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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
- Paediatric immunology, infectious diseases & allergy
Dr Boyle is an expert in allergy, and is able to help children and young people affected by eczema, food allergy, asthma, hayfever, rhinitis, urticaria, allergy to insect stings, latex or medicines and severe allergy (anaphylaxis).
Areas of interest
Food allergy; Anaphylaxis; Eczema; Allergy prevention; Urticaria ('hives'); Paediatric allergy; Asthma; Allergies; Immunotherapy; Insect sting allergy; Drug allergy; Probiotics
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Paediatric Allergist, St. Mary's Hospital Paddington
Reader in Paediatric Allergy, Imperial College London.
Research interests in peanut allergy, food allergy, eczema, asthma, insect sting allergy, allergy prevention, probiotics, adrenaline autoinjectors, immunotherapy. Details at www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/people/r.boyle
Dr Boyle enjoys hill walking, classical music and cycling, but spends most of his spare time helping to look after his young children.
He is interested in peer to peer support programmes, and has helped to establish a network of support groups for parents of food allergic children, in collaboration with the Anaphylaxis Campaign.
European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology
2008 - Prize for best oral abstract in category
2012 – Prize for best poster in category
European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology Examination
2008 - Highest score of all examination candidates (84%)
(Additional) Languages spoken
Key publications – for a full list, see www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/people/r.boyle
Umasunthar T, Leonardi-Bee J, Hodes M, Turner PJ, Gore C, Habibi P, Warner JO, Boyle R.J. (2013) Incidence of fatal food anaphylaxis in people with food allergy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Exp Allergy (in press)
Goldring, S.T., Griffiths, C.J., Martineau, A.R., Robinson, S., Yu, C., Poulton, S., Kirkby, J.C., Stocks, J., Hooper, R., Shaheen, S.O., Warner, J.O., Boyle, R.J. (2013). Prenatal vitamin D supplemention and child respiratory health: a randomised controlled trial. PLOS One; 8(6):e66627
Boyle, R. J., Elremeli, M., Hockenhull, J., Cherry, M. G., Bulsara, M. K., Daniels, M., Oude Elberink, J. N. (2012). Venom immunotherapy for preventing allergic reactions to insect stings.. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 10, CD008838.
Brown, C., Haringman, N., Davies, C., Gore, C., Hussain, M., Mieli-Vergani, G., Boyle, R. J. (2012). High prevalence of food sensitisation in young children with liver disease: a clue to food allergy pathogenesis?. Pediatr Allergy Immunol, 23(8), 771-778.
Hockenhull, J., Elremeli, M., Cherry, M. G., Mahon, J., Lai, M., Darroch, J., Boyle, R. (2012). A systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Pharmalgen® for the treatment of bee and wasp venom allergy. Health Technology Assessment, 16(12), 1-110.
Boyle, R. J., Pedroletti, C., Wickman, M., Bjermer, L., Valovirta, E., Dahl, R., et al, for the 4A Study Group. (2012). Nocturnal temperature controlled laminar airflow for treating atopic asthma: a randomised controlled trial.. Thorax, 67(3), 215-221.
Boyle RJ, Bath-Hextall F, Leonardi-Bee J, Murrell DM, Tang MLK. Probiotics for treating eczema (Review). Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2008;4:CD006135
Courses offered to GPs
Please contact the New Malden Diagnostics Centre, or the Harley Street Clinic for these.
- MB ChB University of Bristol 1995
- MRCPCH Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 1998
- PhD University of Melbourne 2009
Reference number 4183154
Details of entry to specialist register
- Robert Boyle, 2009
- Harley Street Clinic, W1G 8BJ
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 020 7034 8098
- The New Malden Diagnostic Centre, KT3 3TX
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 020 3277 0160
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Dr Robert Boyle
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: r.boyle_9