Invited Speakers for 2018

The following speakers have already confirmed for the 2018 meeting.

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2018 BSACI Meeting Speakers

Dr Sabine Altrichter

Dermatology

Allergie-Centrum-Charité, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Dr Mike Ardern-Jones

Associate Professor; Consultant Dermatologist

University of Southampton

Mrs Janette Bartle

Mrs Janette Bartle

Allergy Nurse Specialist

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

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Mrs Janette Bartle

Mrs Janette Bartle (Allergy Nurse Specialist )

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Janette Bartle is an Allergy Nurse Specialist within the ENT department at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust. She is a BSACI Nurses in Allergy Group committee member, keen to promote best practice in allergy care particularly when it comes to the treatment of rhinitis. She is also a pollen monitor collecting air samples from the roof of the Ipswich hospital, and providing data to the Met Office to compile the national UK pollen forecast.

Ms Alia Boardman

Ms Alia Boardman

Nurse

"St Thomas' Hospital "

Mr Kristian Bravin

Senior Dietitian

University Hospitals of Leicester

Dr Helen Brough

Dr Helen Brough

Clinical Lead for Paediatric Allergy; Consultant in Paediatric Allergy

Guy's & St. Thomas’ Hospital

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Dr Helen Brough

Dr Helen Brough (Clinical Lead for Paediatric Allergy; Consultant in Paediatric Allergy)

Guy's & St. Thomas’ Hospital

Helen read Medicine at King’s College, Cambridge University before completing her clinic training at the Royal Free & University College London Medical School. Helen completed Higher Specialist Training in Paediatric Allergy as the MADEL Clinical Lecturer and became a Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at St. Thomas’ Hospital in 2013. She is now the Clinical Lead for Paediatric Allergy at St. Thomas’s Hospital and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London. She was the BSACI Annual Meeting Secretary from 2015-2016.

Helen’s clinical and research interests are in food allergy prevention, diagnosis and management, immunotherapy, asthma, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders and eczema. She is the lead author for the BSACI Standards of Care Committee guideline for atopic eczema. Helen has authored multiple research publications on environmental risk factors for food allergy, food allergy diagnosis and management. She is Principal Investigator for the Pronuts study, evaluating the rate of challenge proven peanut, tree nut and sesame seed allergy. Helen was also involved in the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP), LEAP-ON and Enquiring About Tolerance (EAT) study.

Dr Trevor Brown

Dr Trevor Brown

Paediatric Allergy Specialist Consultant

Ulster Hospital

Dr Rossa Brugha

Walport Clinical Lecturer

Imperial College

Ms Rebecca Bryson

Paediatric Respiratory Nurse Speciailst Asthma and Allergy

Arrowe Park Hospital

Dr Susan Chan

Dr Susan Chan

Paediatric Allergy Specialist Consultant

Guy's & St Thomas'

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Dr Susan Chan

Dr Susan Chan (Paediatric Allergy Specialist Consultant)

Guy's & St Thomas'

Susan Chan is a Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Senior Lecturer at King’s College London. Her research interests focus on the mechanism of peanut allergies in children and childhood eczema.

Ms Lucy	Common

Ms Lucy Common

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

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Ms Lucy	Common

Ms Lucy Common (Clinical Nurse Specialist)

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Lucy Common is a clinical nurse specialist in Immunology and Allergy at Salford Royal Hospital, where she has been in post since 2010. Prior to this she was an adult nurse specialist in allergy for 3 years at Guys and St Thomas' Hospital, London. Lucy has experience in running nurse-led general allergy clinics and Immunotherapy clinics and also being involved in drug desensitisation and drug and food challenge procedures.

Lucy completed her MSc in Allergy at Southampton University in 2010 and is a member of the BSACI nurses in allergy group.

