Myra Bluebond-Langner

The True Colours Chair in Palliative Care for Children and Young People

Professor Myra Bluebond-Langner is the UK’s first professorial chair in children’s palliative care. She was appointed in 2010 and is based in the Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care at the UCL Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

Professor Bluebond-Langner is leading the development of high quality multidisciplinary collaborative studies which will inform practice and training. Her stated goal is “to make a tangible difference in the lives of children with life-limiting conditions and life-threatening illnesses and their families through an integrated programme of research, practice, education and policy.”

An External Review of the True Colours Professorial Chair in Palliative Care for Children and Young People at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health was undertaken in 2018. The External Review Board noted the calibre of the Chair’s research, particularly on decision making which the Board expect to ‘become a gold standard reference in years to come’.

A list of selected publications (2010 – 2015) can be accessed by clicking here