Executive Committee

Dr Adam Fox

Director

Dr Adam Fox

Consultant Paediatric Allergist in Children’s Allergy Service at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals

Adam read Medicine and Neuroscience at Cambridge University before completing his clinical training at University College, London. He was appointed consultant in Paediatric Allergy at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, London in 2007 and in 2015, after 7 years as Allergy Clinical Lead, became Clinical Director for the GRIDA directorate (specialist medicine) at the trust. He is also Reader at King’s College London and director of the Allergy Academy. He is secretary of the BSACI and the Expert Advisor to NICE for Allergy. He is currently representing Paediatric Allergy on the Department of Health Clinical Reference Group for Specialist Paediatric Medicine as part of the new national commissioning process. Adam was awarded the Raymond Horton-Smith prize by Cambridge University for his doctoral thesis in 2012. His particular interests are sub-lingual immunotherapy, gastrointestinal allergy and medical education.

Sandra Hobbs

Administrator

Sandra Hobbs

Allergy Academy Administrator

Sandra Hobbs is the Allergy Academy Administrator and has worked with the Academy since its inception in 2006. Sandra has worked in medicine for 23 years. Initially working in the Haematology department at Farnborough Hospital, Kent. Latterly involved in clinical trials at King’s College London. She has completed a diploma in life coaching affiliated to Middlesex University. Sandra is also a qualified adult and baby masseur.

Professor Gideon Lack

Professor Gideon Lack

Professor of Paediatric Allergy at KCL and head of the Children’s Allergy Service at the Evelina Children’s Hospital

Prof Gideon Lack is Professor of Paediatric Allergy at KCL and head of the Children’s Allergy Service at the Evelina Children’s Hospital. He is an international expert in food allergy as in principal investigator of the LEAP study – an interventional study looking at strategies to prevent the development of peanut allergy.

Professor Chris Corrigan

Professor Chris Corrigan

Professor in the Department of Asthma, Allergy & Respiratory Science at Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’ School of Medicine, King’s College, University of London

Prof Chris Corrigan is a Professor in the Department of Asthma, Allergy & Respiratory Science at Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’ School of Medicine, King’s College, University of London. He particular research interests include therapy resistant and severe phenotypes of asthma. He also leads one of the UK’s largest allergen immunotherapy services at Guy’s Hospital and has an international reputation for his research in this area.

Dr George Du Toit

Dr George Du Toit

Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at the Children’s Allergy Service at the Evelina Children’s Hospital

Dr George Du Toit is a Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at the Children’s Allergy Service at the Evelina Children’s Hospital. He runs sub-specialist clinics in both Drug Allergy and Chronic Urticaria and is a co-investigator on the LEAP study. George has already established a highly successful series of specialist seminars in partnership with EAACI.

Dr Carsten Flohr

Dr Carsten Flohr

Carsten Flohr studied medicine at Oxford University and then trained in both paediatrics (MRCPCH) and dermatology. He is the first UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinician Scientist in Dermatology. He is also a Senior Lecturer and Consultant at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Carsten has a passion for eczema research and a strong interest in population-based studies as well as clinical trials. Together with his paediatric allergy colleagues at St Thomas’ Hospital, he is currently conducting an interventional birth cohort study to test the hypothesis that the introduction of potentially allergenic foods into the diet of infants from three months, alongside continued breastfeeding, results in a reduced prevalence of food allergy and other allergic diseases by three years of age (‘Enquiring About Tolerance’ (EAT) Study). As part of the EAT Study, Carsten examines how genetic, immunological and environmental factors interact in the development of eczema and food allergies. Carsten is a Steering Committee Member of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC), the worldwide biggest allergy study. He also chairs the Epidemiology Interest Group of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network (UK DCTN) Trial Generation and Prioritisation Panel. Carsten is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology and the Clinical Trials Editor of the F1000 Atopic Dermatitis Section

Rachel De Boer

Rachel De Boer

Rachel has worked as a Dietitian for 15 years. She specialises in diagnosing and managing children with food allergy and has worked within Children’s Allergy service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital for over 6 years.

She is a committee member of the Food Allergy and Intolerance Group of the BDA and is on the Executive committee of the Allergy Academy. She is currently involved in research into cow’s milk and fish allergy.  

Roisin Fitzsimons

Roisin Fitzsimons

Roisin Fitzsimons is Allergy Consultant Nurse and Allergy Service Lead for Quality, Patient Experience and Transformation at Guys and St Thomas Hospital.  Roisin has worked in the Children’s Allergy Service, since it began in 2006, she has been instrumental in developing the nurse-led service, which includes the food and drug challenge service.  Roisin’s particular areas of interest include drug allergy and sublingual immunotherapy.  Roisin has successfully completed the MSc in Allergy at Southampton University and is privileged to now lecture on the course.  Roisin is also an honourary lecturer at The University of Hertfordshire and is a committee member of the BSACI Nurses in Allergy group, conference planning committee and BSACI Council.  Roisin has pioneered nursing involvement within the Allergy Academy, speaking at events and is the nursing course director.