Judi Allen obtained her PhD in Parasitology from the University of California, Berkeley following several years in the Biotech Industry. Judi moved to Imperial College, London for her postdoc where she began work on the immune response to helminths, which has remained the focus of her research career. In 1997, Judi was awarded an MRC Senior Fellowship and established her own group at the University of Edinburgh. She was promoted to full Professor (Chair in Immunobiology) in 2005. In 2016, Judi joined the Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health at the University of Manchester where she is a member of the Wellcome Centre for Cell Matrix Biology, and the new Lydia Becker Institute for Immunology & Inflammation. Judi is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Academy of Medical Sciences and a member of EMBO. She is best known for her work on the biology of macrophages in the context of type 2 immunity and helminth infection. She is particularly interested in the relationship of type 2 immunity to wound repair pathways, as well as understanding the conflicting demands on host immunity when challenged with both micro and macroparasites.