Professional background

Penny Salt is a general paediatrician and part of the paediatric allergy and asthma team. She is the paediatric lead for asthma and paediatric critical care level 1 and level 2.

She has been a consultant since 2006. She graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and completed her paediatric training in London. She has a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the London School of Tropical Medicine and did vaccine research at Oxford University.

She works full time and is part of the attending and on call acute paediatric rota and runs asthma, allergy and general clinics.

Research interests

Paediatric allergy, Paediatric high-dependency, Immunisations.


Flatt A, Grant PR, Hudson LD, Salt P, Down J, Singer M, Kidd IM. Co-amplified Quantitative Real-time PCR: an Objective Comparison of H1N1 Viral Load between Patients with Mild, Moderate and Severe Disease.

Hudson L, Tickner N, Salt P. Letters: Which antibiotic first in meningococcal disease? A national survey Arch Dis Child doi:10.1136/adc.2009.180398

Salt PM, Banner C, Oh S, Yu L, Griffiths DT, Lewis S, Pan D, Ferry BL, Pollard AJ. Social mixing with children enhances the antibody response to a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in 1 year old infants. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2007 May;14(5):593-9

M.D. Snape, P. Salt, S. Green, C. Snowden, D.F. Kelly, L. Diggle, A. Borkowski, L. Yu, E.R. Moxon, A.J. Pollard. Serogroup C meningococcal glycoconjugate vaccine in teenagers: persistence of serological protection and kinetics of the immune response to a booster vaccine more than 3 years after immunization. A randomised controlled trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Dec 1;43(11):1387-94

Elizabeth A. Clutterbuck, Penny Salt, Sarah Oh, Arnaud Marchant, Peter Beverley, Andrew J. Pollard. The kinetics and phenotype of the human B cell response following immunisation with a heptavalent pneumococcal-CRM197 conjugate vaccine. Immunology Nov 2006; 119, 3: 328-337.

Collins CL, Salt P, McCarthy N et al. Immunogenicity and safety of a low-dose diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis combination vaccine with either inactivated or oral polio vaccine as a pre-school booster in UK children. Vaccine 2004; 22:4262-9.