Professor Chris Corrigan

Professor Chris Corrigan

Professor of Asthma, Allergy & Respiratory Science & Consultant Physician

King's College London School of Medicine at Guy's Hospital

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Professor Chris Corrigan

Professor Chris Corrigan (Professor of Asthma, Allergy & Respiratory Science & Consultant Physician)

King's College London School of Medicine at Guy's Hospital

Chris is Professor of Asthma, Allergy and Respiratory Science at King’s College London School of Medicine, based at Guy’s Hospital. He has published over 100 original research publications on the cellular and molecular immunopathology of asthma, and particularly phenotypes of severe and therapy resistant disease. He manages a large adult allergy service and a severe asthma service based at Guy’s Hospital, recently commissioned by NHS England as one of the three national providers of care for severe asthmatics in Greater London. He is also deeply committed to undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. He is currently chair of the Royal College of Physicians Specialist Advisory Committee on Allergy, Training Programme Director for Allergy in the London Deanery and is or has been educational supervisor to 9 Allergy SpRs, 10 PhD students and hundreds of medical undergraduates.

Ms Rachel DeBoer

Ms Rachel DeBoer

Specialist Allergy Dietitian

Guys & St Thomas' Hospital

Professor George du Toit

Consultant in Children's Allergy

Evelina London Children’s Hospital, St Thomas' Hospital

Ms Mandy East

Ms Mandy East

National Allergy Strategy Group

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Ms Mandy East

Ms Mandy East

National Allergy Strategy Group

Mandy East coordinates the work of the National Allergy Strategy Group which works to improve NHS allergy services. The group has been active since 2003 and has been instrumental in all the key Government reports including the Health Select Committee report on allergy and the Lords Science and Technology committee report on allergy as well as taking an active role in the Department of Health’s inquiry into allergy services. Mandy has been part of the NICE guideline development groups and the Quality Standards committees for: food allergy; anaphylaxis and drug allergy as well as being part of the RCPCH working group which developed six care pathways for children with allergic disease and the subsequent work on improving allergy provision in primary care.

Mandy runs the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Allergy which is a cross bench group of MPs and Peers with an interest in the subject, currently chaired by Stephen McPartland MP.

In addition, Mandy has been the National Coordinator at the Anaphylaxis Campaign since 2003 and is responsible for major projects and campaigns such as the current work to allow schools to hold a spare adrenaline injector for use in emergencies and the need to improve access to information, education and service provision for adults with allergy.

Both Mandy’s roles mean she is in regular contact with those who live with allergy day to day; the medics who care for them and key influencers within Parliament. As a result, she is excellently placed to advocate and campaign on their behalf.

Dr William Egner

Consultant Immunologist

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Dr Despina Eleftheriou

Senior Lecturer in paediatric rheumatology

UCL Great Ormond St Institute of Child Health

Dr Pam Ewan

Dr Pam Ewan

Consultant Allergist

Addenbrooke's Hospital

Dr Sophie Farooque

Consultant in Allergy

Imperial College NHS Trust St Mary's Hospital

Ms Mary Feeney

Ms Mary Feeney

Clinical Research Dietitian

The LEAP Study, St Thomas' Hospital

Mrs Roisin Fitzsimons

Mrs Roisin Fitzsimons

Consultant Nurse

St Thomas' Hospital

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Mrs Roisin Fitzsimons

Mrs Roisin Fitzsimons (Consultant Nurse)

St Thomas' Hospital

Roisin Fitzsimons is Allergy Consultant Nurse at Guys and St Thomas Hospital. Roisin has worked in the Children’s Allergy Service, since it began in 2006, she has been instrumental in developing the nurse-led service, which includes the food and drug challenge service. Roisin’s particular areas of interest include drug allergy and sublingual immunotherapy. In addition to her clinical role, Roisin leads on transformation, is involved in research having been PI on two CTIMP studies, has written widely for publication, is an Honorary Lecturer at two universities and holds national and international leadership roles. Roisin is an elected member of BSACI council and leads the AHP stream of the meeting organising committee, she has also recently been elected to join the National Paediatric Respiratory and Allergy Group committee, an affiliation of the British Paediatric Respiratory Society.

Roisin has pioneered nursing involvement within the Allergy Academy, speaking at events and is the course director of the nursing study days. She has developed the Allergy in Practice course which is now in it’s third year. Roisin is also Co-Head of the Nightingale Academy, leading practice innovation, education and research for nursing across GSTT.

