Why choose me

Experience

I lead the largest children’s allergy service in the UK, at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital and run allergy transition services for teenagers in order to empower them to take control of their allergies.

I have organised the Annual National Allergy Meeting for the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology from 2013-2016 and am the Co-Chair for the European Allergy (EAACI) Congress 2020 which will be held in London.

I chair the national eczema guideline for the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

I was awarded ‘Health Professional of the Year’ runner-up in 2010 by Coeliac UK and the Barry Kay award for excellence in Paediatric Allergy research from the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology in 2013.

Using the latest research, my mission is to prevent food allergy in infants and toddlers and to speed up the resolution of food allergy for children with established milk, soya or egg allergy.

 

Understanding

As a parent myself, I know how distressing and concerned a parent can be when dealing with their child’s condition.  All my consultations are child-centred and I will always give you and your child enough time to fully discuss all concerns, guiding and supporting you both through treatment plans. I pride myself that a common thread across all my reviews is that I am thorough and take time to explain conditions and treatments with all my patients.

Sometimes parents can find it hard to remember all the information that is discussed during their child’s consultation. So, I’ll always follow up every appointment with a consultation letter, detailing everything that was discussed during your consultation.

 

My team

At Children’s Allergy Doctors, we make it easy for you to select an appointment with me and a time that suits you. All appointments can be directly booked online, or by telephone.

Behind the scenes, KMS Professionals manage the secretarial and administration of my practice. From appointment booking, communicating with parents, assisting with queries, or taking payments, they are dedicated to providing an excellent, friendly service to every patient and will be able to answer any queries that you may have.

 

Education:

I graduated from King’s College, Cambridge University, with double honours in Medicine and Experimental Psychology, before completing my clinical training at the Royal Free & University College London Medical School.

I trained in Paediatrics in South London Paediatric training rotation and was then awarded one of the few recognised Higher Specialist Training posts in Paediatric Allergy and Immunology.

I trained in some of the UK’s leading teaching hospitals: Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, King’s College Hospital, and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Therefore, I have dual accreditation and am on the specialist register for both General Paediatrics and Paediatric Allergy.

I am also certified by the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) as a European Paediatric Allergist.

I have also completed an MSc in Allergy, gaining a distinction at the University of Southampton and was subsequently awarded a PhD in determining routes of developing peanut allergy, at King’s College London University.

 

Clinical studies and publications:

I have co-authored two landmark studies on the prevention of food allergy. I am the lead investigator for the Pronuts study (assessing peanut, sesame and tree nut allergy) and an investigator for the oral and patch peanut desensitisation trials, which are currently running at the Evelina London.

I have published multiple original research articles as well as published a textbook, Rapid Paediatrics

I regularly present my research; both nationally and internationally and am an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London.

I have written reviews on the active management and prevention of food allergies, dietary management of peanut allergy and risks of exposure to food in the environment in allergic patients. I am also at the forefront of research on desensitisation to nuts.