Allergy Academy Nursing Study Day (2022)

Wednesday 21st September 2022

Course directors

Katherine Knight

Senior nurse practitioner, Evelina London Children's Hospital

Katherine Knight

Senior nurse practitioner, Evelina London Children's Hospital

Rebecca Batt

Rebecca Batt

Paediatric Allergy Advanced Nurse Practitioner

 

Rebecca Batt began her career in allergy in 2007 when she became a Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist at King’s College Hospital, London. She ran nurse led outpatient and immunotherapy clinics and was responsible for all the food and drug challenges. She provided teaching and support for inpatients, ED and the community. She gained the MSc (Allergy) from Imperial College, London in 2011. Rebecca regularly speaks at study days and conferences and has published articles in nursing journals. Her special interests lie in anaphylaxis and patient education. She is now a Paediatric Allergy Advanced Nurse Practitioner at the Evelina Children’s Hospital.

 

Dr Tom Marrs

Director

Dr Tom Marrs

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

Dr Tom Marrs is a Consultant in Paediatric Allergy working in the Children’s Allergies Department at St Thomas Hospital. Tom is also the director of the Allergy Academy. Tom read Medicine, Psychology and Medical Law at Clare College, Cambridge, before completing his clinical training at St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Medical School.

In 2011, Tom joined the team running the Enquiring About Tolerance (EAT) Study which investigated whether the early introduction of allergenic foods may prevent the development of food allergy. His research investigates how the microbiome influences the development of allergic disease. After his four years as Clinical Lecturer, he is now developing new initiatives within the Allergy Academy.