Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah CBE, Founder and Trustee, Ella Roberta Foundation

Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah CBE is a BreatheLife champion, founder and trustee of the Ella Roberta Foundation, based in London. Rosamund became a clean air advocate after her 9-year-old daughter, Ella, died in 2013 from asthma. Rosamund spent several years campaigning for a second coroner’s inquest into Ella’s death to determine whether it was linked to air pollution. In a landmark decision in December 2020, the coroner ruled that it was, making Ella the first person in the world to have air pollution listed as a cause of death on her death certificate. Rosamund is also a teacher, lecturer, and Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association. She is CBE 2023 and was named among You Magazine’s 21 Most Extraordinary Women of 2021, British Vogue’s 25 Extraordinary Women of 2021, The Times’ Green Power List 2021 and BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour’s Power List 2020. 

Picture Courtesy of Ella Roberta Family Foundation