Immunology is concerned with diagnosis and treatment of the immune system. Clinical immunologists often run specialist laboratories that provide testing for immunological disorders as well as treating people with autoimmunity, immune deficiency and allergies.
Chair: Dr Patrick Yong
- Dr Sarah Beck - NSDEQA
- Dr Charu Chopra - Scottish representative
- Dr Georgina Davis - Trainee representative
- Professor Colin Dayan - British Society for Immunology
- Dr Tariq El-shanawany - FRCPath, representing Association of Clinical Pathologists
- Dr Elizabeth Griffiths - Chair of Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board Allergy SAC
- Dr Dinakantha Kumararatne - FRCPath, representing Immunology & Allergy CRG
- Dr Lance Sandle - Registrar
- Dr Ravishankar Sargur - FRCPath, representing Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board, Immunology SAC Chair
- Dr Siniša Savić - FRCPath, representing UKPIN Network
Careers in immunology
Looking to find out more about a career in immunology? The links below will give you more information about this specialty, including interviews with pathologists in this field.
Most immunologists have a dual role as both a pathologist in the laboratory and a clinician. Some work primarily as academics pursuing research careers, while others may be scientists who do not see patients directly.
Career case studies
I was one of two clinical scientists who manufactured the cells for treating the first X-linked SCID baby in the UK with gene therapy – that boy is now 17 years old.
I enjoy the challenge of the speciality and very often patients appear in the clinic because they need specialist diagnosis.