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Dr Arkwright is a Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Paediatric Allergy & Immunology at the University of Manchester and Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in the United Kingdom.

He works as part of a multi-disciplinary team looking after children with severe atopic dermatitis, complex allergies, and immunodeficiencies. His research interests focus on translating and discovering new allergic and immune diseases. He has published over 180 peer-review original articles with collaborators from around the world. He has refereed over 500 papers for international journals and is on the editorial board of Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology In Practice. He lectures and chairs sessions at national and international conferences.  


  • MB BS University of Western Australia 1977-1983
  • BMedSci (Hons) University of Western Australia 1980
  • Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholar in Medicine, D Phil - University of Oxford, 1985-1989
  • Beit Memorial Research Fellow, University of Oxford, 1989-1992
  • Clinical Lecturer/Hon Senior Registrar, Paediatrics, University of Manchester, 1996-2002
  • Senior Lecturer/Hon Consultant, Paediatric Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, University of Manchester, 2002-present

Research interests

Inborn Errors of Immunity (IEI):

  • molecular and cellular basis 
  • genotype – phenotype correlations
  • development of novel treatments for PID and its complications

Atopic Diseases – particularly atopic dermatitis:

  • genetic and environmental factors
  • role of Staphylococcus aureus in triggering skin inflammation
  • use of biologics in children with severe atopic dermatitis
  • psychological impact on the family


  • MSc Immunology - Clinical Immunology and Transplantation
  • Post-doctoral research teaching at MSc, MRes, MD and PhD level
  • MB BS medical student advisor
  • MB BS project option supervisor
  • MB BS OSCE examiner

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • International Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • Member of the European Society for Immunodeficiencies
  • Member of the UK Primary Immunodeficiency Network


  • MB BS, University of Western Australia, graduated 1984
  • D Phil, Oxford University, graduated 1989
  • MRCPCH 1994 

Social responsibility

  • PID UK, Medical Advisory Panel
  • Anaphlylaxis Campaign, Healthcare Professional member
  • North West Paediatric Allergy Network, Chair
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Academic Advisor
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Allergy Skin Diseases Group,Member
  • Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology In Practice: Editorial Board

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Editorial Board, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology In Practice

Committee Member, National Newborn Screening Program for SCID

Clinical Chair, North West Paediatric Allergy Network

Committee Member, Shape of Training, The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Areas of expertise

  • RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
  • Allergy
  • Immunology

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Lydia Becker Institute


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