Dr Nanna Fyhrquist

Researcher, Karolinska Institute

University of Helsinki

Mr Simon Gane

Mr Simon Gane

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital

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Mr Simon Gane

Mr Simon Gane (Consultant ENT Surgeon)

Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital

Simon Gane FRCS(ORL-HNS) is a consultant Rhinologist and ENT Surgeon at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London, UK. He is also the honorary ENT surgeon to Moorfields Eye Hospital. He trained in the North Thames Region of London, including stints at the Royal National with Professor Valerie Lund, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, St Bartholomew’s, and St Mary's Hospital. His research interests include human olfaction, Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia. He specialises in nasal sinus surgery, including the frontal sinus, anterior skull base and interface with the orbit.

Mr James Gardner

Allergy Nurse Specialist

Great North Children's Hospital

Mr Richard Goodwin

Specialist paediatric pharmacist 

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Robin Gore

Dr Robin Gore

Adult Respiratory Clinician

Addenbrooke's Hospital

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Dr Robin Gore

Dr Robin Gore (Adult Respiratory Clinician)

Addenbrooke's Hospital

Robin Gore is a respiratory physician at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He has clinical interests in severe asthma and allergic disease, and in particular in extending the network approach to severe asthma patient care. He has ongoing research interests in aeroallergen exposure and its relationship with allergic disease activity.

Dr Claudia Gore

Dr Claudia Gore

Consultant in Paediatric Allergy and Immunology

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust St Mary's Hospital

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Dr Claudia Gore

Dr Claudia Gore (Consultant in Paediatric Allergy and Immunology)

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust St Mary's Hospital

Dr Claudia Gore graduated in Germany 1995. Her MD (res) was awarded in 1996, in Germany. She undertook her medical training from 1996 to 2009 in the United Kingdom, with time out for a PhD in paediatric allergy. She has been a consultant since 2009, and is currently a consultant in paediatric allergy and immunology at St Mary's Hospital. She is also clinical lead for paediatric and adolescent allergy. Clinically, she has a particular involvement in caring for children with complex multisystem allergic disease and severe eczema and in providing as well as expanding services for allergic adolescents.

Research and publication areas include probiotics and the gut microbiota in infant eczema, quality of life in allergic diseases, nutrition in allergic disease, allergen avoidance measures.

Ms Rachel Griffin

Ms Rachel Griffin

Children's Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Imperial College

Dr Nigel Harper

Honorary Consultant Anaesthetist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Jonathan Hourihane

Professor Jonathan Hourihane

Professsor of Paediatrics and Child Health

University College Cork, Ireland

Ms Polly James

Ms Polly James

Clinical Psychologist

Evelina Children's Hospital

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Ms Polly James

Ms Polly James (Clinical Psychologist)

Evelina Children's Hospital

Polly is a Paediatric Clinical Psychologist at St Thomas’ Hospital and has created and developed a new psychology service for the children’s allergy service. Polly provides specialist individual and group therapy for children and their families and helps them cope with difficulties that can arise from having food allergies.

Ms Victoria James

Paediatric Dietitian

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Prof. Dr. Jörg Kleine-Tebbe

Allergology & Dermatology

Allergy & Asthma Center Westend, Germany

Dr Sanja Kezic

Dr Sanja Kezic

Scientific Staff

Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, The Netherlands

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Dr Sanja Kezic

Dr Sanja Kezic (Scientific Staff)

Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, The Netherlands

Sanja Kezic is senior scientist and principal investigator at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Her main research interest centres on the effect of inherited or acquired abnormalities in the skin barrier in the aetiology of atopic- and contact dermatitis. Current research projects are focused on the development of non-invasive biomarkers of skin barrier and immune response aiming at more objective assessment of disease severity, therapy efficacy and patient stratification. She collaborated in a large number of international scientific projects and is currently a mentor of three PhD students. Her scientific work is published in more than 150 peer-reviewed journals and books. Sanja Kezic was the chair of the large European Network on Skin Barrier in Atopic Diseases (SKINBAD, COST BM0903) and the vice-chair of the H2020 COST Action TD1206 Development and Implementation of European Standards on Prevention of Occupational Skin Diseases (StanDerm).

