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Dr Katy Fidler

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Dr Katy Fidler

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics
T: +44 (0)1273 696955 extn 62403
Location: Academic Department of Paediatrics, Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, Level 6, Room 663,Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

DA: Katie Isaac

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Other roles: Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases
Areas of expertise: Genetic susceptibility to infection and inflammation
Research areas: Infection and immunology; paediatrics


PhD, University of London, 2007

“TIPS” teaching course for clinical teachers of medical students, 2006

Wellcome Research Training Fellowship, 2001

Advanced Paediatric Life Support Instructor & APLS teaching course, 1999   

MRCPCH, 1996

MB BS, University College and Middlesex School of Medicine, London, 1992

BSc, Intercalated degree in Psychology (2/1), University of London, 1989

Professional society membership:

  • Member, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
  • Member, European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID)
  • Member, British Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Group (BPAIIG)


Katy has an interest in the pathogenesis of infection especially the role of inherited factors governing susceptibility to infection. Her PhD was undertaken at the Institute of Child Health where she investigated the role of the innate immune system protein, mannose binding lectin (MBL), in children with CF and in those with sepsis on the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.


Katy's teaching responsibilities include:

  • Lead for paediatric undergraduate education
  • Module leader for paediatrics, year 5
  • Lecturer, paediatrics, years 3 and 5
  • Module leader for paediatric e-learning, 503
  • Chair of the SSC board

Selected publications

Eisenhut M, Fidler K. Performance of Tuberculin Skin Test Measured against Interferon Gamma Release Assay as Reference Standard in Children. Tuberculosis Research and Treatment. 2014;2014:1-8.

Read N, Lim E, Tarzi M, Hildick-Smith P, Burns S, Fidler K. Paediatric hereditary angioedema: a survey of UK service provision and patient experience. Clin Exp Immunol. 2014;178(3):483-488.

Seddon P, Fidler K, Raman S, Wyatt H, Ruiz G, Elston C et al. Prevalence of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Cystic Fibrosis Clinics, United Kingdom, 2009. Emerg Infect Dis. 2013;19(7):1128-1130.

Agbeko R, Fidler K, Allen M, Wilson P, Klein N, Peters M. Genetic variability in complement activation modulates the systemic inflammatory response syndrome in children. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2010;11(5):561-567.

Agbeko R, Holloway J, Allen M, Ye S, Fidler K, Pappachan J et al. Genetic polymorphisms in the endotoxin receptor may influence platelet count as part of the acute phase response in critically ill children. Intensive Care Med. 2010;36(6):1023-1032.

Fidler K, Hilliard T, Bush A, Johnson M, Geddes D, Turner M et al. Mannose-binding lectin is present in the infected airway: a possible pulmonary defence mechanism. Thorax. 2009;64(2):150-155.

Eisen D, Dean M, Boermeester M, Fidler K, Gordon A, Kronborg G et al. Low Serum Mannose‐Binding Lectin Level Increases the Risk of Death due to Pneumococcal Infection. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2008;47(4):510-516.

Stephens R, Fidler K, Wilson P, Barclay G, Mythen M, Dixon G et al. Endotoxin immunity and the developmentof the systemic inflammatory responsesyndrome in critically ill children. Intensive Care Med. 2006;32(2):286-294.

Urquhart D, Allen J, Elrayess M, Fidler K, Klein N, Jaffé A. Modifier effect of the Toll-like receptor 4 D299G polymorphism in children with cystic fibrosis. Arch Immunol Ther Exp. 2006;54(4):271-276.

Fidler K, Wilson P, Davies J, Turner M, Peters M, Klein N. Increased incidence and severity of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome in patients deficient in mannose-binding lectin. Intensive Care Med. 2004;30(7).

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