McDougall, Marilyn

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Consultant in paediatric intensive care

Marilyn McDougall - consultant in children's intensive care

Area of expertise: children's intensive care (PICU).


Dr Marilyn McDougall is a consultant in children's intensive care. She has been working in our paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) since 2006. 

Marilyn is one of the lead consultants for the South Thames Retrieval Service (STRS) with a key interest in developing and maintaining the South Thames Retrieval Service network.

Marilyn is committed to delivering excellent care for critically ill children and providing support for their families. She also teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Marilyn is one of the founders of our simulation society which focuses on improving patient safety at Evelina London. She has participated in developing regional and national paediatric simulation programmes.

Every year, Marilyn undertakes charitable work in Sri Lanka as part of a team delivering heart surgery and critical care for disadvantaged children.

Further information

Education and training

  • MBChB - University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • specialist paediatric training - Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1996: Diploma in Child Health
  • fellow of the College of Paediatric and Child Health in South Africa
  • member of the Royal College of Paediatrics.

Research interests

  • critical care in children
  • human factors and team working
  • simulation in education and training.


STeli Innovation in Education award in 2010 for the South Thames Retrieval Service - the judges were impressed by the practical simple dispersed model of multi-professional training, the positive feedback and the impact it has had on changing clinical practice around team working.


1. "Early delayed sternal closure following paediatric cardiac surgery" Ann Thoracic Surg 2005; 800(2) 68 S. Riphagen, M.McDougall, S.Tibby, I. Murdoch

2.I nfantile onset myofibrillar myopathy due to recessive CRYAB mutations, Neuromuscular disorders 2011; 21(1)K.M Forrest, E. wraige, S. Buk. M.Irving ,M.McDougall

3. Neurological complications of pandemic influenza A H1N1 2009 infection: European Case Series and Review, European Journal of Pediatrics, January 2011.

4. Third edition Children in Intensive Care: A survival Guide, Joanna Davies, Marilyn McDougall ©2019 Elsevier Ltd. All Rights reserved. ISBN 978-0-7020-6744-0

5. Asking Parents about out-of-hospital models of acute care. Arc Disease Child 2019;0; 1-2; Gregg SI, McDougal M, Sajjinhar T.



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