Foulds, Dr Nicola Clare

Nicola FouldsBSc, PhD, MBChB, FRCP


Clinical genetics


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


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


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


You can contact Dr Foulds by emailing or by calling 023 8120 6170.