Rosalind Smyth

Prof Ros Smyth
Professor Rosalind L Smyth (CBE) has been a Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) since 2012.

She is Director of The Institute of Child Health at University College London and Honorary Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician at GOSH.

Rosalind received a CBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours list of 2015.

She graduated in medicine from Clare College, Cambridge and University of London and trained in paediatrics in London, Cambridge and Liverpool.

Until September 2012, she was Professor of Paediatric Medicine in Liverpool UK, where she was Director of the UK Medicines for Children Research Network, which supports all clinical research with children in England.


Respiratory paediatrics with an interest in cystic fibrosis.


  • Fellow (Honorary) of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, November 2010

  • NIHR Senior Investigator Award, April 2008

  • Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, April 2006

  • FRCPCH, July 1997

  • Joint Committee on Higher Medical Training, accreditation in Paediatrics with a special interest in Respiratory Medicine, May 1995

  • MD (Cantab), March 1993 

  • MRCP (UK), October 1986

  • MA (Cantab), May 1984

  • MB BS (London), June 1983

  • BA (Cantab), June 1980

Research Interests

Her current research interests include clinical studies of viral/host interactions in RSV bronchiolitis, clinical trials and systematic reviews of treatments for childhood respiratory disease. She is a Fellow and recent Council Member of the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK).