Skip to main contentSkip to footer
A finger pointing at a scan
Brighton & Sussex Medical School

staff profiles

BSMS > About BSMS > Contact us > Staff > Dr Katy Fidler

Dr Katy Fidler

Dr Katy Fidler

Dr Katy Fidler

Reader 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

+44 (0)1273 696955 x62409

Areas of expertise: Genetic susceptibility to infection and inflammation

Research areas: Infection and immunology; paediatrics

Other relevant positions: Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases


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

Reactivity of Routine HIV Antibody Tests in Children With Perinatally Acquired HIV-1 in England  The Paediatrics Infectious Disease Journal, 2019 38 (2). pp 146-148. ISSN 1532-0987.

[Letter to the Editor] Calcineurin inhibitors compromise the performance of interferon-gamma release assays used for TB diagnosis. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 2019;16 (6). ISSN 2329-6933.

Individuals with filaggrin-related eczema and asthma have increased long-term medication and hospital admission costs. British Journal of Dermatology, 2018;179 (3). pp. 717-723. ISSN 1365-2133.

Seasonal variation in the performance of QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube assays used for the diagnosis of tuberculosis infection. Tuberculosis, 2018;110. pp. 26-29. ISSN 1472-9792.

The management of HIV in pregnancy: a 10-year experience. European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 2017;210. pp. 310-313. ISSN 0301-2115.

Haemolytic anaemia: don’t leave it out in the cold. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition, 2015;100 (6). pp. 323-330. ISSN 1743-0585.

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.

click here to elements profile >