Imperial College London

Dr Paul Turner

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Reader in Paediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology



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Paul trained in Paediatric Allergy and Immunology at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney (where he was mentored by Andrew Kemp and Dianne Campbell) and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. He is a graduate of Oxford University and the University of London, and undertook a PhD investigating the immunopharmacology of allergic rhinitis under John Foreman (University College London) and Glenis Scadding (Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital, London).

Paul is currently MRC Clinician Scientist in Paediatric Allergy & Immunology within the MRC & Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma at Imperial College London, where his sponsors include John Warner, Stephen Durham and Gideon Lack. Paul is PI on a grant investigating mechanisms of food-triggered anaphylaxis. His other research interests include seafood allergy, allergic rhinitis and allergen avoidance. He teaches on the MSc in Allergy at Imperial College, and has lectured at a number of national and international meetings.

He has clinical commitments as an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Allergy & Immunology at a number of specialist tertiary centres in London, including St Mary’s Hospital (Paddington) and the Evelina Children’s Hospital. He also holds an Honorary Lectureship at the University of Sydney where he teaches on the Masters of Medicine programme. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Paul is an active member of the BSACI Paediatric Allergy Group, where he has led the project to institute nationwide Allergy Action Plans for children with life-threatening allergies, alongside Dr George Du Toit (see He is also a member of the Health Advisory Board for Allergy UK, a patient support charity (



Turner PJ, Patel N, Ballmer-Weber BK, et al., 2022, Peanut can be used as a reference allergen for hazard characterization in food allergen risk management: A rapid evidence assessment and meta-analysis, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: in Practice, Vol:10, ISSN:2213-2198, Pages:59-70

Anagnostou A, Sharma V, Herbert L, et al., 2022, Fatal food anaphylaxis: distinguishing fact from fiction., Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: in Practice, Vol:10, ISSN:2213-2198, Pages:11-17

Turner PJ, Baumert JL, Beyer K, et al., 2021, “Too high, too low”: the complexities of using thresholds in isolation to inform precautionary allergen (“may contain”) labels, Allergy, ISSN:0105-4538

Turner P, Duca B, Vazquez-Ortiz M, 2021, IgE sensitisation predicts threshold but not anaphylaxis during oral food challenges to cow’s milk, Allergy, ISSN:0105-4538

Turner P, Custovic A, 2021, Life-threatening anaphylaxis to peanut – impossible to predict?, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, ISSN:0091-6749

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