Professor Sir Albert Aynsley Green Kt.

Current Positions Held

  • President Elect, British Medical Association 2015-2016
  • Professor Emeritus of Child Health at University College London
  • Patron, Coran Life Education
    Patron, Mosaic Bereavement Care
  • Founder and Director, Aynsley-Green Consulting
  • Canon Emeritus of Salisbury Cathedral
  • Patron of Contact–a–Family
  • Patron of Action for Sick Children
  • Patron of the Association for Young People’s Health
  • Patron of the Childhood Bereavement Network
  • Vice President of the Children’s Foundation, Newcastle upon Tyne


Career and Professional Background

  • President Elect, British Medical Association
  • Chair, Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education (that has responsibility for 196 schools and 42,000 children
  • Children’s Commissioner for England
  • National Clinical Director for Children in government
  • Chair of the NHS Taskforce for Children
  • Nuffield Professor of Child Health and Board level Executive Director for Clinical R & D, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the Institute of Child Health in London
  • James Spence Professor of Child Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Head of School of Clinical Sciences and thenUniversity Lecturer and Fellow of Green College, University of Oxford
  • Board member and correspondent of several national and international grant-giving bodies and advisory councils, including the Research Advisory Board of the Institute for Children and Families, Vancouver Children’s Hospital, Canada, the NeuroDevNet organisation, Canada, the Archbishop’s Education Board of the National Society, and Child to Child, London, and Diagrama International. He is an Honorary Member of Council, NSPCC
  • External advisor and examiner in Universities internationally, particularly in Asia and the Middle East
  • Foundation Governor of a Church of England junior school
  • Governor of an independent secondary school for girls
  • Medical Advisor for a special school for children with profound disabilities
  • Since stepping down as Children’s Commissioner for England in 2010, Sir Al’s ‘4th career’ encompasses work pro-bono for charitable organisations alongside consultancies for speaking engagements and commissioned activity with national and international organisations.


Personal Achievements and Awards

  • Knighted by HM Queen Elizabeth in 2006 for services to children and young people.
  • Numerous academic and professional qualifications: MA (Oxon); DPhil (Oxon); MB,BS (London); MRCS(Eng); FRCP(London); FRCP(Edin); FRCPCH; FMedSci; FRSA.
  • Six honorary doctorates – MD, DCL, DEd, Dhc, DUniv (twice) from the Universities of Pécs (Hungary) and Northumbria, Liverpool, York, Nottingham Trent, and Northampton in England.
  • Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UNICEF (UK) and Oriel College, University of Oxford; Honorary member of the Faculty of Public Health and of the Paediatric Societies of Finland, Sweden, South Africa and Hungary; numerous visiting professorships and named lectureships internationally, including the Killam Lecturer in Canada.
  • Other national and international markers of esteem include the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Fellowship of the Nuffield Trust, the Andrea Prader Prize and Medal of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and the International Award of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (in recognition of work in supporting worldwide the rights of children, especially those in juvenile justice and those seeking asylum).