Dr Helen Lachmann

Reader in Medicine/Honorary Consultant Nephrologist

Royal Free Hospital

Dr Susana Marinho

Dr Susana Marinho

Consultant Allergist and Honorary Senior Lecturer

Manchester University Foundation Trust and University of Manchester.

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Dr Susana Marinho

Dr Susana Marinho (Consultant Allergist and Honorary Senior Lecturer)

Manchester University Foundation Trust and University of Manchester.

Susana graduated from Medical School at University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and completed Specialist Training in Allergy in Lisbon. She moved to Manchester in 2005 to do a PhD in gene-environment interactions in asthma and allergy, supervised by Professors Custovic and Simpson at the University of Manchester, when she started working in the allergy clinic at Wythenshawe Hospital.

Susana was appointed as Consultant in 2009 and has been instrumental in the development of the Wythenshawe Allergy Service, which has since expanded considerably, providing comprehensive allergy care for adults, with close links with the Paediatrics Service; it is also an integrated clinical and research unit with an active research programme. Susana is PI in an urticaria study and co-investigator in several studies, mainly on food allergy.

Susana has extensive experience in all aspects of clinical allergy, her specialist areas of interest being drug hypersensitivity, anaphylaxis and food allergy. She has played a key role in the RCoA’s 6th National Audit Project on perioperative anaphylaxis. She is a member of the BSACI’s Standards of Care Committee.

Susana is a Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester and has a keen interest in education in Allergy, being a member of the Allergy Specialist Advisory Committee from the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board, Training programme Director for Allergy at HEE-NW and regularly teaching foundation and core medical trainees, GPs, and other clinicians/AHPs; she is co-lead for the Hypersensitivity Module of the Immunology MSc from the University of Manchester and is Educational Supervisor to 2 Allery STRs.

She is also deeply committed to the further development of Allergy in the UK and is a member of the Allergy and Immunology Clinical Reference Group for Allergy – Specialist Commissioning, NHS England. She is the Allergy Chair of the North West Allergy and Clinical Immunology Network (NWACIN) and a member of the Paediatric Network, and has been instrumental in fomenting joint working across the region’s services and developing regional management and referral pathways for primary care for common allergic conditions.

Dr Andrew McKenzie

Dr Andrew McKenzie

Group Leader

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

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Dr Andrew McKenzie

Dr Andrew McKenzie (Group Leader)

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Andrew McKenzie has been a Programme Leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) since 1994 and became Head of the PNAC Division in 2013.

Andrew’s programme of research investigates the roles of cytokines in immune and haematopoietic disorders. He has defined and characterised how type-2 cytokine networks orchestrate the cellular response to pathogens and how dysregulation of these regulatory pathways can lead to diseases such as asthma and allergy. His identification of the cytokine interleukin-13 and the subsequent unearthing of its role in allergic asthma led to his discovery of type-2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2). These lymphocytes secrete large quantities of cytokines and represent a new therapeutic target for intervention in inflammation and infection. More recently he has detailed the transcriptional regulators that restrict ILC2 development from lymphoid progenitors, and unearthed how ILC2 play critical roles in potentiating adaptive immunity.

Prior to his appointment at the LMB, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research (UK) and subsequently a postdoctoral at DNAX Research Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology (USA). He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2017, and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2011.

