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Biography

Dr Alexandra Santos is an Associate Professor (Reader in Paediatric Allergy) at King’s and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, which is part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, UK.

Alexandra qualified in Medicine from the University of Coimbra and completed her PhD in Allergy and Immunology at King’s College London, supervised by Professor Gideon Lack. Over the years, Alexandra has continued to combine clinical activity in Paediatric Allergy with clinical and laboratory research into food allergy.

Alexandra has received prestigious awards from the Medical Research Council (MRC): an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship, an MRC Centenary Early Career Award and the MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship. She has also
obtained funding from the Immune Tolerance Network/NIAID for her work in the
LEAP Study, and from Asthma UK as Principal Investigator of Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma.

Alexandra has been very active in the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), where she has joined various task-forces to generate guidelines for patients’ care and has recently been elected as the Chair of the Board of the Food Allergy Interest Group. Her main research interests are food allergy, anaphylaxis, allergy diagnosis and allergy prevention.