Chris Corrigan is Emeritus Clinical Professor of Asthma, Allergy & Respiratory Science at King’s College London. He was trained at Oxford and London Universities and read for his PhD with Professor Barry Kay at the National Heart & Lung Institute in London. He has published more than 180 original manuscripts on asthma immunopathology and been awarded >£13 million in peer reviewed research funding. Working alongside Professor Tak Hong Lee, he founded the adult allergy and severe asthma services at Guy’s Hospital, London, the former since acknowledged by the WAO and GA2LEN as a Centre of Excellence, and the latter commissioned by NHS England as a national provider.
For many years he chaired the UK Royal College of Physicians Allergy Specialist Advisory Committee and formulated the content of the UK Specialist Registrar training programme in Adult Allergy. He has taught and supervised 12 Allergy Specialist Registrars, 15 PhD students and hundreds of medical undergraduates.
He was awarded the William Frankland Award for outstanding services to clinical allergy in 2007 and the Jack Pepys Award for outstanding contributions to basic allergy and immunology research in 2013, followed by a personal award for outstanding service to the speciality in 2018.
Chris has been actively involved in BSACI for decades and is regularly called upon to provide expert advice for BSACI mainly around asthma and allergies especially for BSACI NICE stakeholder engagement submissions.