Dr Pauline Mulholland

Trust Dietetic Manager

Ulster Hospital

Dr Clare Murray

Clinical Senior Lecturer

University of Manchester

Dr Markus Ollert

Director

Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxemburg

Dr Liam O

Dr Liam O'Mahony

Swiss Insitute of Allergy and Asthma Research

University of Zurich, Switzerland

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Dr Liam O

Dr Liam O'Mahony (Swiss Insitute of Allergy and Asthma Research)

University of Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. Liam O’Mahony received his BSc in Microbiology from University College Cork, Ireland in 1994 and his PhD in Immunology was awarded in 1998 by Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Thereafter, Dr. O’Mahony performed post-doctoral research at the Department of Microbiology, University College Cork, Department of Medicine, University College Cork and the Digestive Diseases Division, UCLA. Dr. O’Mahony was a Principal Investigator at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, from 2003 to 2008. Since 2009, he is the head of Molecular Immunology at the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research, University of Zürich, Switzerland. His research interests are focused on the molecular basis for microbe and metabolite modulation of mucosal inflammatory responses. He is a co-author on more than 100 published articles and is a co-inventor on 8 granted patents. Current research grants are from the Swiss National Science Fund, European Union and from industry.

Ms Kelly Parker

Ms Kelly Parker

Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist

Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

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Ms Kelly Parker

Ms Kelly Parker (Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist)

Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

Kelly has been the Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist at The Princess Alexandra NHS Trust since September 2017 where she is currently in the process of implementing Nurse led services within allergy, prior to this post she was the Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist at East and North Herts NHS where she established the Nurse led services within the allergy department including a nurse led eczema clinic which is her particular area of interest.

Kelly participates in allergy training days for local GP's. She is a member of the BSACI Nurses in Allergy Committee.

Dr Catherine Pashley

Dr Catherine Pashley

Lecturer in Infection, Immunity & Inflammation

University of Leicester

Dr Michael Perkin

Dr Michael Perkin

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Epidemiology & Consultant in Paediatric Allergy

St George's Hospital Medical School

Professor Werner Pichler

Department of Allergology

University of Bern

Professor Ian Pavord

Professor Ian Pavord

Professor of Respiratory Medicine

Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford

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Professor Ian Pavord

Professor Ian Pavord (Professor of Respiratory Medicine)

Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford

Ian Pavord is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Oxford, where he is also Professorial Fellow of St Edmund Hall, and Honorary Consultant Physician at the Oxford University Hospitals. He was a consultant physician at the Institute for Lung Health, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, UK, from 1995 and Honorary Professor of Medicine from 2005 to 2013.

Professor Pavord’s research interests focus on the clinical aspects of inflammatory airway diseases. He has identified a number of clinically important phenotypes and biomarkers of inflammatory airway disease, and has pioneered the use of non-invasive methods of measuring airway inflammation in the assessment of these conditions. He has also played a lead role in the clinical development of three of the most promising new treatments for severe airway disease.

Professor Pavord was elected as a National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator in 2011 and 2014, as an inaugural Fellow of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) in 2014, and as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science in 2015. He is also a member of congregation at the University of Oxford. Professor Pavord was co-Editor of Thorax from 2010 to 2015, Chief Medical Officer of Asthma UK from 2008 to 2014, Associate Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine from 2005 to 2010, and has been Associate Editor of the European Respiratory Journal since 2016. Professor Pavord chaired the 2017 Lancet commission on asthma and received the 2016 ERS Gold Medal for his research. He is the author of 375 publications and has an H-index of 93.

Mrs Kathryn Powrie

Allergy Nurse Specialist

Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust

Ms Bunmi Raji

Research Dietitian

St Thomas' Hospital

Dr Matthew Ridd

Dr Matthew Ridd

Consultant Senior Lecturer in Primary Health Care

University of Bristol

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Dr Matthew Ridd

Dr Matthew Ridd (Consultant Senior Lecturer in Primary Health Care)

University of Bristol

Matthew is a GP in Portishead and Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol. His research interests include skin problems commonly seen and diagnosed in primary care, allergy and patient-doctor relationships. He is the Chief Investigator on two NIHR-funded trials: Best Emollient for Eczema (BEE, www.bristol.ac.uk/bee-study) and Trial of Eczema allergy Screening Tests (TEST, www.bristol.ac.uk/eczema-allergy). He is also principle investigator on the Barrier Enhancement for Eczema Prevention (BEEP) and Spironolactone for Adult Female Acne (SAFA) trials. He chairs the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) primary care dermatology research specialist interest group and sits on an NIHR Health Technology Appraisal funding board. He has previously contributed to the NICE Quality Standards for Atopic Eczema and RCPCH eczema-allergy care pathways project.

