Corrigan, Chris - consultant in allergy and asthma


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Chris Corrigan, consultant in allergy and asthma


Tel: 020 7188 0599

Area of expertise: allergy and asthma medicine

  • Biography

    In addition to teaching medical undergraduates and postgraduates at King’s College, Professor Corrigan is Chair of the Royal College of Physicians Specialist Advisory Committee on Allergy and Allergy Training Programme Director for the London Deanery. He also leads the BSACI Education Subcommittee and serves as an expert adviser to NICE, NHS Horizon Scanning and other national organisations.

    He has contributed to national guidelines, for example on adult immunotherapy.

    Professor Corrigan is research and development lead for the Trust in the fields of allergen, respiratory medicine and anaesthesia.

  • Education and training

    Professor Corrigan trained at Hertford College, Oxford University and then King’s College Hospital, London. He read for an MA degree at the Sir William Dunn School of pathology in Oxford and later for a PhD at Imperial College, London (Royal Brompton Hospital).

    He has completed specialist training in adult allergy, respiratory and general (internal) medicine. He was awarded a personal chair by King’s College London in 2007.

    He is clinical governance lead for his own Department of Asthma, Allergy and Respiratory Science.

  • Specialist interests

    Professor Corrigan runs the adult immunotherapy services, as well as the severe asthma and Omalizumab clinics at the Trust.

  • Awards

    • 2013 British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology Jack Pepys Prize for outstanding contributions to basic allergy and immunology research
    • 2007 British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology William Frankland Prize for services to clinical allergy
    • 1993 Allergy 2000 International Young Investigator Award
    • 1992 Charlton Briscoe Memorial Prize for Medical Research (University of London, King's College Hospital Medical School)
    • 1983 Jelf Medal in Clinical Medicine Cargill Prize in Ophthalmology (University of London, King's College Hospital Medical School)
    • 1980 Theodore Williams Scholarship in Pathology (University of Oxford, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology)
    • 1979 Martin Wronker prize for highest 1st Class Honours Degree in Physiological Sciences (University of Oxford, Hertford College)
  • Research interests

    Professor Corrigan has more than 100 original publications addressing the cellular and molecular immunopathology of asthma, mechanisms of immunotherapy and airways remodelling in asthma and has authored numerous chapters in books, research summaries and editorials.