Town and after completing an MD degree joined the paediatric registrar rotation at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.

After additional jobs in the United Kingdom and further experience in Canada he joined the respiratory team at GOSH. He is currently clinical unit lead for the respiratory and transitional units.

Dr Wallis is president of the British Paediatric Respiratory Society and an examiner for the Royal College of Paediatrics. He is a council member of the British Thoracic Society and sits on the Research Advisory Committee of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Research Interests

Dr Wallis is an active member of the respiratory research team in the UCL Institute of Child Health. He is an honorary reader at University College of London.

He has written widely on a range of respiratory related conditions and has over 80 peer reviewed papers as well as book chapters and reviews. He has also held national grants for multicentre studies in the fields of cystic fibrosis and long term ventilation.