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Blizard Institute - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Dr Benita Morrissey, MBChB, MRCPCH, DTM&H, PGCME


Senior Lecturer in Child Health

Telephone: 020 7882 2619


Benita works as a senior lecturer in child health and honorary paediatric consultant at the Royal London Hospital. She qualified from the University of Edinburgh, and moved to London to do paediatric training. Her interests include medical education, paediatric infectious diseases and global child health. She has spent a year working in Sierra Leone, as part of the RCPCH/VSO fellowship, and worked previously as an education fellow at UCL, as course tutor for a BSc in paediatrics and child health. She works clinically as an acute paediatrician, with an interest in paediatric infectious disease, and has a lead role for paediatric undergraduate education on the MBBS course.


Benita is the lead for the year 4 child health module and develops and organises paediatric teaching and clinical placements for students in their fourth year. She contributes actively to paediatric teaching in years 1 and 2, and teaches on the physician associate programme. She mentors clinical students and is the staff president for PaedSoc. She has been involved in developing global child health competencies for paediatricians, and designing a professional development framework for UK paediatric doctors wanting to develop a special interest in global child health.


  • MBBS Medicine
  • MSc Physician Associate Studies



Morrissey B, Jacob H, Harnik E, Mackay K, Moreiras J. Simulation in undergraduate paediatrics: a cluster-randomised trial. The Clinical Teacher 2016; 13(5): 337-342.

Williams B, Morrissey B, Goenka A, Magnus D, Allen S.  Global Child Health Competencies for Paediatricians.  The Lancet 2014; 348(9952): 1403-1405.

Morrissey B, Bycroft T, Almossawi O, Wilkey O, Daniels J. Incidence and Predictors of Bacterial Infection in Febrile Children with Sickle Cell Disease. Hemoglobin 2015; 39(5): 316-9.

Conroy N, Kaiwo J, Barr D, Mitchell L, Morrissey B, Lambert S. Skills retention three months after neonatal resuscitation training in a cohort of health workers in Sierra Leone. Acta Paediatrica 2015: 104(12); 1305-1308.

Conroy N, Morrissey B, Wolman Y. Reducing Neonatal Mortality in Resource-poor Settings: What works? Journal Neonatal Biology 2014; 3:139.

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