Judi Allen has a B.Sc. from Bates College, Maine and obtained her PhD from University of California, Berkeley in 1991 following several years in the Biotech industry. She went to Imperial College, London for her postdoc and subsequently moved to Edinburgh, where she established her own group with an MRC Senior Fellowship in 1997. In 2005, Judi became Professor of Immunobiology. In 2016 she joined the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Manchester. Judi is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.