Imperial College London

Dr Kirsty Le Doare

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Diseases







Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





I am a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Paediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant at the Centre for International Child Health at Imperial. My main research interests are age-related immune responses to infectious diseases, in particular to Group B-streptococcus(GBS) in neonates. I am interested in improving our knowledge of how maternal antibody in blood and breast milk is passed to babies and how this protects them from colonisation and disease and how we might improve this with vaccination. I am funded by the the Thrasher Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), Academic Paediatrics Association (APA), British Paediatric Allergy Infection and Immunity Group (BPAIIG), Children's HIV Association (CHIVA) and International Child Health Group.  




Mehring-Le Doare KEK, Association between functional antibody against Group B Streptococcus and maternal and infant colonization in a Gambian cohort, Vaccine, ISSN:1873-2518

Andreas NJ, Al-Khalidi A, Jaiteh M, et al., 2016, Role of human milk oligosaccharides in Group B Streptococcus colonisation., Clin Transl Immunology, Vol:5

Birt J, Le Doare K, Kortsalioudaki C, et al., 2016, Lack of evidence for the efficacy of enhanced surveillance compared to other specific interventions to control neonatal healthcare-associated infection outbreaks, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol:110, ISSN:0035-9203, Pages:98-106

Irwin AD, Wickenden J, Le Doare K, et al., 2016, Supporting decisions to increase the safe discharge of children with febrile illness from the emergency department: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Archives of Disease in Childhood, Vol:101, ISSN:0003-9888, Pages:259-266

Kobayashi M, Vekemans J, Baker CJ, et al., 2016, Group B Streptococcus vaccine development: present status and future considerations, with emphasis on perspectives for low and middle income countries, F1000research, Vol:5, Pages:2355-2355

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