Dr Su Laurent MBBS FRCPCH has been a Consultant Paediatrician at Barnet Hospital, Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 1993, looking after children from babies to teenagers. She is the named doctor for safeguarding for her hospital and the Chair of Training Programme Directors for North Central and East London, responsible for ensuring excellent training and supervision of large numbers of trainee paediatricians. Su has a special interest in managing children with complex medical problems and in the importance of the interaction of mind and body in child health.

Su has been involved with Child Bereavement UK since its inception, inspired by what she learned about bereavement support on a residential course attended mainly by nurses, and hugely impressed by the focus on learning from parents. Keen to spread the teaching to doctors, she became involved in making training DVDs and facilitating on courses. She was a Trustee until 2013.

Su is involved in running a bereavement support course for paediatric trainees which is now mandatory in London. She also facilitates on courses across the UK and is on hand to advise the charity about what’s happening in medical education.