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Judith Holloway

Dr Judith Holloway is Associate Professor within Medicine at the University of Southampton.


Judith Holloway
Judith Holloway

Dr Judith Holloway completed her doctorate with Professor Stephen Holgate at the University of Southampton in 1999 developing methods for the identification and isolation of dendritic cells from peripheral blood and their application to the study of high affinity IgE receptor (FcεRI) expression by dendritic cells in atopic asthma. Following this, Judith undertook postdoctoral studies of gestational immunology with Professor John Warner, investigating the development of the human immune system during pregnancy and the first year of life with emphasis on the role of dendritic cells in the immune system at this time and the increased prevalence of allergic disease. With Dr Englyst, her years of experience developing flow cytometry methods for identifying rare cells is now being used to innovate new machines and methodology to identify microvesicles which hold huge potential as biomarkers, as a way of detecting and following disease development and progression.

In 2007 Judith was appointed Lecturer in Allergy and Programme Leader of the MSc Allergy. Judith was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award in 2010 for her work on the MSc Allergy programme. She became a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2014 and in 2017, her education in allergy was recognised by the internationally acclaimed award of National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Dr Holloway’s MSc Allergy course is recognised at national, European and worldwide levels.

Judith is also a passionate leader, inspiring and supporting colleagues to enable them to deliver the best educational experience for students. She achieves this both within the Faculty in her role as Director of Postgraduate Taught (PGT) Programmes and across the University through her work teaching and mentoring on the PG Cert Academic Practice and UKPSF PREP Framework.


1993 - BSc, Biology - University of Southampton 1993
1999 - PhD - University of Southampton
2009 - PG Cert, Academic Practice - University of Southampton

Appointments held

2014-present Associate Professor, Director of PGT Programmes, Programme Leader MSc Allergy, University of Southampton
2013-2014 - Senior Lecturer in Allergy, Programme Director MSc Allergy, University of Southampton
2007-2013  - Lecturer in Allergy, Programme Director MSc Allergy, University of Southampton
2005-2007 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Allergy and Inflammation Research, University of Southampton, (funded by MRC and Rayne Foundation)
2003-2005 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mucosal Immunology, University of Southampton (funded by Wellcome Trust, then BBSRC)
1999-2003 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Child Health, University of Southampton, (funded by National Institutes of Health, USA)

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