Elizabeth Green MB BS (Hons) FRACP is a paediatrician and parent. She graduated from Melbourne University in 1982 and has a vast and diverse bank of clinical experience. This incorporates city and rural general practice and being a flying doctor in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Working with children in remote parts of Australia sparked her passion for paediatrics. She qualified as a paediatrician in 1997 and now works in private paediatric practice in Perth, Australia.
Dr Green is a member of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia (NBPSA) and advocates for childhood. She has a recognised and respected media voice on topical issues that impact on kids and families. These include: social and technological change; anxiety; autism; ADHD; performance and learning pressures and rising mental health issues.
As an active voice for children, Dr Green has contributed a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission on ‘Intentional Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour in Children’. Award winning journalist, Natasha Bita interviewed her as part of a prominent article in ‘The Australian’ newspaper, ‘There are rising levels of stress and self-harm among children.’ Dr Green was invited to write an article, ‘Are Standardized Tests Giving Your Child Anxiety?’ for the anxiety.org site and has spoken on talk back radio about this topic. Dr Green has also written an article in Medicus, ‘The Comorbidities That Exacerbate ADHD’. She is a regular correspondent about topical childhood and parenting issues in The West Australian newspaper.
In her personal life she is well supported by her husband, Dr Stephen Langford, a flying doctor and author of the book, ‘The Leading Edge – Innovation, technology and people in Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service’. This book is published and available online with the University of Western Australia (UWAP).
She has two extraordinary daughters that she loves ‘to the moon and back’ and more. They are young adults. She respects their privacy.