Dr Peter Arkwright FRCPCH, D Phil (Oxon)

Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant

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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

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


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

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

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

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

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