Curriculum Vitae

J. David M. EDGAR  

BSc (Hons), MB BCh BAO, FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Lond), FRCPath


Current Post                            Consultant Immunologist, The Royal Hospitals, Belfast. 

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast


Degrees                                    BSc (Hons) 2:1 Medical Microbiology, July 1982.

                                                MB BCh BAO, July 1985.

                                                The Queen's University of Belfast

GMC No                                   3055890


Higher medical training           

1/2/93 - 31/3/96 Senior Registrar in Immunology, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham.

1/8/90 - 31/1/93 Registrar in Immunology, Belfast City and Royal Victoria Hospitals, Belfast.


Examiner for                            The Royal College of Physicians of London

                                                The Royal College of Pathologists

University of Southampton, Queen’s University Belfast,

University of Ulster, University of Newcastle


National/International Appointments

1.         Co-Chair, World Allergy Organisation (WAO), Special Committee on Immunodeficiency. (October 2013-2016)

2.         President of the Irish Academy of Allergy & Immunology (2014-17)

3.         European Society for Immune Deficiency (ESID: ) Board member  ESID Registry for primary immune deficiency (Dec 2011-2014)


UK Primary Immunodeficiency Network (UKPIN )

(i)         Chairman UKPIN 2011-2015.

(ii)         Member National Steering group (2006-2010).

(iii)        Chair & UK Principal investigator, the UKPIN online patient registry (2007-2012)


Joint Royal Colleges Postgraduate Training Board (JRCPTB) ( )

UK Immunology lead and vice chairman of SAC Immunology & Allergy 2010-2012.


Royal College of Physicians &  Royal College of Pathologists

Member Joint Committee on Immunology & Allergy (2011-2015, 2006-2010) & (1997-2002).


Royal College of Pathologists (

(i)         Member Speciality advisory committee (2011-2015, 2006-2010, 1997-2000)

(ii)         Examiner (2002-present)

(iii)        Regional Speciality Adviser (Immunology) (1996-present)

(iv)        Member of examination modernisation group (2001-2006)

(vi)        Immunology member of the audit committee (1996-2000)


Royal College of Physicians (London)/Joint Committee on Higher Medical Training.


(i)         Examiner & Member Clinical Science Speciality Question Group (SQG)(1999-2006).

(ii)        Secretary of Clinical Science SQG (2002-2006)

(iii)        Northern Ireland Regional Speciality Adviser (Immunology & Allergy) 1997- present .


Association of Clinical Pathologists UK  ( )

(i)        Chairman of the Immunology speciality advisory committee, (2006-2010).

            Vice Chair (2002-2006).

(ii)        UK Immunology educational organiser (2002-2005).


Clinical Pathology Accreditation UK ( )

(i)        External quality assessment committee member and assessor (2000-present)

(ii)       Immunology laboratory assessor (1999-present )


Immunology Group of Ireland (IgI)/ Irish Academy of Allergy and Immunology (IAAI)

Co-founder of the IgI which now meets annually as a multidisciplinary group of nurses, doctors and scientists for clinical audit and guideline development (2004-present). IAAI was formally constituted in 2010 as the EAACI affiliated professional specialist organisation for allergy in Ireland.


Primary Immunodeficiency Association

(i)         Member of medical advisory panel (UK) (2001-2011).

(ii)         Medical adviser (NI) (1997-2003)

(iii)        President (N.Ireland) (2003-2011)


Anaphylaxis Campaign / Allergy NI

Medical adviser (1998-2014)