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 (



Dodd A, Hughes A, Sargant N, et al., 2021, Evidence update for the treatment of anaphylaxis, Resuscitation, Vol:163, ISSN:0300-9572, Pages:86-96

Patel N, Adelman DC, Anagnostou K, et al., 2021, Using data from food challenges to inform management of food-allergic consumers: a systematic review with individual participant data meta-analysis, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Vol:147, ISSN:0091-6749, Pages:2249-2262.e7

Turner P, Patel N, Vazquez-Ortiz M, et al., 2021, Self-administration of adrenaline for anaphylaxis during in-hospital food challenges improves health-related quality of life, Archives of Disease in Childhood, Vol:106, ISSN:0003-9888, Pages:558-563

Hourihane JO, Byrne AM, Blümchen K, et al., 2021, Ascertainment bias in anaphylaxis safety data of COVID-19 vaccines, The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: in Practice, ISSN:2213-2198

Turner P, Patel N, Baseggio Conrado A, 2021, Global patterns in anaphylaxis due to specific foods: a systematic review, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, ISSN:0091-6749

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