UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Professor Russell Viner recognised with CBE in 2022 New Year's Honours

4 January 2022

Congratulations Professor Russell Viner and to all members of the UCL community who have been recognised in the 2022 New Year’s Honours.

Professor Russell Viner

Professor Russell Viner (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to child and adolescent health, particularly during Covid-19. He is Professor in Adolescent Health at the Population, Policy and Practice Research and Teaching Department of the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

Alongside his academic contributions, Professor Viner is Vice Chair of the NHS England Transformation Board for Children and Young People and has been a member of SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) during the pandemic, advising on children and young people. He was also President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health from 2018 to 2021.

Commenting on the honour, he said: “I see this as recognition not just for me but for the teams I’ve worked closely with, particularly the very hard yards during the pandemic. I’m humbled and deeply appreciative.”



Professor Russell Viner