Authors
    • Allergy and Immunology
    • Pediatrics
    Co-Investigator, LEAP, LEAP-On and PASS Study
    Co-Investigator, LEAP, LEAP-On and PASS Study
    • Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
    George du Toit is a Consultant in Paediatric Allergy and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, King's College London. George is Senior Co-Investigator on the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) Study and involved in the ongoing LEAP-On Study. George is Secretary of the Paediatric Section of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
    • Pediatrics
    Professor & Honorary Consultant Paediatrician in Paediatric Allergy & Respiratory Medicine
    Professor & Honorary Consultant Paediatrician in Paediatric Allergy & Respiratory Medicine
    • Professor at University of Southampton
    Graham Roberts qualified in Medicine from the University of Oxford. He under took his paediatric training in Leeds and London. 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. His other research interests included exhaled nitric oxide, quality of life in allergic disease, severe childhood asthma, improving the diagnosis and management of childhood food allergy and, in collaboration with the ALSPAC study, the epidemiology of childhood aeroallergen, food and latex allergy. 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 is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and, until June 2014, was Chair of the Pediatric Section. 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 asthma. This involves studies in Southampton, at the David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre in the Isle of Wight and in collaboration with colleagues at the Evelina Children’s Hospital, St Thomas’s Hospital, London. Graham Roberts works clinically within the Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust as a paediatrician specialising in allergy and respiratory medicine. Additionally he oversees the undergraduate child health teaching programme.
    • Allergy and Immunology
    Senior Biostatistician, Rho Federal Systems
    Senior Biostatistician, Rho Federal Systems
    Henry T. Bahnson is a Senior Biostatistician at Rho Federal Systems Division in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His current research focus is food and grass allergy but he also has 12 years of experience in the analysis of clinical trials data from asthma, cardiology, hormone replacement therapy, and anesthesia. Henry graduated with a BS from Davidson College and has a masters degree in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
    • Allergy and Immunology
    Physician, LEAD Study Team
    Physician, LEAD Study Team
    • Clinical Research Fellow within the Allergy & Clinical Immunology Department at King’s College London
    Originally from Montenegro, Dr Radulovic qualified in Medicine and completed her specialist training in Paediatrics at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. After completing her specialist training, she spent three years working as a paediatrician at the PICU, Institute for Children’s Diseases, University of Montenegro. Dr Radulovic spent two and a half years working as a Sponsored Research Fellow within the Allergy & Clinical Immunology Department, Imperial College, London, before joining the LEAP Study Team, Paediatric Allergy Department, King’s College London, UK. Her main interests are in allergic rhinitis and food allergies.
    • Allergy and Immunology
    Allergist and Clinical Immunologist, MRC Clinical Research Fellow
    Allergist and Clinical Immunologist, MRC Clinical Research Fellow
    • JMA Chairperson of EAACI at European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
    Dr. Alexandra F. Santos, MD, Allergist and Clinical Immunologist, has worked as an MRC Clinical Research Fellow at the Department of Pediatric Allergy, Division of Asthma Allergy and Lung Biology, King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, since 2010, following receiving prestigious and competitive awards from the Medical Research Council (MRC): an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship and an MRC Centenary Early Career Award. Dr. Santos has recently been awarded an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship which will allow her to continue combining regular clinical activity in Pediatric Allergy with translational research in the laboratory aiming to improve the diagnosis of food allergy and our understanding of the immunological mechanisms underlying allergy and tolerance in sensitized children. Dr. Santos has also obtained funding from the Immune Tolerance Network/NIAID for her work in the LEAP Study. She was awarded 4 other fellowships prior to joining King's College London, namely from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Portuguese Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), as well as 3 travel grants and 15 prizes for oral and poster presentations at National and International Congresses, including the Barry Kay Award from the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in 2012 and a Poster Prize in the Postgraduate Showcase of the School of Medicine of King’s College London in 2011. In addition to her clinical and research activities, Dr. Santos has been very active in the EAACI, where she has integrated different working groups and scientific panels, including task-forces to generate international guidelines for patient care in allergic disease. In June 2013, following 2 years as junior representative in the board of the Paediatric Section of EAACI, Dr. Santos was elected as the leader of the over 3000 Junior Members & Affiliates of this Society and has consequently become a voting member of the EAACI Executive Committee. Dr. Santos' current main research interests are: food allergy, anaphylaxis and allergy prevention.
    • Allergy and Immunology
    Senior Research Dietitian, LEAP Study
    Senior Research Dietitian, LEAP Study
    • Deputy Chair of the Food Allergy and Intolerance Group at British Dietetic Association
    Mary Feeney, MSc, RD is the senior research dietitian on the Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) Study and joined the team in 2009. She is currently involved analysing the growth, nutritional and dietary intake of participants on the study. She studied Physiology at Trinity College Dublin and Human Nutrition at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland before qualifying as a dietitian from King’s College London in 2005. She specialised in paediatric dietetics in 2007 and has had an interest in food allergy since then. She is Deputy Chair of the Food Allergy and Intolerance Group of the British Dietetic Association, an expert group for allergy dietitians in the UK and is a member of INDANA, EAACI and BSACI.
    • Allergy and Immunology
    Senior Lecturer in Allergy, King's College London
    Senior Lecturer in Allergy, King's College London
    • Senior Lecturer Lead, Paediatric Allergy and Immunological Tolerance Laboratory in the Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology at King's College London
    Dr Victor Turcanu is a senior lecturer in allergy at King’s College London where he leads the Paediatric Allergy and Immunological Tolerance Laboratory in the Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology and also holds a honorary clinical position with Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Turcanu is a specialist physician in internal medicine and was awarded a PhD in Immunology and Immuno-pharmacology at the Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France. Dr. Turcanu's main research interests concern the immunomodulatory treatment of allergies and autoimmune diseases.
    • Allergy and Immunology
    Professor of Paediatric Allergy, King’s College London
    Professor of Paediatric Allergy, King’s College London
    • Head of the Clinical Academic Paediatric Allergy Department at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
    Professor Gideon Lack is Professor of Paediatric Allergy at King’s College London and Head of the Clinical Academic Paediatric Allergy Department at Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He read medicine at Oxford University before training as a Paediatrician in New York, and then specialising in Paediatric and Adult Allergy in Denver, Colorado. He led the Department of Paediatric Allergy and Immunology at St Mary’s Hospital, London for 12 years and became Professor of Paediatric Allergy and Immunology at Imperial College London in 2005. He moved to King’s College London at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in May 2006. His research has focused on peanut allergy, and new strategies to prevent peanut and other food allergies through oral tolerance induction, Related to that he is researching strategies to prevent the development of eczema, asthma, and hay fever in children and adults. His clinical expertise focuses particularly on the diagnosis and management of peanut and other food allergies as well as allergic asthma, anaphylaxis, and desensitising vaccines to treat hay fever and other allergies.