MBBCh (Witwatersrand), FCP (SA) with Paediatrics, MRCP (UK), FRCPCH, MD (Birmingham)

Dr Hulton completed her undergraduate and early postgraduate medical training in South Africa from where she also obtained her Fellowship of the College of Physicians in 1989. She then worked at the Hospital for Sick Children Great Ormond Street, London for 3 years and gained her membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1992. In 1994 she became a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and in 1996 was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Birmingham for her thesis pertaining to immune modulation and the nephrotic syndrome. Her appointment in 1995 as Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology at The Birmingham Children’s Hospital, one of the largest paediatric renal units in the United Kingdom, serves a population of 6.5 million. She subsequently developed an interest inherited metabolic disorders and tubular disorders affecting the kidney and is the Lead Physician for renal metabolic disease. The Birmingham Children’s Hospital is the only UK centre performing combined liver and kidney transplants for infants and children. On behalf of the British Association for Paediatric Nephrology, she has developed a national registry for hyperoxaluria and provides national and international advice on the management of children and adults with primary hyperoxaluria. She is the chair of the Primary Hyperoxalurias UK Rare Disease Group.

Dr Hulton is also an examiner for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, expert member of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Ethics Advisory Committee, acted as Chair of the College Specialist Advisory Committee for Education and Training for the UK from 2004-2009, regularly acts as a referee for a number of scientific journals as well as a referee for grant applications for the National Kidney Research Fund and Kidney Research UK.

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