Professor Graham Roberts

Professor Graham Roberts

Professor and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician in Paediatric Allergy and Respiratory Medicine

Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Southampton

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Professor Graham Roberts

Professor Graham Roberts (Professor and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician in Paediatric Allergy and Respiratory Medicine)

Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Southampton

Graham Roberts qualified in Medicine from the University of Oxford. He completed a 4 year clinical research fellowship in paediatric allergy and respiratory medicine at Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary’s in Professor Gideon Lack’s group. Graham Roberts was awarded a MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He completed his doctoral thesis on the safety and efficacy of immunotherapy for childhood allergic asthma. Graham Roberts completed his training in paediatric respiratory medicine at The London Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Graham Roberts took up an appointment as a clinical senior lecturer in paediatric allergy and respiratory medicine in October 2004. He was promoted to Reader in 2007 and to Professor in 2011. He is also the Co- Director of the David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre on the Isle of Wight. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (2011-7) and was Chair of the Pediatric Section (2011-3).

Graham Roberts’s has a translational epidemiological research programme. It focuses on the pathogenesis and natural history of childhood asthma and food allergy together with the development of new strategies to improve the management of these clinical problems.

Dr Chris Rutkowski

Dr Chris Rutkowski

Consultant Allergist

Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Chris Rutkowski

Dr Chris Rutkowski (Consultant Allergist)

Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Chris is a Consultant Allergist at Guy's Hospital in London, a European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and World Allergy Organisation Centre of Excellence. He completed a dedicated 5-year specialist allergy training programme at Cambridge University Hospital.

He has extensive experience in all aspects of adult allergy care. His special clinical and research interests include drug allergy and difficult urticaria. He is a published author in the field of drug allergy and contributes increasingly to the education and training of Msc students, allergists, GPs and general physicians at a national and international level. Chris leads the largest UK anti IgE service for urticaria at Guy’s Hospital and works alongside his dermatology colleagues in the first UK joint allergy/dermatology Difficult Urticaria Clinic at St Thomas' Hospital. In addition to his clinical duties he sits on the Council of the Clinical Immunology and Allergy Section of the Royal Society of Medicine and the Allergy Specialist Advisory Committee of the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board.

Dr Glenis Scadding

Dr Glenis Scadding

Honorary Consultant Physician in Allergy and Rhinology

Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

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Dr Glenis Scadding

Dr Glenis Scadding (Honorary Consultant Physician in Allergy and Rhinology )

Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

Honorary Consultant Physician in Allergy and Rhinology, Royal National TNE Hospital, London; Honorary Senior Lecturer in Clinical Immunology at the University College London School of Medicine

Dr Scadding trained at Cambridge University & the Middlesex Hospital, with an MA and MD at the University of Cambridge. In 1995 Dr Scadding was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. She is also an Honorary Member of the Allergy Society of South Africa and an Honorary Member of the ENT Society of South Africa.

Dr Scadding has been awarded the Polish Rhinological Society Award, the BSACI William Frankland medal for outstanding services to UK Clinical Allergy, Allergist of the Year- Allergy UK, the Clemens von Pirquet award for research from European Academy of Allergy and Immunology, the Walter Jobson Horne award of British Medical Association and the World Allergy Organization -Outstanding Clinician. She was Secretary of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) 2007-9 and President 2009-12.

Research interests include rhinitis and its co-morbidities, including rhinosinusitis; aspirin hypersensitivity and sublingual immunotherapy and is the author of over 300 peer- reviewed publications.

Dr Priya Sellaturay

Dr Priya Sellaturay

Specialist Registrar

Addenbrooke's Hospital

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Dr Priya Sellaturay

Dr Priya Sellaturay (Specialist Registrar)

Addenbrooke's Hospital

Priya read medicine at University College London, also completing a BSc in Physiology and Pharmacology. After junior posts in London and Watford, she became an adult allergy registrar at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2012, and is due to complete her training later this year.

