Dr Ann Goldman is a paediatrician and a Vice President of Together for Short Lives.

Her particular interest has been the development of palliative care for children. She was the first consultant in paediatric palliative care and, in 1986, established the Symptom Care Team at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, which was the first multidisciplinary paediatric palliative care team.

She has worked in clinical care for the children and their families, research, teaching and has been involved in the development of palliative care services for children nationally and internationally. In 2004 she was awarded The Children’s Hospice International Outstanding Leadership award. 

Dr Ann Goldman was presented with the prestigious Vittorio Ventafridda Award at the Maruzza Foundation Rome Conference in November 2014.

The award recognises Dr Ann Goldman’s dedication and expertise in children’s palliative care, both professionally and in her academic career.  Ann’s “extraordinary intuition, far sightedness and holistic approach” were noted alongside the many children and families who have benefited from Ann’s invaluable work.

Ann has written a variety of research articles, chapters and books and is an editor of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children.