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Fox, Adam

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Consultant children's allergist

Dr Adam Fox

Area of expertise: children's allergy

Biography

Dr Adam Fox is a consultant in allergy at Evelina London.

Adam read medicine and neuroscience at Cambridge University before completing his clinical training at University College London. He completed his specialist training in paediatric allergy then spent nine years as the clinical lead at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. After three years as clinical director for specialist ambulatory medicine, he was appointed commercial medical director for Guys' and St Thomas'. In addition to his clinical work, Adam is also a reader in paediatric allergy at King's College London.

Adam chaired the UK Department of Health national care pathway for food allergy in childhood and was a member of the National Institute of Healthcare and Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical guidelines development group for the assessment and diagnosis of food allergy in children. He is also the senior author of the International Milk Allergy in Primary Care (iMAP) guideline, which was awarded the Allergy Hero Innovation Award by Allergy UK in 2018. He currently chairs the Paediatric Committee of the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and was elected as President in October 2018.

Adam is the founding director of the King's College London Allergy Academy. He is also a trustee of Allergy UK and chair of their Health Advisory Board.

Further information

Education and training

Adam studied medicine and neuroscience at Cambridge University before completing his clinical training at University College London. He completed specialist training in paediatric allergy in 2006.

Specialist interests

Adam’s clinical role involves the management of children with multiple allergic disease, including:
  • food allergy
  • asthma
  • rhinoconjunctivitis
  • eczema (where food allergy plays a role)
  • gastrointestinal allergy
  • immunotherapy.

Adam runs the joint allergy and gastroenterology with the children's gastroenterology teams at Great Ormond Street Hospital and King’s College Hospital as well as the immunotherapy service.

Adam also has an interest in medical education and is director of the King’s College London Allergy Academy.

Research interests

Adam’s research interests relate to numerous aspects of allergy, in particular food allergy and immunotherapy. He is a reader in paediatric allergy at King’s College London and his doctoral thesis on peanut allergy was awarded the Raymond Horton-Smith prize by Cambridge University.

Awards

  • 2016: National Clinical Excellence award – UK Department of Health
  • 2015: William Frankland Award for outstanding contribution to Allergy – British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • 2012: Raymond Horton-Smith Prize – awarded by University of Cambridge for best thesis submitted for degree of Doctor of Medicine 2011/12
  • 2012: Listed in The Times Britain’s 100 Top Children’s Doctors
  • 2007: Awarded Paediatric Allergist of the Year by Allergy UK.

Publications

Download a list of Dr Adam Fox's publications (PDF 56Kb).

Contacts

Telephone

020 7188 9525
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