Priya’s has wide experience in all aspects of allergy and her special clinical and research interests are the diagnosis and management of drug allergy. She is the trainee representative for allergy in the East of England, working on recruiting new trainees into Allergy and has taken part in the RCP and BMJ careers fair. She has presented and chaired sessions at international and national conferences and published papers on systemic reactions following skin prick testing and most recently the management of gadolinium based contrast agents.

Dr Mohamed Shamji

Dr Mohamed Shamji

Senior Research Fellow & Clinical Scientist in Immunology

National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College

Professor Angela Simpson

Professor Angela Simpson

Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of the Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine in the School of Biological Sciences.

University of Manchester

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Professor Angela Simpson

Professor Angela Simpson (Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of the Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine in the School of Biological Sciences.)

University of Manchester

Angela Simpson is Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Centre lead for Respiratory Medicine and Allergy. She is an Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician at University Hospital of South Manchester and delivers a weekly asthma and allergy clinic.

Her research focusses on early life risk factors for asthma and allergies. She coordinates the MRC funded national network of five asthma birth cohort studies (Study Team for Early Life Asthma Research) and is co-investigator of the Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study; she is chief investigator of the Manchester Respiratory and Allergy BioBank at UHSM.

Having completed clinical training in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine in the North West Regional Rotation, Angela Simpson was appointed Senior Lecturer in Asthma and Allergy Research at the University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician at Wythenshawe Hospital in January 2005. Her research interests are in risk factors for the development of asthma and allergy and her work is centred on the Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study (MAAS). MAAS is a unique birth cohort study specifically designed to study risk factors for the development of asthma and allergies, with very detailed measures of environmental exposure in early life. Dr Simpson leads the collaboration with the Centre for Integrated Genomic Medical Research and is investigating gene-environment interactions in the development of asthma, eczema, rhinitis and allergic sensitisation in the cohort.

Professor Simpson is a co-investigator in a range of international asthma case control studies, which will give further information of gene-environment interactions in asthma in other geographic areas.

Professor Simpson is also co-ordinator for the national Study Team for Early Life Asthma Research (STELAR) – a group of principal investigators from birth cohort studies. The aim of STELAR is to facilitate collaborations between birth cohorts, to provide greater power to detect main effects and interactions.

Dr Isabel Skypala

Dr Isabel Skypala

Consultant Allergy Dietician & Clinical Lead for Food Allergy

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust

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Dr Isabel Skypala

Dr Isabel Skypala (Consultant Allergy Dietician & Clinical Lead for Food Allergy)

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust

Dr Isabel Skypala is a consultant allergy dietitian who established and runs the award-winning adult food allergy service at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust in London. She is also a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College, co-leading the food allergy module of the Allergy MSc. Isabel contributes to food allergy at international level, being co-founder and past chair of the International Network of Diet and Nutrition in Allergy (INDANA). She currently sits on the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. In 2014, Isabel received the William Frankland award from the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology in recognition of her services to clinical allergy.

Dr Radoslaw Spiewak

Department of Experimental Dermatology and Cosmetology

Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland

Ms Rachel Stead

Asthma CNS

Royal Brompton

Dr Natalie Stone

Consultant Dermatologist

Royal Gwent Hospital

Mrs Analou Sugar

Speech and Language Therapist

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Professor Stephen Till

Reader/Consultant in Adult Allergy

King's College London

Dr Laura Van Gerven

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery

Leuven University, Belgium

Ms Judith Young

Ms Judith Young

Clinical Senior Lecturer

Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia

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Ms Judith Young

Ms Judith Young (Clinical Senior Lecturer)

Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia

Judith is a clinician, lecturer and researcher. She holds an Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist post at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, where she specializes in paediatric allergy. She aims to improve psychological understanding of allergy and empower parents, children, adolescents and clinical teams with the knowledge and skills to improve psychological well-being.

Academically, Judith is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Norwich Medical School, where she trains postgraduate students to become clinical psychologists and supervises research. In 2015, she was awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of teaching excellence and academic leadership.

Judith also holds roles on National and International Paediatric Psychology Committees, where she promotes psychological understanding of chronic illness in childhood. Her specialist research area is allergy anxiety.