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- Paediatric immunology, infectious diseases & allergy
I studied medicine at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and St Thomas' Hospital, London before qualifying from Cambridge in 1992. I went on to complete specialist training in allergy, immunology and infectious diseases at Southampton General Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
My academic career started with a PhD investigating early life factors that may influence the development of allergy. I now have a lead role in medical education research at the University of Newcastle. I also have a keen interest in teaching and training. I am the course lead for a new online allergy module at the University of Newcastle and am the allergy representative for the specialty training committee at the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, as well as the subspecialty representative on the Education & Quality Training Committee.
I have an interest in all aspects of paediatric allergy, including children with complex, multi-system conditions.
I am lead for the immunotherapy service at the Great North Children’s Hospital, where we offer both injection and tablet/oral drop desensitisation for pollen and house dust mite allergy.
Areas of interest
Allergic Rhinitis; Anaphylaxis; Asthma; Atopic Eczema; Dermatis & skin rashes; Drug & medicine reactions; Food allergies; Insect stings; Urticaria & Angiodema
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in paediatrics / paediatric allergy, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 2005
Clinical Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, Newcastle University, 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, 2005
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.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Skin prick test (including reporting) - (1-5)