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Dr Watts is a Consultant Physician in Adult Allergy at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and a Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London. He has extensive experience in all aspects of allergic disease, with specialist clinical and research interests in drug allergy and cutaneous allergy (patch testing).

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Specialties and sub-specialties

Allergy

Professional profile

Dr Watts is a Consultant Physician in Adult Allergy. His substantive consultant post is based at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where he leads the drug allergy service.

Dr Watts qualified from Barts and The London Medical School and later completed dedicated higher specialty training in Adult Allergy within Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, the largest training centre in the UK for adult allergists. He is entered on the GMC Specialist Register for Allergy and is one of only a small number of Consultant Physicians in the UK with this qualification and specialist accreditation.

Dr Watts has extensive experience in all aspects of allergic disease, with specialist clinical and research interests in drug allergy and cutaneous allergy (patch testing), having published and presented extensively in these fields at an international level.

He additionally developed and leads a drug patch testing service within Homerton University Hospital, which functions as a regional referral centre within London for complex delayed-type drug eruptions.

Dr Watts is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, where he leads the Allergic Skin Disease Module, part of the internationally renowned MSc Allergy course.

He frequently teaches and supervises both undergraduate students and postgraduate trainees and sits on the Specialty Training Committee for Allergy & Immunology (London Deanery). He is named clinical supervisor and training lead for Immunology Specialty Registrars on rotation at Homerton University Hospital.

Dr Watts is a member of:

  • Royal College of Physicians (RCP London)
  • British Medical Association (BMA)
  • Medical Protection Society (MPS)
  • British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI)
  • European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)

Clinical interests

  • Food Allergy, Allergic Rhinitis and Anaphylaxis
  • Cutaneous Allergy, Contact Dermatitis, Chronic Urticaria & Angioedema, Atopic Eczema and Latex Allergy
  • Drug Allergy and Venom Allergy

Current posts

  • Consultant Physician in Adult Allergy
    Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London.

Current teaching posts

  • Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
    Imperial College London
  • Lead for Allergic Skin Disease Module (MSc Allergy)
    Imperial College London

Awards and accolades

  • NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Allergy (2013)
  • Certificate of Excellence in the EAACI Knowledge Examination in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (2019).
  • EAACI Congress Asthma Management Poster Prize (2016)

Medical training

Year qualified 2011
  • Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London. 2006 - 2011

Publications

Diagnostic Challenge of Investigating Drug Hypersensitivity: Time Intervals and Clinical Phenotypes
Authors: Watts TJ
Year: 2020
Published by: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
Patch testing for the investigation of nonimmediate cutaneous adverse drug reactions: A prospective single center study
Authors: Watts TJ, Thursfield D, Haque R.
Year: 2019
Published by: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
A Patch Testing Initiative for the Investigation of Allergic Contact Dermatitis in a UK Allergy Practice: A Retrospective Study
Authors: Watts TJ, Watts S, Thursfield D, Haque R.
Year: 2019
Published by: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice