Imperial College London

Dr Kirsty Le Doare

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer







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.  




Emms H, Lee R, Thomas A, et al., 2020, Return of vivax malaria in Cyprus, Archives of Disease in Childhood, Vol:105, ISSN:0003-9888, Pages:102-103

Vekemans J, Moorthy V, Friede M, et al., 2019, Maternal immunization against Group B streptococcus: World Health Organization research and development technological roadmap and preferred product characteristics, Vaccine, Vol:37, ISSN:0264-410X, Pages:7391-7393

Le Doare K, Heath PT, Plumb J, et al., 2019, Uncertainties in Screening and Prevention of Group B Streptococcus Disease, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol:69, ISSN:1058-4838, Pages:720-725

Le Doare K, Kampmann B, Vekemans J, et al., 2019, Serocorrelates of protection against infant group B streptococcus disease, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol:19, ISSN:1473-3099, Pages:E162-E171

Zhong Z, Haltalli M, Holder B, et al., 2019, The impact of timing of maternal influenza immunisation on infant antibody levels at birth., Clinical and Experimental Immunology, Vol:195, ISSN:1365-2249, Pages:139-152

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