Dr Ann Goldman is a paediatrician and is Vice President of Together for Short Lives.
Dr Ann Goldman’s passion for many years has been the development of palliative care for children. Ann was the first ever consultant in paediatric palliative care and, in 1986, established the Symptom Care Team at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, which was the first multi-disciplinary paediatric palliative care team.
Ann has worked in clinical care for the children and their families, research and teaching, and has been at the vanguard of 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, farsightedness 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.