Foulds, Dr Nicola Clare

Nicola FouldsBSc, PhD, MBChB, FRCP

Specialty

Clinical genetics

Sub-specialty

Dysmorphology, neurogenetics, metabolic genetics

Training and education

  • BSc Biochemistry with pharmacology - University of Southampton, 1983
  • PhD - University of Cambridge, Institute for Biotechnology, 1987
  • MBChB (medical degree) - University of Bristol, 1993
  • DRCOG (diploma awarded by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) -1995
  • Paediatric training - Portsmouth Hospitals and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • MRCP (UK) (member of the Royal College of Physicians) - 1997
  • Specialist training in clinical genetics, London rotation
  • FRCP (fellow of the Royal College of Physicians) - 2011

Experience

Dr Foulds joined the Trust as a consultant in clinical genetics in 2004, and became an honorary senior lecturer for the University of Southampton in 2008.

She works in general genetics at UHS with a specialist interest in paediatrics and metabolic genetics. Dr Foulds also runs a regional neurogenetics service including a monthly multidisciplinary team and a monthly neurogenetics clinic, which is held jointly with Dr Simon Hammans in neurology.

Dr Foulds is curriculum lead for the national specialist advisory committee and has just completed writing a new training curriculum for the discipline.

Key achievements

  • Training programme director (2004 to 8)
  • Curriculum lead for the national specialist advisory committee in clinical genetics
  • Developing a neurogenetics service for UHS

Awards and prizes

  • Pathology distinction in final MBChB
  • Wolfson Scholarship, 1991 to 1992 and 1992 to 1993
  • Foulkes Foundation fellow 1991 to 1993

Research

Dr Foulds has published widely in the areas of rare disease genetics and neurogenetics.

Contact

You can contact Dr Foulds by emailing genetics@uhs.nhs.uk or by calling 023 8120 6170.