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Dr Robert Boyle -  Module leaders

Dr Gareth Tudor-Williams -  Module leaders

Dr Robert Boyle
Robert is a NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Allergy at Imperial College, London. He trained in Paediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology under Mimi Tang's supervision at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, where he completed doctoral studies investigating the mechanisms through which probiotic bacteria may act to prevent eczema. Dr Boyle achieved the highest mark of all examination candidates at the inaugural sitting of the official European Allergy Examination, has over 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals and receives research support from both charitable and industry sources.

Professor Simon Kroll
After reading Chemistry at Oxford, Simon Kroll completed undergraduate medical training at Oxford University Medical School, qualifying in 1980.  His initial paediatric training was at Oxford, working under the mentorship of David Baum and Peter Tizard.  After MRCP(UK), a short spell in Infectious Diseases at Great Ormond Street led to a Clinical Lectureship, and later a University Lectureship, in Richard Moxon’s Department in Oxford, where during tenure of a Lister Institute Research Fellowship he gained his first consultant post – in Paediatric Infectious Diseases – in 1988.  In 1993 he moved to Imperial College and St Mary’s Hospital as Professor of Paediatrics and Molecular Infectious Diseases.  He was elected FRCP in 1995, FRCPCH in 1997 and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2001.

From 2000 to 2008 he served two terms as a member of the UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), and since 2001 has been a member of the UK Health Protection Agency’s Meningococcus Forum.  He is a member of the NICE Meningitis Guideline Development Group, and chairs the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee of The Meningitis Trust, as well as serving as a member of the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine’s Scientific Advisory Committee.

The activities of his research group (the Molecular Infectious Diseases Group, MIDG, established with Paul Langford) have focused on the genetic and molecular basis for the virulence of bacterial pathogens, in particular Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis, responsible for life-threatening infections such as meningitis and septicaemia in previously healthy children.  He has published over 100 papers in scientific journals on these and related topics. 

Dr Warren Hyer
Dr Warren Hyer is a consultant Paediatrician & Paediatric Gastroenterologist based in North West London. As a full time children's doctor at both St Mark's Hospitals in Harrow, Middx, and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London. He specialises in general paediatrics, and paediatric gastroenterology, food allergy with nutrition.  He has completed a secondment as Consultant Paediatrician at the world renowned Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

Professor Michael Levin
Michael Levin is Professor of Paediatrics and International Child Health and Director of the Wellcome Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine at Imperial College.  He trained in medicine in South Africa and in paediatrics in the UK before specialising in infectious diseases. He was Consultant in Infectious Diseases at Great Ormond Street hospital before being appointed as Professor of Paediatrics at Imperial College London in 1990. His research has focused on life threatening infections of childhood including meningococcal disease , childhood tuberculosis. Malaria, and Kawasaki disease, and severe respiratory infections.

Dr Gareth Tudor-Williams
Reader in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London.