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Our Health Advisory Board

Our Health Advisory Board is a group of leading health care professionals with specialist knowledge in allergy. The Health Advisory Board also has a presence on the Allergy UK Board of Trustees.

We are able to call on their services for medical advice in the production of information leaflets and factsheets and they are there to assist our helpline with any query on more complex or less common allergic conditions.

Our Health Advisory Board currently consists of the following professionals:

  • Dr Adam Fox (Chairman of Allergy UK's Health Advisory Board)
    Consultant Paediatric Allergist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London
  • Professor Jonathon Brostoff
    Professor Emeritus of Allergy and Environmental Health at Kings College, London
  • Professor Peter Howarth
    Honorary Consultant Physician with a clinical and research focus on asthma, particularly severe asthma, and allergy, University of Southampton.
  • Professor Roger Buckley
    Professor of Ocular Medicine
  • Lisa Dixon
    Independent Nurse Specialist
  • Professor Stephen Durham
    Professor of Allergy & Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital, London. Specialising in allergy, asthma, rhinitis and immunotherapy
  • Roisin Fitzsimons
    Paediatric Allergy Nurse Consultant, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, London
  • Jackie Gaventa
    Health Visitor Lead Paediatric Allergy
  • Dr Rita Mirakian
    Consultant in Allergy & Immunology, with interests in all aspects of allergic conditions.  The Royal National Ear, Nose & Throat Hospital, London, and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
  • Dr Rubaiyat Haque
    Consultant Allergist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London
  • Dr Glenis Scadding
    Hon Consultant Allergist/Rhinologist at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London
  • Dr Neil Shah
    Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Specialist lead for GI allergy,  St Thomas’ and Great Ormond Street Hospitals, London
  • Pepe Shirlaw
    Consultant in Oral Medicine, with interests in allergies related to dentistry. Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London
  • Dr Isabel Skypala
    Specialist Allergy Dietitian, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital
  • Professor Helen Smith
    Professor of Primary Care, Brighton and Sussex Medical School 
  • Steve Tomlin
    Consultant Pharmacist - Children's Services, Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital, London
  • Dr Carina Venter
    Senior Allergy Dietitian IOW. NIHR Post Doc Research Fellow, University of Portsmouth
  • Dr Joanne Walsh
    General Practitioner
  • Dr Mark Wilkinson
    Consultant Dermatologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Tanya Wright
    Specialist Dietitian, Amersham Hospital, Buckinghamshire NHS Healthcare Trust
  • Dr Paul Turner
    Paediatric Allergy, St Mary’s Hospital & Evelina Children’s Hospital. MRC & Asthma UK Clinical Scientist 
  • Dr Runa Ali
    Consultant Allergist, London Chest Hospital
  • Dr Michael Radcliffe
    Consultant in Allergy Medicine, University College London Hospitals

  • Dr Carsten Flohr
    Consultant and Sr Lecturer, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas’ Hospital London

  • Linda Alsafi
    Pharmacist in Portsmouth and Chichester

  • Dr Walid Al-Safi
    ENT surgeon in Portsmouth and Chichester

  • Angela Beecroft
    Clinical Nutritionist, North East

  • Andrew Williams
    Allergy nurse consultant in Homerton Hospital

  • Dr David Mass
    GP with a specialist interest in allergy, London

  • Dr Trevor Brown
    Paediatric allergist at The Ulster Hospital
  • Dr Lisa Waddell
    Specialist Paediatric Allergy Dietitian in Nottingham
  • Liane Reeves
    Freelance & NHS Specialist Dietitian in Oxfordshire
  • Dr Tabi Anika Leslie
    Honorary Consultant Dermatologist & Cutaneous Allergy, London

  • Dr Sinisa Savic
    Immunologist and Allergist at St James' Hospital in Leeds
  • Dr Helen A Brough 
    Paediatric Allergist at Guy's and St. Thomas’ Hospital