New role for Prof Ingrid Wolfe

Dr Ingrid WolfeProf Ingrid Wolfe OBE has been appointed as Interim Head of Department for the Department of Women & Children’s Health at King’s College London. She took up the post from 1 November 2023. 

Prof Wolfe is a Professor of Paediatrics and Child Population Health, working to improve children’s health and wellbeing through better healthcare and strengthening health systems and policy. Prof Wolfe is also the Director of KHP Women and Children’s Health, accountable for the strategic direction and delivery of the programme. 

Many of you will already be familiar with the cross-disciplinary work of Prof Wolfe, working at the far end of research and translation, focused on achieving measurable benefits in child health through healthcare and in communities. Her research has a focus on many of the complex problems facing children and developing and testing interventions to improve outcomes at scale. 

A Consultant in Paediatric Population Health at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, at the interface of clinical medicine and public health for children, Prof Wolfe has on-the-ground insight from clinical practice and a population perspective from public health. These two aspects come together in both her academic and NHS roles, where she is leading work to improve children’s health care and health systems. 

In 2016 Prof Wolfe was awarded an OBE for services to children’s health. 

On being appointed Prof Ingrid Wolfe said,

I am delighted to be starting as Head of Department for Women and Children’s Health on 1 November and honoured to follow Prof Lucilla Poston. It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to lead such a vibrant and productive department working across the life-course and excelling in research and education from discovery science through to practice and policy. These are exceptional assets, and we are ideally placed to improve health locally and globally. I’m looking forward to working with colleagues and students to improve the health and women and children through advancing and applying science.

King’s Health Partners Women and Children’s Health’s vision is to be a centre for excellence in women and children’s health.